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Kevin D Gibson

Botany and Plant Pathology 

  • Professor
Lilly Hall Room 1-359

Kevin Gibson’s research is focused on the development of weed management systems that increase the competitive ability of crops, reduce the need for herbicide inputs, and provide sustainable weed control in agronomic and vegetable crops.  He is currently assessing industrial hemp as a possible crop for growers in Indiana and the Midwest.  Dr. Gibson is also interested in the distribution, abundance, and management of native and invasive plants. 

Awards & Honors

(2011) Purdue University Diversity Faculty Fellow. Purdue University.

(2007) NCWSS Outstanding Young Scientist. North Central Weed Science Society.

(2006) Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. Department of Botany and Plant Pathology.

Selected Publications

Sandler, L. N., Beckerman, J. L., Whitford, F., & Gibson, K. D. (2019). Cannabis as conundrum. Crop Protection, 117, 37-44. doi:1016/j.cropro.2018.11.003

Gibson, K. D., Benjamin, T., Chapin, B. K., Oseto, C., & Lucietto, A. (2013). Engaging undergraduate students from two institutions in a multicultural synchronously taught agriculture course. NACTA.

Butler, R., Brouder, S., Johnson, W., & Gibson, K. D. (2013). Response of five summer annual weed species to mowing frequency and height. Weed Technology, 27, 798-802.

Beckerman, J. L., Goodwin, S. B., & Gibson, K. D. (2014). The threat of hybrid Phytophthoras. RMRS(P), 72. Retrieved from

Gibson, K. D., Benjamin, T., Oseto, C., & Adams, M. (2012). A short-term study abroad course in Costa Rica. North American Colleges Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) J, 56, 23-27.

Gibson, K. D., McMillan, J., Hallett, S., Jordan, T., & Weller, S. (2011). Effect of a living mulch on weed seed banks in tomato. Weed Technology 25:245-251, 25, 245-251.

Tucker, R., Zanis, M., Emery, N., & Gibson, K. D. (2011). Effects of water depth and seed provenance on the growth of wild rice (Zizania aquatic L.) Aquatic Botany, 94, 113-118.

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