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Bryan G Young

Botany and Plant Pathology 

  • Professor
Lilly Hall Room 1-351

The Young lab is currently focused on the molecular characterization and management of herbicide-resistant biotypes of waterhemp, Palmer amaranth, giant ragweed, and horseweed.  In addition, the Young lab is investigating different application technologies to optimize herbicide efficacy while minimizing off-target impact to the environment, with specific interest in the herbicide dicamba.

Awards & Honors

(2018) Seed for Success Award. Purdue University.

(2018) Purdue Agriculture 2018 TEAM Award. Purdue College of Agriculture.

(2018) Richard L. Kohls Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology.

(2018) Outstanding Paper Award, Weed Technology. Weed Science Society of America.

Selected Publications

Whiting, S., Strain, K., Campbell, L., Young, B., & Lydy, M. (2014). A multi-year field study to evaluate environmental fate and transport of agricultural insecticides. Science of the Total Environment, 497, 534äóñ542. Retrieved from

Whitford, F., Lindner, G., Young, B., Penner, D., Deveau, J., Linscott, D., . . . Leigh Smith, K. (2014). Adjuvants and the Power of the Spray Droplet. (PPP-107), 60.

Edwards, C., Jordan, D., Owen, M., Dixon, P., Young, B., Wilson, R., . . . Shaw, D. (2014). Benchmark study on glyphosate-resistant crop systems in the United States. Economics of herbicide resistance management practices in a 5 year field-scale study. Pest Management Science, 70, 1924-1929. Retrieved from

Harre, N., & Young, B. (2014). Decay and nutrient release patterns of weeds following post-emergent glyphosate control. Weed Science, 62(4), 588-596. Retrieved from

Jordan, D., York, A., Seagroves, R., Everman, W., Clewis, B., Wilcut, J., . . . Weller, S. (2014). Economic value of herbicide programs and implications for resistance management in North Carolina. Crop Management, 13(1). Retrieved from

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