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Bryan G Young

Botany and Plant Pathology 

  • Associate Professor
Lilly Hall Room 1-347

Bryan earned his bachelor’s degree in crop and soil science at Michigan State University and doctorate in crop science (specialization in weed science) from the University of Illinois. He comes to Purdue from Southern Illinois University, where he spent 15 years in a weed science faculty position with responsibilities in teaching, research, outreach, and administration. His research focuses on weed biology and ecology relative to developing effective management strategies in agronomic crops, herbicide application technologies for optimization and stewardship of herbicide use, and the physiological characterization of herbicide-resistant weed biotypes. His goal is to bridge the basic and applied aspects of weed management research to assist in delivering more effective weed management recommendations to crop producers and land managers.

Selected Publications

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

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

Edwards, C. B., Jordan, D. L., Owen, M. D., Dixon, P. M., Young, B. G., Wilson, R. G., . . . Shaw, D. R. (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

Whiting, S. A., Strain, K. E., Campbell, L. A., Young, B. G., & Lydy, M. J. (2014). A multi-year field study to evaluate environmental fate and transport of agricultural insecticides. Science of the Total Environment, 497, 534–542. Retrieved from

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