Lehnhoff Lab at New Mexico State University

My research focuses on the ecology of weeds in natural, range, and cropping systems, with an emphasis on understanding multi-trophic interactions and their implications for crops and other desirable species. Select current projects include:

  • Evaluating the integration of mowing or herbicide with biological control to improve saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) management.
  • Assessing the impacts of cover crop mixtures on weed and microbial communities, soil quality and weed-crop interactions in irrigated cropping systems.
  • Development and evaluation of herbicide programs for weed control in chile and other irrigated crops.
  • Discovering the biotic and abiotic drivers of Lehmann lovegrass (Eragrostis lehmanniana) invasion in the Chihuahuan Desert.
  • Developing technology to manage weeds with electricity. Really! It works!