Weeds of the EAA
Welcome to the weed science website of the Everglades Research and Education Center, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. The Everglades Research and Education Center is located in the city of Belle Glade within the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA).
The EAA is a dynamic agriculturally diverse region with major production of sugarcane, rice, commercial sod, and winter vegetables located on the southern edge of Lake Okeechobee in south Florida . Today, the EAA covers 700,000 acres dominated by organic or muck soils (Histosols).
This website is intended to help county extension faculty, growers, consultants, agribusiness personnel, and other stakeholders with information on sustainable weed management practices in the EAA and surrounding areas of south Florida. Weed management in sugarcane and vegetables, herbicide stewardship, proper sprayer calibration, and correct weed identification are the major focus of the extension program. The research program focuses on solving current and potential weed management problems in sugarcane and vegetables. Management of potential bioenergy crop escapes in sugarcane and vegetables is also pursed by the research program.
WEED - INSECT INTERACTIONS
Extension activities center on a proactive program to deliver the latest information on weed control and related topics to county extension faculty, growers, consultants, agribusiness personnel, and other stakeholders.Modes of delivery include traditional hard-copy publications, grower meetings, field days, and web-based Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS) of the University of Florida-IFAS Extension. See our home page for the Events Calendar.
EDIS Publications (Extension Bulletins)
EDIS Publications (Extension Bulletins)
Weed Identification and Common Weeds Associated with Sugarcane
Sprayer Calibration and Herbicide Stewardship
Weed Identification LinksFlorida Wetland Plants
Research focuses on development of effective integrated weed management programs for sugarcane, rice, and commercial sod in both organic and mineral soils of southern Florida. Other crop responsibilities include weed management programs for vegetables and biofuel crops grown in the region. Specific research areas include biology of weed-crop interactions, weed ecology, soil-herbicide interactions, evaluation of herbicides, and interaction between pest management strategies.
Weed Biology Management, and Ecology
Odero, D. C., M. Duchrow, and N. Havranek. Critical timing of fall panicum removal in sugarcane. Weed Technology (Accepted).
Odero, D. C., J. V. Fernandez, H. S. Sandhu, and M. P. Singh. Response of energycane to preemergence and postemergence herbicides. Weed Technology (Accepted).
Fernandez, J. V., D. C. Odero, G. E. MacDonald, J. Ferrell, and L. A. Gettys. 2015. Confirmation, characterization and management of glyphosate-resistant ragweed parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorus L.) in the Everglades Agricultural Area of south Florida. Weed Technology 29:233-242.
Fernandez, J. V., D. C. Odero, and A. L. Wright. 2015. Effects of Parthenium hysterophorus L. residue on early sugarcane growth in organic and mineral soils. Crop Protection 72:31-35.
Odero, D. C., R. H. Cherry, A. L. Wright, H. S. Sandhu, and Y. Luo. 2015. Woody host plants of the sugarcane root weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Florida sugarcane. Journal of Entomological Sciences 50:3-13.
Fernandez, J. V., D. C. Odero, G. E. MacDonald, and J. Ferrell. 2014. Parthenium hysterophorus L. control in response to pyraflufen-ethyl application. Crop Protection 57:35-37.
Odero, D. C. and D. L. Shaner. 2014. Field dissipation of atrazine and metribuzin in organic soils in Florida. Weed Technology 28:578-586.
Odero, D. C. and D. L. Shaner. 2014. Dissipation of pendimethalin in organic soils in Florida. Weed Technology 28:82-88.
Odero, D. C., A. L. Wright, and J. V. Fernandez. 2014. Sweet corn response and weed control to saflufenacil plus dimethenamid-P in organic soils. Weed Technology 28:281-285.
Bhadha, J. H., T. A. Lang, O. M. Alvarez, M. C. Giurcanu, J. V. Johnson, D. C. Odero, and S. H. Daroub. 2014. Allelopathic effects of Pistia stratiotes (Araceae) and Lyngbya wollei Farlow ex Gomont (Oscillariaceae) on seed germination and root growth. Sustainable Agriculture Research 3:121-130.
Odero, D. C. and A. L. Wright. 2013. Response of sweet corn to pyroxasulfone in high organic matter soils. Weed Technology 27:341-346.
Odero, D. C. and A. L. Wright. 2013. Phosphorus application influences the critical period of weed control in lettuce. Weed Science 61:410-414.
Odero, D. C., R. H. Cherry, and D. G. Hall. 2013. Weedy host plants of the sugarcane root weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Florida sugarcane. Journal of Entomological Sciences. 48:81-89.
Odero, D. C. and A. L. Wright. 2013. Comparison of pyroxasulfone, s-metolachlor, and mesotrione for weed control in sweet corn on organic soils. Online. Crop Management doi:10.1094/CM-2013-0227-01-RS.
Kniss, A. R. and D. C. Odero. 2013. Interaction between preemergence ethofumesate and postemergence glyphosate spray retention on common lambsquarters. Weed Technology 27:47-53.
Odero, D. C. and R. A. Gilbert. 2012. Dose-response of newly-established elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum) to postemergence herbicides. Weed Technology 26:691-698.
Odero, D. C. 2012. Response of ragweed parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorus) to saflufenacil and glyphosate. Weed Technology 26:443-448.
Odero, D. C. and R. A. Gilbert. 2012. Response of giant reed (Arundo donax) to asulam and trifloxysulfuron. Weed Technology 26:71-76.
Extension Weed Specialist, Associate Professor and Associate Center Director
2008 Ph.D. Agronomy - University of Wyoming
2005 M.S. Agronomy - University of Wyoming
1997 B.S. Horticulture - Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Weed Science Society of America
Southern Weed Science Society
Florida Weed Science Society
Agronomy Society of America
American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists
International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists
2020 M.S. Soil and Water Science
University of Florida