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New Weed Specialist Joins Department

The Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University welcomes Dr. Joe Ikley in the position of assistant professor and Extension weed specialist.
New Weed Specialist Joins Department

Dr. Joe Ikley

January 15, 2019

Dr. Joe Ikley has joined the Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University as an assistant professor and Extension weed specialist.

Ikley is a native of Maryland and earned his B.S. in Agricultural Sciences and Technology and his M.S. in Plant Sciences from the University of Maryland in College Park, where he worked with Sharpen to control glyphosate-resistant horseweed in soybean. He earned his Ph.D. in Weed Science from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, working with alternative weed hosts of Goss’s wilt of corn.

While at Purdue, Ikley also conducted four years of research on difficult-to-control weeds including glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, and horseweed. He spent the last two years there working full time in Extension Weed Science.

At NDSU, Ikley will focus on providing Extension material for identification and control of new and emerging weeds in North Dakota. His research will focus on control of herbicide-resistant and other difficult to control weeds in row crops in North Dakota. 

He says he is “excited to join a strong Weed Science program at North Dakota State University and provide Extension leadership for weed control across the state.”

Visit Ikely’s faculty web page at www.ag.ndsu.edu/plantsciences/people/faculty/ikley.

Visit the NDSU Extension Weed Science web page at https://www.ndsu.edu/weeds.  

Author: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123,
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384,

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