Meet the Weed Science Staff

Derek Whalen

Derek Whalen

M.S. Student

Division of Plant Sciences

B.S., Crop Science, University of Illinois

Derek's research focuses on cover crops as they relate to herbicides and weed control. Derek is evaluating different herbicide treatments for their efficacy in controlling common cover crops used in Missouri. He is also investigating how cover crops fit with soybean production systems by studying the impact of soybean herbicide carryover on cover crop stand and interference of cover crops with residual herbicide applications to soybean.