Jhala Research
The Jhala Weed Management Lab
Team Members
Amit Jhala

AMIT J. JHALA

Associate Professor and Extension Weed Management Specialist

Research focus: Weed Management

Email: amit.jhala@unl.edu

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Ph.D. STUDENTS

Ramandeep Kaur

RAMANDEEP KAUR

Hometown: Ludhiana, India

Degrees:

  • Ph.D., Agronomy and Horticulture (Weed Science), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, (expected graduation date: December 2023)
  • M.Sc., Agronomy (Weed Science), Punjab Agricultural University, India, 2018
  • B.Sc., Agriculture (Honours), Punjab Agricultural University, India, 2016

Research focus:

  • Evaluating the effect of row spacing and herbicide programs for control of atrazine, glyphosate, and ALS-inhibitors-resistant Palmer amaranth in Roundup Ready/Liberty Link corn
  • Assessing herbicide programs for control of resistant Palmer amaranth in Enlist corn.
  • Assessing post-emergence (rescue) herbicide programs for control of resistant Palmer amaranth in Roundup Ready/Liberty Link corn at two growth stages.
  • Comparing residual activity of pre-emergence herbicides for control of resistant Palmer amaranth in conventional non-GMO white corn.

Office: 176 Keim Hall, East Campus

Email: rkaur9@huskers.unl.edu

MANDEEP SINGH

MANDEEP SINGH

Hometown: Panjab, India

Degrees:

  • Ph.D. Student, Agronomy and Horticulture (Weed Science), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
  • M.S., Agronomy, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India, 2019
  • B.S., (Hons.) Agriculture, Minor, Agronomy, Soil Science and Agroforestry, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India, 2017

Research focus:

  • Pollen-mediated gene flow from Enlist corn to non-GMO white corn.
  • Evaluating antagonistic effect of tank-mixing 2,4-D choline with quizalofop-p-ethyl for control of glyphosate/glufosinate-resistant volunteer corn control in corn resistant to aryloxyphenoxypropionates.
  • Evaluating antagonistic effect of tank-mixing 2,4-D choline with clethodim or sethoxydim for control of glyphosate/glufosinate/aryloxyphenoxypropionates-resistant corn volunteers in Enlist E3 Soybean.
  • Post-emergence control of glyphosate/glufosinate/dicamba-resistant soybean volunteers in Enlist E3 Corn.

Office: 371 Keim Hall, East Campus

Email: msingh9@huskers.unl.edu

M.S. STUDENTS

JASMINE MAUSBACH

JASMINE MAUSBACH

Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska

Degree:

  • M.S. student, Agronomy (Weed Science), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
  • Environmental Studies and Spanish (Environmental Restoration Science Minor), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Research Focus:

  • Effect of different irrigation methods on weed emergence and distribution
  • Effect of water stress on growth and fecundity of velvetleaf
  • Management of herbicide-resistant weed species

Email: jmausbach@huskers.unl.edu

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WILLIAM NEELS

WILLIAM NEELS

Hometown: Dunbar, Nebraska

Degrees:

  • M.S., Agronomy (Weed Science), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
  • B.S., Mechanized Systems Management, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, 2019

Research Focus:

  • Evaluating the interaction of pre-emergence herbicide and nitrification inhibitors on nitrification and nitrate leaching in field corn and nitrogen loss pathways in coarse textured soil

Email: wneels2@unl.edu

TREY STEPHENS

TREY STEPHENS

Hometown: Columbus, Nebraska

Degrees:

  • M.S, Agronomy (Weed Science), University of Nebraska – Lincoln (expected graduation: December 2022)
  • B.S., Agronomy, University of Nebraska – Lincoln (2017)

Research Focus:

  • Evaluating the effects of cover crops on residual herbicide performance, soil health, and management of Palmer amaranth in soybean and corn

Office: 178 Keim Hall, East Campus

Email: trey.stephens@huskers.unl.edu

STAFF

IRVIN SCHLEUFER

IRVIN SCHLEUFER

Weed Science Research Technologist III

Degree:

  • B.S., Agronomy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; 1968

Duties:

  • Conduct herbicide efficacy trials
  • Supervise summer students
  • Help graduate students to accomplish research trials
  • Maintenance of equipment and herbicide inventory

Email: ischleufer1@unl.edu

IAN ROGERS

IAN ROGERS

Hometown: Warner, New Hampshire

Degrees:

  • M.A., English (Creative Writing–Fiction), University of Nebraska–Lincoln, USA 2015
  • B.A., Writing & Literature, Bennington College, Bennington VT, USA 2007

Duties:
Copyediting weed science articles for publication

Email: irogers2@unl.edu

PAST MEMBERS

  • Adam Striegel – M.S. (2018 to 2020); Current Position: Crop Protection TDR (Western Iowa), Bayer Crop Science
  • Clint Beiermann – Ph.D. Student (2016 to 2020); Current Position: Assistant Professor, Montana State University
  • Ethann Barnes – M.S. (2016 to 2018); Ph.D. (2017 to 2019); Current Position: Data Management Scientist, Greenlight Biosciences, NC
  • Jose De Sanctis – M.S. (2018 to 2020); Current Position: Ph.D. Student, North Carolina State University
  • Adam Leise – Undergraduate Student (2017 to 2020); Volunteer at FOCUS Program, ND
  • Murtaza Nalwala – Undergraduate Student (2017 to 2019); Current Position: MS Student & Project Manager/Civil Engineer, UNL
  • Jared Stander – Undergraduate Student (2018); Current Position: Undergraduate Student, UNL
  • Amy Hauver – Graduate Intern: 2017 to 2018
  • Parminder Singh Chahal – MS Student (2013 to 2014); Ph.D. Student (2014 to 2017); Postdoctoral Fellow (2017 to 2018); Current Position: Field Development Representative, FMC, NE
  • Zahoor Ganie – Ph.D. (2013 to 2016); Postdoctoral Fellow (2016 to 2018); Current Position: Global R & D Scientist, Herbicide Discovery Biology, FMC, DE
  • Debalin Sarangi – Ph.D. Student (2013 to 2017); Postdoctoral Fellow (2017 to 2018); Current Position: Assistant Professor & Extension Weed Scientist, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN
  • Jatinder Aulakh – Postdoctoral Research Fellow: March 2014 to July 2015; Current Position: Weed Scientist, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, CT.
  • Simranpreet Kaur – M.S. Student: Jan 2013 to Aug. 2015; Current Position: Technical Services Specialist, Synagro, CA.
  • Mason Adams   – Undergraduate Student: 2013 to 2015
  • Bradley Meusch   – Undergraduate Student: 2014 to 2016
  • Jacob Nikodym – Undergraduate Student: 2015 to 2017