Nevin Lawrence

Nevin Lawrence

Associate Professor

Area of Expertise: Plant Physiology, Weed, and Production Systems

B.S., Agroecology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 2009

M.S., Agronomy, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 2011

Ph.D, Crop Science, Washington State University, Pullman, WA,2015

Area of Focus

Weed Management

Research Interests

  • Early season weed control in no-till production fields 
  • Emergence dynamics and interference of nightshade with dry beans
  • Managing herbicide-resistant and difficult to control weeds through crop rotation and other cultural practices
  • Control of invasive and undesirable weeds in rangeland and natural areas
  • The impact of drought and climate instability on weed communities

Extension Interests

  • Providing growers with the latest information on herbicide efficacy, application technology, adjuvant use, and rotation restrictions for Western Nebraska 
  • Developing applications and web resources to help growers choose herbicide options that balance efficacy, resistance management, and input costs
  • Designing weed control programs that work within the herbicide rotation restrictions, high pH soils, and unique the climate of Western Nebraska
  • Demonstrate the value of diverse crop rotations to disrupt weed life cycles and delay the development of herbicide resistance weeds


  • Young FL, Whaley DK, Lawrence NC, Burke IC. Feral rye (Secale cereale) control in winter canola in the Pacific Northwest. Weed Technol. DOI: 10.1614/WT-D-15-00109.
  • Lawrence NC, Bell JL, and Burke IC. Influence of Application Method and Chemical Form on the Absorption and Translocation of Aminocyclopyrachlor in Juglans nigra. Weed Science 64(1):25-32. 2016.
  • Lawrence NC and Burke IC. 2014. Control of Rattail Fescue (Vulpia myuros) in No-Till Winter Wheat. Weed Technol. 28(3):47.