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Prasanta Bhowmik

Prasanta Bhowmik
Professor
Specialty: 
Weed Science
Tel: 
(413) 545-5223
Fax: 
(413) 545-3958
Stockbridge School of Agriculture
18 Stockbridge Hall
University of Massachusetts
80 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9246
Profile: 

Prasanta Bhowmik, Professor of Weed Science, received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has been on the Graduate Faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 1981, and has had the rank of Professor since 1993. He is responsible for teaching, research and extension in weed management for turfgrass systems.

For cool-season turfgrass systems, his research focuses on how to reduce herbicide use for weed management strategies with emphasis on cultural practices, sequential applications, reduced rate use, organic products, and growth regulators.

Professor Bhowmik’s research has been published in over 125 refereed journal articles and several book chapters, 450 abstracts and reports, and 80 extension and popular articles.

Specialty areas:

  •     Biology of invasive weed species
  •     Allelopathic interactions of crops and weeds
  •     Developing sustainable weed management strategies in turfgrass systems

Research interests:

  •     Biology and management of perennial weeds
  •     Interactions of soil factors and allelopathic compounds
  •     For cool-season turfgrass systems, research focuses on how to reduce herbicide use for weed management strategies with emphasis on cultural practices, sequential applications, reduced rate use, organic products, and growth regulators.
Topics: 
Commercial Horticulture
Commercial Horticulture topics: 
Turf