Weeds of the Northeast
September 21, 2023, 2:00–3:30 p.m. EDT
The webinar will be recorded for anyone unable to attend the live session.
Toni DiTommaso will introduce the new edition of his comprehensive reference book, Weeds of the Northeast, and answer your weed related questions.
The new edition covers 500 common and economically important weeds in the region south to North Carolina, north to Maine and southern Canada, and west to Wisconsin. This practical guide includes descriptions and photos of floral and vegetative characteristics, giving home gardeners, landscape managers, pest management specialists, and allergists the ability to identify weeds before they flower.
Bring your curiosity and your all your weedy questions.
Antonio (Toni) DiTommaso is a Professor of Weed Science and Chair of the Soil and Crop Sciences Section in the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University. Dr. DiTommaso received his B.S. in Environmental Sciences (1986) and Ph.D. in Weed Ecology (1995) from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and M.S. in Plant Ecology (1989) from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He joined Cornell as an Assistant Professor in 1999.
DiTommaso’s primary areas of scholarship focus on the biology, ecology, and management of important agricultural weeds and introduced invasive plants of natural and semi-natural areas in the northeastern U.S. and southern Canada. His most recent work focuses on the impact of climate change on the ecology and range expansion of weedy and invasive species and on crop-weed interactions.
DiTommaso has published over 145 scientific articles and 12 book chapters. Most recently, he is a co-author of the book: Weeds of the Northeast – 2nd Edition (Cornell Univ. Press) and Manage Weeds on Your Farm: A Guide to Ecological Strategies (SARE). He has served as Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Invasive Plant Science and Management since 2015.
In 24 years at Cornell, more than 1,350 undergraduate and 75 graduate students have enrolled in Dr. DiTommaso’s weed science and integrated pest management courses.