Eric Gallandt

Professor of Weed EcologyGallandtEricA

Degree: Ph. D. 1994, University of Wisconsin
Phone: 207.581.2933
Location: 205 Roger Clapp Greenhouse

Website: Weed Ecology

Professional Interests: Sustainable agriculture, cropping systems, and weed ecology and management

Teaching: PSE 105 Principles of Sustainable Agriculture, PSE 203 Weed Biology and Identification, PSE 403 Weed Ecology and Management

Research: My research program focuses on the dynamics and management of annual weeds in organic farming systems. Current research projects include evaluation and comparison of seed-, seedling-, and mulch-based management strategies in organic vegetables. We also continue to evaluate physical weed control, aiming to improve understanding of the sources of variability in cultivation-based seedling mortality. In a collaborative project with colleagues at the University of New Hampshire and University of Vermont, we are characterizing weed communities across northern New England to better understand likely responses to changing climate. Lastly, a new series of field experiments, motivated by questions from Maine farmers, is studying soil solarization as a weed management practice.

Recent Publications:
Gallandt, E., S. Birthisel, B. Brown, M. McCollough, and M. Pickoff (In press). Organic farming and sustainable weed control. In Korres, N.E., Burgos, N.R. and S.O. Duke (eds.) Weed Control: Sustainability, Hazards and Risks in Cropping Systems Worldwide. Science Publishers, CRS Press / Taylor & Francis Group.

Gallandt, E.R., D. Brainard, and B. Brown. (2018) Developments in physical weed control. In Zimdahl (ed) Integrated Weed Management for Sustainable Agriculture. Pages 261-283. ISBN: 978-1-78676-164-4

Brown, B. and E.R. Gallandt (2018). A systems comparison of contrasting organic weed management strategies. Weed Science 66:109-120.

Cordeau, S., R. Smith, E. Gallandt, B. Brown, P. Salon, A. DiTommaso, and M. Ryan (2017). Disentangling the effects of tillage timing and weather on weed community assembly. Agriculture 7:66.

Cordeau, S., R.G. Smith, E.R. Gallandt, B. Brown, P. Salon, A. DiTommaso, and M.R. Ryan. (2017). How do weed species differ in their response to the timing of tillage? A study of 61 species across the Northeastern United States. Annals of Applied Biology 171:340-352.

Cordeau, S., R.G. Smith, E.R. Gallandt, B. Brown, P. Salon, A. DiTommaso, and M.R. Ryan. (2017). Timing of tillage as a driver of weed communities. Weed Science 65:504-514.

Melander, B., M. Liebman, A.S. Davis, E.R. Gallandt, P. Bàrberi, A. Moonen, J. Rasmussen, R. van der Weide, and F. Vidotto (2017). Non-chemical weed management. Chapter 9 in Weed Research: Expanding Horizons, P.E. Hatcher and B. Foud-Williams, eds. Wiley-Blackwell, West Sussex, U.K. pp. 245-270.

Birthisel, S.K.; Gallandt, E.R.; Jabbour, R.; Drummond, F.A. 2015. Habitat and time are more important predictors of weed seed predation than space on a diversified vegetable farm in Maine, USA. Weed Sci. 63:916-927.

Jabbour, R.; Zwickle, S.; Gallandt, E.R.; McPhee, K.E.; Wilson, R.S.; Doohan, D. 2014. Mental models of organic weed management: Comparison of New England US farmer and expert models. Renew. Agr. Food Syst. 29:319-333.

Ward, S.M.; Cousens, R.D.; Bagavathiannan, M.V.; Barney, J.N.; Beckie, H.J.; Busi, R.; Davis, A.S.; Dukes, J.S.; Forcella, F.; Freckleton, R.P.; Gallandt, E.R.; Hall, L.M.; Jasieniuk, M.; Lawton-Rauh, A./; Lehnhoff, E.A.; Liebman, M.; Maxwell, B.D.; Mesgaran, M.B.; Murray, J.V.; Neve, P.; Nunez, M.A.; Pauchard, A.; Queenborough, S.A.; Webber, B.L.  2014. Agricultural weed research: a critique and two proposals. Weed Sci. 62:672-678.

Jabbour, R.; Gallandt, E.R.; Le, S.Z.; Wilson, R.S.; Doohan, D.  2014. Organic farmer knowledge and perceptions are associated with on-farm weed seedbank densities in northern New England.  Weed Sci. 62:338-349.