Office: 517-432-9693 (Diagnostic Services)
578 Wilson Rd., Rm 113 CIPS
Dept. PSM- Diagnostic Services
East Lansing, MI 48824
Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute
Dr. Erin Hill has been an academic specialist in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University since 2015, serving as the Weed Science Diagnostician in Diagnostic Services. Dr. Hill previously served as the Cover Crop Specialist (2015-2017) and as a research assistant with the weed science group (2006-2015). She completed her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees at MSU in Crop and Soil Science and Horticulture, respectively, and a B.S. in Plant Biology from the University of Michigan. As a member of the MSU Diagnostic Services team, Dr. Hill handles and assists in cases involving: herbicide resistance, herbicide injury, abiotic injury or nutrient deficiency, and plant identification. Dr. Hill also serves as the instructor for two of the undergraduate weed science courses.
April 24, 2018 | One new case of herbicide resistance was identified in Michigan from the 2017 growing season.
April 3, 2018 | Evaluate your cover crop termination strategy.
September 21, 2017 | As suspected resistant weeds reach maturity, it is time to submit seeds for screening.
July 5, 2017 | Plan now to keep your field green following wheat harvest.
May 18, 2017 | Three new cases of resistant weeds were identified in 2017.
April 3, 2017 | Cover crop species and stage, weather, weeds and the following cash crop are all important factors to consider when terminating cover crops with herbicides.
August 8, 2016 | Look for mature seeds before submitting weed samples for herbicide resistance screening.
July 5, 2016 | Learn more about methods and equipment for establishing cover crops at MSU Agricultural Innovations Day on August 24.
June 2, 2016 | Last year saw a record number of submissions for herbicide resistance screening of weeds; be aware of new confirmed cases in your area.
April 15, 2016 | Glyphosate rate, ammonium sulfate presence and weather are all important in terminating an annual ryegrass cover crop.