Beatriu de Pinós post-doctoral researcher
I am interested in reducing the dependence on herbicides to manage weeds and also in managing weeds in organic systems. My research focuses on weed ecology to understand how we can manage the crops and the soil to decrease weed – crop competition. My areas of expertise include weed seed predation and cover cropping for weed management. My current research focuses on (1) understanding how crop – weed interactions are affected by soil, fertilization and the soil microbiome, (2) how to manage weeds in organic soybean production and (3) how intercropping (cereal – legume) in organic systems affects weed pressure. I do all my research in close collaboration with farmers and strive for bridging research and real world production.