Dr. Roger Becker studies weed management strategies in annual and perennial systems in disturbed and undisturbed habitats. Some of his current projects include management of purple loosestrife in wetlands; garlic mustard and buckthorn in woodlands; and Canada thistle in native prairies. Also prairie establishment, weed management in forages and in processing vegetables, and the environmental impacts of herbicide and non-herbicide weed management systems.
Dr. Becker earned his B.S. in Agronomy, his M.S. in Botany-Plant Physiology, and his Ph.D. in Agronomy-Crop Production and Physiology, all from Iowa State University, and is currently a professor at The University of Minnesota.