John B. Masiunas

Professor Emeritus

Primary Disciplines

Education

  • B.S.: Biology, Clark University — 1978
  • M.S.: Horticulture, Purdue University — 1981
  • Ph.D.: Horticulture, Purdue University — 1986

Research Interests

  • Pest Management
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Ecology and Natural Resource Management
  • Food Crop Systems
  • Small Farms
  • Agroecology
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Organic Production
  • Alternative Farming Strategies

Honors, Recognition, and Outstanding Achievements for Teaching

  • Education Award of the North Central Weed Science Society - 2001
  • Incomplete List of Teachers Rated Excellent by their Students - 2005
  • John Clyde and Henrietta Downey Spitler Teaching Award - 2008
  • College of ACES Academy for Teaching - 2009
  • Incomplete List of Teachers Rated Excellent by their Students (HORT 105) - 2009
  • Incomplete List of Teachers Rated Excellent by their Students (HORT 464) - 2009

Chapters in Books

  • Masiunas, J. B. 2006. Rye as a Weed Management Tool in Vegetable Cropping Systems. pp. 127-158. In: H. P. Singh, D. B. Batish, and R. K. Kohli. Handbook of Sustainable Weed Management. Haworth Press, Bringham, NY.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Masiunas, J. B., and D. Anderson. 2008. Mini-grants for farmers to evaluate approaches to manage perennial weeds. New Ag Network.
  • Masiunas, J. B. 2008. Pseudomonos syringae suppression of Canada thistle. New Ag Network.
  • Rosa, I. and J. B. Masiunas. 2008. Changes in weed seed bank composition and density during transition to organic production. Transactions of the IL State Horticultural Society and the 11th Annual IL Fruit and Vegetable Res. Report. pp. 88.
  • Bicksler, A. and J. B. Masiunas. 2008. Suppression of Canada thistle with summer annual cover crops and mowing - Year 2. Transactions of the IL State Horticultural Society and the 11th Annual Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Research Report. pp. 89.
  • Bicksler, A. and J. Masiunas. 2008. Evaluation of herbicide combinations for pumpkins. Transactions of the Illinois State Horticultural Society and the 11th Annual Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Research Report. pp. 92- 97.
  • Masiunas, J. and Dan Anderson. 2009. Best sustainable management practices for perennial weeds. Transactions of the Illinois State Horticultural Society and the 12th Annual Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Research Report. pp. 95-96.
  • Masiunas, J., J. Gehrig, K. Rak, and A. J. Bicksler. 2009. Evaluation of herbicide combinations for pumpkins. Transactions of the Illinois State Horticultural Society and the 12th Annual Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Research Report. pp. 80-88.
  • Recent Extension Publications
  • Grimmer, O. and J. Masiunas. 2004. Evaluation of winter-killed cover crops proceeding snap pea. HortTechnology 14(3):349-355.
  • Aguyoh, J. N., J. B. Masiunas, and C. Eastman. 2004. Interaction of insects and weeds in a snap bean agroecosystem. HortScience. 39(2):287-291.
  • Velasquez, C., C. Eastman, and J. Masiunas. 2005. An assessment of Illinois farmers' market patrons' perceptions of locally-grown vegetables. J. Vegetable Crop Production 11(1):17-26.
  • Grimmer, O. and J. Masiunas. 2005. Weed control potential of oat (Avena sativa) cultivars.HortTechnology 15(1):140-144.
  • Samtani, J. B., Masiunas, J. B., and Appleby, J. E. 2005. Abnormal leaf development on white oaks linked to drift of chloroacetamide herbicides. Online. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-2005-0221-01-HN.
  • Williams, M. M. II and J. B. Masiunas. 2006. Functional relationships between giant ragweed interference and sweet corn yield and ear traits. Weed Sci. 54:948-953.
  • Samtani, J., J. B. Masiunas, and J. Appleby. 2008. Injury on white oak seedlings from herbicide exposure stimulating drift. HortScience 43(7): 1543-1549.
  • Bicksler, A. J. and J. B. Masiunas. 2009. Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) suppression with buckwheat or sudangrass and mowing. Weed Technology 23:556-563.
  • Samtani, J., J. B. Masiunas, and J. Appleby. 2010. White oak and northern red oak leaf injury from exposure to chloroacetanilide herbicides. HortScience 45: In Press.
  • Refereed Journal Articles