John B. Masiunas

Professor Emeritus

Primary Disciplines

Education

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

Research Interests

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

Honors, Recognition, and Outstanding Achievements for Teaching

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

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

  • Refereed Journal Articles
  • 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.
  • 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. 2008. Injury on white oak seedlings from herbicide exposure stimulating drift. HortScience 43(7): 1543-1549.
  • 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. 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.
  • Grimmer, O. and J. Masiunas. 2005. Weed control potential of oat (Avena sativa) cultivars.HortTechnology 15(1):140-144.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Grimmer, O. and J. Masiunas. 2004. Evaluation of winter-killed cover crops proceeding snap pea. HortTechnology 14(3):349-355.
  • Recent Extension Publications
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Masiunas, J. B. 2008. Pseudomonos syringae suppression of Canada thistle. New Ag Network.
  • Masiunas, J. B., and D. Anderson. 2008. Mini-grants for farmers to evaluate approaches to manage perennial weeds. New Ag Network.