Associate Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science Soil and Crop Sciences Section
Vipan Kumar recently joined the Cornell weed science team to lead statewide weed science research and extension programs in field crops in New York.
Previously, Kumar was an Assistant Professor of Weed Science at Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center in Hays, KS. He earned his B.S. from Punjab Agricultural University, his M.S. from Louisiana State University, and his Ph.D. from Montana State University.
Dr. Kumar’s research program at Kansas State is focused on understanding the biology and ecology of the most problematic weed species and developing integrated weed management (IWM) strategies for Kansas cropping systems. He has authored 57 peer-reviewed publications and 151 abstracts in various conference proceedings. He is an active member of Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), North Central Weed Science Society (NCWSS), Western Society of Weed Science (WSWS), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and American Society of Agronomy (ASA).
Kumar serves as an Associate Editor for Weed Science, Weed Technology, and Agronomy journals. He is the recipient of the 2023 Outstanding Early Career Weed Scientist Award from WSSAA and 2022 Early Career Award from CSSA. He is also a recipient of 2020 Outstanding Weed Scientist-Early Career (public sector) Award from WSWS; Distinguished Young Weed Scientist Award (public sector) from NCWSS; and Outstanding Reviewer Award for Weed Science Journal from WSSA.
Weed biology, ecology and crop-weed competition
Integrated and precision weed management, cover crops
Herbicide-resistant weeds and herbicide-based weed control
1115 Bradfield Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
vk364 [at] cornell.edu
Montana State University
- Master of Science
Louisiana State University
- Bachelor of Science
Punjab Agricultural University
Vipan in the news
More than 140 farmers, educators, consultants and researchers viewed the latest Cornell grain and forage crop research at 2023 Musgrave Research Farm Field Day in Aurora, N.Y., August 3. “As leaders in agriculture research, it’s really important...
- Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
- Musgrave Research Farm
Academic focus: Weed science. Research summary: I study the biology and ecology of most problematic weed species for developing cost-effective and sustainable weed management strategies in New York field cropping systems. Monitoring evolution...
- School of Integrative Plant Science
- Soil and Crop Sciences Section