Weed/Herbicide Physiology

Research Interests:
Weed Control, Herbicide Physiology, Herbicide Resistance, Application Technology

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Bachelor’s Degree:
BS Agriculture (Plant Protection – Weed Science)

Bachelor’s Degree – Granting Institution and Address:
Visayas State University

Bachelor’s Degree – Academic Distinction:
Cum laude

PhD. Program:
PhD Agronomy (Weed Science)

PhD Program – Granting Institution and Address:
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA

WSC Undergraduate Courses:
WSC 101. Fundamentals of Weed Science,
WSC 141. Weeds and Their Management,
WSC 142. Herbicide and their Behavior in Plants

Other Courses:
AGRI 41. Principles of Crop Protection


Abit, M. J. M., J. Lofton, and D. B. Arnall. 2018. Effect of diammonium phosphate as in-furrow starter fertilizer on winter canola grain yield and quality. Crop, Forage, and Turfgrass Manage. doi:10.2134/cftm2017.11.0078

Ramirez, A. H. M., S. H. Futch, A. J. Jhala, M. J. M. Abit, M. Singh. 2018. Weed management practices and herbicide resistance in weeds in Florida citrus. Philipp. J of Crop Sci. 4:1-8

Abit, M. J. M., S. M. Lance, D. A. Marburger, D. B. Arnall. 2017. On-farm winter wheat response to nitrogen-, phosphorus-, potassium-, and sulfur-rich strips in Oklahoma. Crop, Forage, and Turfgrass Manage. doi:10.2134/cftm2017.02.0014

Miller, E. C., J. T. Bushong, W. R. Raun, M. J. M. Abit, and D. B. Arnall. 2017. Predicting early season nitrogen rates of corn using indicator crops. Agron. J. 109:1-8. doi: 10.2134/agronj2016.09.0519. Published online: August 23, 2017

Abit, M. J. M., K. R. Weathers, and D. B. Arnall. 2016. Evaluating the impact of starter fertilizer on winter canola grown in Oklahoma. Int. J. Agron. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/7513486

Arnall, D. B., M. J. M. Abit, R. K. Taylor, and W. R. Raun. 2016. Development of an NDVI-based nitrogen rate calculator for cotton. Crop Sci. 56:1-9.

Abit, M. J. M. and B. D. Hanson. 2013. Evaluation of preemergence and post-directed herbicides on rootstock safety in field-grown almond nursery stock. Hort. Tech. 23:462-467

Abit, M. J. M. and K. Al-Khatib. 2013. Metabolism of quizalofop and rimsulfuron in herbicide-resistant grain sorghum. Pest. Biochem and Physiol. 105: 24-27

Abit, M. J. M., C. M. Rainbolt, L. J. Krutz D. L. Shaner, and B. D. Hanson. 2012. Effects of long-term use on simazine dissipation in Central California vineyards. Weed Sci. 60:531-536

Abit, M. J. M., D. L. Shaner, L. J. Krutz, C. M. Rainbolt, N. V. O’Connell, B. A. Faber, and B. D. Hanson. 2012. Assessing simazine degradation patterns in California citrus orchards with different simazine use histories. Air, Soil and Water Res. 5:69-78

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Office Address:
B-202, Biological Science Building, UPLB, College Laguna