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Connor Ferguson

Connor Ferguson

Assistant Professor

Weed Science

Mailing Address:
Box 9555
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Mailing Address:
315 Dorman Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Research/Extension Assignments:
  • Development of new spray application techniques and technologies to improve pesticide application for weed control
  • Working with Mississippi growers to understand new herbicide labels and ensure best application practices
  • Improving student hands-on learning in weed management

  • Ph.D., University of Queensland
  • M.S., University of Nebraska
  • B.S., Oklahoma State University

Society Membership:
  • Mississippi Agricultural Industries Council
  • Mississippi Weed Science Society
  • Southern Weed Science Society
  • Weed Science Society of America


  • Ferguson, J. C., R. G. Chechetto, S. W. Adkins, A. J. Hewitt, B. S. Chauhan, G. R. Kruger, C. C. O'Donnell. 2018. Effect of spray droplet size on herbicide efficacy on four winter annual grasses. Crop Protection 112:118-124. Download
  • Chahuan, B.S., S.K. Florentine, J.C. Ferguson, R.G. Chechetto. 2016. Implications of narrow crop row spacing in managing weeds in mungbean (Vigna radiata). Crop Protection 95:116-119. Download
  • Ferguson, J.C, R.G. Chechetto, A.J. Hewitt, B.S. Chauhan, S.W. Adkins, G.R. Kruger, C.C. O'Donnell. 2016. Assessing the deposition and canopy penetration of nozzles with different spray qualities in an oat (Avena sativa L.) canopy. Crop Protection 81:14-19. Download
  • Ferguson, J.C, R.G. Chechetto, C.C. O'Donnell, B.K. Fritz, W.C. Hoffmann, C.E. Coleman, B.S. Chauhan, S.W. Adkins, G.R. Kruger, A.J. Hewitt. 2016. Assessing a novel smartphone application-SnapCard, compared to five imaging systems to quantify droplet deposition on artificial collectors. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 128:193-198. Download
  • Ferguson, J.C., A.J. Hewitt, C.C. O'Donnell. 2016. Pressure, droplet size classification, and nozzle arrangement effects on coverage and droplet number density using air-inclusion dual fan nozzles for pesticide applications. Crop Protection 89:231-238. Download
  • Ferguson, J.C., R.E. Gaussoin, J.A. Eastin, M.D. Sousek, G.R. Kruger. 2016. Comparison of an ULV sprayer against a conventional sprayer for foliar fertilizer and fungicide applications in turfgrass. Journal of Plant Protection Research 56:54-59. Download
  • Ferguson, J.C., R.E. Gaussoin, J.A. Eastin, M.D. Sousek, G.R. Kruger. 2016. Efficacy of pre and postemergence herbicides on weed suppression in established turfgrass with a conventional and an ultra-low volume sprayer. Crop Protection 89:72-79. Download
  • Ferguson, J.C., R.G. Chechetto, C.C. O'Donnell, G.J. Dorr, J.H. Moore, G.J. Baker, K.J. Powis, A.J. Hewitt. 2016. Determining the drift potential of Venturi nozzles compared to standard nozzles across three insecticide spray solutions in a wind tunnel. Pest Management Science 72:1460-1466. Download
  • Ferguson, J.C., C.C. O'Donnell, B.S. Chauhan, S.W. Adkins, G.R. Kruger, R. Wang, P.H. Urach Ferreira, A.J. Hewitt. 2015. Determining the uniformity and consistency of droplet size across drift reducing nozzles in a wind tunnel. Crop Protection 76:1-6. Download
  • Nansen, C.J., C. Ferguson, J. Moore, L. Groves, R. Emery, N. Garel, A.J. Hewitt. 2015. Optimizing pesticide spray coverage using a novel web and smart phone tool, SnapCard. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 35:1075-1085. Download