Connor Ferguson

Connor Ferguson

Assistant Professor

Weed Science

Mailing Address:
Box 9555
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Physical 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


  • Bashyal, M., J. C. Ferguson, O. Perez-Hernandez, N. Hoilett. 2019. Effect of cereal rye and hairy vetch on pest suppression and corn yield. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 50(9): 1093-1105.  Download
  • Costa, F., M. S. Kfouri, C. Fávaro, A. M. Jordão, V. R. da Silva, G. A. Rodrigues, J. C. Ferguson. 2019. Alternative tank mix adjuvant for glufosinate. Pages 116-124 in D. J. Linscott (Ed.) Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems: 39th Volume, Innovative Formulation, Application and Adjuvant Technologies for Agriculture. ASTM International. Download
  • Ferguson, J. C., B. S. Chauhan, R. G. Chechetto, A. J. Hewitt, S. W. Adkins, G. R. Kruger, C. C. O'Donnell. 2019. Droplet-size effects on control of Chloris SPP. with six POST herbicides. Weed Technology 33(1):153-158.  Download
  • Urach Ferreira, P. H., J. C. Ferguson, D. B. Reynolds, G. R. Kruger, J. T. Irby. 2019. Droplet size and physicochemical property effects on herbicide efficacy of pre?emergence herbicides in soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr). Pest Management Science 76:737-746. Download
  • 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