Luis Avila

Luis Avila

Associate Professor
Dr. Glover B. Triplett Endowed Chair

Weed Science

Mailing Address:
Box 9555
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Physical Address:
315 Dorman Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Research/Extension Assignments:
  • Integrated weed management
  • Weed biology and physiology
  • Climate change and weed biology and ecology
  • Environmental fate of herbicides

  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University, Agronomy
  • M.Sc., Federal University of Santa Maria, Agronomy
  • B. Sc., Federal University of Santa Maria, Agronomy


  • Avila, L., Roma-Burgos, N. 2023. Herbicide Physiology and Environmental Fate. Agriculture 2023 13(6):1116. Download
  • Martini, L. F. D., Fipke, M. V., Noldin, J.A., Roma-Burgos, N., Piveta, L.B., Moura, D.S., Benedetti, L., Schreiber, F., Scherner, A., Avila, L.A. 2023. Environmental conditions affect herbicide selectivity on paddy rice in Southern Brazil. Ciência Rural 53(4). Download
  • Rosa, M. M., Silva, R. S., Fipke, M. V., Córdova, R. A., Kruse, N. D., Camargo, E. R., Souza, G. M., & de Avila, L. A. 2023. Interchangeable cross-tolerance induced by waterlogging and herbicides in soybean plants. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 2023 45(2):1-13.  Download
  • Balbinot, A., Feijó, A., Fipke, M. V., Gehrke, V. R., Agostinetto, D., Kruse, N. D., Ziska, L. H., Camargo, E. R., and Avila, L. A. 2022. Rising atmospheric CO2 concentration affect weedy rice growth, seed shattering and seedbank longevity. Weed Research. Download
  • Barbieri, G. F., Young, B. G., Dayan, F. E., Streibig, J. C., Takano, H. K., Merotto, A., Avila, L. A. 2022. Herbicide mixtures: interactions and modeling. Advances in Weed Science 40.  Download
  • Caratti, F. C., Zaccaro-Gruener, M. L., Noguera, M. M., Avila, L. A. de, Roma-Burgos, N., Lamego, F. P. 2022. Glyphosate efficacy, absorption and translocation for Eragrostis plana control. Advances in Weed Science 40. Download
  • Fipke M.V., Feijó, A.D., Garcia, N.S., Heck, T., Viana, V.E., Dayan, F.E., Agostinetto, D., Lamego, F.P., Souza, G.M., Camargo, E.R., Avila, L.A. 2022. Transgenerational effect of drought stress and sub-lethal doses of quizalofop-p-ethyl: Decreasing sensitivity to herbicide and biochemical adjustment in Eragrostis plana. Agriculture 12
  • Fipke, M. V., Balbinot, A., Viana, V. E., Gehrke, V. R., Kemmerich, M., Dayan, F. E., Souza, G. M., Camargo, E. R., and Avila, L. A. 2022. Transgenerational memory of drought stress and low rates of glyphosate reduce the sensitivity of Eragrostis plana to the herbicide. Advances in Weed Science 40 Download
  • Heck, T., Fipke, M. V., Polito, R. A., Souza, G. M., Agostinetto, D., Nunes, A. L., and Avila, L. A. 2022. High Atmospheric CO2 Concentration Mitigates Drought Effects on Acanthostyles buniifolius an Important Grassland Weed in South America. Plants 11(17):2270. Download
  • Junkes, G. V., Avila, L. A., Kemmerich, M., Gehrke, V. R., Fipke, M. V., and Camargo, E. R. 2022. Imidazolinone herbicide dissipation in rice fields as affected by intermittent and continuous irrigation. Adv Weed Sci, 40, e020220094.