Horticultural Sciences Department

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Dr. Peter J. Dittmar

Office:1233 Fifield Hall
For more information, visit Dr. Dittmar's website.

Assistant Professor

Areas of Research

  • Weed science of vegetables, deciduous fruit and nut crops
  • North Florida IR-4 field lab director

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Horticultural Sciences, North Carolina State University
  • M.S., Horticultural Sciences, North Carolina State University
  • B.S., Plant and Soil Sciences, Southern Illinois University- Carbondale

Extension Programs

  • Dissemination of weed management recommendations
  • Working with county/state extension faculty
  • Presentations of research results at field days and commodity meetings

Program Personnel

  • Darrell Thomas, IR4
  • Michael Long, IR4
  • Shaun Sharpe, Graduate Student

Selected Publications

  • Alves, C., A. W. MacRae, C. J. Hunnicutt, T. P. Jacoby, G. E. MacDonald, and P. J. Dittmar.  2013.  Impact of fallow programs and fumigants on nutsedge (Cyperus spp.) management in plasticulture tomato.  Weed Technol. 27:323-330.
  • C. J. Hunnicutt. A. W. MacRae, P. J. Dittmar, J. W. Noling, J. A. Ferrell, C. Alves, and T. P. Jacoby.  2013.  Annual strawberry response to clopyralid applied during fruiting.  Weed Technol. 27:573-579.
  • Dittmar, P. J., D. W. Monks, K. M. Jennings, and F. L. Booker.  2012.  Tolerance of tomato to herbicides applied through drip irrigation.  Weed Technol.  26:684-690.
  • Dittmar, P. J., D. W. Monks, K. M. Jennings.  2012.  Effect of drip-applied herbicides on yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus) in plasticulture.  Weed Technol. 26:243-247.
  • Dittmar, P. J., K. M. Jennings, and D. W. Monks.  2010.  Response of watermelon to rate and timing of imazosulfuron.  Weed Technol. 24:127-129.