Brent Sellers

Brent SellersAssociate Professor
Agronomy (Weed Science)

3401 Experiment Station
Ona, FL 33865
Telephone: (863) 735-1314 extension #207
Facsimile: (863) 735-1930
Electronic Mail: sellersb@ufl.edu

Research and Extension Programs

Research Focus (40%)

Weed management in pastures and rangeland

  • Identify problematic weeds in pastures and rangeland and implement economically and
    environmentally sound control measures.
  • Examine weed biology and ecology as related to pasture and rangeland management strategies.
  • Weed control in fence rows and pasture borders.

Invasive weed management

  • Identification of invasive weeds and management strategies, which includes cultural,
    herbicidal, and biological control methodologies.
  • Biology of invasive plant species.

Extension Focus (60%)

Educate cattle ranchers and ranchette owners on cost effective weed
control strategies for weed control in pastures and rangeland

  • Evaluate economically relevant weed control programs, which optimize forage production.
  • Identify cost effective weed control programs for forage grasses such as bahiagrass,
    limpograss, bermudagrass and other commonly grown forages.
  • Identify grazing and fertility management systems that promote forage growth and suppress
    weed emergence and establishment.

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Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, Department of Agronomy, Weed Science, 2003.
  • M.S. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Weed Science, 1999.
  • B. S. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Biological Sciences, 1995.

Employment

  • Associate Professor, Range Cattle Research and Education Center, Ona, FL
    University of Florida, 2011 - Present.
  • Assistant Professor, Range Cattle Research and Education Center, Ona, FL
    University of Florida, 2004-2011.
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Agronomy Department, Columbia, MO
    University of Missouri, 2003-2004.
  • Research Specialist, Agronomy Department, Columbia, MO
    University of Missouri, 2002-2003

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Society of Agronomy

  • Florida Weed Science Society

  • North Central Weed Science Society

  • Southern Weed Science Society

  • Weed Science Society of America

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Selected Publications

EDIS Documents

Refereed Journal Publications

  • Ferrell, J.A., R. G. Leon, B. Sellers, D. Rowland, and B. Brecke. 2013. Influence of lactofen and 2,4-DB combinations on peanut injury and yield.  Peanut Science. 40:62-65.
  • Rana, N., B. A. Sellers, J. A. Ferrell, G. E. MacDonald, M. L. Silveira, and J. M. Vendramini. 2013. Impact of soil pH on bahiagrass competition with giant smutgrass (Sporobolus indicus var. pyramidalis) and small smutgrass (Sporobolus indicus var. indicus). Weed Science. 61:109-116.
  • Chaudhari, S., B. A. Sellers, S. V. Rockwood, J. A. Ferrell, G. E. MacDonald, and K. E. Kenworthy. 2012. Integrating chemical and cultural practices to control para grass (Urochloa mutica).  Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 50:39-45.
  • Chaudhari, S., B. A. Sellers, S. V. Rockwood, J. A. Ferrell, G. E. MacDonald, and K. E. Kenworthy. 2012. Non-chemical methods for paragrass (Urochloa mutica) control. Inv. Plant Science Management. 5:20-26.
  • Morichetti, S., J. Ferrell, G. MacDonald, B. Sellers, and D. Rowland.  2012.  Weed management and peanut response from applications of saflufenacil.  Weed Technology. 26:261-266.
  • Rana, N., B. J. Wilder, B. A. Sellers, J. A. Ferrell, and G.E. MacDonald. 2012. Effects of environmental factors on seed germination and emergence of smutgrass varieties. Weed Science. 64:558-563.
  • Vendramini, J. M. B., M. L. Silveira, and B. A. Sellers. 2012. Methods of establishing annual ryegrass into bahiagrass sod affect forage botanical composition, production, and nutritive value. Online. Forage and Grazinglands doi:10.1094/FG-2012-0517-01-RS.
  • Fast, B. J., J. A. Ferrell, B. A. Sellers, and W. N. Kline. 2011. Controlling saw palmetto with individual and broadcast herbicide treatments. Online. Forage and Grazinglands doi:10:1094/FG-2011-0829-01-RS.
  • Fast, B. J., J. A. Ferrell, G. E. MacDonald, B. A. Sellers, A. W. MacRae, L. J. Krutz, and W. N. Kline. 2011. Aminopyralid soil residues affect rotational vegetable crops in Florida. Pest Manag. Sci. 67:825-830.
  • Wilder, B. J., B. A. Sellers, J. A. Ferrell, and G. E. MacDonald. 2011. Reponse of smutgrass varieties to hexazinone. Online. Forage and Grazinglands doi:10.1094/FG-2011-0222-02-RS.
  • Medal, J., N. Bustamante, W. Overholt, R. Diaz, P. Stansly, A. Roda, D. Amalin, K. Hibbard, R. Gaskalla, B. Sellers, S. Hight, and J. Cuda. 2010. Biological control of tropical soda apple (Solanaceae) in Florida: Post-release evaluation. Florida Entomologist. 93:130-132.
  • Inyang, U., J. M. B. Vendramini, L. E. Sollenberger, B. A. Sellers, A. Adesogan, L. Paiva, and A. Lunpha. 2010. Harvest frequency and stubble height affects herbage accumulage, nutrituve value, and persistence of ‘Mulato II’ grass. Forage and Grazinglands. Online. Forage and Grazinglands doi:10.1094/FG-2010-0923-01-RS.
  • Inyang, U., J. M. B. Vendramini, L. E. Sollenberger, B. A. Sellers, A. Adesogan, L. Paiva, and A. Lunpha. 2010. Forage species and stocking rate effects on animal performance and herbage responses of ‘Mulato’ and bahiagrass pastures. Crop Sci. 50:1079-1085.
  • Ferrell, J. A., B. A. Sellers, G. E. MacDonald, and W. N. Kline. 2009. Influence of herbicide and application timing on blackberry control. Weed Technol. 23:531-534.
  • Rana, N. and B. A. Sellers. 2009. Soft rush control in Florida pastures. Weed Technol. 23:321-323.
  • Sellers, B. A., J. A. Ferrell, G. E. MacDonald, and W. N. Kline. 2009. Dogfennel (Eupatorium capillifolium) size at application affects herbicide efficacy. Weed Technol. 23:247-250.
  • Wang, J. J., J. Ferrell, G. MacDonald, and B. Sellers. 2009. Factors affecting seed germination of cadillo (Urena lobata). Weed Sci. 57:31-35.
  • Sellers, B. A., R. Diaz, W. A. Overholt, K. A. Langeland, and C. J. Gray. 2008. Control of West Indian marsh grass with glyphosate and imazapyr. J. Aquat. Plant Manage. 46:189-192.
  • Wilder, B. J., J. A. Ferrell, B. A. Sellers, and G. E. MacDonald. 2008. Influence of hexazinone on ‘Tifton 85’ bermudagrass growth and forage quality. Weed Technol. 22:499-501.
  • Sellers, B. A. and J. J. Mullahey. 2008. Broadcast versus wet-blade herbicide applications for southern wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera) control. Weed Technol. 22:286-289.
  • Sellers, B. A., J. A. Ferrell, and G. E. MacDonald. 2008. Influence of hexazinone on Pensacola bahiagrass growth and crude protein content. Agron. J. 100:808-812.
  • Mohr, K., B. A. Sellers, and R. J. Smeda. 2007. Application time of day affects glyphosate efficacy. Weed Technol. 21:7-13.
  • Sellers, B. A., J. A. Ferrell, W. T. Haller, P. Mislevy, and M. B. Adjei. 2007. Phytotoxicity of selected herbicides on limpograss (Hemarthria altissima). J Aquat. Plant Manage. 45: 54-57.
  • Sellers, B. A. J. A. Ferrell, and J. J. Mullahey. 2007. Frost control of tropical soda apple with aminopyralid. Forage and Grazing Lands. Online. Forage and Grazinglands doi:10.1094/FG-2007-0323-01-BR..
  • Ferrell, J. A., B. A. Sellers, C. R. Mudge, and C. A. Smith. 2006. Evaluation of postemergent herbicides on rhizome peanut injury and yield. Online. Forage and Grazing Lands. doi:10.1094/FG-2006-0308-01-RS.
  • Li, J., R. J. Smeda, B. A. Sellers and W. G. Johnson. 2005. Influence of formulation and glyphosate salt on absorption and translocation in three annual weeds. Weed Sci. 53:153-159.
  • Sellers, B. A., Cordes, J. C., Smeda, R. J., and Johnson, W. G. 2004. Waterhemp control in transgenic and conventional corn varieties. Online. Crop Management doi:10.1094/CM-2004-1208-01-RS.
  • Sellers, B. A., R. J. Smeda, and J. Li. 2004. Glutamine synthetase and ammonium accumulation influence diurnal effects following glufosinate application. Pest. Biochem. Physiol. 78:9-20.
  • Sellers, B. A., R. J. Smeda, and W. G. Johnson. 2003. Atrazine may overcome the time of day effect on glufosinate efficacy. Online. Crop Manag. doi:10.1094/CM-2003-1111-01-RS.
  • Sellers, B. A., R. J. Smeda, and W. G. Johnson. 2003. Diurnal fluctuations and leaf angle reduce glufosinate efficacy. Weed Technol. 17:302-306.
  • Sellers, B. A., R. J. Smeda, W. G. Johnson, J. A. Kendig, and M. R. Ellersieck. 2003. Comparative growth of six Amaranthus species in Missouri. Weed Sci. 51:329-333.
  • Sellers, B. A. and M. V. Hickman. 2001. Effects of soil amendments on herbicide efficacy and leaching. Weed Technol. 15:686-696.

Abstracts

  • Sellers, B. A., N. Rana, J. A. Ferrell, G. E. MacDonald, J. M. B. Vendramini, and M. L. Silveira. 2012. Biology and management of smutgrass (Sporobolus sp.) in sub-tropical and tropical regions. 48th Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings. 48:43.
  • Vendramini, J.M.B., L.E. Sollenberger, G.C. Lamb, M.L. Silveira, and B.A. Sellers. 2012. Evaluation of the potential invasiveness of Mulato grass in Florida. 48th Caribbean Food Crops Society Annual Meeting, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
  • Chaudhari,S., B. A. Sellers, G. E. MacDonald, and S. Rockwood. 2011. Cultural techniques to manage para grass in wetlands. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 64:333.
  • Chaudhari, S., B. A. Sellers, G. E. MacDonald, and S. Rockwood. 2010. Control of paragrass in Florida wetlands. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 63:112.
  • Ferrell, J. A. and B. A. Sellers. 2010. Brush control with aminopyralid. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 63:236.
  • MacDonald, G. E., J. A. Ferrell, B. A. Sellers, and K. A. Langeland. 2010. Integrated approaches to cogongrass management in Florida. WSSA Abstracts. 50:315.
  • Rana, N., B. J. Wilder, B. A. Sellers, and J. A. Ferrell. 2010. Effect of environmental conditions on smutgrass seed germination. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 63:181.
  • Sellers, B. A. and J. A. Ferrell. 2010. Weed control and forage tolerance with MAT-28. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 63:187.
  • Sellers, B. A., J. A. Ferrell, M. Silveira, and J. Vendramini. 2010. Effect of dogfennel (Eupatorium capillifolium) removal timing on bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum) yield. WSSA Abstracts 50:274.
  • Fast, B. J., J. A. Ferrell, and B. A. Sellers. 2009. Saw palmetto control with triclopyr and metsulfuron spot treatments. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 62:87.
  • Ferrell, J. A. and B. A. Sellers. 2009. Management of pasture weeds with Cleanwave (fluroxypyr + aminopyralid). Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 62:416.
  • MacDonald, G. E., J. A. Ferrell, K. A. Langeland, and B. A. Sellers. 2009. Integrated management of cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) for bahiagrass pastures. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 62:356.
  • Rana, N., B. A. Sellers, and J. A. Ferrell. 2009. Soft rush (Juncus effusus) control in pastures. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 62:173.
  • Sellers, B. A. and J. A. Ferrell. 2009. Utility of sulfosulfuron for grass forage establishment in Florida. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 62:421.
  • Dobrow, M. H., B. A. Sellers, J. A. Ferrell, and C. R. Rainbolt. 2008. Efficacy of Cleanwave (fluroxypyr + aminopyralid) for dogfennel control in Florida pastures. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 61:159.
  • Sellers, B. A. and J. A. Ferrell. 2008. Dogfennel competition in bahiagrass. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 61:167.
  • Sellers, B. A., K. A. Langeland, and C. J. Gray. 2008. Control of West Indian marsh grass (Hymenachne amplexicaulis) in Florida. WSSA Abstracts. 48:198.
  • Villazon, K., E. Ketterer, G. MacDonald, J. Ferrell, and B. Sellers. 2008. The influence of PGRs on the efficacy of glyphosate and imazapyr for cogongrass control. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 61:175.
  • Wilder, B. J., J. A. Ferrell, B. A. Sellers, and G. E. MacDonald. 2008. Comparison of two smutgrass (Sporobolus) species common to Florida pastures. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 61:155.

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