Courtney Darling received her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida in Plant Science. During her undergraduate studies she interned at North Florida Holsteins on the crops crew and was an agronomy intern at Deseret Cattle and Citrus. She also worked at the University of Florida’s Beef Research Unit and various jobs within the Agronomy department including work with white clover. She was a member of student organizations Block n’ Bridle and Gator Collegiate Cattlewomen and was secretary of Agronomy Soils.
Since graduating with her undergraduate degree, she has joined the Young Farmers and Ranchers under the Florida Farm Bureau. Courtney and her husband have also purchased 20 acres of rhizoma perennial peanut and bermudagrass which they plan to produce hay on. In the Summer of 2017 Courtney started her Master’s degree under Dr. Brent A. Sellers. The main objectives of her research are i) evaluate the effect of glyphosate rates and application timings on quality and yield of bermudagrass, ii) assess bahiagrass cultivar response to glyphosate, and iii) to compare vasseygrass and guineagrass response to glyphosate, impazapic, and nicosulfuron + metsulfuron-methyl under greenhouse and field conditions.