New Weed Specialist Joins the WREC

Charlemagne Lim recently joined the NDSU Williston Research Extension Center as their new Extension weed specialist. With this role, Lim plans to develop Extension programs to help producers identify, assess, and control weeds.

He said, "I am looking forward to the creative part of working with our clients and stakeholders for ideas and solutions relevant to North Dakota agriculture and its people."

Lim obtained his bachelor's degree in agriculture and master's degree in Agronomy from the University of the Philippines – Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. In 2020, he received his doctorate degree in weed science at Montana State University and has worked there as a postdoc working on screening camelina accessions for nitrogen use efficiency and correlating agronomic traits with camelina seed and oil yield through field phenotyping.

During his time at MSU, he has also worked on several other research projects including a study on the efficacy of crop rotation diversity, herbicide use pattern, the effect of crop competition on weeds, and tillage on an herbicide-resistant weed population in the field.

So far, he has characterized the resistance to different herbicides of more than a hundred weed populations through greenhouse bioassays.

Lim says he is looking forward to working with area farmers, extension agents, and agronomists. "It's my pleasure to join NDSU and the WREC." He said, "I am feeling optimistic and honored to be able to work with a diverse group of professionals with great expertise in their respective fields."

He encourages people to drop by the center, message him, or send him an email if they have questions about weed issues on their farms, rangelands, pastures, garden, lawns, and other places.

"I'll be more than happy to help and discuss with you, so we can timely combat our weed problems before they get out of hand, to protect ourselves, our neighbors, natural habitats, and our environment. 

You can contact me through phone at 701-651-6221 or email at [email protected]."


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