Charlie Cahoon has been appointed assistant professor of plant pathology, physiology, and weed science at Virginia Tech and specialist with Virginia Cooperative Extension.

He is one of eight new faculty members that were recently hired in Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. New positions in the college were identified to bring new talent to its focus areas, including food and health, infectious disease, biodesign and processing, and agricultural profitability and environmental sustainability. The new faculty members are distributed across teaching, research, and Extension. 

Cahoon received both his bachelor's degree and Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in crop science and agronomy-soil science respectively. 

His research helps Virginia agriculture by developing innovative and sustainable weed management solutions for row crop and vegetable growers.  At the forefront of his research is the management of herbicide-resistant common ragweed, horseweed, Palmer amaranth, and Italian ryegrass, as well as preemptive measures for avoiding future herbicide-resistance.  His mission is to promote proper stewardship of new herbicide technology as it reaches the field.

He is affiliated with several professional societies including the Weed Science Society of America, the Southern Weed Science Society, and the American Society of Agronomy.



Written by Amy Loeffler
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