Lauren Lazaro

Title Assistant Professor
Department School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences
E-mail LLazaro@agcenter.lsu.edu
Address 1 109 Sturgis Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone 225-578-2724
Fax 225-578-1403

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY Carbondale, Illinois

  • Doctorate of Philosophy
  • Plant Biology - Weed Science, May 2015
  • Dissertation Title: A comparative study of the population dynamics of four Amaranthaceae species.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY Carbondale, Illinois

  • Master of Science
  • Plant Biology, December 2011
  • Thesis Title: The competitive response of Panicum virgatum cultivars to non-native invasive species.

SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE Sweet Briar, Virginia

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Biology, May 2009

Outstanding Paper of the Year in Weed Science Award: “Seedbank and field emergence of weeds in glyphosate-resistant cropping systems in the United States,” 2016

Invasive Species Initiatives Award Recipient, 2015

Sigma Xi 12th Annual Poster Winner (SIUC Chapter), 2015

Sigma Xi 11th Annual Poster Winner (SIUC Chapter), 2014

Todd Fink Memorial Award, 2016

Betty Bean Black Academic Scholarship, 2005 - 2009

Memberships in Professional Associations:

  • Weed Science Society of America
  • Southern Weed Science Society
  • Sigma Xi
  • Ecological Society of America

Committees Surved On:

  • Land Use and Sustainability Work Group-Sweet Briar College (2016-present)
  • Sigma Xi Admissions Committee-SIUC Chapter (2015-2017)
  • River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area Steering Committee (2014-2015)


Category
Senior AuthorContributing AuthorTotal
Referred Journal Articles13518
Abstracts of Presentations14923
Research and Semi-Technichal Reports325
Extension Publications101
Total31
16


Referred Publications:

Walsh, M.J., J.C. Broster, L.M. Schwartz-Lazaro, J.K. Norsworthy, A.S. Davis, B.D. Tidemann, H.J. Beckie, D.J. Lyon, N. Soni, P. Neve, and M.V. Bagavathiannan. 2017. Opportunities and challenges for harvest weed seed control in global cropping systems. Pest Management Science. In-review.

Schwartz-Lazaro, L.M., M.R. Miller, J.K. Norsworthy, and R.C. Scott. 2017. Comparison of simulated drift rates of common ALS-inhibiting rice herbicides to florpyrauxifen-benzyl on soybean. International Journal of Agronomy DOI: 10.1155/2017/9583678

Schwartz-Lazaro, L.M., J.K. Norsworthy, L.E. Steckel, D.O. Stephenson, IV, K.W. Bradley, and J.A. Bond. 2017. A Midsouthern consultant’s survey on weed management practices in soybean. Weed Technology. Accepted.

Schwartz-Lazaro, L.M., J.K. Norsworthy, M.J. Walsh, and M.V. Bagavathiannan. 2017. Efficacy of the integrated Harrington Seed Destructor on weeds of soybean and rice production systems in the southern United States. Crop Science 57: 1-7. DOI: 10.2135/cropsci2017.03.0210

Schwartz-Lazaro, L.M., J.K. Green, and J.K. Norsworthy. 2017. Seed retention of Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) and barnyardgrass (Echinochloa crus-galli) in soybean. Weed Technology 31: 617-622. DOI: 10.1017/wet.2017.25

Schwartz-Lazaro, L.M., J.K. Norsworthy, R.C. Scott, and L.T. Barber. 2017. Resistance of two Palmer amaranth populations to multiple herbicide modes of action in Arkansas. Crop Protection 96: 158-163. DOI:10.1016/j.cropro.2017.02.022

Schwartz, L.M. and K.L. Gage. 2017. Weed Ecology. In Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology. Ed. David J. Gibson. New York: Oxford University Press. URL: http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/...

Norsworthy, J.K., B.W. Schrage, L.T. Barber, and L.M. Schwartz. 2016. Effect of shading, cultivar, and application timing on cotton tolerance to glufosinate. Journal of Cotton Science 20: 271-279.

Norsworthy, J.K., B.W. Schrage, L.T. Barber, and L.M. Schwartz. 2016. Emergence date influences growth and fecundity of Palmer amaranth in cotton. Journal of Cotton Science 20: 263-270.

Starkey, C.E., J.K. Norsworthy, and L.M. Schwartz. 2016. Use of HPPD-inhibiting herbicides for control of troublesome weeds in the midsouthern United States. Advances in Crop Sciences and Technology 4: 205. DOI: 10.4172/2329-8863.1000205

Norsworthy, J.K., L.M. Schwartz, and L.T. Barber. 2016. The incidence and ramifications of glyphosate-resistance in cotton. Outlooks on Pest Management 27: 31-35.

Schwartz, L.M., D.J. Gibson, and B.G. Young. 2016. Do plant traits predict the competitive abilities of closely related species? AoB PLANTS 8: plv147. DOI: 10.1093/aobpla/plv147

Schwartz, L.M., D.J. Gibson, and B.G. Young. 2016. Using integral projection models to compare population dynamics of four closely related species. Population Ecology 58: 285-292. DOI: 10.1007/s10144-016-0537-2

Schwartz, L.M., D.J. Gibson, and B.G. Young. 2016. Life history of Achyranthes japonica (Amaranthaceae): an invasive species in southern Illinois. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 143: 93-102. DOI: 10.3159/TORREY-D-14-00014

Schwartz, L.M., J.K. Norsworthy, B.G. Young, K.W. Bradley, G.R. Kruger, V.M. Davis, L.E. Steckel, and M.J. Walsh. 2016. Waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus) and Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) seed production retention at soybean (Glycine max) harvest. Weed Technology 30: 284-290. DOI: 10.1614/WT-D-15-00130.1

Schwartz, L.M., D.J. Gibson, K.L. Gage, J.L. Matthews, D.L. Jordan, M.D.K. Owen, D.R. Shaw, S.C. Weller, R.G. Wilson, and B.G. Young. 2015. Seedbank and field emergence of weeds in glyphosate-resistant cropping systems in the United States. Weed Science 63: 425-439. DOI: 10.1614/WS-D-14-00089.1

Schwartz, L.M., A.J. Wood, and D.J. Gibson. 2014. Trigonelline accumulation in leaves of Panicum virgatum seedlings. Natural Product Communications. 9: 1163-1166.

Schwartz, L.M. and D.J. Gibson. 2014. The competitive response of Panicum virgatum cultivars to non-native invasive species. Environment and Natural Resources Research 4: 80-91. DOI: 10.5539/enrr.v4n2p80


Non-referred/Semi-technical publications:

Copes, J., D. Stephenson, D. Miller, L.M. Lazaro. 2 October 2017. Weeds: Problematic year round. Louisiana Crops. http://louisianacrops.com/2017/10/02/weeds-problematic-year-round.

Schwartz-Lazaro, L.M., M.R. Miller, J.K. Norsworthy, R.C. Scott. 2017. Comparison of simulated drift rates of common rice herbicides to RinskorTM Active on soybean. In: R.J. Norman and K.A.K. Moldenhauer (eds.), B.R. Wells Arkansas Rice Research Studies 2016. University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Series. Accepted.

Schwartz, L.M., J.K. Norsworthy, R.C. Scott, and L.T. Barber. 2016. Resistance of two Palmer amaranth populations to Protoporphyrinogen Oxidase (PPO)-inhibiting herbicides. In: J. Ross (eds). Arkansas Soybean Research Studies 2015. University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Series 637:96-99.

Schwartz, L.M., K.M. Smith, C. Evans, K.L. Gage, D.J. Gibson, and B.G. Young. 2015. Fact Sheet: Ecology and Control of Japanese Chaff Flower [Achyranthes japonica (Miq.) Nakai]. http://www.rtrcwma.org/Chaff_FactSheet.pdf

Gibson, D.J. and L.M. Schwartz. 14 March 2014. Population Dynamics of endangered Iresine rhizomatosa (Juda’s Bush). Reports. Paper 5. http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/pb_reports/5.

Extension Publications:

Schwartz, L.M., J.K. Norsworthy, L.T. Barber, and R.C. Scott. 2016. Fact Sheet: Harvest Weed Seed Control: An Alternative Method for Measuring the Soil Seedbank. University of Arkansas Research and Extension. FSA2180. http://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/FSA-2180.pdf


Professional Society Proceedings/Abstracts:

Schwartz, L.M., J.K. Green, and J.K Norsworthy. 2017. Seed production and retention of Amaranthus palmeri and Echinochloa crus-galli in soybean at harvest. Annual Meeting of the Weed Science Society of America. February 6-9, Tucson, AZ.

Schwartz, L.M. J.K. Norsworthy, and M. Walsh. 2017. Integrated Harrington Seed Destructor: How effective is it? Annual Meeting of the Weed Science Society of America. February 6-9, Tucson, AZ.

Schwartz, L.M., C.J. Meyer, J.K. Norsworthy, A. Cotie. 2016. Population dynamics of Palmer amaranth in response to HPPD-based herbicide programs. Arkansas Crop Protection Association Research Conference, November 29-30, Fayetteville, AR.

Schwartz, L.M., J.K. Norsworthy, M.T. Bararpour, A. Cotie, and C. Starkey. 2016. Comparison of XtendFlex weed control programs with a Glytol/Libertylink program. Annual Meeting of the Weed Science Society of America. February 8-10, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Schwartz, L.M., J.K. Norsworthy, and M.T. Bararpour. 2015. Palmer amaranth seed production and retention at soybean harvest. Arkansas Crop Protection Association Research Conference, November 30-December 1, Fayetteville, AR.

Schwartz, L.M., D.J. Gibson, and B.G. Young. 2015. Competitive interactions of four Amaranthaceae species. Southern Illinois University Graduate Student Forum/Sigma Xi 12th Annual Forum, April 7, Carbondale, IL.

Schwartz, L.M., B.G. Young, and D.J. Gibson. 2014. Competitive interactions of four Amaranthaceae species with soybeans. Annual Meeting of the North Central Weed Science Society, December 1-5, Minneapolis, MN. http://www.ncwss.org/proceed/NCWSS-2014-Proceedings.pdf, pg 53-54.

Schwartz, L.M., D.J. Gibson, and B.G. Young. 2014. The applicability of Tilman’s resource-ratio hypothesis. Annual Meeting of the Central Hardwood Forest Conference. March 9-12, Carbondale, IL. http://www.fs.fed.us/nrs/pubs/gtr/gtr_nrs-p-142.pdf, pg. 385-386.

Schwartz, L.M., B.G. Young, and D.J. Gibson. 2013. The applicability of Tilman's resource ratio theory to four Amaranthaceae species. Annual Meeting of the North Central Weed Science Society, December 9-12, Columbus, OH. http://www.ncwss.org/proceed/NCWSS-2013-Proceedings.pdf, pg 70.

Schwartz, L.M., D.J. Gibson, and B.G. Young. 2013. A comparison of survivorship and fecundity of four Amaranthaceae species. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, August 4-9, Minneapolis, MN. http://eco.confex.com/eco/2013/webprogram/Paper433...

Schwartz, L.M., B.G. Young, and D.J. Gibson. 2012. Competitive effects of an invasive Amaranthaceae (Achyranthes japonica) on soybean compared with Amaranthus palmeri and A. rudis. Annual Meeting of the North Central Weed Science Society, December 9-12, St. Louis, MO. http://www.ncwss.org/proceed/NCWSS-2012-Proceedings.pdf, pg 67.

Schwartz, L.M. and D.J. Gibson. 2011. The competitive response of Panicum virgatum cultivars to non-native invasive species in southern Illinois. Annual Meetings of the Midwestern Ecology and Evolution Conference. Carbondale, IL.

Contributed Presentations – (Underlined = mentored)

Sigh, V., P.A. Dotray, L.M. Schwartz, J.K. Norsworthy, M.V. Bagavathiannan. Post-harvest seed production potential of Palmer amaranth and waterhemp in southern US: A nine site-year experiment. Annual Meeting of the Weed Science Society of America. February 6-9, Tucson, AZ.

Young, B.L., J.K. Norsworthy, M.V. Bagavathiannan, L.M. Schwartz, M.J. Walsh. 2017. Evaluation of the impact of harvest-time and postharvest integrated tactics for managing johnsongrass in Inzen™ sorghum. Annual Meeting of the Southern Weed Science Society. January 23-26, Birmingham, AL.

Gibson, D.J., B.G. Young, J.L. Matthews, L. Franca, L.M. Schwartz, W.G. Johnson, D.J. Spaunhorst, R.J. Smeda, J.K. Norsworthy, L.E. Steckel. 2016. External triggers affecting seedling emergence: Amaranthus palmeri across five US States. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. August 7-12, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Green, J.K., J.K. Norsworthy, M.G. Palhano, C.J. Meyer, S.M. Martin, and L.M. Schwartz. 2016. Seed retention of Palmer amaranth and barnyardgrass in soybean. Annual Meeting of the Weed Science Society of America. February 8-10, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Miller, M.R., J.K. Norsworthy, L.M. Schwartz, M.T. Bararpour, A. Cotie, and C. Starkey. 2016. Comparison of Xtendflex weed control programs with a Glytol/Libertylink program. Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 5-7, New Orleans, LA.

Neal, T.J., L.M. Schwartz, and D.J. Gibson. 2015. Achyranthes japonica: A growing threat. Midwestern Invasive Plant Network Conference, December 9-10, Indianapolis, IN.

Shen, C., D.J. Gibson, L.M. Schwartz, and T.J. Neal. 2014. A comparison of aboveground resource use through the reduction of light quality of four Amaranthaceae species. Convergence Ecology Research Experience for Undergraduates. Carbondale, IL. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1124257

  • Integrated weed management
  • Weed ecology and biology
  • Harvest weed seed control

Graduate Students

  • M.S. Thesis - Major Adviser
  • M.S. Thesis - Co-major Adviser
  • M.S. Thesis - Committee Member

Primary Lecturer

  • Weed Science and the Environment - Louisiana State University
  • Field Plot Techniques - Louisiana State University
  • Introduction to Crop Science - Louisiana State University
  • Advanced Principles of Crop Protection - Louisiana State University

Guest Lecturer

  • Special Topics: Agronomy Research - Louisiana State University
  • Principles of Weed Control - University of Arkansas
  • Principles of Ecology - Southern Illinois University
  • Plant Diversity - Southern Illinois University
  • Quantitative Ecology - Southern Illinois University
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates - Southern Illinois University

Lab Instructor

  • Weeds and Their Control - Southern Illinois University
  • Plants and Society - Southern Illinois University
  • General Biology - Southern Illinois University
  • Plant Biology - Sweet Briar College

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AGCENTER Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Assistant Professor - Weed Science and Agronomy August 2017 to Present

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS Fayetteville, Arkansas

Post-Doctoral Research Associate July 2015 to July 2017

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY Carbondale, Illinois

Graduate Research Assistant January 2012 to May 2015

Graduate Teaching Assistant August 2009 to December 2011


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