Christopher Mudge

Mudge, Christopher
Title Adjunct Professor
Department School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences
E-mail CMudge@agcenter.lsu.edu
Address 1 108 Sturgis Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone 225-578-1208
Fax 225-578-1403

B.S. in Agronomy, Louisiana State University, 2001
M.S. in Agronomy/Weed Science, Louisiana State University, 2004
Ph.D. in Agronomy/Weed Science, University of Florida, 2007

  • Management of submersed, emergent, and floating invasive aquatic weeds.
  • Evaluation of registered aquatic herbicides and development of new use patterns for increased efficacy.
  • Screening of new and experimental herbicides for efficacy and selectivity against target and non-target/native aquatic plant species.

Glomski, L. M. and C. R. Mudge. 2013. Effect of subsurface and foliar applications of bispyribac-sodium on water hyacinth. J. Aquat. Plant Manage. In Press.

Mudge, C. R. 2013. Impact of aquatic herbicide combinations on non-target submersed plants. J. Aquat. Plant Manage. In Press.

Mudge, C. R., N. E. Harms, and J. G. Nachtrieb. 20.13. Interactions of herbicides, surfactants, and the giant salvinia weevil (Cyrtobagous salviniae) for control of giant salvinia (Salvinia molesta). J. Aquat. Plant Manage. In Press.

Poovey, A. P., C. R. Mudge, K. D. Getsinger, and H. Sedivy. 2013. Control of submersed flowering rush with contact and systemic aquatic herbicides under experimental conditions. J. Aquat. Plant Manage. In Press.

Mudge, C. R., B. W. Bultemeier, and W. T. Haller. 2012. The influence of pH and light on hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) photosynthesis and Chlorophyll after exposure to flumioxazin. Weed Sci. 60:4-9.

Mudge, C. R. and W. T. Haller. 2012. Response of target and non-target floating and emergent aquatic plants to flumioxazin. J. Aquat. Plant Manage. 50:111-116.

Mudge, C. R. and N. E. Harms. 2012. Development of an integrated pest management approach for controlling giant salvinia using herbicides and insects. APCRP Bulletin. ERDC APCRP-A-12-1. Vicksburg, MS: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS.

Mudge, C. R., M. A. Heilman, H. J. Theel, and K. D. Getsinger. 2012. Impact of subsurface and foliar penoxsulam and fluridone applications on giant salvinia. J. Aquat. Plant Manage. 50:116-124.

Poovey, A. P., C. R. Mudge, R. A. Thum, C. James, and K. D. Getsinger. 2012. Evaluations of contact aquatic herbicides for controlling two populations of submersed flowering rush. J. Aquat. Plant Manage 50:48-54.

Theel, H. J., L. S. Nelson, and C. R. Mudge. 2012. Growth regulating hydrilla and subsequent effects on habitat complexity. J. Aquat. Plant Manage. 50:129-135.

Mudge, C. R. and H. J. Theel. 2011. Endothall concentration exposure time evaluation against Eurasian watermilfoil at a lower water temperature. APCRP Technical Note Collections. ERDC/TN APCRP-CC-15. Vicksburg, MS: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS.

Mudge, C. R., R. M. Wersal, and L.S. Nelson. 2011. Evaluation of commercially available herbicide mixes for control of rosette stage yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis L.). ERDC/EL TN-11-3, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS.

Mudge, C. R. and W. T. Haller. 2010. Effect of pH on submersed aquatic plant response to flumioxazin. J. Aquat. Plant Manage. 48:30-34.

Mudge, C. R., W. T. Haller, M. D. Netherland, and J. K. Kowalsky. 2010. Evaluating the influence of pH-dependent hydrolysis on the efficacy of flumioxazin for hydrilla control. J. Aquat. Plant Manage. 48:25-30.

Glomski, L. M. and C. R. Mudge. 2009. Effect of submersed applications of bispyribac-sodium on non-target emergent vegetation. APCRP Technical Notes Collection ERDC/TN APCRP-CC-12. Vicksburg, MS: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS.

Mudge, C. R. and W. T. Haller. 2009. Ornamental and row crop susceptibility to flumioxazin in overhead irrigation water. Weed Technol. 23:89-93.

Gettys, L. A., W. T. Haller, C. R. Mudge and T. J. Koschnick. 2008. Effect of temperature and feeding preference on submerged plants by the island apple snail, Pomacea insularum (D'Orbigny, 1839) (Ampullariidae). The Veliger. 50(3):248-254.

Mudge, C. R., T. J. Koschnick, and W. T. Haller. 2007. Ornamental plant susceptibility to diquat in overhead irrigation water. J. Aquat. Plant Manage. 45:40-42.

Ferrell, J. A., Sellers, B. A., Mudge, C. R., and Smith, C. A. 2006. Evaluation of postemergent herbicides on rhizoma peanut injury and yield. Online. Forage and Grazinglands. doi:10.1094/FG-2006-0308-01-RS.

Webster, E. P., C. R. Mudge, W. Zhang, and D. Blouin. 2006. Bensulfuron and halosulfuron alter clomazone activity on rice (Oryza sativa). Weed Technol. 20:520-525.

Mudge, C. R. Mudge, E. P. Webster, C. T. Leon, and W. Zhang. 2005. Rice (Oryza sativa) cultivar tolerance to clomazone in water-seeded production. Weed Technol. 19:907-911.

Mudge, C. R. Mudge, E. P. Webster, W. Zhang, and C. T. Leon. 2005. Rice (Oryza sativa) response to clomazone plus bensulfuron and halosulfuron. Weed Technol. 19:879-884.

Presentations

Mudge, C. R. Aquatic weed control research. 2013. Louisiana Vegetation Management Association. Marksville, Louisiana.

Mudge, C. R. Aquatic weed control in Louisiana and the Gulf States: research and partnership. 2012. LSU School of Plant Soil and Environmental Sciences Seminar. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Mudge, C. R. and M. D. Netherland. 2012. Control of water lettuce and water hyacinth using low doses of imazamox and penoxsulam plus contact herbicides or surfactants. Aquatic Plant Management Society. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mudge, C. R. and L. M. Glomski. 2011. Impact of herbicide combinations on non-target and invasive submersed aquatic plants. Weed Science Society of America. Portland, Oregon.

Mudge, C. R., A. G. Poovey, and K. D. Getsinger. 2011. Evaluation of herbicides for control of two populations of the submersed growth stage of flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus L.). Aquatic Plant Management Society. Baltimore, Maryland.

Mudge, C. R. 2010. Chemical control of aquatic weeds: how herbicides kill plants and herbicide resistance. Aquatic Plant Management Applicator Workshop: MidSouth Aquatic Plant Management Society, Lake Guntersville, Alabama.

Mudge, C. R., L. S. Nelson, and M. A. Heilman. 2010. Response of giant salvinia to static and sequential penoxsulam treatments coupled with various exposure times. Aquatic Plant Management Society. Bonita Springs, Florida.

Mudge, C. R. and M. D. Netherland. 2010. Evaluation of herbicide combinations for controlling Hydrilla verticillata. MidSouth Aquatic Plant Management Society, Lake Guntersville, Alabama.

Mudge, C. R. 2009. Chemical control of aquatic weeds. Aquatic Plant Management Applicator Workshop: MidSouth Aquatic Plant Management Society, Lake Guntersville, Alabama.

Mudge, C. R. 2009. Chemical control technology and development to manage aquatic weeds in the US. Louisiana Pesticide Applicators Association. Marksville, Louisiana.

Mudge, C. R., L. S. Nelson, and H. J. Theel. 2009. Evaluation of flumioxazin and bispyribac combinations for control of hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata). Weed Science Society of America. Orlando, Florida.

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