Erin Hill, Ph.D.

Erin Hill

Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences

Weed Science Diagnostician

Telephone: 517-432-9693
Fax: 517-432-0899

MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics
Center for Integrated Plant Systems
578 Wilson Road, Room 113A
East Lansing, MI 48824

Area of Expertise:

Herbicide resistance, herbicide injury, plant identification, weed biology and ecology, abiotic plant stress.


B.S., Plant Biology, University of Michigan 
M.S., Horticulture, Michigan State University
Ph.D., Crop and Soil Science, Michigan State University

Plant & Pest Diagnostics Role:

Dr. Hill is part of the multi-disciplinary team in MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics. Her responsibilities include the diagnosis of abiotic plant stress with an emphasis on herbicide-related injury, herbicide resistance screening, weed control recommendations, and collaborating on plant and seed identification. She also enjoys outreach activities related to weed identification, management, and resistance.  


Additionally, Dr. Hill serves as the instructor for two weed science courses within PSM, Introduction to Weed Management (CSS126) and the Weed Science Laboratory (CSS226L). As part of the lab she organizes the weed identification garden located at the Hancock Turfgrass Research Center. 

Peer-reviewed Publications:

Erin Hill's publications on Google Scholar.

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Other Information:

  • Joined Department: 2006-2015 Research Technician; October 2015-Present Specialist

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