Dr. Thierry Besançon is an Extension Weed Science Specialist for Specialty Crops at Rutgers University.. Dr. Besançon received his Ph.D. in Crop Science from North Carolina State University, where he spent five years working on weed control through cultural practices and crop allelopathy in sorghum and other row crops of the southeastern United States. In 2016, he moved to New Jersey to begin his work for Rutgers University. While his primary research at Rutgers is weed control in cranberry and blueberry, he is also responsible for developing sustainable weed management strategies for many different specialty crops including vegetables, tree fruit, and vineyards. In addition to his herbicide research program, Dr. Besançon investigates alternative weed management strategies, such as the use of cover crops, to help reduce the potential for herbicide resistance development. Dr. Besançon is also involved in the evaluation of remote sensing and drone technology for early weed detection and integrated weed management in cranberry and blueberry productions. Other involvements include research for the IR-4 project, teaching classes at Rutgers University, as well as collaborations with other weed scientists in the eastern United States on the publication of the Mid-Atlantic Field Crop Weed Management guide as well as the Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations. He is deeply involved in training and educating growers and extension personnel. Dr. Besançon has recently published papers in Weed Science, Weed Technology, Agronomy Journal, Advances in Agriculture, and the International Journal of Agronomy and Crop Sciences.