435 Old Glade Rd (0330)
Phone: (540) 231-6762
- Professor emeritus.
- PhD, Purdue University, 1980.
- Research 25%, extension 75%.
Dr. Hagood's primary responsibility is to provide state wide leadership in the development of weed control programs for agronomic crops, train graduate students, and serve as the department's Extension Project Leader. With a majority extension appointment, emphasis is placed on development of recommendations and other weed control information pertinent to current problems of Virginia farmers, and the efficient dissemination of this information. The research component of his position is closely tied to his extensive activities, and involves development and evaluation of new herbicides and weed control techniques that show promise for use in Virginia agriculture.
One of his most important activities has been the development and evaluation of new herbicides and weed control techniques that show promise for use in Virginia agriculture. One of his most important activities has been the development of a close working relationship with the state's extension agents, agroservice personnel, farmers, and with faculty in other departments. Dr. Hagood's efforts in this area have been successful due in large part to a commitment to county level and regional educational programs, as well as test demonstration work and field days. The result has been excellent recognition of extension weed science programs in all areas of the state. A significant amount of his time has been spent in developing this relationship through the preparation of extension publications, troubleshooting, and in phone conversations with agents, agroservice personnel, and farmers. He directs graduate students.