Dr. Christopher Marble

Assistant ProfessorDr. Christopher Marble

Environmental Horticulture Department
Mid-Florida Research & Education Center

2725 Binion Road
Apopka, FL 32703-8504
(407) 410-6960
marblesc@ufl.edu
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Dr. Marble is an assistant professor in ornamental and landscape weed management, and specializes in invasive weed management.

Dr. Marble’s research program focuses on the biology and management of weeds and invasive plant species in ornamental crop production and in landscapes. The primary goal of his research program is to improve upon current weed control practices and develop new methods of weed control using an integrated approach that combines both chemical and non-chemical management strategies.

Dr. Marble’s extension program involves working with extension faculty and staff, growers, landscapers, homeowners, and other stakeholders to deliver the latest information on weed pests and provide the most effective, economic, and environmentally friendly methods of weed control in and around ornamental plants.

Dr. Marble received his PhD in Horticulture from Auburn University, in Auburn Alabama.

Research and Extension

  • Weed management in ornamental crop production and landscapes
  • Integrated weed management
  • Weed biology

Recent Publications

Saha, D., S.C. Marble, and B.J. Pearson. 2018. Allelopathic effects on common landscape and nursery mulch materials on weed control. Fronteirs in Plant Sci. 9:733 doi:10.3389/fpls.2018.00733.

Marble, S.C., M. Elmore, and J.T. Brosnan. 2018. Tolerance of native and ornamental grasses to over-the-top applications of topramezone herbicide. HortScience. 53:842-849.

Stewart, C., S.C. Marble, B. Pearson, and C. Wilson. 2017. Impact of container-nursery production practices on weed growth. HortScience 52:1-8.

Saha, D., S.C. Marble, and A. Chandler. 2017. Pre- and postemergence control of Pilea microphylla (artillery weed). WeedTech. 31:574-581.

Marble, S.C., A.K. Koeser, and G. Hasing. 2017. Annual cost and efficacy of common landscape weed control techniques. HortTech. 27:199-211.

Marble, S.C., A. Fulcher, and R. Karel. 2016. Advantages and disadvantages of asynchronous online extension programming for delivering master producer content. HorTech. 26:584-587.

Marble, S.C., A. Fulcher, and R. Karel. 2016. Developing an asynchronous online extension program for Tennessee nursery producers. HortTech. 26:575-583.

Marble, S.C., S.A. Prior, G.B. Runion, H.A. Torbert, C.H. Gilliam, G.B. Fain, J.L. Sibley, and T.R. Knight. 2016. Species and media effects on soil carbon dynamics in the landscape. Scientific Reports 6:25210 doi:10.1038/srep25210.

Marble, S.C., A. Chandler, and M. Archer. 2016. Effect of indaziflam formulation, timing, and rate on early postemergence control of Oxalis stricta L. WeedTech. 30:701-707.

Current Funding

Title: “Advancing integrated weed management strategies for container-grown specialty crop producers”
Duration: 2019-2020
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Award Amount: $71,500
Role: Principle Investigator

Title: “Field evaluation of efficacy and non-target plant safety from integrated approaches to Tradescantia fluminensis management”
Duration: 2018-2019
Funding Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Award Amount: $15,331
Role: Principle Investigator

Title: “IR-4 Specialty Crop Herbicide Safety”
Duration: 2018-2019
Funding Agency: United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Minor Crop Pest Management Program Interregional Research Project #4
Award Amount: $19,000
Role: Principle Investigator

Title: “Developing sustainable and new alternative non-chemical weed control strategies for nursery growers”
Duration: 2016-2019
Funding Agency: United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program
Award Amount: $15,000
Role: Principle Investigator