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Department of Plant Sciences

Gustavo Sbatella 

Gustavo Sbatella

Assistant Professor, Irrigated Crop and Weed Management

Contact Information:

Powell Research and Extension Center


(307) 754-2223


B. S.  Agronomy. Universidad de Nacional de Buenos Aires, Argentina. 1990.

M.S. Agronomy. University of Wyoming. 2004.

Ph. D. Agronomy. University of Wyoming. 2006.

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Oregon State University, Madras, OR. 2011 – 2014.
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate, University of Nebraska, Scottsbluff, NE. 2007 – 2011.

Selected publications

  • R. G. Wilson and G. M. Sbatella (2014). Integrating Irrigation, Tillage and Herbicides for Weed Control in Dry Beans. Weed Technology. ttp://
  • Crespo, R. J., M. L. Bernards, G. M. Sbatella, G. R. Kruger, D. J. Lee, and R. G. Wilson (2013). Response of Nebraska Kochia (Kochia scoparia) Accessions to Dicamba. Weed Technology 28(1): 151-162.
  • Andrew R. Kniss, Gustavo M. Sbatella, Robert G. Wilson (2012). Volunteer Glyphosate-Resistant Corn Interference and Control in Glyphosate-Resistant Sugarbeet. Weed Technology 26 (2): 348-355. 
  • Sbatella, G. M., R. G. Wilson, S. Enloe and C. Hicks (2011). Propoxycarbazone-sodium and Imazapic effects on downy brome and newly seeded perennial grasses. Invasive Plant Science and Management. Vol. 4:78-86.
  • Wilson, R. G. and G. M. Sbatella (2011). Late-Season Weed Control in Glyphosate-Resistant Sugarbeet. Weed Technology 25 (3): 350-355. 
  • Sbatella, G. M., R. G. Wilson and B. Sleugh (2011). Western snowberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis) control with aminopyralid and metsulfuron. Weed Technology 25 (4): 616-619.
  • Sbatella, G. M. and R.G. Wilson (2010). Isoxaflutole Shifts Kochia (Kochia scoparia) Populations in Continuous Corn. Weed Technology 24 (3): 392-396. 
  • Wilson, D. W., G. M. Sbatella, Q. Q. Wang and S. D. Miller (2010). Suitability of Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) Tags for Tracking Weed Seed Movement in Soils. Weed Technology 24 (3): 386-391.
  • R. Sivanpillai, D.A. Claypool, M. Ellison and G. M. Sbatella (2008). High Resolution, No-Cost Aerocam Data Promotes Undergraduate Remote Sensing Research in Wyoming. Volume 74, Number 4. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. Journal of The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 
  • Sbatella, G. M., S. D. Miller, and D. Legg (2007). Herbicide Impacts on Soil Seed Bank in a Sugarbeet Rotation. Online. Crop Management

Presentations Professional Meetings (most recent)

  • Use of Herbicides for Control of Western Juniper In Early Stages of Sagebrush Community Encroachment. Sasha Twelker, and G. M. Sbatella. Western Society of Weed Science. 2014.
  • Creeping Bentgrass Mitigation Program: Alternatives for Seed Head Reduction”. Sasha Twelker and G. M. Sbatella. Western Society of Weed Science 2013.
  • The Use of Herbicides to Reduce Fuel Loads from Weedy Annual Grasses in Central Oregon. G. M. Sbatella and Sasha Twelker. Western Society of Weed Science 2013.
  • Kochia (Kochia scoparia) emergence profiles across the Central Great Plains. J. Dille, P. W. Stahlman, P. W. Geier, J. Riffel, R. S. Currie, R. G. Wilson, G. M. Sbatella, P. Westra, A. R. Kniss, M. J. Moechnig, R. M. Cole. Joint 2013 Meeting Weed Science Society of America and Northeastern Weed Science Society. 2013. Baltimore, Md.
  • Social media and the improved delivery of weed management information. G. M. Sbatella. Oregon Society of Weed Science, October 2012.
  • Effects on Established Perennial Grasses of DPX-MAT 28 Combined with Selected Sulfonylurea Herbicides Applied in spring. Sbatella, G. M. and R.G. Wilson. Western Society of Weed Science 2012.
  • Mobile Apps and Weeds. A Potential Useful Tool or Just a New Gadget? G. M. Sbatella. Western Society of Weed Science, 2012.
  • Influence of different levels of corn stover on pre-emergence and post-emergence herbicide performance in dry beans. R. G. Wilson and G. M. Sbatella. Western Society of Weed Science, 2012.

Research Interest 

  • Integrated weed control management practices in crops, pastures and rangelands.
  • Herbicide resistant weeds, prevention and control.
  • Invasive weedy species, biology, dispersal and control tactics.
  • Seeds and seed bank dynamics. 
  • Pesticide safety.

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