Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Kurt J. Hembree M.S.

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Weed Management Farm Advisor
Cooperative Extension Fresno County
550 E. Shaw Avenue, Suite 210
(559) 241-7515
Fresno, CA 93710
(559) 241-7520
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Biography

    I am a Graduate of Fresno State, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Plant Science in 1985 and a Master’s degree in Plant Protection in 1994.  I was employed as a Staff Research Associate from 1985 to 1994 at UCCE, Fresno County.  I have been a Farm Advisor, specializing in weed management, at UCCE in Fresno County since 1994.  Through my career I have conducted hundreds of field herbicide screening trials to help develop new herbicide registrations for use in vegetables, row crops, orchards and vineyards, and non-crop settings.  I was involved with the discovery of glyphosate-resistant horseweed in 2005 and hairy fleabane in 2007 in California and have helped develop management strategies for their control.  Recently, I have been comparing weed efficacy using newly developed spray drift reducing-type nozzles.

Education

M.S. Plant Protection, CSU, Fresno. 1994

Specialty

Weed management strategies in crop and non-crop settings

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ANR Publications

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ANR Workgroup Associations

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