Principal Weed Scientist
IR-4 Project, North Carolina State University
Closing date: 1/21/2020
For more information, visit https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/127846
PRIMARY FUNCTION OF ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT
The IR-4 Project is a national Federal/State partnership research program to assist farmers of fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs, ornamentals, and other specialty crops by facilitating registration of safe and effective chemical and bio-based pest management products. The IR-4 Project is needed because the crop protection industry focuses their research efforts on major crops such as corn,...
- Author: Travis M Bean
New research published in PNAS (Fusco et al 2019) highlights the role of invasive grasses in creating new wildfire regimes at not just local but regional scales. Weed scientists are familiar with the concept of the grass-fire cycle (D'Antonio and Vitousek 1992): exotic grass invasions promote hotter or more frequent fires, which in turn facilitates more extensive grass invasion, causing more fires, etc. Perhaps now is the right time to better educate non-scientists about this critical concept as wildfires take up more of the public's...
- Author: Brad Hanson
A quick link to a Vineyard Team podcast and workshop series on weed control in California winegrape production systems
A couple weed control presentations of interest by weed science academics include:
- John Roncoroni "A new focus on weed management"
- Scott Steinmaus "Science and controversy of glyphosate"
Vegetation Ecologist II
Salary: $6,878.62 - $7,668.37 Monthly
Location: Oakland, CA
Job Type: Full-time (37.5 hrs)
Division: Acquisition, Stewardship, & Development
Job Number: 20-LC-01
Closing: 1/24/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
Working Title: Soil Ecologist, Associate/Assistant Professor (AA21024)
Department: Science, Engineering & Tech., College of
Unit: Biological Sciences
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the following areas: Soil Ecology (BIOL 412/512); Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrients (to be developed); Intro to Soil Science (BIOL/GEOL 104; team-taught); General Biology II (BIOL 106, large enrollment course). Additionally, provide service to the University and Community through management of the Agriculture program internships and producer outreach...