- Author: Brad Hanson
Links below about the 2018 UC Weed Day event:
First the video: https://youtu.be/XkUT_uSbxak Produced by the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) Communications group posted a great video that captured a lot of highlights of the field portion of Weed Day as well as the interactions among the participants.
Next, the Weed Day writeup posted on the Plant Science Department's news feed (written.../span>
My name is Lynn Sosnoskie and I recently joined the University of California Cooperative Extension Team as a Agronomy and Weed Science Advisor for Merced and Madera Counties based out of the Merced office.
I grew up in a small coal mining town in central Pennsylvania. While working on my undergraduate degree, I became intrigued by plants and plant biology following a Botany class field trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. Two years later I was lucky enough to secure an internship at that same garden. I worked in the horticulture industry for three years before beginning my master's degree in the field of plant pathology at the University of Delaware. I changed my area...
- Author: Brad Hanson
If you ever wished you were part of the UC Cooperative Extension Weed Science team, this may be your big opportunity!
Link to job posting: http://ucanr.edu/Jobs/Jobs_990/?jobnum=921
Link to all UCANR employment opportunities: http://ucanr.edu/Jobs/Jobs_990/
A recent announcement for the Twentynine Palms (CA) annual weed show got me thinking about how we (okay...I...) view unwanted plants. As a weed scientist, I spend >99% of my time thinking critically about weeds...specifically, their biology, ecology and management. The remainder of the time, I am actually enjoying them as botanical specimens worthy of admiration. In honor of the Twentynine Palms Historical Society's 75th (75th!!!!!) annual weed show (November 7 and 8, 2015), I'm providing you with something completely different...a few of my photographs highlighting weeds in their own unique glory.
In case you have missed it, heated debates have been raging across the Internet regarding our food and food production practices. Caramel coloring in that PSL, yay or nay? Labeling of foods derived from genetically modified plants? Conventional or organic agriculture? Is there glyphosate in breastmilk? Gluten-free? Paleo? Help!!!!!
Don't believe me? Get on social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) and prepare yourself to bombarded; EVERYONE has an opinion about EVERYTHING.
As a scientist, I have been dismissive of people who just don't seem to understand or, more importantly, trust science. And I think that there are (probably) a good many other researchers who feel the same way. The facts are the facts; how can...