- Posted by: Gale Perez
From the UC Cooperative Extension Imperial county website
Meet Our New Cross County Weed Science Advisor: Pratap Devkota, Ph.D
Additionally, Devkota received his MS degree in weed science from the University of Arkansas where he worked for weed management in vegetable crops. For his MS thesis, he evaluated the efficacy and economics of soil fumigants and herbicide programs as an alternative to methyl bromide for weed control in plasticulture tomato and bell pepper production. His undergraduate degree is in Agriculture Science from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
Pratap will serve as the UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) advisor for Imperial and Riverside counties specializing in weed science. He is located at the UCCE office at 1050 E. Holton Rd., Holtville in Imperial county. His primary research focuses will include, but will not be not limited to, addressing the weed management challenges on agronomic and vegetable crops (alfalfa, bermudagrass, Sudan grass, wheat, cotton, sugarbeet, lettuce, carrot, onion, spinach, cole crops and cucurbits) grown in Imperial, Coachella, and Palo Verde valleys.
Below in his contact information.
Pratap Devkota, Ph.D
Weed Science Advisor (Imperial and Riverside counties)
University of California Cooperative Extension
1050 E. Holton Road
Holtville, CA 92250