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Summary One and a half day annual meeting which brings together extension specialists, farm advisors, experiment station and USDA personnel, and other weed scientiest to discuss research updates, major projects, regulatory and concerns impacting weed science.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Thomas Getts (Chair)
Phone 530-251-2650
Unit: Lassen County
Name Bradley Hanson (Co-Chair)
Phone (530) 752-8115
Unit: Department of Plant Sciences
Membership List
AES Scientist
Eviner, Valerie Department of Plant Sciences
  Professor Using a mechanistic understanding of plant-soil interactions to increase our understanding and effective management of: invasions, restoration, biogeochemical cycling, global change, grazing systems, wildfire recovery, and sustainable agriculture.
Jasieniuk, Marie Department of Plant Sciences
  Professor Evolution, genetics, and spread of herbicide resistance; population genetics of agricultural weeds and invasive plants
Mesgaran, Mohsen Department of Plant Sciences
  Weed ecology and biology, Modeling
Norris, Robert Weed Science Program
  Emeritus Weed ecology with emphasis on population regulation, weed management, and integrated pest management in field crops. Weed management in sustainable agricultural systems.
Rejmanek, Marcel
Slaughter, David Biological & Agricultural Engineering
  Professor Instrumentation and postharvest engineering for biological materials; packaging, handling, storage and transportation of agricultural commodities; nondestructive measurement of quality and composition of biological materials; robotics, control and vision
CE Advisor
Aegerter, Brenna San Joaquin County
  Farm Advisor Vegetable Crops, Plant Pathology
Angeles, Jorge
  Weed Management Advisor
Aram, Kamyar Contra Costa County Cooperative Extension
  Specialty Crops Advisor
Bachie, Oli Imperial County
  Imperial County Director Agronomy & Weed Management
Becchetti, Theresa Stanislaus County
  Farm Advisor Livestock and Natural Resources, San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties
Bell, Carl Ventura County
  Regional Advisor Invasive Plants
Bettiga, Larry Monterey County
  Acting County Director & Viticulture Farm Advisor Wine grape production, canopy management, pest management, rootstock and clonal evaluation.
Bolda, Mark Santa Cruz County
  Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries Strawberry and caneberry culture - horticulture, fertility, pest management practices, closed environment agriculture
Brim-Deforest, Whitney Sutter-Yuba Counties
  County Director, Sutter and Yuba Counties and CE Rice and Wild Rice Advisor Rice, Weeds
Campbell, Marsha
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus Field crops
Canevari, Mick San Joaquin County
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus Weed Control
Carneiro Galdi, Giuliano Merced County
  Agronomy and Crops Advisor
Clark, Nicholas Kings County
  Agronomy and Nutrient Management Farm Advisor Agronomic Cropping Systems and Nutrient Management
Daugovish, Oleg Ventura County
  Strawberry and Vegetable Crop Advisor Ag and Environmental Issues for Veg Crops and Strawberries
Davy, Josh Tehama County
  Livestock, Range, and Natural Resources Advisor / County Director Livestock, Range and Irrigated Pasture
Deak, Alison Mariposa County
  Fire Advisor
Doran, Morgan Capitol Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  UC Cooperative Extension Advisor for Livestock and Natural Resources Livestock, beef cattle, sheep, nutrition, range management, irrigated pastures, grazing systems, ranch water quality.
Faber, Ben Ventura County
  Advisor Soils and water, avocados and minor subtropicals in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
Finzel, Julie Kern County
  Farm Advisor Animal Science and Rangeland Ecology and Management
Gautam, Sandipa Lindcove Research & Extension Center
  Cooperative Extension Area Citrus IPM Advisor Integrated Management of Citrus Pests; Serving Tulare, Fresno, Madera, and Kern counties
Getts, Thomas Lassen County
  Weed Ecology & Cropping Systems Advisor Weed control in wildlands, rangelands, and the forage-based cropping systems of the intermountain region.
Gill, Haramrit Tulare County
Goncalves, Clebson Lake County
  Diversified Agriculture Advisor - Lake & Mendocino Counties Diversified Agricultural Systems Area - Weed Science (Chemical and Organic Approaches), Integrated pest management, Ornamental Crops, and Turfgrass
Gordon, Phoebe Madera County
  Orchard Crops Farm Advisor Madera County: Almonds, pistachios, stone fruit, figs Merced County: Pistachio and figs
Greer, Christopher San Luis Obispo County
  Area Cooperative Extension Advisor - Integrated Pest Management Integrated Pest Management of Agricultural Crops
Hill, Ryan Tehama County
  Agronomy & Weed Sciences Advisor
Hollingsworth, Joy Tulare County
  Table Grape Advisor Grapes
Jarvis-Shean, Katherine Capitol Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Orchard Systems Advisor
Jones, Michael Mendocino County
  Forestry Advisor - Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma Counties Forest Health; Disturbance Ecology; Entomology; Integrated pest management of invasive and endemic forest pests
Kayad, Ahmed
  Agricultural Engineer Advisor Agricultural Engineering, Precision Agriculture, Farm Machinery, Remote Sensing
Kron, Cindy Sonoma County
  North Coast Area IPM Advisor Integrated Pest Management, Entomology, Viticulture
Larsen, Royce San Luis Obispo County
  Area Natural Resource/Watershed Advisor Water Quality and Non-point Source Pollution on Rangelands. Also, other natural resource issues including: Rangeland Improvements, Noxious Invasive Weeds, Wildland Fires, Grassland Restoration and Endangered Species.
Lazicki, Patricia Capitol Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Vegetable Crops Advisor
Le Strange, Michelle (Missy) Tulare County
  Farm Advisor Emeritus Vegetable crops, turf & landscape management, weed management (vegetable crops, turf and ornamentals), Master Gardener Program Advisor
Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle San Joaquin County
  Farm Advisor Crop Production, Soil and Water Resources, the Delta
Light, Sarah Sutter-Yuba Counties
  Agronomy Farm Advisor Alfalfa/Hay, Beans, Wheat, Corn, Sorghum, Sunflower, Safflower, Hemp, Soil Health, Cover Crops, Agronomy, Annual Cropping Systems in the Sacramento Valley.
Lloyd, Margaret Capitol Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Small Farms Advisor Organic
Long, Rachael Capitol Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Emeritus Farm Advisor for Field Crops, Pest Management Pest management, agronomy, dry beans, alfalfa, water quality, oil seed crops
Marsh, Sarah Colusa County
  Rice Systems Farm Advisor Rice, Herbicide resistance, rice weeds
Mcdonald, Christopher San Bernardino County
  Inland and Desert Natural Resources Advisor invasive plants, weeds, native plant restoration, vegetation management, sensitive species management, habitat restoration, restoration planning, environmental education
Milliron, Luke Butte County
  Orchard Systems Advisor
Miyao, Eugene Capitol Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Emeritus Farm Advisor, Vegetable Crops Processing tomato production.
Molinar, Richard Small Farm Program
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus Small farms, vegetable crops, organic farming, insect/weed management, specialty crops, sugar peas, strawberries, eggplant, squash, Asian vegetables such as basil, lemongrass, green beans, long beans, gailon, bittermelons, refugee farmers, Hmong, Lao, fluent in Spanish
Oneto, Scott Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
  Farm Advisor Agriculture, master gardener program, rangeland management, weed science
Rao, Devii San Benito County
  San Benito County Director and Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor Rangeland Ecology and Management, Rangeland Conservation, Grazing Management, Conservation of Biological Diversity, Watershed Protection and Management.
Riar, Mandeep Kern County
  Restoration Ecology and Weed Science Area Advisor Crop and weed physiology
Roncoroni, John Napa County
  Weed Science Farm Advisor, Emeritus Weed Control and Vegetation Management in Perennial Crops, Covercrops and Aquatic Weed Control
Satomi, Ricky Sutter-Yuba Counties
  Forestry/Natural Resources Advisor Forest Management, Geographic Information Systems, Biomass
Shogren, Christopher Los Angeles County
  Environmental Horticulture Advisor Horticulture, nursery crops, pest management, exotic and invasive pests
Singh, Manpreet Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  Technology and Innovation for Small Farms Advisor
Smith, Rhonda Sonoma County
  Viticulture Farm Advisor, Emeritus Viticulture, wine grapes, water management, pest management, vine nutrition
Smith, Richard Monterey County
  Farm Advisor, Vegetable Crop Production & Weed Science Vegetable Crop Production & Weed Science
Solins, Joanna Capitol Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Environmental Horticulture Advisor Urban green infrastructure
Stackhouse, Jeffery Humboldt County Office
  Livestock and Natural Resource Advisor
Stoddard, C. Scott Merced County
  County Director and Farm Advisor  Vegetable Crops and Soils Soil fertility and soil conservation, tomatoes, melons, sweetpotatoes, weed management
Tanner, Eddie Humboldt County Office
  Specialty Crops & Horticulture Advisor Plant science, soil health, high tunnels, organic systems, vegetables, strawberries, fruit trees, native plant landscaping
Tourte, Laura Santa Cruz County
  Farm Management Advisor - Emeritus
Turini, Thomas Fresno County
  Vegetable Crops Advisor Vegetable crops production with emphasis in plant disease management and activities in entomology and nutrient management.
Waisen, Philip Riverside County
  Vegetable Crops Advisor Plant Pathology/Nematology/ Nematode Ecology/Soil Health/Cover Crops
Wang, Zheng Stanislaus County
  Vegetable Crop Advisor Vegetable crops and irrigation
Wheeler-Dykes, Becky Glenn County
  Orchard Systems & Weed Ecology Advisor
Wilen, Cheryl Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Area Integrated Pest Management Advisor - Emeritus Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for ornamental plant production and maintenance including nurseries, greenhouses, field production, floriculture, turf and landscape, pesticide reduction and alternatives. Research specialty in weed management, snails & slugs.
Wilson, Rob Intermountain Research & Extension Center
  Farm Advisor Pest managment in vegetable and field crops; Potato variety development; Production of potatoes, onions, peppermint, and small grains
Woodmansee, Grace Siskiyou County
  Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
Wright, Steven Kings County
  Farm Advisor- Tulare and Kings Counties - Emeritus Cotton, small grains, weed control
Zhuang, Shijian Fresno County
  Viticulture Farm Advisor Viticulture
CE Specialist
Al-Khatib, Kassim Department of Plant Sciences
  Professor, Plant Sciences CE Specialist in Weed Sciences
Baird, James Botany & Plant Sciences
  Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist in Turfgrass Management and Associate Turfgrass Horticulturist Turfgrass Management
DiTomaso, Joseph Weed Science Program
  CE Weed Specialist Non-crop areas, including weeds of rangeland, forestry, rights-of-way, roadside, wetlands, and natural sites and taxomony
Elmore, Clyde
Fennimore, Steven Weed Science Program
  CE Weed Specialist Weed control in cool-season vegetables, weed biology, weed seed germination. Automated weed managment with intelligent weeders. Soil disinfestation with steam in strawberry and vegetables.
Hanson, Bradley Department of Plant Sciences
  Cooperative Extension Specialist Chemical and non-chemical weed control in agricultural crops with a focus on herbicide peformance, resistance, crop safety, and environmental fate.
Hartz, Timothy Department of Plant Sciences
  CE Vegetable Crops Specialist Improved management regimes for commercial vegetable production, cultural practices for warm-season vegetable crops
Hill, James Department of Plant Sciences
  CE Specialist Conducts research and education programs on rice-based cropping systems with focus on production technologies such as direct seeding; weed control; nutrition; residue management and the relationship of these factors to environmental quality.
Lanini, W Weed Science Program
  CE Weed Ecologist Ecology, weed crop competition, weed biology and low-input agriculture
Lundy, Mark Department of Plant Sciences
  Associate CE Specialist Grain Cropping Systems, resource use efficiency, integrating technology into production practices, nitrogen and carbon cycling in crop-soil systems, genotype x environment x management interactions, phenotyping, remote/proximal sensing technologies
Mcgiffen Jr., Milton Botany & Plant Sciences
  CE Specialist and Plant Physiologist Vegetable Crops, Invasive Species, Weed Science, Sustainable Agriculture, and Alternatives to Methyl Bromide
Oki, Lorence Department of Plant Sciences
  Specialist in CE, Environmental Horticulture Irrigation and runoff management in urban landscapes and nurseries; effect of water quality (salinity) on plant growth; evaluating ornamental plants for use in landscape horticulture; introduction of plants for environmental horticulture. Additional unit
Valliere, Justin Department of Plant Sciences
  Assistant CE Specialist Invasive Weed & Restoration Ecology
Other ANR
Baur, Matthew Western IPM Center
  Director, Western IPM Center
Cherry, Marianna Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Writing, Editing
Conselman, Samantha Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Writer/ Editor 3
Farrar, James Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Director, Statewide IPM Program IPM, integrated pest management, plant pathology, vegetable diseases, fungi
Fordyce, Lauren Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Urban and Community IPM Educator
Gable, Missy UC Master Gardener Program
  Director Horticulture
Kosina, Petr Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Content Development Supervisor
Lam, Chinh Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  IT Supervisor and Lead Programmer
Martin, Tunyalee Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Associate Director for Communications Leads UC IPM communications, manages IPM publication projects, and supervises editorial and technical staff developing and producing IPM outreach materials for Web and print.
McKerracher, Chris Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Pest Management Guidelines (PMG) Coordinator
Neumann, Jennifer Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Writer/Editor 3
Parreira-Zweier, Stephanie Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  IPM Writer/Editor
Sikes, Belinda Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Urban IPM Writer Editor Urban IPM, school and child care IPM, general plant pathology, Phytophthora root rot
Tian, Tian Kern County
  Viticulture Advisor Viticulture, Plant Physiology
Tribble, Emma Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Writer/Editor 3
Windbiel-Rojas, Karey Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Associate Director for Urban & Community IPM/ Area Urban IPM Advisor Integrated Pest Management
Anderson, Lars
  Aquatic plant management consultant Aquatic Weed Biology/Control
Becerra-Alvarez, Aaron
Beets, Jens
Beets, Jens
(info only) Blecker, Lisa
Boyd, Betsy
  Assistant Professor Entomology, IPM, Weed Biological Management
Brennan, Eric
Grewell, Brenda
  Research Ecologist Plant Ecology
Kratville, David
Medic, Ana
  Lecturer weed management, plant protection materials
Miskella, John
(info only) Moretti, Marcelo
Mosqueda, Elizabeth
Mueller, Rebecca
Pitcairn, Mike
Pratt, Paul
Shrestha, Anil
  Professor Weed Science
Steenwerth, Kerri
  Research Soil Scientist
Steinmaus, Scott
  professor plant biology (weed science)
Svejcar, Lauren
Other UC
Arnold, Kari Foundation Plant Services - CAES
  IR-4 Western Region Field Coordinator Ensuring that specialty crop farmers have legal access to safe and effective crop protection products.
Barry, Teri
Colwell, Alison
  Curator Center for Plant Diversity (Herbarium): plant identification services
DeBiase, Ria
Kyser, Guy Department of Plant Sciences
  Specialist Invasive plants of non-crop environments
Lynch, Michael
Perez, Gale Department of Plant Sciences
  Public Education Specialist
Romano, Samson
Stover-Blackburn, Julia Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center
Taniguchi, Kevin Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center
Watkins, Seth
Membership Totals
Number of Members132
ANR Members112
Info Only2
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