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Weed Science


Weed science is a course taught in the Department of Plant Science. An undergraduate course (PLANT 160 Weed Science) is offered every spring semester.  Undergraduate students also have the opportunity to work on independent research studies (Plant 180) on many aspects of weed science.  Opportunities are available for graduate students to work on their MS thesis research projects in weed science. Many career opportunities are available with the private and public sector in weed science.

Past graduate students in weed science have gone on to complete their PhD programs at other institutions and are now employed as faculty in prestigious schools.

CWSS meeting

Winners of the student paper competition at the 2016 California Weed Science Society (CWSS) annual meeting (left to right): Jorge Angeles (2nd place), Elizabeth Mosqueda (3rd place-tie), Sarah Parry (3rd place -tie), and Ryan Cox (1st place).

CWSS2 meeting

Graduate student Katrina Steinhauer (L) and undergraduate student Pahoua Yang (3rd place in student poster competition, R) presenting their posters at the 2016 CWSS meeting.

ASA meeting

Undergraduate students Larissa Larocca deSouza (intern University of Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Sara Parry by their poster at the 2015 ASA/CSSA/SSSA annual meeting in Minneapolis, MN.