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Weed Science

The Weed Science Program area of focus includes agricultural and invasive weed control (chemical, mechanical, cultural, and biological control), weed ecology, weed monitoring and forecasting, vegetation restoration, and integrated control strategies.

Susanville East View
Susanville East View
There are many informational resources available to learn how to combat weeds.  One of the most useful is a weed identification tool found at the Weed Research and Information Center.  The University of California Integrated Pest Management (UC IPM) website has a Weed Photo Gallery to help you identify your weeds.  

Pest Management of Small Grains - Weeds is a section of the Small Grain Production Manual that specifically addresses weeds and weed control. 

Encycloweedia is sponsored by the California Department of Food and Agriculture and has a photo gallery and data sheets for identification and management of noxious weeds found in California.

Willow Creek Valley
Willow Creek Valley
Weed Science Society of America promotes research, education, and extension outreach activities related to weeds.  Their website includes links for weed identification and weed management tools.

Western Society of Weed Science coordinates efforts in weed management among various states and agencies, fosters and encourages education and research in weed science, and supports solutions to weed problems.  Their website has a link to on-line lessons about herbicides.

UC Weed Science Blog
  • East Bay Regional Park District
    Job announcement :: Vegetation Ecologist (2)

    The East Bay Regional Park District is currently recruiting for two (2) Vegetation Ecologists and these positions will be headquartered at the Park District's Administrative Office, 2950 Peralta Oaks Ct., Oakland. The hiring pools established from this...

    By Gale Perez
    Posted by - Public Education Specialist
  • Ryan Hill: Weed Science and Agronomy Advisor
    New Advisor for Weed Science and Agronomy: Ryan Hill

    My name is Ryan Hill, and I am the new UC Cooperative Extension Weed Science and Agronomy Advisor in Tehama County, also serving Shasta and Glenn counties. I received a B.S. in Biology from George Fox University in 2014 and an M.S. in Plant Breeding and...

    By Ryan Hill
    Author - Agronomy & Weed Sciences Advisor