Faculty and Chair
Dr. Anil Shrestha, Department Chair
Professor, Weed Science
Ph.D. Michigan State University
M.S. Cornell University
BSc (Ag) Narendra Dev Univ. of Agri. & Tech, India
Brief Introductory Statement
Dr. Anil Shrestha joined the Department of Viticulture and Enology as Department Chair where he provides leadership to the academic program, faculty, staff, and students; responsible for the administration, development, and operations of all academic responsibilities within the viticulture and enology program. In this capacity, he works directly with the Viticulture and Enology Research Center (VERC) Director, the University Agricultural Laboratory (UAL) Manager, and the grape and wine industry.
Prior to joining the Department of Viticulture and Enology, Dr. Shrestha taught weed science in the Plant Science Department and was involved in several viticulture research projects at Fresno State. His primary research area is integrated vegetation management in agricultural and non-agricultural systems. Particular research interests include weed biology and ecology, crop-weed competition, herbicide-resistance management, environmental aspects of vegetation management, cropping systems, agroecology, conservation tillage, IPM, and organic farming.