Introduction

Weed science is a course taught in the Department of Plant Science. An undergraduate course (PLTH 105 Weed Science) is offered every spring semester.  A team-taught (along with Entomology and Plant Pathology) graduate course (Plant 261 Advanced Plant Health Management) is offered fall semester in alternate odd-numbered years. 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.

CWSS

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

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

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.