The overarching goal of our research and extension program is to contribute to the economic and environmental sustaibability of perennial cropping systems. We seek to develop integrated pest management solutions for weeds and other pests using a variety of chemical and non-chemical approaches. Much of our current research is focused on herbicide issues including: weed control efficacy, herbicide-resistant weeds, and crop injury resulting from herbicide drift or other exposure.
In order to find practical solutions to complex agricultural and environmental problems,we conduct mulit-disciplinary research at the laboratory, greenhouse, and field scale and extend this knowledge to our stakeholders through the cooperative extension network.
(click here for former team members and visitors) Brad Hanson, Cooperative Extension Weed Specialist Ph.D. 2004. Plant Science, University of Idaho M.S. 1999. Plant Science, University of Idaho B.S. 1996. Agricultural Studies, Iowa State University Additional Information link to CV
Our program has four main focus areas: chemical and cultural weed control research in perennial crops, and support for weed control in annual cropping systems; basic and applied research on the development, management, and physiology of herbicide-resistant weeds; herbicide-crop interactions and herbicide