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JOB OPENING :: Product Development Representative

Product Development Representative


LOCATION: California – Fresno, North

Job Description
The Product Development Representative will be responsible for managing field research in an assigned territory (California – Fresno North). The major crops of interest are tree nuts, grapes, rice, stone fruit, cotton, corn and miscellaneous vegetables. Major emphasis will be place on two categories: (1) development of new proprietary active ingredients; and (2) work supporting activities of Nichino Marketing and Sales personnel. The successful candidate will have an advanced degree in an agricultural science and field experience in plot design and data analysis. In addition, the Product Development Representative must be an effective communicator (written and verbal), well-organized and able to manage time effectively in a large, crop-diverse geography.


  • Management of field and laboratory trial work conducted in the assigned geography.
  • Development of local programs to support sales of existing products as prioritized by Nichino Product Management.
  • As needed, provide Nichino Product Management with technical recommendations for use of existing branded products (labels, brochures, technical bulletins) and for labeled uses of new active ingredients.
  • On a monthly basis provide a written summary of activities and key results in the assigned area.
  • Serve as Nichino America's technical expert within the university research and extension community as well as with agricultural consultants and local commodity groups.

Educational Requirements:
Advanced degree (M.S. OR Ph.D.) in an agricultural science.

Nichino members enjoy an excellent health benefits package, competitive pay, paid vacation and leave.

Please CLICK HERE to see job posting.

Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 9:01 AM
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JOB OPENING :: Dryland Cropping Systems Specialist

The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska is accepting applications for a Dryland Cropping Systems Specialist, a 50% research, 50% extension, a twelve-month, tenure-leading faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and administered at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center located at Scottsbluff, NE. Tenure home for this position is the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, with administrative assignment to the PHREC. Rank and tenure will be based on experience and credentials of the successful applicant. If hired at the Full Professor rank, the candidate will be reviewed for tenure prior to hiring and would be eligible for consideration for the Fenster Dryland Crops Professorship. Extension and research programs will be focused on efficiency, profitability, and environmental management of High Plains cropping systems with an emphasis on dryland production. The appointee will serve as the Faculty Supervisor for the High Plains Agricultural Laboratory at Sidney, Nebraska, with responsibilities including development, funding, and conduct of research trials and oversight of personnel and facilities.

Research responsibility is to investigate intensive dryland and limited irrigation cropping systems that emphasize water management, weed control, and soil conservation. Continuation of a Long-Term Tillage Experiment at the High Plains Agricultural Lab is expected, as well as developing an aggressive and productive research program valued by regional producers and related industry partners. Extension programming will be designed to help clientele enhance profitability, sustainability and ecosystem services of cropping systems in Nebraska, special attention will be placed on weed control issues. Aggressive publication of results in recognized peer-reviewed journals, supervision of graduate student research, revenue generation through acquisition of external grant funds, and contributions to extension publications and extension teams will be required for this position.

Requires Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. in place by date of hire, in Agronomy or closely related field.

To review the complete position details and to apply for this position, go to: http://employment.unl.edu, search for requisition number F_140062. Click on “Apply to this Job.” Attach a letter of application, an overview of research and extension experience and interests, and a curriculum vitae. Arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent via e-mail to: kdanforth2@unl.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

See attached files.

Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 7:40 AM
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Plant science students earn top honors at UC Davis Weed Day

From the Fresno State website Jul 18, 2014  by



A team of three Fresno State plant science students took first place in the weed identification category at the 58th annual Weed Day seminar hosted by University of California, Davis.

Seniors Sarah Parry of Sonora, Isaac Giron of Terra Bella and Mala To of Cambodia correctly identified 17 of 20 weeds to win the contest among almost 200 participants on July 10.  A fourth team member, graduate student Rama Paudel of Nepal, won second place.

They prepared under the tutelage of Dr. Anil Shrestha, professor of weed science in the Plant Science Department of the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State.  Fresno State's team was accompanied by Steve Wright, farm adviser for the University of California Cooperative Extension in Tulare.

Each year, Weed Day brings together pest control advisers, farm advisers, chemical company cooperators, college faculty and students and regulatory officials to learn about current weed science research at UC Davis.

For the contest portion, contestants were asked to identify 20 different types of weeds during a tour of current weed research plots at UC Davis. The plots involved herbicide research in annual fruit and vegetables crops, crop safety and herbicide symptomology demonstrations, aquatic weeds and grassland weed invasion and restoration research.

The Fresno State students were invited to a dinner after the seminar for one-on-one interaction with UC Davis weed science graduate and post-doctoral students, extension specialists and professors.

“It was a great experience that opened my eyes to new opportunities in weed science and it has encouraged me to pursue my master's degree,” Parry said. “I'm excited to see what the future has in store.”

To said, “I was able to utilize my prior knowledge that I learned from Dr.  Shrestha's weeds class to successfully help me identify the various weeds in the Weed ID Challenge.”

For more information, contact  Shrestha at ashrestha@csufresno.edu.

Fresno State students with Weed Day 2014 Chair Brad Hanson

(Copy by Akyia Westley, University Communications news assistant.)

Original source

Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 1:57 PM
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Intra Row Weeding Machine Demonstration

University of California Cooperative Extension

Intra Row Weeding Machine Demonstration

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
USDA East Alisal Research Station
1636 East Alisal Road (follow signs)


The area of mechanical weed control is developing rapidly in Europe. This machine is designed to remove weeds in the seedline. This meeting is a good opportunity to view this technology and see if it fits your operation and weeding needs.


  • The Robovator (Poulsen Engineering, Denmark) intra row weeding machine will be demonstrated in a field of transplanted lettuce
  • The machine uses a split knife that opens around crop plants and closes between plants to take out weeds
  • It can be used in both conventional and organic production systems
  • There will be ample opportunity to watch the machine work and discuss with company representatives and researchers


  • Christian Kirchhoff, Kress Co., Germany
  • Steve Fennimore, Extension Vegetable Weed Control Specialist, UC Davis
  • Richard Smith, Vegetable Crop and Weed Science Farm Advisor, Monterey County


No registration fee.

For more information call Richard at 759-7357.


Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 4:10 PM
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new WSSA Herbicide Handbook (10th ed) now available for $95

Link today to the newest edition of an important reference book for herbicides - the Weed Science Society of America's "Herbicide Handbook".  Dr. Dale Shaner took on the updating and revision of the 10th Edition (at over 500 pages of very dense information, this was no small task!). 

This resource is fantastic and is the one reference book that I use nearly every day.  Mine is always within arms reach in my office.  Take a look if you routinely work with herbicide active ingredients - there is a tremendous amount of herbicide info in this book, especially considering the price. 



From WSSA:

The Weed Science Society of America is proud to announce that the 10th Edition of the Herbicide Handbook is now available for $95. This includes shipping/handling. The Herbicide Handbook, 10th Edition includes:

- Detailed information on more than 230 herbicides currently in commercial production

- A new, easy-to-use alphabetical format

- Useful glossary of technical terms 

- Listings for adjuvants


10th edition of WSSA Herbicide Handbook
10th edition of WSSA Herbicide Handbook

Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 11:57 AM
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