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EVENT :: Science Symposium on Invasive Aquatic Vegetation

We just received information on the following event:

The Delta Stewardship Council will be hosting a Science Symposium on Invasive Aquatic Vegetation at UC Davis on September 15, 2015.  See below for details and go to the DSC event website for the tentative agenda: http://deltacouncil.ca.gov/event-detail/12410

What: Science Symposium on Invasive Aquatic Vegetation
When: September 15, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: UC Davis, 100 Hunt Hall, Davis, CA 95616

This one-day science symposium will explore new developments in surveillance and monitoring of aquatic vegetation to facilitate management and control, advances in knowledge that could lead to better management and control practices, and advances in risk assessment and reduction.

Please share this information with others who may be interested.

Christine Joab
Environmental Scientist
Central Valley Water Board
11020 Sun Center Drive #200
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-6114

Posted on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 8:18 AM
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Getting ready for Rice Field Day

The annual California Rice Field Day is coming up on Wed., Aug. 26, 2015 at the Rice Experiment Station (RES) in Biggs, California. This is one of my favorite field days:

  • the station is impressive
  • the fields tours are educational with up-to-date information
  • it's a half day event 8:30-12 noon
  • they offer a couple of CEUs for PCAs, QALs, QACs, and Private applicators certificate holders
  • the event is free AND
  • lunch is included--expect a rice dish or two.

This year, Kassim Al-Khatib is running the weed control research trials at the RES.

To get you ready for the Rice Field Day, here's Kassim's rice weed management presentation from the Rice Production Workshop a few weeks ago.

Video provided by Julie Tillman of the UC Agronomy Research & Information Center (AgRIC).

Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 7:52 AM
Tags: agronomic crops (9), announcement (149), Rice (1)

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT :: Society of Ecological Restoration (Southwest Chapter) annual conference

Mark your calendar!

Annual Conference
Society of Ecological Restoration-Southwest Chapter

Nov. 20–22, 2015 (Friday-Sunday)
Reid Park Double Tree Hotel
Tucson, Arizona

http://chapter.ser.org/southwest/2015-annual-conferenc/

More information to come.

Posted on Monday, August 10, 2015 at 9:30 AM

JOB OPENING :: Extension Specialist in Weed Science for Turfgrass, Landscapes, Pastures and Forages

Date posted: August 6, 2015

Title: Extension Specialist in Weed Science for Turfgrass, Landscapes, Pastures and Forages

Appointment: Faculty position; Extension Specialist in Weed Science for Turfgrass, Landscapes, Pastures and Forages at the assistant or associate professor level. The position is tenure-track or, if appropriate, tenured

Location: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Nature and Purpose: The Specialist is a member of the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, and provides statewide leadership to county and state faculty and others serving the turfgrass, landscape, pasture and forage industries and related fields. The Specialist provides expertise in weed science through research and interpretation of research results in the area of improved management and environmental practices, including weed ecology and management. The Specialist develops and coordinates the materials and resources supporting county and state educational programming in weed science and management. Through research and engagement with the New Jersey turfgrass, landscape, pasture and forage industries, the Specialist provides support for the long-term health of these industries and serves as a critical bridge in networking with allied fields.

New Jersey's diverse landscapes provide a vast array of research and extension opportunities for weed management in suburban and urban horticultural systems that border and interconnect with agriculture. We seek a faculty member that uses interdisciplinary and multifaceted approaches to address weed science and management by employing novel and state-of-the-art approaches including ecology and basic biology applied to areas such as sustainable landscaping, invasive species, herbicide resistance, IPM, and organic management. Numerous opportunities exist to develop strong collaborative programs with the golf, sports, landscape (commercial, residential, restoration), and equine industries. The Center for Turfgrass Science and the Equine Science Center are outstanding units at Rutgers University from which to develop excellent research and extension teams to address critical issues in weed science and management.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in weed science, plant science, plant ecology, agronomy, horticulture or a related discipline from an accredited institution is required. Previous faculty, industry, or postdoctoral experience is preferred. The ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff and clientele is expected. The successful candidate must have the ability to garner competitive grant funding; organize and evaluate educational programs; plan and execute research that contributes to the advancement of an innovative, nationally-recognized research program that leads to measurable impacts; supervise professional staff (e.g., postdoctoral associates, technicians) in planning, conducting and disseminating research-based results and recommendations to stakeholders including industry professionals; and understand and practice the philosophy of cooperative endeavors by teaming with specialists, agents, state agencies, stakeholders, industry professionals, and researchers in other disciplines and in other states as necessary.

Applications: Active review of materials will begin August 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate is anticipated to begin on January 1, 2016. Salary is commensurate with experience. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, concise statement of extension and research objectives, and the names of three professional references either electronically or by mail to Dr. Albrecht Koppenhöfer, Search Committee Chair, Department of Entomology, Rutgers University, 93 Lipman Dr, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8524; koppenhofer@aesop.rutgers.edu.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Rutgers, The State University of NJ is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ the best qualified individual without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap or disability, or marital, military, or veteran's status. Individuals covered by Section 503 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or Section 402 of the Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 may self-identify. If you wish to self-identify, please do so in the cover letter transmitting your curriculum vita. Employment eligibility verification required.

Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Tags: announcement (149)

JOB OPENING :: Extension Specialist in Weed Science for Specialty Crops

Title: Extension Specialist in Weed Science for Specialty Crops

Appointment: 50% Extension, 30% Research, and 20% Teaching

Location: Dept. of Plant Biology, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Date: June 6, 2015

Nature and Purpose: This is a search for an Extension Specialist in Weed Science for Specialty Crops at the assistant or associate professor level. This 12-month position is tenure track or, if appropriate, tenured. The Specialist is a member of the Department of Plant Biology and provides statewide leadership to county and state faculty and others serving the specialty crop (small fruit, tree fruit, vegetable, wine grapes, Christmas trees, floriculture, and nursery) industries. The Specialist provides expertise in weed science through research and interpretation of research results in the areas of weed ecology and improved management and environmental practices, including integrated crop (pest) management. The Specialist develops and coordinates the materials and resources supporting county and state educational programming in weed science and management. Through research and engagement with the New Jersey specialty crops industries, the Specialist provides support for the long-term health of these industries and serves as a critical bridge in networking with allied fields. The Specialist participates in undergraduate and/or graduate teaching and advises undergraduate and/or graduate independent research projects in the field of expertise.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in weed science, plant science, plant ecology, agronomy, horticulture, or a related discipline from an accredited institution is required. Faculty, postdoctoral, or industry experience is preferred. The successful candidate must have expertise and broad knowledge in at least one of two areas, with sufficient familiarity in the other: i) plant sciences as related to weed science and management that acknowledges the diversity of plants in use and adaptation within the specialty crop industries; and ii) knowledge of technology / engineering used in weed management (for example, chemical and biological control, mechanisms of herbicide resistance, and weed biology). The successful candidate must have the ability to garner competitive grant funding; organize and evaluate educational programs; plan and execute research ideas that contribute to the advancement of an innovative, nationally-recognized research program that leads to measurable impacts; guide and advise professional staff (such as postdoctoral associates and technicians) in planning, conducting, and disseminating research-based results and recommendations to stakeholders; and understand and practice the philosophy of cooperative endeavors by teaming with specialists, agents, state agencies, stakeholders, and researchers in other disciplines and in other states as necessary.

Applications: Active review of materials will begin August 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate is anticipated to begin on January 1, 2016. Salary is commensurate with experience. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, concise statement of extension and research objectives, and the names of three professional references either electronically or by mail to Dr. Ann Gould, Search Committee Chair, Department of Plant Biology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 59 Dudley Rd., New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8524; gould@aesop.rutgers.edu.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Rutgers, The State University of NJ is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ the best qualified individual without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap or disability, or marital, military, or veteran's status. Individuals covered by Section 503 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or Section 402 of the Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 may self-identify. If you wish to self-identify, please do so in the cover letter transmitting your curriculum vita. Employment eligibility verification required.

Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 12:41 PM
Tags: announcement (149)

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