Kurt J. Hembree M.S.

Weed Management Farm Advisor
Cooperative Extension Fresno County
550 E. Shaw Avenue, Suite 210-B
(559) 241-7515
Fresno, CA 93710
(559) 241-7520
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Biography

    I am a Graduate of Fresno State, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Plant Science in 1985 and a Master’s degree in Plant Protection in 1994.  I was employed as a Staff Research Associate from 1985 to 1994 at UCCE, Fresno County.  I have been a Farm Advisor, specializing in weed management, at UCCE in Fresno County since 1994.  Through my career I have conducted hundreds of field herbicide screening trials to help develop new herbicide registrations for use in vegetables, row crops, orchards and vineyards, and non-crop settings.  I was involved with the discovery of glyphosate-resistant horseweed in 2005 and hairy fleabane in 2007 in California and have helped develop management strategies for their control.  Recently, I have been comparing weed efficacy using newly developed spray drift reducing-type nozzles.

Education

M.S. Plant Protection, CSU, Fresno. 1994

Specialty

Weed management strategies in crop and non-crop settings

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