Dr. Brad Hanson was selected as a Fellow of the Western Society of Weed Science (WSWS) at the 76th annual meeting held February 27-March 3, 2023, in Boise, Idaho. The Fellow Award is the highest honor of the Society and recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the Society and to the discipline of Weed Science. Brad has a long record of serving the Society in leadership roles and was previously recognized as WSWS Outstanding Early Career Weed Scientist in 2011. In addition to WSWS, he is active in the California Weed Science Society and the Weed Science Society of America.
Brad has been a Cooperative Extension Specialist at UC Davis since 2009. His statewide weed management research and extension program is focused on orchard and vineyard crops and he also provides weed science support for agronomic and horticultural crops and supervises the UC Davis IR-4 Field Research Center. From 2005-2009, he was a research agronomist with USDA-ARS in Parlier, CA, where he conducted research on soil fumigants and weed control in nursery crops.
The committee recognized the productive career that Brad has had as a weed scientist. He has co-authored 92 peer-reviewed articles, 16 book chapters and extension publications, and more than 60 research papers presented at WSWS meetings. Brad and members of his lab delivered more than 500 extension presentations during his career at UC Davis. Brad is considered an excellent mentor for graduate students and young weed scientists.
One letter of support noted that Brad is “committed to solving problems. He has the ability to blend curiosity-driven scientific advances with a problem-solving Extension mindset”.
Carol Mallory-Smith is a Professor emeritus at Oregon State University.
Also posted on the UC Davis Plant Sciences Dept. website: https://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/news/hanson-fellow-WSWS
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