Brad Hanson is a Cooperative Extension Weed Specialist in the Plant Sciences Department at UC Davis.  He earned his undergraduate degree in agriculture at Iowa State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in weed science at the University of Idaho.  Before joining the faculty at UC Davis in 2009, Brad worked as a weed research technician at Oregon State University, as a postdoctoral fellow at Colorado State University, and led a weed and nematode research program at the USDA-ARS lab near Fresno, California.  In his current position, his statewide research and extension program focuses on weed management in orchards and vineyards, herbicide-resistant weeds, and methyl bromide alternative soil fumigants in nurseries