Steven Seefeldt is an Assistant Research Faculty at NWREC with a focus on Weed Science. Throughout his career he has brought new understanding about how plants are measured in rangeland systems, increased our understanding of herbicide resistance, improved the analyses of dose-response research, expanded our understanding of herbicide fate, and enhanced our ability to manage weeds while reducing pesticide use in agronomic and non-agronomic systems.
Steven was the State Horticulture and Extension Specialist with the Department of Agriculture and Horticulture at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for over 4 years. He completed his B.S. in Forestry at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX, his M.S. in Arid Lands Studies at Texas Tech in Lubbock, TX, and his Ph.D. in Agronomy at Washington State University at Pullman, WA. He was a Weed Scientist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Subarctic Agricultural Research Unit in Fairbanks, AK for 8 years. In addition he was a Rangeland Scientist for over 4 years at the USDA-ARS U. S. Sheep Experiment Station in Dubois, ID, a Weed Scientist in Hamilton, New Zealand for 2 years with Ag Research, a technician and support scientist for the ARS Non-irrigated Agriculture Weed Science Research Unit in Pullman, WA, a science, math and French teacher at a small secondary school in Nezperce, ID, and Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger.