70: Science and Controversy of Glyphosate

Dr. Scott Steinmaus is a professor, Biological Sciences at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. His interview covers the complexities of herbicide resistance including challenges seen in glyphosate research around resistance, information bias, and environmental and social impacts. Scott highlights the importance of “mixing it up” – reducing use, preserving the limited modes of action available, and finding alternatives.

Scott received a BS in Plant Science and Plant Pathology and a PhD in Plant Biology from the University of California at Davis and worked as a Staff Research Associate in the Weed Science program while a graduate student. He was a National Research Initiative United States Department of Farming and Agriculture Postdoc Fellow Plant Physiologist at University of California Riverside in the Botany and Plant Science Department. Scott joined the faculty at Cal Poly in 1999. Today his teaching and research focus on weed science as it pertains to weeds in agriculture and invasive plants in wild lands.


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