Steve Fennimore is an Extension Specialist and Weed Scientist with the University of California, Davis located at Salinas, CA USA. Since 1997, Steve has conducted a research and extension program focused on weed management in vegetables, flowers and strawberries in coastal production areas of California USA. His specialization is in non-chemical weed management for strawberry and vegetable crops. Projects in his lab include automated weed removal, and steam for soil disinfestation. Steve grew up on a vegetable farm in western Oregon. From 1983 to 1993, Steve worked in the Agricultural Chemical industry holding research and development positions in California, Mississippi and Indiana with ICI Americas/Zeneca. He left industry and returned to graduate school at Purdue University where he received his PhD in weed science in 1997 under Mike Foley’s supervision.