Biosolarization team with award

Christopher Simmons Honored by Department of Pesticide Regulation

The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) honored Christopher Simmons, PhD, and his research team, with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Achievement Award for their work with biosolarization, a process that combines the sun’s heat with soil amendments to manage weeds and other soil-borne pests.
The IPM Achievement Award honors agricultural and nonagricultural California groups, organizations, companies, or schools for their achievements in IPM and reduced-risk pest management. 
Christopher Simmons, PhD, is the Director of Research and Outreach at the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS) and a professor of food science and technology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis. His research focuses on food system sustainability with a focus on sustainable management of agricultural and food processing wastes. His biosolarization project is one of five core projects funded by WCAHS.