On the applied level, I look at the consequences of our findings for plant breeding. One of my main activities is a participation in the ABC-KT project (i.e., African Bean Consortium, funded by the Kirkhouse Trust), which seeks to develop a marker-assisted selection capability in East African bean breeding programs.
Since January 2012, I am leading the UC Davis bean breeding program, with the responsibility of producing new varieties of lima bean, garbanzos, and common bean for the California grain legume industry, including the California Dry-Bean Advisory Board, the organic sector (Lundberg Family Farms, Clif Bar Family Foundation), Kirsten Co. LLC, Colusa Produce, etc.. More ...
What does UC Davis mean to California? (pdf) In the field of plant breeding, most crop varieties in the state are UC varieties. Check the list of varieties and the breeding programs (pdf) that produced them and a historic gallery of UCD plant breeders.
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2012 Gepts P, Famula TR, Bettinger RL, Brush SB,
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