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  • SBC

    Seeds (and breeding) grow deep in Plant Sciences centers

    2/20/2015 - While Plant Sciences celebrates an anniversary, two UC Davis staff members look back on the founding of the Seed Biotechnology and Plant Breeding Centers. More...

  • Leslie Roche award

    Roche’s approaches gain attention

    2/19/2015 - Plant Sciences project scientist Leslie Roche recently received the Outstanding Young Range Professional award from the Society for Range Management during its annual conference. More...

  • top honors

    Top honors go to three Plant Sciences students

    2/5/2015 - UC Davis graduate students in weed science recently received four awards for their research projects. More...

  • crops

    UC Davis developing faster, more accurate robotic cultivator

    1/22/2015 - Controlling weeds could soon become more effective, affordable and sustainable for vegetable growers, thanks to a system being developed with help from Plant Sciences’ Steve Fennimore. More...

  • Jeff Ross-Ibarra

    Ancient maize followed two paths into the Southwest

    1/14/2015 - Plant Sciences associate professor Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra contributed to the most comprehensive tracking to date of the origin and evolution of maize in the Southwest. More...

  • rice field

    Rice-enomics’ in a drought

    12/17/2014 - A local rice grower with deep ties to Plant Sciences produces some of the best yields in California, even in drought. More...

  • Allen Van Deynze and Howard-Yana Shapiro

    New plant breeding academy graduates to improve Africa’s ‘orphan’ crops

    12/16/2014 - The African Plant Breeding Academy, run by Allen Van Deynze and Howard-Yana Shapiro at UC Davis Plant Sciences, in collaboration with Mars Incorporated and their global partners, today graduated its first class of plant breeders in Nairobi, Kenya. More...

  • newspaper

    Plant Sciences newsletter is moving

    12/1/2014 - The departmental newsletter is switching to a new platform as an update to our service. To receive the biweekly emailed publication, all readers must sign up with their email address here.

  • grant funds

    Grant funds new high school ag sustainability courses

    11/25/2014 - Plant Sciences’ Jeff Mitchell recently received a Monsanto grant to support a network of high school activities aimed at sustainability. More...

  • drought workshop

    Drought talk draws ranchers, researchers and climatologists

    11/21/2014 - With California’s drought likely entering a fourth year, scientists met with ranchers Nov. 7 at UC Davis to give background and gain feedback on a key climate indicator: the U.S. Drought Monitor. More...


  • Plant Sciences 10 year anniversary celebration

    Photos: Plant Sciences celebrates 10 years

    3/4/2015 - The Department looked back on a decade in the making recently with an anniversary event hosting about 300 people, where Chris Van Kessel was lauded for his great efforts in unifying Plant Sciences. More...

  • Salu Ribeiro

    Biotech grad featured on NPR

    3/3/2015 - UC Davis Biotechnology graduate Salu Ribeiro is featured in science video. More...

  • George Tibbitts

    Voices from the Drought: Rice grower George Tibbitts

    12/19/2014 - UC Davis alum George Tibbitts has worked closely with Plant Sciences faculty for the latest research in sustainable farming. More...

  • Trial and error for Veg Crops class

    Trial and error for Veg Crops class

    12/10/2014 - Students from Jeff Mitchell’s PLS 110C Vegetable Crops Production course put together videos to share their adventures and pitfalls in growing spinach. Video 1 | Video 2

  • Pumpkin Festival 2014

    Pumpkin Social & Chili Cookoff 2014

    10/30/2014 - Department members and families gathered Oct. 8 for a carving contest, barbecue, hayrides, pumpkin pickin’ and more -- all under 94 degrees in the sun! Photo gallery...

  • One California: The future of farming

    One California: The Future of Farming

    10/13/2014 - From our land-grant university tradition to our renowned College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis is growing the future of agriculture with farmers like the Mullers every day. More...

  • Theresa Costa - Biotechnology advisor

    Advising in the Biotechnology Major at UC Davis

    10/7/2014 - A snappy, new video by biotechnology students Lauren Salinero, Alex Wai, Devin Humpal and others in the Biotechnology Club offers tips on navigating the program. More...

  • Dan Putnam

    UC Davis and Netafim team up for Alfalfa Field Day

    Plant Sciences CE Specialist Dan Putnam teamed up with Netafim to showcase subsurface drip irrigation for a recent alfalfa field tour. More...

  • peaches

    Why Peaches Started Tasting Better

    Plant Sciences’ Carlos Crisosto talks about working with peach growers in this video for a new UC Davis ag campaign. More...

  • tomato growers

    Research Grows the Confidence of California Tomato Growers

    Plant Sciences researcher Ann Powell talks in this video about working with growers to develop better tomatoes. More...


  • December 10, 2014 seminar

    Plant Sciences Winter Seminar Series

    The Plant Sciences Winter Seminar Series has concluded. The Spring Seminar Series will be posted soon!

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