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  • pepper

    Birthplace of the domesticated chili pepper identified in Mexico

    4/17/2014 - Central-east Mexico gave birth to the domesticated chili pepper — now the world’s most widely grown spice crop — reports an international research team, led by UC Davis Plant Sciences professor. More...

  • peanuts

    First peanut genomes sequenced

    4/16/2014 - The International Peanut Genome Initiative — a multinational group of crop geneticists, including a UC Davis Plant Sciences researcher — has successfully sequenced the genome of the peanut. More...

  • extreme drought

    Extreme drought may predict plant responses to climate change

    4/10/2014 - A team including Plant Sciences’ Andrew Latimer is seeking answers for how entire plant communities are being affected by extreme conditions like California’s drought. More...

  • Field Study

    Field study shows why food quality will suffer with rising CO2

    4/8/2014 - Findings from this wheat study, led by UC Davis Plant Sciences Professor Arnold Bloom, indicate that nutritional quality of crops is at risk as climate change intensifies. More...

  • CAES Field Day

    CA&ES Field Day hosts FFA student contests

    3/25/2014 - Thousands of high school students bussed in to UC Davis earlier this month to compete in 25 FFA contests, including agronomy, floriculture and vegetable crops. More...

Multimedia

  • my view of the drought

    Drought: Jeff Fowle on planning for the worst

    "It'll catch ya when you're not looking and put you out of business."

    Jeff Fowle runs a multi-generational ranching operation in Siskiyou County and is a member of the California Farm Bureau. More…

  • my view of the drought

    My View of the Drought

    Caroline Roberti tells how the drought in Northern California has affected her family’s cattle and hay ranch in Sierra Valley. More…

  • cobra lily

    Predatory Plant: Lure of the Cobra Lily

    In this amazingly shot video, Barry Rice, from the Center for Plant Diversity at Plant Sciences, provides commentary. More…

  • The Beneficial Bean

    The Beneficial Bean

    In the News: Paul Gepts is interviewed in this CDFA/California Grown video on beans. UC Davis is currently filming a new video on Gepts’ research as well. More…

  • Valley's Gold - Cotton

    Valley's Gold

    CE Specialist Jeff Mitchell was recently interviewed for this series on ValleyPBS covering cotton growing practices. More…

  • World Food Center

    World Food Center focuses on the big picture

    The World Food Center at UC Davis fosters global collaboration and focuses the university's resources and renowned experts on food challenges that threaten our environment, society and health. More...

  • UC Davis ranks No. 1 in the world for agricultural teaching and research

    UC Davis ranks No. 1 in the world for agricultural teaching and research

    UC Davis is No. 1 in the world for teaching and research in the area of agriculture and forestry, according to rankings released today by QS World University Rankings. More...

Events

  • April 23, 2014 seminar

    Plant Sciences Spring Seminar Series

    April 23John Beck (USDA-ARS, Western Regional Research Center - Albany, CA), will present: "Two agricultural commodities and one hungry polyphagous insect pest: so many choices and so little time" on Wednesday, April 23, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 3001 of the Plant and Environmental Sciences Building.

  • Advances in Stable Isotope Techniques and Applications (ASITA) Conference

    June 15 - 18This conference will take place in sunny Davis, California from June 15 to 18, 2014.   The meeting focuses on methodology advancements, technical challenges, and novel applications of isotope analyses.  This workshop has a reputation of being a lighthearted forum for discussing and solving technical challenges.   Registration and abstract submission is open.   Early registration ends May 15.  Please visit the ASITA website for more information.

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