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  • Dan Putnam

    Dan Putnam: Drought management of alfalfa

    7/17/2015 - Dan Putnam, UC Cooperative Extension alfalfa and forage crop specialist in the Department of Plant Sciences, tells alfalfa growers to concentrate on their most productive fields during drought, and let marginal fields go. More...

  • Plant Breeding Academy

    European Plant Breeding Academy: Class III Graduates

    7/8/2015 - On June 26, 2015, the UC Davis European Plant Breeding Academy (PBA) graduated the third class with a session in Davis, California. More...

  • Amanda Crump

    Amanda Crump honored

    6/25/2015 - Amanda Crump, associate director of the Horticulture Innovation Lab, has received the Award for Distinguished Service from the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) in Washington, D.C. More...

  • 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...


  • 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...


  • Optical Mapping Workshop: August 7, 2015 | UC Davis

    A one-day workshop in the use of optical mapping will be held August 7, 2015, at UC Davis. It is part of the education/outreach component of the “Sequencing the Aegilops tauschii genome” grant (NSF-PGRP grant IOS-1238231). More...

  • Weed Science School: August 1820, 2015

    Weed Science School takes place August 18–20 at the Bowley Plant Science Teaching Center. This intensive course focuses on the mode and mechanism of herbicide activity in plants and the fate of herbicides in the environment. More...

  • International Conference on Fresh-cut Produce Maintaining Quality and Safety: September 1318, 2015

    Registrations are being accepted for the third International Conference on Fresh-cut Produce — Maintaining Quality and Safety. The conference will be held on the UC Davis campus, September 13–16, with an optional two-day technical tour, September 17–18. Conference attendance is limited to 200 registrants. More...

  • Produce Safety a Science-based Framework Workshop: November 35, 2015

    The UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center is offering a workshop, November 3–5, on developing a scientific framework for produce microbial safety systems and preventive controls. The course is designed primarily for entering and junior-level produce safety professionals and others with an interest in produce safety education. More...

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    Plant Sciences Seminar Series

    The Plant Sciences Spring Seminar Series has concluded. Please check back for our upcoming presentations.

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