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  • 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...

  • Cal Qualset

    Cal Qualset receives CSSA Presidential Award

    11/19/2014 - At the Crop Science Society of America annual meeting November 2-5, Plant Sciences Professor Emeritus Cal Qualset was given the Presidential Award for his numerous awards and dedication to wheat research. More...

  • Trellis fund and grad students

    Trellis Fund opens door to developing world

    11/17/2014 - Plant Sciences’ Horticulture Innovation Lab is recruiting for the Trellis Fund, a program that has graduate students act as agricultural consultants. The deadline is Dec. 3. More...

  • Arnold Bloom

    Professor Bloom named Orr Endowed Chair

    11/12/2014 - Known for his theory explaining how higher CO2 inhibits some plant processes, Professor Arnold Bloom will use his position as the John B. Orr Endowed Chair to expand his research virtually. More...

  • HortCrsp

    New grant aims to build global food security through produce research

    11/12/2014 - A new $18.75 million USAID grant extends Plant Sciences' Horticulture Innovation Lab for another five years. In its first four years, the Lab trained nearly 32,000 individuals in more than 30 countries. More...

  • Kelsey Barale

    Horticulture grad student awarded

    10/28/2014 - Kelsey Barale, a graduate student in Plant Sciences' Horticulture Innovation Lab, has received the BIFAD Student Award for Scientific Excellence. It's the second year for a student from the Lab to win the award. More...

  • IAD turns 50

    IAD turns 50

    10/27/2014 - The International Agricultural Development (IAD) program, which is affiliated with Plant Sciences, celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, with the announcement of a new fellowship program for graduate students. More...

  • Chris van Kessel, Johan Six, Bruce Linquist

    No-till agriculture may not bring hoped-for boost in global crop yields

    10/22/2014 - No-till farming, a key conservation agriculture strategy, may not bring a hoped-for boost in crop yields in much of the world, according to an extensive new meta-analysis by an international team led by Plant Sciences researchers. More...

  • Matthew Gilbert and Viviana Medina

    Drought and the bean stalk

    10/20/2014 - Plant Sciences' Matthew Gilbert and Viviana Medina made the UC Davis homepage earlier this month for their experiment focusing on drought and beans and the relationship to climate change. More...

  • Ten years of Plant Sciences

    New series celebrates 10 years of Plant Sciences

    10/15/2014 - The department’s century-old roots, groundbreaking milestones and upcoming projects are now being highlighted in a new anniversary campaign rolling out over the coming weeks. Ten articles in 10 weeks will set the stage for an anniversary celebration to be held in January, 2015. More...

  • Students set up strip till

    Students set up first strip-tilled spinach field

    10/7/2014 - Plant Sciences graduate student Elyssa Lewis explains a series of new trials her PLS 110C class is embarking on. More...


  • 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...

  • Voices from the drought

    Voices from the drought

    For the Voices project, the Plant Sciences team recorded Mel Thompson at his 700-acre ranch near Oroville, where he manages 300-500 head of sheep. Through innovative strategies, Thompson has been able to fair well through the drought. More...

  • Weed Day 2014

    Weed Day draws a crowd

    Weed management research took center stage July 10 at UC Davis, when scientists, students, regulators and weed managers gathered for the 58th annual Weed Day. More...

  • Jorge Dubcovsky

    Dubcovsky: the battle with pathogens

    Plant Sciences’ Jorge Dubcovsky, a recipient of the 2014 Wolf Prize in Agriculture and an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, discusses his work to dramatically improve the nutritional value and production of wheat. More...

  • Brad Hooker and Ken Tate

    Plant Sciences on Capitol Public Radio

    CE Specialist Ken Tate and Plant Sciences Writer Brad Hooker recently visited Capitol Public Radio to discuss their new Voices from the Drought project. More…

  • Emeriti Lunch 2014

    Plant Sciences emeriti return for luncheon

    On May 9, new faculty and retired emeriti, advisor professors and their early students, friends and colleagues and at least four generations of department heads talked over lunch about today’s plant sciences, while exchanging stories from years past. More...


  • November 26, 2014 seminar

    Summer/Fall 2014 Plant Sciences Seminar Series

    Florence Zakharov will present: "All roads lead to aroma" on Wednesday, November 26, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 3001 of the Plant and Environmental Sciences Building.

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