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  • Kentaro Inoue

    Plant Sciences Professor Kentaro Inoue killed in bicycle accident

    9/2/2016 - Esteemed professor, long-time bicyclist, and outdoorsman Kentaro Inoue was in a tragic accident on August 31. Read more about Kentaro and add your memory or tribute. More...

  • Brad Hanson

    Brad Hanson receives award for Outstanding New Academic

    7/28/2016 - Brad Hanson, weed science specialist in the Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis, received the UC ANR Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding New Academic. The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments with less than 10 years in UC Cooperative Extension for academic excellence, contributions to university and public service, creation of an innovative research program, and impact in extension and research. More...

  • weeds

    Weed Day: 60th Anniversary

    7/18/2016 - The 60th annual Weed Day was held at UC Davis on July 7. Western Farm Press published a series of photos from the day, including photos of several UC Davis weed science researchers. More...

  • phosphorus

    Ken Tate receives Conservation Impact Award from California Rangeland Trust

    6/21/2016 - California Rangeland Trust awarded the 2016 Conservation Impact Award to Dr. Kenneth W. Tate, a Cooperative Extension specialist and professor in the Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis, and with UC ANR. The Rangeland Trust recognized that it’s not only landowners who make significant contributions to the conservation of California Rangelands and created the Conservation Impact Award in 2015. More...

  • phosphorus

    Proper phosphorus levels keep rice growing well

    6/06/2016 - Bruce Linquist’s work on rice nutrition, salinity, and water management are featured in an article in AgAlert. Linquist spoke to rice growers on how to apply phosphorus, and how much to apply to rice. More...

  • Alumni Richard and Evelyne Rominger

    Richard and Evelyne Rominger to receive UC Davis Medals

    5/24/2016 - Alumni Richard and Evelyne Rominger have played prominent roles in the community and in statewide and national agriculture. Rich earned his degree in Plant Science at UC Davis, and Evelyne attended UC Davis before earning her degree from UC Berkeley. More...

  • carrots

    Carrot genome paints colorful picture of domestication

    5/18/2016 - Genome sequencing reveals how carrots have become good at accumulating carotenoids, the pigment compounds that give them their characteristic colors and nutritional richness. This could help improve carrots and related crops. More...

  • Kent Bradford and Alfred Huo

    Gene blocking lettuce germination also regulates flowering time: Discovery could be crucial for adapting to climate change

    5/12/2016 - Kent Bradford and Alfred Huo found that lettuce could be prevented from flowering by increasing the expression of a microRNA, which prevented the plant from transitioning to adulthood and flowering. More...

  • 13th Solanaceae Conference

    13th Solanaceae Conference, SolGenomics: Advances to Applications

    4/14/2016 - This international conference brings together over 300 scientists and students to discuss the latest advances in genomics and applications for understanding and producing solanaceous plants and crops. More...

  • forgotten crops may hold key to nutritional security

    Forgotten crops may hold key to nutritional security

    3/18/2016 - UC Davis is partnering in a global plant-breeding consortium that is fighting malnutrition and poverty in Africa by improving the traditional crops of the continent. More...

  • Jim Beutel

    In memoriam: Jim Beutel, retired pomologist

    1/26/2016 - UC Davis pomologist Jim Beutel, who worked on fruit tree diseases and the introduction of new fruits to California, died at the age of 88. More...





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  • Our College is cool

    Our College is cool

    7/20/2016 - Plant Sciences and Eduardo Blumwald are featured in a video showing the breadth and depth of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The video also shows many opportunities for students. More...

  • Picnic Day 2016

    Picnic Day 2016

    4/19/2016 - The Department of Plant Sciences puts on many terrific exhibits at Picnic Day, all of which show visitors about the department’s research and education, along with great opportunities in the world of plants. See the Plant Sciences Facebook page for more photos. More...

  • UC Davis flooding farms to restore groundwater

    UC Davis is flooding farms to restore groundwater

    1/26/2016 - Professors Ken Shackel and Helen Dahlke are working with almond grower Nick Blom on replenishing underground aquifers. See the full article by Kat Kerlin. More...

  • students learn tillage and crop rotation

    Students learn tillage and crop rotation

    12/7/2015 - This creative video was made by students in the PLS 110A class, fall 2015. More...

  • Garry Pearson

    UC People: Garry Pearson

    9/10/2015 - Garry Pearson, principal agricultural superintendent at UC Davis talks about his work in California and further afield. More...

  • Postharvest

    Keeping it fresh

    8/20/2015 - The UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center works to reduce postharvest losses and improve the quality, safety, and marketability of fresh horticultural products. 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...

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