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  • 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...

  • 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...

Multimedia

  • 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...

Events

  • January 28, 2015 seminar

    Plant Sciences Winter Seminar Series

    Shisong Ma (UCD) will present: "From "Big Data" to biological pathways ‐ systems biology approaches to understand plant signaling systems" on Wednesday, January 28, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 3001 of the Plant and Environmental Sciences Building. Hosted by Ken Shackel.

  • December 10, 2014 seminar

    Plant Sciences Winter Seminar Series

    John Orlowski (Univ. Kentucky) will present: "TBA (small grains position interview" on Wednesday, January 21, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 3001 of the Plant and Environmental Sciences Building. Hosted by Tim Hartz.

  • December 10, 2014 seminar

    Plant Sciences Winter Seminar Series

    Shisong Ma (UCD) will present: "From "Big Data" to biological pathways ‐ systems biology approaches to understand plant signaling systems" on Wednesday, January 28, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 3001 of the Plant and Environmental Sciences Building. Hosted by Ken Shackel.

  • December 10, 2014 seminar

    Plant Sciences Winter Seminar Series

    Michelle Carter (USDA) will present: "Biofilm and environmental fitness of Shiga toxin producing‐Escherichia coli" on Wednesday, February 4, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 3001 of the Plant and Environmental Sciences Building. Hosted by Maeli Melotto.

  • December 10, 2014 seminar

    Plant Sciences Winter Seminar Series

    Mark Lundy (UCCE) will present: "TBA (small grains position interview" on Wednesday, February 11, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 3001 of the Plant and Environmental Sciences Building. Hosted by Tim Hartz.

  • December 10, 2014 seminar

    Plant Sciences Winter Seminar Series

    Eduard Akhunov (Kansas State Univ.) will present: "Population genomics of allopolyploid wheat adaptation" on Wednesday, February 18, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 3001 of the Plant and Environmental Sciences Building. Hosted by Jan Dvorak.

  • December 10, 2014 seminar

    Plant Sciences Winter Seminar Series

    Please note date change below! Mike Gore (Cornell) will present: "The Road to Food and Nutritional Security: Progress and Prospects for Climate‐Resilient High Provitamin A Maize" on Friday, February 27, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 3001 of the Plant and Environmental Sciences Building. Hosted by Dina St. Clair.

  • December 10, 2014 seminar

    Plant Sciences Winter Seminar Series

    Boyer (Univ. Missouri - Columbia) will present: "Molecular Mechanism Linking Cell Enlargement to Wall Deposition in Plants" on Wednesday, March 4, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 3001 of the Plant and Environmental Sciences Building. Hosted by Ken Shackel.

  • December 10, 2014 seminar

    Plant Sciences Winter Seminar Series

    Paul Gepts (UCD) will present: "Contributions of biodiversity and domestication studies to bean breeding" on Wednesday, March 11, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 3001 of the Plant and Environmental Sciences Building. Hosted by Ken Shackel.

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