The role of centers and institutes is to:
The Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis is a group of researchers, educators, and agricultural extension professionals working to answer big questions on how to make agriculture and food systems more sustainable - in California and beyond.
The purpose of the California Crop Improvement Association (CCIA) is to provide seed certification service, a voluntary quality assurance program for the maintenance and increase of agronomic and vegetable crop seed.
The C.M. Rick Tomato Genetics Resource Center (TGRC) is a genebank of wild relatives, monogenic mutants and miscellaneous genetic stocks of tomato.
We produce, test, maintain and distribute elite disease-tested plant propagation material. We also provide plant importation and quarantine, disease testing, virus elimination, and DNA identification services. Additionally, we coordinate release of UC-patented horticultural varieties as well as link researchers, nurseries and producers.
International programs of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences facilitates the exchange of information and learning between UC Davis and the global community in the areas of agriculture and the environment.
PIPRA is a non-profit organization dedicated to maximizing the impact of technologies in the agricultural, biotechnology, health, water, and clean energy sectors, to achieve broad public benefit.
The Plant Breeding Center at UC Davis coordinates and expands plant breeding teaching and research on campus. We are focused on training students to be well rounded, with experience in field-based breeding evaluation and technique, supplemented with understanding of and facility with modern genomics and phenotyping technologies.
The Institute is the global innovator in university-based wine and food sciences research, education and outreach. The Institute links faculty and students with industry stakeholders to facilitate research that advances wine making, brewing, and food sciences.
Our primary focus is to deliver genetically superior cultivars to conventional and organic strawberry farmers in California and around the world.
The UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity is a university museum housing over 300,000 well-identified and taxonomically-organized pressed plant specimens (herbarium specimens), a botanical identification room (with microscopes), and a botanical library.
The University of California Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM) helps residents, growers, land managers, community leaders, and other professional pest managers prevent and solve pest problems with the least unintended impacts on people and their surroundings.