The RICs serve as a focal point for interaction between commodity industries and the research and educational resources of the University of California. They collaborate with researchers and help distribute knowledge for the benefit of agriculture and for the preservation of natural resources. The RICs disseminate information relevant to consumers, growers and processors. Brad Hanson is the department’s Vice Chair for Extension and Outreach.
Research and Information Centers are funded by the Ralph E. Myers Fund and the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences, along with funds generated by the RICs themselves.
Delivering scientific, research-based information, resources, education, and online tools for important agronomic field crops (rice, alfalfa, wheat, cotton, sugar/oilseed crops, grain legumes and biofuels) to California agricultural producers, growers, and industry professionals.
We develop research and extension education initiatives and foster collaboration between California rangeland researchers and educators.
Through the postharvest center of eleven Extension Specialists, we strive to provide relevant information to California growers, shippers, marketers, carriers, distributors, retailers, processors, and consumers of fresh horticultural crops.
We are a focal point for interaction between the seed industry and the research and educational resources of the University of California, Davis. We coordinate research to address problems of interest to the seed industry and provide continuing education in seed biology and technology.
We aim to serve the educational needs of the various agricultural production industries in California that produce greenhouse ornamental crops and outdoor nursery products.
We are dedicated to communication, coordination and leadership in all areas of UC involvement in vegetable biology, production, handling, marketing and consumption.
We are an interdisciplinary collaboration that fosters research in weed management and distributes knowledge for the benefit of agriculture and for the preservation of natural resources.