Research and Information Centers (RICS)

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.

Agronomy

Agronomy (AgRIC)

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.

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UC rangelands

UC Rangelands

We develop research and extension education initiatives and foster collaboration between California rangeland researchers and educators.

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Fruit and nut

Fruit and Nut (FNRIC)

We help coordinate and disseminate University of California research-based information and activities related to the production of fruit and nut crops.

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postharvest

Postharvest (PTC)

Through the postharvest technology center of 11 Extension Specialists, we strive to provide relevant information to California growers, shippers, marketers, carriers, distributors, retailers, processors, and consumers of fresh horticultural crops.

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seed

Seed Biotechnology Center (SBC)

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.

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floriculture

The University of California Nursery and Floriculture Alliance

We aim to serve the educational needs of the various agricultural production industries in California that produce greenhouse ornamental crops and outdoor nursery products.

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vegetable

Vegetable (VRIC)

We are dedicated to communication, coordination and leadership in all areas of UC involvement in vegetable biology, production, handling, marketing and consumption.

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weed

Weed (WRIC)

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.

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