Outreach

Rice Field Day, August 28, 2019

July 24, 2019
The annual Rice Field Day will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. The day includes field tours of research on rice varieties and its diseases and pests. Kassim Al-Khatib and Bruce Linquist, Plant Sciences, UC Davis, will be among the speakers.

The California Tree Mortality Data Collection Network — Enhanced communication and collaboration among scientists and stakeholders

July 09, 2019
An article in California Agriculture addresses how critical research is underway to understand the consequences of the massive wave of tree mortality in the Sierra Nevada. Urgent dialogue has started among UC scientists, forest managers, and public agencies to manage the consequences of the unprecedented tree die-off and increase the resiliency of forests to future droughts.

Breeding Crops for Enhanced Food Safety

June 18, 2019
Plant breeders and food safety experts held a conference at UC Davis to discuss issues relevant to food safety, including microbial contamination control in produce throughout the food chain (seeds, field production, pre- and postharvest, packaging, distribution, marketing). Conference chair was Professor Maeli Melotto, Plant Sciences, UC Davis.

Allen Van Deynze Receives Excellence in Research Award

May 10, 2019
Allen Van Deynze, Seed Biotechnology Center and Plant Breeding Center, received the Academic Federation’s 'Excellence in Research Award'. He conducts groundbreaking research globally, and has received more than $12 million in research funding.

Picnic Day – Adventure Awaits; Saturday, April 13, 2019

April 11, 2019
The Plant Sciences department at UC Davis has great exhibits and activities planned for Picnic Day. This is one of the biggest public outreach events of the year. We look forward to your visit.