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The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis is the No. 1 college of its kind in the world. Through research, education, and outreach, we produce a better world, healthier lives, and an improved standard of living for everyone.

The college addresses critical issues related to agriculture, food systems, the environment, and human and social sciences.

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Beetle Flight Findings May Help Walnut Trees

Aug 29, 2014 Research shows environmental conditions influence behavior of walnut twig beetle.

Prions Can Trigger ‘Stuck’ Wine Fermentations

Aug 28, 2014 Researchers discovered a biochemical communication system behind this problem.

'One California' Highlights Agricultural Partnerships

Aug 26, 2014 New advertising campaign shows partnerships and agricultural achievements.

Not Quite Water Rights

Aug 19, 2014 California has given away rights to far more water than it actually has.

State of the Lake: High (Tech) and Dry at Tahoe

Aug 14, 2014 Annual report explains how drought, climate change, and other factors are driving lake changes.

Beer and Beyond: Fermented Foods

Aug 14, 2014 Charlie Bamforth and former student co-edit a new book on fermented foods.


Through The Campaign for UC Davis — a universitywide initiative to inspire 100,000 donors to contribute $1 billion in philanthropic support — UC Davis is expanding its capacity to meet the world’s challenges and educate future leaders.

Drought Spotlight

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Biodigester turns campus waste into campus energy

The university and Sacramento-based technology partner CleanWorld are officially unveiling the UC Davis Renewable Energy Anaerobic Digester (READ) at the campus’ former landfill.

Why Peaches Started Tasting Better

By letting it ripen before being shipped to grocery stores, the fruit is consistently sweeter, better tasting and not mealy.There's only one UC Davis.

My View of the Drought

An inside look at how the 2013-14 drought in Northern California has affected a family-owned and operated cattle & hay ranch in Sierra Valley.

Research Grows the Confidence of California Tomato Growers

California produces 96 percent of the country's processed tomatoes. Growers in the Golden State collaborate with UC Davis to keep up with pest, disease and water management on that crop.

Building a better bean

Plant scientist Paul Gepts and his research team hope to develop a hardy, nutritious bean that thrives with less water.

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