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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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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.

Ladderless peach and nectarine orchards explored

Aug 08, 2014 Can shorter peach and nectarine trees reduce labor costs?

Pesticide linked to slow metabolism, obesity, and diabetes

Jul 30, 2014 Researchers found that DDT exposure slowed birth metabolism, lowered cold tolerance.

Decoding breast milk secret reveals clues to lasting health

Jul 24, 2014 What makes mother’s milk so good?


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.

Springtime for wheat: a gene that ‘sees’ light

Scientists from the University of California, Davis, have discovered the function of a gene that allows wheat to discern the length of each day and night.

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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