Michael and Joelle Hurlston have pledged $1.5 million to endow a first-of-its-kind chair position.
UC Davis scientists assessed winery wastewater samples monthly and conclude that - under the right conditions - wastewater is a viable irrigation source.
Replenishing supply may benefit everyone in the drought-stricken Golden State.
Rich Kunde changed the way wine is made and sold in the U.S.
In 2015, the drought will cost California agriculture $1.84B and 10,100 jobs.
Alumnus improves irrigation management with novel technology.
Students invent award-winning sensor to assess olive oil quality.
The vilified nut has a surprisingly small carbon footprint.
Postharvest training and education at UC Davis.
CA&ES researchers are developing and improving technology to help manage California's scarce water resources.
CA&ES scientists work with growers to increase agricultural efficiencies.
Annual event to showcase variety of nitrogen research, including how field management affects cycling.
For the third year in a row, UC Davis tops global list of agriculture and forestry.
Developing an accurate way to forecast nitrogen's effects on the climate cycle.
UC Davis students and Salinas Valley employers find common ground in the World's Salad Bowl.
FFA & 4-H high school students from across California visit UC Davis for annual Ag and Environmental Sciences Field Day.
Dean Helene Dillard's editorial examines how UC Davis is seeking practical water solutions.
UC Davis projects aim to diagnose, prevent damage caused by Huanglongbing.
Settlement terms will further partnership opportunities for the UC Davis Strawberry Breeding Program & the California Strawberry Commission.
A new discovery by UC Davis researchers is helping combat costly grape powdery mildew damage.
UC Davis program selects graduate students for international horticultural projects.
Controlling weeds could soon become more effective, affordable and sustainable for vegetable growers.
One-day symposium takes on food security, sustainability, and global health challenges.
Study findings show how climatic and cultural impacts influenced the genetic makeup of maize.
Deep ties with the area - and UC Davis - are helping one farmer take on agricultural challenges.
UC Davis-led African Plant Breeding Academy graduates first students; graduates aim to improve 'orphan' crops in Africa.
Two UC Davis alumnae, Redmond and Rivers, part of award-winning Full Belly Farm team.
New funding will help researchers study the health-boosting compounds in cow’s milk.
Bixby fund supports popular courses in practical agriculture.
The bigger the challenge, the more excited Amanjot Kaur gets about figuring it out.
Larger reservoirs do not necessarily lead to increased storage amounts.
From its inception for alternative & organic research - to its development into a market and ecological garden - the Student Farm is all about innovation.
Through internships, jobs, and research activities, many of our students receive a hands-on learning experience at UC Davis.
Strong leadership helps prepare CA&ES students to make an impact.
Fresh Focus brings campus-grown produce to students using a food pantry at UC Davis. (+ Video)
Fresh Focus brings campus-grown produce to students using a food pantry at UC Davis.
University receives honors for agricultural leadership in Afghanistan.
National award recognizes the universities' exceptional collaboration on a multistate research project.
A student team took the grand prize in the finals of the global iGEM competition today.
Team of UC Davis students that built rancid oil sensor shine during international competition.
No-till farming may not boost crop yields according to an extensive new meta-analysis.
Research connects growers with helpful information to improve grape, wine production.
Celebrating 50 years of global success at UC Davis.
Grant aims to build global food security and research international produce.
Agreement strengthens existing research, innovation and cultural links between the two institutions.
Health of animals consuming genetically engineered feed comparable to non-GE fed livestock.
CBS13 Sacramento covers the water-saving technologies that make sustainable wine production possible.
California's wine industry leaders are adapting to drought and consumer shifts.
The virus survives winter by reproducing in the transmitting insect.
Study: evolutionary biology must be used to overcome global agriculture challenges.
UC Davis is now offers a three-day pistachio production course.
New study reveals a troubling loss of genetic diversity for corn growing in Mexico.
Research shows environmental conditions influence behavior of walnut twig beetle.
New advertising campaign shows partnerships and agricultural achievements.
UC Davis Cooperative Extension Specialist Carlos Crisosto works with growers like Mike Thurlow and packagers to pick peaches and other stone fruits later in the season. By letting it ripen before being shipped to grocery stores, the fruit is consistently sweeter, better tasting and not mealy.
California has given away rights to far more water than it actually has.
Can shorter peach and nectarine trees reduce labor costs?
Researchers found that DDT exposure slowed birth metabolism, lowered cold tolerance.
Agreement extends over the next five years, calls for collaborative research projects.
Successful completion of plant breeding training program in Nairobi, Kenya.
Petunias come in so many vibrant varieties; it’s hard to decide which color to buy. One day soon, you might not have to choose.
"A significant number of regions in California won't have groundwater available in another generation or two if we continue business as usual." -- UC Davis scientists Thomas Harter and Helen Dahlke.
Groundwater key to state’s agricultural resilience and vulnerabilities.
Learn more about the acclaimed breeding program at UC Davis.
Wild bees and honey bees pollinate crops; pollinator conservation is important.
Springtime for wheat starts with a gene that "sees" light; allows for modifying flowering.
Tricolored Blackbird population has declined by 64% since 2008; endemic mostly in California.
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. When they knocked out the gene, wheat flowering was delayed for more than 100 days.
Nitrogen fixation, domestication, and disease resistance are part of study.
Students and researchers also study animals for research and education.
Grad student Mike Levy works on economics, environment, and communities.
She calls agriculture a career path that nurtures the soil and the soul.
Drought could cost the industry $1.7 billion and loss of 14,500 jobs this year.
Animal scientist Alison Van Eenennaam honored for communications.
Resistance gene to phytophthora root rot may offer hope and maintain crop yields.
Acreage cutback is precedent setting, says Professor Dan Sumner.
Picnic Day event helps draw attention to delight of honey and plight of bees.
UC forum on agriculture and natural resources, for industry leaders and policymakers.
Animal scientist Alison Van Eenennaam: scientific, legal, and economic ramifications of food labeling.
Pam Ronald and Michael Pollan share opposing views on genetically modified organisms.
Anaerobic digester uses bacterial microbes; convert food, yard waste into clean energy. Video.
The world’s most widely grown spice crop comes from Central-east Mexico.
Pressure chambers that measure plant water stress are part of the interactive website.
Floodplain research project mimics natural systems for more efficient water use.
Experts available to the media: drought and water-supply issues in California.
Professor Mark Lubell describes weather’s role in building support for water projects.
She reflects on UC Davis and how her experiences here impact her career goals.
Environmental impacts, food safety, and health concerns identified in egg debate.
UC Davis researchers report on increased shipments to foreign destinations
UC Davis soil ecologist Ed Lewis conducts field trials on new “green” fertilizer.
Lack of Nevada hay has far-reaching consequences for ranchers.
A $4 million research project in Ethiopia will improve the genetic diversity of chickpea varieties.
UC Davis again ranks No. 1 in the world for teaching and research in agriculture and forestry.
Prof. Dan Sumner and alumnus Bill Chandler discuss impact in San Joaquin Valley
Elana Peach-Fine receives USAID award for work with Horticulture CRSP program.
Drought will have a multi-year impact on Calif. fruit trees; Ken Schackel, Dept. of Plant Sciences.
UC Davis is one of 10 nationwide sites to focus on climate change effects on farms and forests.
Asian citrus psyllid being studied at UC Davis Research Containment Facility.
Prof. Dan Sumner weighs in on the potential drought impacts.
Drought could lead to soaring unemployment in Central Valley farming communities.
Avocado promotions create a significant return on investments; Sexton and Carman.
Ranchers will be immediately impacted by severe drought, and most face lack of forage.
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences welcomes a new dean.
Genome sequencing finds the 'heat' in hot peppers, the world's biggest spice crop.
Consortium will sequence 100 crops to improve nutrition of African farm families.
Wheat geneticist receives major international prize as outstanding scientist.
An overview of dry bean production in California, including the nutrition of beans.
The implications of the reform proposals for California agriculture.
Prof. Frank Mitloehner is clearing the air on the real amount of livestock emissions.
Student organization at UC Davis creates wildlife habitats on campus and off campus.
The relationship between cattle grazing and numbers of Yosemite toads.
Proposed law could ban production of genetically modified organisms on the big island of Hawaii
Charlie Bamforth and Kyria Boundy-Mills talk about the importance of yeast in beer brewing.
Work may lead to better control of drosophila, an international fruit pest.
Program in Kenya will support 600 million smallholder farmers and their families.
The Central Valley Scholars Program supports students who attend UC Davis.
Plant biologist Roger Beachy named founding director of the World Food Center at UC Davis.
A new program that will identify genes for breeding chickens that tolerate hot climates and resist infectious diseases has been launched at UC Davis.
Plant disease expert Helene Dillard, who is associate dean and head of Cooperative Extension at Cornell University, has been named the new dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis, and will begin at UC Davis in late January 2014.
Rice fields in California’s Yolo Bypass provide a bug buffet for juvenile salmon on their journey to the sea, resulting in fat and fast-growing salmon.
Angela Doerr, Sarah Moffitt, and Meredith Niles are conducting research on sustainable management practices for natural or agricultural ecosystems.
An international effort is in progress to sequence a wheat ancestor’s genome, to better understand the genetics of bread wheat.
Treatment for citrus greening disease may result from DNA sequencing technology.
Grad students answer the question, “What did you do this summer?” with stories of working abroad on agricultural development projects.
The California legislature honored UC Davis’ top ranking in agricultural teaching and research with a unanimous resolution.
Team Henlight — three people with a vision for boosting chicken production and global food security — won first place at the international Thought for Food Challenge Summit.
Methyl bromide, a soil fumigant, is about to be phased out. UC researchers are helping growers find methyl bromide alternatives for western crops.
Plan now to learn the fundamentals of fruit-and-nut biology from the experts. The waiting list is starting for the 2015 Pomology Short Course.
A new gene that will equip wheat plants to resist the deadly stem rust disease has been discovered by an international team including Jan Dvorak, Karin Deal, and Mingcheng Luo.
Plant scientist John Yoder is part of an international team using gene sequencing and transfer to break the stranglehold of parasitic plants that cause billions of dollars in crop losses each year.
A team of researchers from UC Davis and Kansas State University has identified a gene that enables resistance to stem rust, a wheat disease that threatens global food security.
A remote-controlled helicopter, fitted with a spray applicator system, was field tested over a vineyard in the heart of the famed Napa Valley by UC Davis engineers.
Nematode-resistant wheat can be a trap crop to reduce parasitic root-knot nematode numbers that damage the next rotation crop.
Fourth-generation dairyman lauded for his practices that support agricultural sustainability.
People who work on fresh produce quality, safety and marketability will find answers to the complicated questions they face during the 35th annual Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops Short Course at UC Davis June 17–28.
Senior agribusiness executives from China will gather in June in Shanghai for an innovative business leaders' symposium coordinated by UC Davis.
A UC Davis team is developing a groundwater management tool for better streamflow conditions for salmon and steelhead in northern California's Scott River Valley.
The University of California, Davis, is No. 1 in the world for teaching and research in the area of agriculture and forestry, according to QS World University Rankings.
In an era of climate instability, the southwestern U.S. faces many environmental and agricultural challenges, which are addressed in a new book.
A team of researchers, led by a University of California, Davis, plant scientist, has identified a lettuce gene and related enzyme that put the brakes on germination during hot weather — a discovery that could lead to lettuces that can sprout year-round, even at high temperatures.
Changes in agricultural practices could reduce soil emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide and the atmospheric pollutant nitric oxide, according to a new study by scientists at the University of California, Davis.
Ann Evans, a leader in California’s sustainable food movement, recently told a group of Aggie Ambassadors—student leaders in the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences—to follow their passion to find a fulfilling career.
What’s the best way to manage changing regulations? How can I capitalize on consumer trends? A new agribusiness workshop will help decision-makers with those questions and more.
Students invent award-winning sensor to assess olive oil quality.