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New endowment will support burrowing owl research

New endowment will support burrowing owl research

by John Stumbos — last modified Sep 23, 2016 03:38 PM

Catherine Portman establishes fund that will be open to any University of California student

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Students Breeding a Better Organic Popper Pepper

Students Breeding a Better Organic Popper Pepper

by Diane Nelson — last modified Sep 15, 2016 08:18 PM

Students practicing what they learn, breeding a new pepper

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A Message from Dean Helene Dillard

A Message from Dean Helene Dillard

by Helene Dillard — last modified Sep 14, 2016 03:07 PM

Welcoming students to campus and the 28th annual College Celebration

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In Memoriam: Vernon Singleton and Kentaro Inoue

In Memoriam: Vernon Singleton and Kentaro Inoue

by Dave Jones — last modified Sep 15, 2016 02:51 PM

We express our sincerest sympathies, to the families of Vernon Singleton and Kentaro Inoue.

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Scientists deploy robot larvae to solve underwater mysteries

Scientists deploy robot larvae to solve underwater mysteries

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Aug 31, 2016 05:17 PM

Findings hold implications for understanding impact of climate change

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Benjamin Houlton looks to solve environmental problems

Benjamin Houlton looks to solve environmental problems

by Lisa Howard — last modified Sep 06, 2016 04:43 PM

Benjamin Houlton has been named director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment.

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Turning food waste into healthy soil

Turning food waste into healthy soil

by Diane Nelson — last modified Aug 29, 2016 03:56 PM

UC Davis helps study “fork-to- farm” fertilizer

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Global impact: 10 climate change insights from UC Davis researchers

Global impact: 10 climate change insights from UC Davis researchers

by Lisa Howard — last modified Aug 29, 2016 02:04 PM

UC Davis research studies look at the impact of climate change and what can be done to mitigate the damage.

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Milk Truck Microbial Study Aims to Improve Dairy Food Safety and Quality

Milk Truck Microbial Study Aims to Improve Dairy Food Safety and Quality

by Pat Bailey — last modified Aug 26, 2016 09:39 AM

Findings are key for California, the nation’s largest dairy producer

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CA&ES Highlights Dean's Message

CA&ES Highlights Dean's Message

by Helene Dillard — last modified Aug 11, 2016 03:43 PM

College revamps communication efforts and wants your input.

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Drought Slows Growth of Douglas Fir Trees Across the West

Drought Slows Growth of Douglas Fir Trees Across the West

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Aug 09, 2016 03:34 PM

Nearly a Century of Growth Rates Suggest Climate Change Will Further Stress the Trees in Coming Decades

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Working together to help agriculture manage  nitrogen

Working together to help agriculture manage nitrogen

by Diane Nelson — last modified Aug 09, 2016 10:41 AM

Research supports productivity and environmental health

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More Irrigation and Climate-Smart Farming for Guatemala

More Irrigation and Climate-Smart Farming for Guatemala

by Brenda Dawson — last modified Aug 04, 2016 04:02 PM

Innovative practices geared for small-scale farmers

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UC Davis Crops and Compassion Help Feed Those in Need

UC Davis Crops and Compassion Help Feed Those in Need

by Julia Ann Easley — last modified Jul 28, 2016 03:07 PM

Davis research is playing a major role in UC's effort to understand and address food insecurity

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Scientists and Zoos Team Up on Landmark Elephant Welfare Project

Scientists and Zoos Team Up on Landmark Elephant Welfare Project

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jul 19, 2016 11:55 AM

Nine-study elephant project is largest of its kind to date

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Frogs That Can Take the Heat Expected to Fare Better in a Changing World

Frogs That Can Take the Heat Expected to Fare Better in a Changing World

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Jul 19, 2016 11:46 AM

Climate Change May Outpace Deforestation as Habitat Threat in Tropics

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Direct-Marketing Farms Have Double the Regional Impact

Direct-Marketing Farms Have Double the Regional Impact

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jul 19, 2016 11:49 AM

Positive impact of direct marketing has ripple effects in regional economy

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Small department, big impact

Small department, big impact

by Robin DeRieux — last modified Jul 08, 2016 05:17 PM

Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology ranked #1

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Fulbright scholars head overseas

Fulbright scholars head overseas

by Robin DeRieux — last modified Jul 08, 2016 09:49 AM

Two CA&ES graduates among six UC Davis recipients

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UC Davis Receives Unique, $1.5 Million Gift from Aggie Couple

UC Davis Receives Unique, $1.5 Million Gift from Aggie Couple

by Kimberly Hale — last modified Jul 07, 2016 03:29 PM

Michael and Joelle Hurlston have pledged $1.5 million to endow a first-of-its-kind chair position.

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UC Davis faculty working with Borlaug LEAP Fellows

UC Davis faculty working with Borlaug LEAP Fellows

by admin — last modified Jul 08, 2016 12:50 PM

Borlaug LEAP Fellows work with UC Davis faculty in a program that is designed to improve food security in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Root out weed problems

Root out weed problems

by John Stumbos — last modified Jun 23, 2016 04:49 PM

UC Davis offering three educational courses this summer

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Green thumbs need apply

Green thumbs need apply

by Brenda Dawson — last modified Jun 22, 2016 04:15 PM

Deadline approaching for ‘Pitch-and-Plant’ campus gardening contest

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Th Economic Impact of Refugees

Th Economic Impact of Refugees

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jun 22, 2016 05:12 PM

Refugees Can Offer Economic Boost to Their Host Countries

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California Rangeland Trust honors ‘go-to guy’

California Rangeland Trust honors ‘go-to guy’

by Diane Nelson — last modified Jun 22, 2016 01:02 PM

Tate receives Conservation Impact Award for outstanding science

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Local Microbes Can Predict Wine’s Chemical Profile, Study Finds

Local Microbes Can Predict Wine’s Chemical Profile, Study Finds

by David Mills — last modified Sep 13, 2016 09:40 AM

Local climate and environmental conditions leave a specific "fingerprint" on the composition of wine.

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Animal Science student receives University Medal

Animal Science student receives University Medal

by Charleen Floyd — last modified Jun 08, 2016 10:28 AM

Five other scholars to be lauded at commencement

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Where Art and Science Meet

Where Art and Science Meet

by Charleen Floyd — last modified Jun 07, 2016 02:54 PM

Student photography exhibit at Buehler Alumni Center

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Richard and Evelyne Rominger to Receive the UC Davis Medal

Richard and Evelyne Rominger to Receive the UC Davis Medal

by Pat Bailey — last modified May 23, 2016 03:07 PM

Alumni Richard and Evelyne Rominger, will receive the highest honor the university presents to an individual.

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Science Research Fellowships Winners

Science Research Fellowships Winners

by Charleen Floyd — last modified May 20, 2016 09:42 AM

3 Watershed Women receive their science research fellowships

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Carrot Genome Paints Colorful Picture

Carrot Genome Paints Colorful Picture

by Charleen Floyd — last modified May 18, 2016 01:35 PM

Carrots connection to orange, nutrition, and dinosaurs.

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One Step Closer

One Step Closer

by Lisa Howard — last modified May 13, 2016 04:33 PM

UC Davis startup, Astrona Biotech, aims for handheld pathogen detector

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It's Official

It's Official

by Diane Nelson — last modified May 17, 2016 10:44 AM

Hastings inducted into National Academy of Sciences

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Outstanding Dissertation

Outstanding Dissertation

by Charleen Floyd — last modified May 12, 2016 09:42 AM

Kinsella Prize winner demonstrates improved way to process biomass

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STAR Award Winners

STAR Award Winners

by Dateline — last modified May 09, 2016 04:49 PM

Almario and Armstrong-Ruport are award recipients

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Better Berries

Better Berries

by Diane Nelson — last modified Jun 27, 2016 09:19 AM

Industry upbeat about new UC Davis strawberry breeding research

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UC Davis Launches Global Tea Initiative

UC Davis Launches Global Tea Initiative

by Jeffrey Day — last modified May 03, 2016 09:30 AM

“The Basics of Tea: Tea and People”

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Livestock and Climate Change

Livestock and Climate Change

by Frank Mitloehner — last modified Apr 29, 2016 02:55 PM

Facts and Fiction on Livestock and Climate Change

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Isao Fujimoto is a Distinguished Emeriti

Isao Fujimoto is a Distinguished Emeriti

by Dateline Staff — last modified May 03, 2016 09:41 AM

Isao Fujimoto wins UC’s Distinguished Emeriti Award

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10 Animals UC Davis Is Working to Save

10 Animals UC Davis Is Working to Save

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Apr 26, 2016 08:51 AM

Using Science to Save Wildlife Facing Extinction

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Turtles and Pesticides

Turtles and Pesticides

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Apr 22, 2016 10:42 AM

Wild pond turtles carry pesticide contaminants from previous decades

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Forging New Paths

Forging New Paths

by Laura Crothers — last modified Apr 13, 2016 12:51 PM

Davis alumnus receives Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award

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 That’s Nuts!

That’s Nuts!

by Robin DeRieux — last modified Apr 11, 2016 09:44 AM

Graduate studies in plant pathology with a focus on almond diseases

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Crucial lettuce gene discovery

Crucial lettuce gene discovery

by Pat Bailey — last modified Apr 25, 2016 03:37 PM

Gene affects germination and flowering; big implications for climate change adaptation

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Learning from the Ground Up

Learning from the Ground Up

by Alec Rosenberg — last modified Apr 26, 2016 08:47 AM

Student Farm offers real-world experience.

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Harness, Hitch, and Drive

Harness, Hitch, and Drive

by Robin DeRieux — last modified Apr 26, 2016 08:46 AM

Draft horse driving club offers students free rides around the Quad.

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Studies link gut microbes, milk compounds, infant health

Studies link gut microbes, milk compounds, infant health

by Pat Bailey — last modified Mar 10, 2016 04:30 PM

Results offer hope for tackling child malnutrition

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Groundwater: Bank On It

Groundwater: Bank On It

by John Stumbos — last modified Mar 10, 2016 04:31 PM

Planning, research, and fresh ideas will help shape water policy

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Farmland may provide key to replenishing groundwater

Farmland may provide key to replenishing groundwater

by Diane Nelson — last modified Feb 17, 2016 04:59 PM

Replenishing supply may benefit everyone in the drought-stricken Golden State.

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UC Davis Named Global Leader on Environment

UC Davis Named Global Leader on Environment

by Andy Fell — last modified Mar 10, 2016 04:36 PM

An international survey has ranked UC Davis No. 3 in the world in environmental sustainability.

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Flooding Farms in the Rain to Restore Groundwater

Flooding Farms in the Rain to Restore Groundwater

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Jan 28, 2016 10:23 AM

Despite rain, California is still in a drought. Scientists are banking water as a sunny day fund.

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When groundwater pumping isn’t an option

When groundwater pumping isn’t an option

by Diane Nelson — last modified Mar 10, 2016 04:38 PM

In many areas of California growers can't extract fresh water from the subsurface.

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Challenges arise as groundwater draws down

Challenges arise as groundwater draws down

by John Stumbos — last modified Mar 10, 2016 04:39 PM

California's "hidden" resource pressured as never before.

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PUMPED UP

PUMPED UP

by Robin DeRieux — last modified Mar 10, 2016 04:40 PM

UC Davis scientists shed light on groundwater use, while farmers and others share their perspectives.

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Possible grapevine disease culprit identified

Possible grapevine disease culprit identified

by Pat Bailey — last modified Mar 10, 2016 04:41 PM

Enzyme discovery may lead to diagnoses and treatment of Pierce’s disease.

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Seed World salutes Bradford, Khush

Seed World salutes Bradford, Khush

by Diane Nelson — last modified Mar 10, 2016 04:43 PM

UC Davis researchers lauded for transformational work.

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World Hunger Challenger

World Hunger Challenger

by Diane Nelson — last modified Mar 10, 2016 04:44 PM

Edward Silva and other CA&ES students featured in UC Davis "One of a Kind" campaign.

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Saving sugar pines, the 'king of the conifers'

Saving sugar pines, the 'king of the conifers'

by Ann Filmer — last modified Jan 20, 2016 04:28 PM

Genome sequencing may save California’s legendary sugar pine.

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UC Davis cracks the walnut genome

UC Davis cracks the walnut genome

by Ann Filmer — last modified Jan 05, 2016 10:30 AM

Cracking the genome for a top California export

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Understanding 'noble rot' fungus

Understanding 'noble rot' fungus

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jan 05, 2016 10:44 AM

Botrytis fungus reprograms dessert wine grapes

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An endive endeavor

An endive endeavor

by Bobbi Maiers — last modified Jan 05, 2016 10:27 AM

UC Davis alum pays it forward to future Aggie farmers

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Pantry project protagonist

Pantry project protagonist

by Diane Nelson — last modified Dec 01, 2015 12:04 PM

Kiko Barr and other CA&ES students featured in UC Davis "One of a Kind" campaign

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Close connections

Close connections

by Diane Nelson — last modified Nov 24, 2015 01:02 PM

Global wine world just 2 degrees from UC Davis

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Feeding the world

Feeding the world

by Diane Nelson — last modified Nov 03, 2015 11:42 AM

UC Davis and Pakistan launch $17 million food and agricultural partnership

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Seriously, we’re listening

Seriously, we’re listening

by admin — last modified Oct 22, 2015 12:52 AM

How would you like to see your gifts at work?

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Map identifies farmland with potential for groundwater recharge

Map identifies farmland with potential for groundwater recharge

by admin — last modified Oct 22, 2015 12:37 AM

How growers, water managers can prepare for wet winter

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UC Davis mourns Chancellor Emeritus Larry N. Vanderhoef

UC Davis mourns Chancellor Emeritus Larry N. Vanderhoef

by cnicolini — last modified Oct 28, 2015 07:51 PM

Former university leader was first in his family to finish high school.

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Sustaining our Salad

Sustaining our Salad

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 28, 2015 01:12 PM

UC Davis wins USDA specialty-crops grant for lettuce project.

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Winery wastewater a viable Water Source For Vineyards

Winery wastewater a viable Water Source For Vineyards

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 06, 2015 04:40 PM

UC Davis scientists assessed winery wastewater samples monthly and conclude that - under the right conditions - wastewater is a viable irrigation source.

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Plastic For Dinner?

Plastic For Dinner?

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 06, 2015 04:34 PM

A quarter of fish sold at markets contain human-made debris.

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Manic Suppression: Now Is Our Chance To Reform Wildfire Management

Manic Suppression: Now Is Our Chance To Reform Wildfire Management

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 06, 2015 04:24 PM

A team of UC Davis scientists describe unique opportunities to reform forest fire management.

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Farmland May Provide Key To Replenishing Groundwater

Farmland May Provide Key To Replenishing Groundwater

by Diane Nelson — last modified Sep 09, 2015 08:53 AM

Replenishing supply may benefit everyone in the drought-stricken Golden State.

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Design It, Build It

Design It, Build It

by Robin DeRieux — last modified Aug 21, 2015 10:29 AM

Truscott donation allows landscape architecture students to dig in.

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Lake Tahoe Mobile App Lets Visitors Be Citizen Scientists

Lake Tahoe Mobile App Lets Visitors Be Citizen Scientists

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Aug 19, 2015 11:31 AM

Data will help researchers better understand Lake Tahoe's fragile nearshore.

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Uncorking A Tradition

Uncorking A Tradition

by John Stumbos — last modified Aug 21, 2015 10:38 AM

Rich Kunde changed the way wine is made and sold in the U.S.

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Drought Costs California Money, Jobs

Drought Costs California Money, Jobs

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Aug 18, 2015 10:19 AM

In 2015, the drought will cost California agriculture $1.84B and 10,100 jobs.

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Food For Thought

Food For Thought

by Charleen Floyd — last modified Aug 13, 2015 04:55 PM

Alumna blazes trail for food justice in California.

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Tule Sensors Measure Up

Tule Sensors Measure Up

by John Stumbos — last modified Aug 11, 2015 04:19 PM

Alumnus improves irrigation management with novel technology.

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UC Davis Is Green And Cool - Again!

UC Davis Is Green And Cool - Again!

by Dave Jones — last modified Aug 11, 2015 03:13 PM

UC Davis receives No. 2 "Cool Schools" ranking by Sierra magazine.

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UC Davis Helps Winemakers Sustainably Produce Premium Wine

UC Davis Helps Winemakers Sustainably Produce Premium Wine

by Diane Nelson — last modified Aug 10, 2015 12:00 PM

The work is the latest in more than a century of trail-blazing viticulture and enology science at UC Davis

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Lights, Camera, Ag-tion!

Lights, Camera, Ag-tion!

by Chris Nicolini — last modified Aug 06, 2015 01:23 PM

Students learn video, multimedia skills for variety of careers.

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A Handy Device

A Handy Device

by Diane Nelson — last modified Aug 04, 2015 04:50 PM

Students invent award-winning sensor to assess olive oil quality.

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Knowledge Roundup

Knowledge Roundup

by John Stumbos — last modified Jul 30, 2015 03:02 PM

Rustici Rangeland Science Symposium draws crowd to UC Davis.

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Almonds Contribute Little To Carbon Emissions

Almonds Contribute Little To Carbon Emissions

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jul 28, 2015 11:38 AM

The vilified nut has a surprisingly small carbon footprint.

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Summer Internships

Summer Internships

by Robin DeRieux — last modified Jul 28, 2015 11:05 AM

CA&ES students and Salinas Valley employers find common ground.

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Keeping It Fresh

Keeping It Fresh

by Robin DeRieux — last modified Jul 22, 2015 03:04 PM

Postharvest training and education at UC Davis.

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Top-Flight Insight

Top-Flight Insight

by John Stumbos — last modified Jul 21, 2015 04:35 PM

Using new tools to understand the landscape.

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Working Together To Manage Drought

Working Together To Manage Drought

by Diane Nelson — last modified Jul 16, 2015 04:08 PM

CA&ES researchers are developing and improving technology to help manage California's scarce water resources.

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Lightening The Load In Orchards And Fields

Lightening The Load In Orchards And Fields

by John Stumbos and Diane Nelson — last modified Jul 15, 2015 04:12 PM

CA&ES scientists work with growers to increase agricultural efficiencies.

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Waste Not, Want Not

Waste Not, Want Not

by Robin DeRieux — last modified Jul 15, 2015 10:06 AM

UC Davis technology is helping transform organic waste into energy.

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Seeking Solutions

Seeking Solutions

by Robin DeRieux — last modified Jul 13, 2015 01:57 PM

New technologies keep CA&ES science on the cutting edge.

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Reproductive Strategies In Beef Cattle

Reproductive Strategies In Beef Cattle

by Diane Nelson — last modified Jul 17, 2015 04:18 PM

UC Davis to host national conference August 17-18.

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UC Davis Food Engineer Named World Ag Prize Laureate

UC Davis Food Engineer Named World Ag Prize Laureate

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jun 30, 2015 10:45 AM

Prize designed to encourage the global development of higher education institutions that focus on research and innovation in agricultural and life sciences.

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Drought Tames California's Wildflowers

Drought Tames California's Wildflowers

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Jun 30, 2015 10:47 AM

Native wildflowers across the Golden State are losing diversity due to drier winters.

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CA&ES Student Receives University Medal

CA&ES Student Receives University Medal

by Julia Ann Easley — last modified Jun 22, 2015 02:46 PM

Top UC Davis student pursues tree-of-life research - and Nerf combatants.

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Craft-Brewing Leader To Enhance UC Davis Facility

Craft-Brewing Leader To Enhance UC Davis Facility

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jun 15, 2015 02:37 PM

The Gambrinus Company has announced a $1 million gift to the brewing science program at UC Davis.

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Farms That Help Wildlife

Farms That Help Wildlife

by By Nathaniel Seavy, John Eadie, Jeffrey Mount, Peter Moyle — last modified May 15, 2015 10:31 AM

Some crops that generate low revenues per unit of water may actually have high environmental value.

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Russell Ranch Field Day: Nitrogen Research

Russell Ranch Field Day: Nitrogen Research

by Diane Nelson — last modified May 12, 2015 04:18 PM

Annual event to showcase variety of nitrogen research, including how field management affects cycling.

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Sunscreen Nanomaterials Harmful To Marine Life

Sunscreen Nanomaterials Harmful To Marine Life

by Kat Kerlin — last modified May 12, 2015 03:51 PM

Newly published UC Davis study questions the safety of nanomaterials.

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Communicators Win ACE Awards

Communicators Win ACE Awards

by John Stumbos — last modified Jun 29, 2015 04:41 PM

Two CA&ES communicators receive Association for Communication Excellence awards.

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UC Davis Ranked No. 1 In World For Ag

UC Davis Ranked No. 1 In World For Ag

by Karen Nikos-Rose — last modified Apr 29, 2015 11:49 AM

For the third year in a row, UC Davis tops global list of agriculture and forestry.

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Nitrogen Fingerprints Point To Warmer World

Nitrogen Fingerprints Point To Warmer World

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Apr 30, 2015 03:31 PM

Developing an accurate way to forecast nitrogen's effects on the climate cycle.

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Connecting Talent To Employment In Salinas

Connecting Talent To Employment In Salinas

by Robin DeRieux — last modified Apr 29, 2015 12:07 PM

UC Davis students and Salinas Valley employers find common ground in the World's Salad Bowl.

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UC Davis Ecologist Elected To NAS

UC Davis Ecologist Elected To NAS

by UC Davis Dateline Staff — last modified Apr 28, 2015 03:02 PM

National Academy of Sciences selects UC Davis theoretical ecologist Alan Hastings to join academy.

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Examining The Effects Of Hen Housing

Examining The Effects Of Hen Housing

by Diane Nelson — last modified Apr 28, 2015 03:04 PM

Researchers measured environmental impacts, health & welfare, and egg quality.

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Student Team Wins Food Hackathon

Student Team Wins Food Hackathon

by Brad Hooker — last modified Apr 24, 2015 03:36 PM

Nutrition app idea from food science major helps UC Davis team earn grand prize.

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Study: Don’t Look To Bugs To Feed World

Study: Don’t Look To Bugs To Feed World

by Kathy Keatley Garvey — last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:03 AM

Crickets are not all that they’re cracked up to be as an alternative, global source of protein.

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Fujimoto To Receive Ag Sustainability Leadership Award

Fujimoto To Receive Ag Sustainability Leadership Award

by Diane Nelson — last modified Apr 13, 2015 01:24 PM

Lecturer recognized for commitment to agriculture, rural communities, and social change.

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Smogged Secondhand

Smogged Secondhand

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Apr 01, 2015 10:32 AM

Determining the amount of ozone pollution drifting into California.

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Funding A 'Refuge'

Funding A 'Refuge'

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Mar 30, 2015 11:02 AM

$10 million in new funding to continue work on endangered Delta Smelt.

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Future Looks Bright: Ag Field Day

Future Looks Bright: Ag Field Day

by Diane Nelson — last modified Mar 18, 2015 04:48 PM

FFA & 4-H high school students from across California visit UC Davis for annual Ag and Environmental Sciences Field Day.

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Finding Hope Amid Enduring Drought

Finding Hope Amid Enduring Drought

by Helene Dillard — last modified Mar 06, 2015 09:51 AM

Dean Helene Dillard's editorial examines how UC Davis is seeking practical water solutions.

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Ocean Acidification Threatens Coastal Communities

Ocean Acidification Threatens Coastal Communities

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Mar 30, 2015 11:04 AM

Nationwide assessment reveals communities in 15 states vulnerable to economic risk.

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Targeting Citrus Greening Disease

Targeting Citrus Greening Disease

by Pat Bailey — last modified Feb 19, 2015 03:07 PM

UC Davis projects aim to diagnose, prevent damage caused by Huanglongbing.

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Smothered Oceans

Smothered Oceans

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Feb 10, 2015 03:56 PM

Extreme oxygen loss in oceans accompanied previous global climate change.

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UC Davis, Strawberry Comm. End Berry Battle

UC Davis, Strawberry Comm. End Berry Battle

by Pat Bailey — last modified Feb 09, 2015 03:57 PM

Settlement terms will further partnership opportunities for the UC Davis Strawberry Breeding Program & the California Strawberry Commission.

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 Fighting Powdery Grape Mildew

Fighting Powdery Grape Mildew

by Diane Nelson — last modified Feb 03, 2015 11:48 AM

A new discovery by UC Davis researchers is helping combat costly grape powdery mildew damage.

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New Trellis Fund Projects Awarded

New Trellis Fund Projects Awarded

by Brenda Dawson — last modified Feb 03, 2015 04:20 PM

UC Davis program selects graduate students for international horticultural projects.

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Developing Faster, More Accurate Robotic Cultivator

Developing Faster, More Accurate Robotic Cultivator

by Diane Nelson — last modified Jan 26, 2015 03:53 PM

Controlling weeds could soon become more effective, affordable and sustainable for vegetable growers.

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Severe 'Bird Flu' Could Endanger Chickens

Severe 'Bird Flu' Could Endanger Chickens

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jan 13, 2015 03:36 PM

California chickens have an increased risk of contracting dangerous viral strains.

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Partnerships And Innovation In Food, Ag, Health

Partnerships And Innovation In Food, Ag, Health

by Andy Fell and Pat Bailey — last modified Jan 09, 2015 12:45 PM

One-day symposium takes on food security, sustainability, and global health challenges.

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Ancient Maize Followed Two Paths Into The Southwest

Ancient Maize Followed Two Paths Into The Southwest

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jan 09, 2015 12:25 PM

Study findings show how climatic and cultural impacts influenced the genetic makeup of maize.

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Giving Opportunities

Giving Opportunities

by Robin DeRieux — last modified Dec 30, 2014 02:04 PM

CA&ES students receive support through Barbara O. Schneeman Aggie Ambassador Prize & Nancy Rupp Tibbitts Scholarship.

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Roots Of Success

Roots Of Success

by John Stumbos — last modified Dec 23, 2014 04:03 PM

'Dr. Pistachio' legacy supports fruit and nut tree graduate students.

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'Rice-enomics' In A Drought

'Rice-enomics' In A Drought

by Brad Hooker — last modified Dec 19, 2014 02:18 PM

Deep ties with the area - and UC Davis - are helping one farmer take on agricultural challenges.

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Making A Splash

Making A Splash

by John Stumbos — last modified Dec 17, 2014 03:56 PM

CalTrout makes historic commitment for endowed chair at UC Davis.

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Bruce Hammock Elected Fellow Of National Academy Of Inventors

Bruce Hammock Elected Fellow Of National Academy Of Inventors

by Kathy Keatley Garvey — last modified Dec 16, 2014 01:12 PM

Elected inventors nominated by peers for their outstanding contributions toward innovation.

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Improving African Plant Breeding

Improving African Plant Breeding

by Pat Bailey — last modified Dec 15, 2014 05:10 PM

UC Davis-led African Plant Breeding Academy graduates first students; graduates aim to improve 'orphan' crops in Africa.

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In The Winner’s Circle

In The Winner’s Circle

by Robin DeRieux — last modified Dec 12, 2014 11:36 AM

Veterinarian is a champion for the health and welfare of animals.

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Cloudy Water Affects Rural Immigrants’ Health

Cloudy Water Affects Rural Immigrants’ Health

by Karen Nikos-Rose — last modified Dec 10, 2014 03:08 PM

Even when it's safe to drink, discolored tap water isn't likely to be consumed by poor immigrant communities.

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Healthy, Happy Babies

Healthy, Happy Babies

by Diane Nelson — last modified Dec 09, 2014 02:10 PM

Enterprising alumna dispenses convenience to growing families.

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Yolo County Farm Wins Prestigious Conservation Award

Yolo County Farm Wins Prestigious Conservation Award

by CA.gov Office of Public Affairs — last modified Dec 09, 2014 01:59 PM

Two UC Davis alumnae, Redmond and Rivers, part of award-winning Full Belly Farm team.

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CA&ES Faculty Awarded Fellowships

CA&ES Faculty Awarded Fellowships

by John Stumbos — last modified Dec 08, 2014 04:38 PM

Four CA&ES faculty members awarded Hellman Family Foundation fellowships.

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Independent Condors Have Higher Lead Levels

Independent Condors Have Higher Lead Levels

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Dec 08, 2014 04:01 PM

The threat of lead poisoning persists for California condors, particularly for older, independent birds.

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Closing The Gap

Closing The Gap

by John Stumbos — last modified Dec 08, 2014 01:39 PM

Program seeks to ignite interest in STEM for elementary school girls.

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Making Connections

Making Connections

by John Stumbos — last modified Dec 01, 2014 04:13 PM

Popular undergraduate research conference hones student skills.

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$6.9 M To Fund Milk Research

$6.9 M To Fund Milk Research

by Pat Bailey — last modified Nov 25, 2014 03:54 PM

New funding will help researchers study the health-boosting compounds in cow’s milk.

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Gearing Up

Gearing Up

by John Stumbos — last modified Nov 26, 2014 10:33 AM

Bixby fund supports popular courses in practical agriculture.

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Mind Your MANNRS

Mind Your MANNRS

by John Stumbos — last modified Mar 03, 2015 03:45 PM

UC Davis’ many student organizations provide growth opportunities.

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Putting the Ag in Aggie

Putting the Ag in Aggie

by One UCDavis — last modified Nov 25, 2014 10:29 AM

The bigger the challenge, the more excited Amanjot Kaur gets about figuring it out.

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Expanding California's Water Supply

Expanding California's Water Supply

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Nov 21, 2014 12:13 PM

Larger reservoirs do not necessarily lead to increased storage amounts.

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Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

by Diane Nelson — last modified Nov 19, 2014 03:38 PM

Activities prepare students for good jobs, bright future.

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Study: Antimicrobial May Damage Liver

Study: Antimicrobial May Damage Liver

by Pat Bailey — last modified Nov 18, 2014 04:42 PM

A common antimicrobial found in common soaps may cause liver damage and raise cancer risk.

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Getting Our Hands Dirty

Getting Our Hands Dirty

by By Robin DeRieux and John Stumbos — last modified Dec 11, 2014 11:31 AM

Through internships, jobs, and research activities, many of our students receive a hands-on learning experience at UC Davis.

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Dean's Message: Ever Ready

Dean's Message: Ever Ready

by Helene R. Dillard, Dean — last modified Nov 18, 2014 04:51 PM

Strong leadership helps prepare CA&ES students to make an impact.

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Trellis Fund Opens Door To Developing World

Trellis Fund Opens Door To Developing World

by Brenda Dawson — last modified Nov 17, 2014 11:34 AM

UC Davis soil science graduate student visits eighth-most populous country to come up with alternative solutions.

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Fresh Idea Brings Campus Produce to UC Davis Pantry

Fresh Idea Brings Campus Produce to UC Davis Pantry

by Julia Ann Easley — last modified Nov 12, 2014 03:57 PM

Fresh Focus brings campus-grown produce to students using a food pantry at UC Davis. (+ Video)

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UC Davis Honored For International Leadership

UC Davis Honored For International Leadership

by Pat Bailey — last modified Nov 05, 2014 04:10 PM

University receives honors for agricultural leadership in Afghanistan.

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Scientists Share Water Conservation Award

Scientists Share Water Conservation Award

by Pamela Kan-Rice — last modified Nov 04, 2014 03:33 PM

National award recognizes the universities' exceptional collaboration on a multistate research project.

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Student Inventors Take Grand Prize

Student Inventors Take Grand Prize

by Pat Bailey — last modified Nov 03, 2014 01:34 PM

A student team took the grand prize in the finals of the global iGEM competition today.

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When Good Oil Goes Bad

When Good Oil Goes Bad

by Diane Nelson — last modified Nov 03, 2014 01:22 PM

Team of UC Davis students that built rancid oil sensor shine during international competition.

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Yellow-Throated Love Songs

Yellow-Throated Love Songs

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Nov 03, 2014 03:59 PM

Male warblers pick up the beat when fertile females are in the area.

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Preparing Trees For Winter

Preparing Trees For Winter

by Dave Fujino, California Center for Urban Horticulture — last modified Oct 29, 2014 04:54 PM

Tips to prepare your trees for winter, wet or dry.

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No-Till Ag May Not Boost Crop

No-Till Ag May Not Boost Crop

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 27, 2014 04:24 PM

No-till farming may not boost crop yields according to an extensive new meta-analysis.

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Identifying High-Priority Dams For Fish Survival

Identifying High-Priority Dams For Fish Survival

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 22, 2014 03:49 PM

Scientists have identified 181 California dams that may need to increase water flows to protect native fish downstream.

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The Problem Solver

The Problem Solver

by OneUCDavis — last modified Oct 23, 2014 01:41 PM

Research connects growers with helpful information to improve grape, wine production.

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International Agricultural Development

International Agricultural Development

by afilmer — last modified Oct 23, 2014 01:40 PM

Celebrating 50 years of global success at UC Davis.

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$18.75 M To Boost International Efforts

$18.75 M To Boost International Efforts

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 23, 2014 02:06 PM

Grant aims to build global food security and research international produce.

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Study Analyzes Mail-In-Ballot Rejections

Study Analyzes Mail-In-Ballot Rejections

by Jeffrey Day — last modified Sep 26, 2014 04:43 PM

Reasons why ballots were rejected: not arriving on time, not being signed or because signatures could not be verified.

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University College Dublin, UC Davis To Continue Cooperation

University College Dublin, UC Davis To Continue Cooperation

by Andy Fell — last modified Sep 26, 2014 02:42 PM

Agreement strengthens existing research, innovation and cultural links between the two institutions.

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Study: No Health Problems For GE-Fed Livestock

Study: No Health Problems For GE-Fed Livestock

by Pat Bailey — last modified Sep 25, 2014 01:52 PM

Health of animals consuming genetically engineered feed comparable to non-GE fed livestock.

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'Poster Child' For Sustainable Wine Production

'Poster Child' For Sustainable Wine Production

by cnicolin — last modified Sep 25, 2014 11:56 AM

CBS13 Sacramento covers the water-saving technologies that make sustainable wine production possible.

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Wine Leaders Adapt To Drought

Wine Leaders Adapt To Drought

by Pat Bailey — last modified Sep 22, 2014 02:18 PM

California's wine industry leaders are adapting to drought and consumer shifts.

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Solving The Bluetongue Disease Mystery

Solving The Bluetongue Disease Mystery

by Pat Bailey — last modified Sep 16, 2014 03:06 PM

The virus survives winter by reproducing in the transmitting insect.

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Evolutionary Biology Key To Solving Global Problems

Evolutionary Biology Key To Solving Global Problems

by Pat Bailey — last modified Sep 25, 2014 11:08 AM

Study: evolutionary biology must be used to overcome global agriculture challenges.

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New 3-Day Pistachio Production Course

New 3-Day Pistachio Production Course

by Diane Nelson — last modified Sep 12, 2014 04:12 PM

UC Davis is now offers a three-day pistachio production course.

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Fast-Tracking Low Emission Cars

Fast-Tracking Low Emission Cars

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Sep 09, 2014 09:38 AM

Chinese auto group and UC Davis partner toward speeding up energy-efficient vehicle development.

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Diversity of Mexican Maize Declining

Diversity of Mexican Maize Declining

by Pat Bailey — last modified Sep 03, 2014 11:09 AM

New study reveals a troubling loss of genetic diversity for corn growing in Mexico.

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Chicken Gene Shines Light On Birth Defects

Chicken Gene Shines Light On Birth Defects

by Pat Bailey — last modified Sep 02, 2014 03:12 PM

Cause of craniofacial abnormalities related to gene mutation.

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Beetle Flight Findings May Help Walnut Trees

Beetle Flight Findings May Help Walnut Trees

by Pat Bailey — last modified Aug 29, 2014 03:41 PM

Research shows environmental conditions influence behavior of walnut twig beetle.

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Prions Can Trigger ‘Stuck’ Wine Fermentations

Prions Can Trigger ‘Stuck’ Wine Fermentations

by Pat Bailey — last modified Aug 29, 2014 03:41 PM

Researchers discovered a biochemical communication system behind this problem.

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'One California' Highlights Agricultural Partnerships

'One California' Highlights Agricultural Partnerships

by UC Davis Dateline Staff — last modified Sep 25, 2014 04:25 PM

New advertising campaign shows partnerships and agricultural achievements.

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Not Quite Water Rights

Not Quite Water Rights

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Aug 19, 2014 12:09 PM

California has given away rights to far more water than it actually has.

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

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

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Aug 19, 2014 10:30 AM

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

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Beer and Beyond: Fermented Foods

Beer and Beyond: Fermented Foods

by Robin DeRieux — last modified Aug 14, 2014 10:50 AM

Charlie Bamforth and former student co-edit a new book on fermented foods.

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Ladderless peach and nectarine orchards explored

Ladderless peach and nectarine orchards explored

by Diane Nelson — last modified Aug 08, 2014 03:09 PM

Can shorter peach and nectarine trees reduce labor costs?

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Pesticide linked to slow metabolism, obesity, and diabetes

Pesticide linked to slow metabolism, obesity, and diabetes

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Aug 19, 2014 10:31 AM

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

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Global food safety agreement signed by China and UC Davis

Global food safety agreement signed by China and UC Davis

by University of California, Davis — last modified Jul 23, 2014 12:11 PM

Agreement extends over the next five years, calls for collaborative research projects.

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UC Davis African plant breeding academy

UC Davis African plant breeding academy

by Ann Filmer — last modified Jul 21, 2014 03:28 PM

Successful completion of plant breeding training program in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Color-changing petunias on their way

Color-changing petunias on their way

by Diane Nelson — last modified Jul 30, 2014 02:15 PM

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.

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Groundwater usage threatens future supply

Groundwater usage threatens future supply

by Pamela Kan-Rice — last modified Jul 16, 2014 03:03 PM

"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.

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Planting power: Edible landscape gardens

Planting power: Edible landscape gardens

by Kelsey Walker — last modified Jul 16, 2014 01:19 PM

Student interns design and build edible gardens in several spots on campus; helps students who need food.

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California agriculture faces greatest water loss ever

California agriculture faces greatest water loss ever

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Jul 15, 2014 09:26 AM

Groundwater key to state’s agricultural resilience and vulnerabilities.

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Global Food Initiative: UC President Napolitano

Global Food Initiative: UC President Napolitano

by Ann Filmer — last modified Jul 14, 2014 08:15 AM

Dean Helene Dillard speaks to UC Davis’ strengths in food and agriculture.

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UC Davis strawberry facts and information

UC Davis strawberry facts and information

by Ann Filmer — last modified Jul 11, 2014 10:29 AM

Learn more about the acclaimed breeding program at UC Davis.

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Champion of the alternative bee

Champion of the alternative bee

by Kathy Keatley Garvey — last modified Jul 11, 2014 09:01 AM

Wild bees and honey bees pollinate crops; pollinator conservation is important.

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Risky food safety practices in home kitchens

Risky food safety practices in home kitchens

by Karen Nikos-Rose — last modified Jul 09, 2014 11:52 AM

Americans often undercook chicken, rarely wash hands; need for food safety education.

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Invasive water snakes: risk to native species?

Invasive water snakes: risk to native species?

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Jul 08, 2014 01:45 PM

Snakes in a lake? Water snakes from eastern U.S. are invading California waterways

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Wheat can discern the length of day and night

Wheat can discern the length of day and night

by Brad Hooker — last modified Jul 07, 2014 11:59 AM

Springtime for wheat starts with a gene that "sees" light; allows for modifying flowering.

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Survey says ‘California’s blackbird’ in sharp decline

Survey says ‘California’s blackbird’ in sharp decline

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Jul 03, 2014 02:05 PM

Tricolored Blackbird population has declined by 64% since 2008; endemic mostly in California.

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UC Davis and Dubai: collaborate on sustainability

UC Davis and Dubai: collaborate on sustainability

by Karen Nikos-Rose — last modified Jul 03, 2014 02:01 PM

New sustainable city in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, inspired by West Village, UC Davis.

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Invasive vs. endangered species: Is there a balance?

Invasive vs. endangered species: Is there a balance?

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Jun 27, 2014 11:36 AM

Balancing invasive species, endangered species, restoration, and urban development.

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Bean genome sequencing yields uncommon findings

Bean genome sequencing yields uncommon findings

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jun 17, 2014 08:12 AM

Nitrogen fixation, domestication, and disease resistance are part of study.

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Brown Pelican breeding rates dismal in California

Brown Pelican breeding rates dismal in California

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Jun 11, 2014 04:20 PM

An indication that an El Niño event could occur sooner than expected?

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Meat Lab teaches about slaughtering, processing

Meat Lab teaches about slaughtering, processing

by Ann Filmer — last modified Jul 07, 2014 11:20 AM

Students and researchers also study animals for research and education.

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Sustainable wine industry in California

Sustainable wine industry in California

by Susanne Rockwell — last modified Jun 06, 2014 11:01 AM

Grad student Mike Levy works on economics, environment, and communities.

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Dillard urges women to pursue agriculture careers

Dillard urges women to pursue agriculture careers

by Ann Filmer — last modified Jun 06, 2014 10:54 AM

She calls agriculture a career path that nurtures the soil and the soul.

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Why dengue fever prevention efforts often fail

Why dengue fever prevention efforts often fail

by Kathy Garvey and Patricia Bailey — last modified Jun 04, 2014 08:54 AM

Results of the study may reduce the burden of the increasingly devastating disease.

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Economics of drought: Central Valley agriculture

Economics of drought: Central Valley agriculture

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Jun 03, 2014 09:48 AM

Drought could cost the industry $1.7 billion and loss of 14,500 jobs this year.

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Borlaug CAST Communication Award

Borlaug CAST Communication Award

by Patricia Bailey — last modified Jun 03, 2014 09:40 AM

Animal scientist Alison Van Eenennaam honored for communications.

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Gene may halt a deep- rooted pepper disease

Gene may halt a deep- rooted pepper disease

by Brad Hooker — last modified Jun 02, 2014 08:29 AM

Resistance gene to phytophthora root rot may offer hope and maintain crop yields.

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Charles Hess to receive 2014 UC Davis Medal

Charles Hess to receive 2014 UC Davis Medal

by Pat Bailey — last modified May 30, 2014 08:44 AM

Plant sciences professor: highest campus medal for service and dedication.

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Drought may hit rice crop hard

Drought may hit rice crop hard

by John Stumbos — last modified May 30, 2014 08:21 AM

Acreage cutback is precedent setting, says Professor Dan Sumner.

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Drought puts California species at risk

Drought puts California species at risk

by John Stumbos — last modified May 28, 2014 08:11 AM

UC Davis scientists voice concerns about impact of deteriorating conditions.

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Boosting the health of Latino immigrant farmworkers

Boosting the health of Latino immigrant farmworkers

by Patricia Bailey — last modified May 27, 2014 03:41 PM

Worksite-based health programs focus on lowering the risk of obesity and diabetes.

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African wildlife loss: many consequences in savannas

African wildlife loss: many consequences in savannas

by Kat Kerlin — last modified May 27, 2014 08:48 AM

Loss of large mammals impacts humans, mice, snakes, fleas, ticks, plants ...

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Strawberry fields: Campus, commission working it out

Strawberry fields: Campus, commission working it out

by Patricia Bailey — last modified May 20, 2014 04:32 PM

Year-round fruit after decades of UC Davis research. Legal issues resolution.

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Swim to sea? These salmon are catching a lift

Swim to sea? These salmon are catching a lift

by Ann Filmer — last modified May 19, 2014 03:02 PM

Salmon being moved by truck and barge to sustain their populations during drought.

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Childhood obesity drops: school nutrition program

Childhood obesity drops: school nutrition program

by Patricia Bailey — last modified May 19, 2014 09:01 AM

Program helps children make healthy choices with nutrition-related problem-solving skills.

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Honey tasting raises bee awareness

Honey tasting raises bee awareness

by John Stumbos — last modified May 15, 2014 01:24 PM

Picnic Day event helps draw attention to delight of honey and plight of bees.

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Gov. Brown, May 19 climate change event

Gov. Brown, May 19 climate change event

by Patricia Bailey — last modified May 15, 2014 01:13 PM

UC forum on agriculture and natural resources, for industry leaders and policymakers.

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Genetically engineered food labeling examined

Genetically engineered food labeling examined

by Patricia Bailey — last modified May 13, 2014 08:49 AM

Animal scientist Alison Van Eenennaam: scientific, legal, and economic ramifications of food labeling.

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Exploratorium + UC Davis: science and sustainability

Exploratorium + UC Davis: science and sustainability

by Kat Kerlin — last modified May 12, 2014 08:25 AM

Environment, and sustainable energy, food and agriculture in new partnership.

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Scientist and journalist debate GMOs

Scientist and journalist debate GMOs

by John Stumbos — last modified May 09, 2014 03:41 PM

Pam Ronald and Michael Pollan share opposing views on genetically modified organisms.

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Great olive oil no longer only from Mediterranean

Great olive oil no longer only from Mediterranean

by John Stumbos — last modified May 08, 2014 04:44 PM

Olive Center director Dan Flynn helps dispel misconceptions at international competition.

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Excess sugar consumption leads to a host of diseases

Excess sugar consumption leads to a host of diseases

by Ann Filmer — last modified May 13, 2014 08:58 AM

UC researchers push back against food companies on high amounts of sugar consumption.

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Building a better cup of coffee through genetics

Building a better cup of coffee through genetics

by John Stumbos — last modified May 05, 2014 04:18 PM

Geneticist Juan Medrano to examine genetics impacting coffee flavor and mouthfeel.

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Biodigester turns campus waste into campus energy

Biodigester turns campus waste into campus energy

by Kat Kerlin — last modified May 02, 2014 02:36 PM

Anaerobic digester uses bacterial microbes; convert food, yard waste into clean energy. Video.

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Birthplace of the chili pepper identified in Mexico

Birthplace of the chili pepper identified in Mexico

by Patricia Bailey — last modified Apr 30, 2014 02:25 PM

The world’s most widely grown spice crop comes from Central-east Mexico.

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Fruit and Nut Center helps growers optimize irrigation

Fruit and Nut Center helps growers optimize irrigation

by Diane Nelson — last modified Apr 25, 2014 01:50 PM

Pressure chambers that measure plant water stress are part of the interactive website.

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How the winery of the future is taking shape

How the winery of the future is taking shape

by John Stumbos — last modified Apr 25, 2014 02:55 PM

Executives learn about technological advances to address key winemaking issues.

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Student receives prestigious Goldwater scholarship

Student receives prestigious Goldwater scholarship

by Julia Ann Easley — last modified Apr 22, 2014 10:39 AM

Andrew Magee, animal biology major: premier undergraduate award for work on evolution.

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Study compares wine preferences, perceptions

Study compares wine preferences, perceptions

by John Stumbos — last modified Apr 21, 2014 11:21 AM

Consumers rate wines differently than experts and trained panelists.

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Finding common ground for farms and fish

Finding common ground for farms and fish

by John Stumbos — last modified Apr 21, 2014 11:14 AM

Floodplain research project mimics natural systems for more efficient water use.

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Sources on California's drought: UC Davis experts

Sources on California's drought: UC Davis experts

by Pat Bailey, Kat Kerlin — last modified Jun 18, 2015 11:52 AM

Experts available to the media: drought and water-supply issues in California.

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Loblolly pine’s immense genome conquered

Loblolly pine’s immense genome conquered

by Pat Bailey — last modified Apr 14, 2014 08:41 AM

The most commercially important tree in the U.S. and the source of most U.S. paper products.

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Drought has influenced policy changes before

Drought has influenced policy changes before

by John Stumbos — last modified Apr 15, 2014 11:28 AM

Professor Mark Lubell describes weather’s role in building support for water projects.

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Kiah Twisselman, graduating student

Kiah Twisselman, graduating student

by Kiah Twisselman — last modified Apr 09, 2014 11:01 AM

She reflects on UC Davis and how her experiences here impact her career goals.

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Key operatives unmasked in plant immunity battle

Key operatives unmasked in plant immunity battle

by Patricia Bailey — last modified Apr 07, 2014 02:48 PM

Plants have built-in systems for fighting off disease-causing microbes.

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Scientists solve the riddle of zebra stripes

Scientists solve the riddle of zebra stripes

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Apr 22, 2014 10:54 AM

It’s due to blood-sucking flies, which avoid black-and-white striped surfaces.

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California’s Tricolored Blackbirds in steep decline

California’s Tricolored Blackbirds in steep decline

by John Stumbos — last modified Apr 03, 2014 11:40 AM

UC Davis researcher Robert Meese is convinced the population will drop below 100,000.

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Avian researchers discover long-extinct dodo species

Avian researchers discover long-extinct dodo species

by Trish Ang — last modified Apr 03, 2014 11:37 AM

An elusive sighting led researchers to a living dodo specimen at the UC Davis Arboretum.

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Egg production systems present a dilemma

Egg production systems present a dilemma

by John Stumbos — last modified Mar 31, 2014 11:59 AM

Environmental impacts, food safety, and health concerns identified in egg debate.

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New Coffee Center launched at UC Davis

New Coffee Center launched at UC Davis

by John Stumbos — last modified Mar 27, 2014 02:01 PM

Research conference initiates inquiry on topics ranging from genetics to sensory perception.

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Export market driving up hay prices

Export market driving up hay prices

by John Stumbos — last modified Mar 27, 2014 01:35 PM

UC Davis researchers report on increased shipments to foreign destinations

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Food waste fertilizer could benefit crops

Food waste fertilizer could benefit crops

by John Stumbos — last modified Mar 24, 2014 10:08 AM

UC Davis soil ecologist Ed Lewis conducts field trials on new “green” fertilizer.

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EPA action will reduce sulfur in gasoline

EPA action will reduce sulfur in gasoline

by John Stumbos — last modified Mar 24, 2014 10:06 AM

New rules bring nation’s fuel supply in line with California’s cleaner standards.

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Solving infant malnutrition in developing countries

Solving infant malnutrition in developing countries

by Diane Nelson — last modified Mar 18, 2014 09:21 AM

Researchers examine molecules in cow's milk to protect children from intestinal diseases.

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Sometimes there’s no solution for not enough rain

Sometimes there’s no solution for not enough rain

by John Stumbos — last modified Mar 17, 2014 11:11 AM

Lack of Nevada hay has far-reaching consequences for ranchers.

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Impacts of conifer removal to restore aspen stands

Impacts of conifer removal to restore aspen stands

by Brad Hooker — last modified Mar 14, 2014 08:32 AM

Aquatic ecosystems can be protected when conifers are removed to restore aspen stands.

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More than half of California voters vote by mail

More than half of California voters vote by mail

by Karen Nikos-Rose — last modified Mar 13, 2014 09:18 AM

In most regions of California, more than 60 percent use the mail to vote, not the polls.

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Drought puts California forests at increased risk

Drought puts California forests at increased risk

by John Stumbos — last modified Mar 12, 2014 08:25 AM

Lack of soil moisture makes trees more susceptible to diseases, insects, and wildfire.

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Bill would ease alcohol tasting for some students

Bill would ease alcohol tasting for some students

by John Stumbos — last modified Mar 11, 2014 01:26 PM

Allowing underage students to taste (not drink) wine or beer as part of coursework.

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21-day challenge: Meal and exercise program

21-day challenge: Meal and exercise program

by afilmer — last modified Mar 11, 2014 11:49 AM

Dr. Liz Applegate works with Nugget Markets to create a food and fitness program.

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Conserve water during landscape irrigation

Conserve water during landscape irrigation

by Jeannette Warnert — last modified Mar 10, 2014 02:39 PM

To conserve water, turn off irrigation sprinklers after rainfall when soil is wet.

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Casual clothing trend is on the upswing

Casual clothing trend is on the upswing

by John Stumbos — last modified Mar 10, 2014 08:12 AM

Professor Susan Kaiser comments on influence of social norms in clothing choices.

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Purebred dogs may face health challenges

Purebred dogs may face health challenges

by John Stumbos — last modified Mar 05, 2014 08:43 AM

Breeding canines for physical features has led to genetically caused problems.

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Chickpea project: nutrition, environmental sustainability

Chickpea project: nutrition, environmental sustainability

by Pat Bailey — last modified Mar 04, 2014 01:05 PM

A $4 million research project in Ethiopia will improve the genetic diversity of chickpea varieties.

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A timely strategy for salmon survival

A timely strategy for salmon survival

by John Stumbos — last modified Mar 04, 2014 10:26 AM

Professor Peter Moyle makes a case for saving salmon and other native fish.

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UC Davis No. 1 globally: Agriculture and forestry

UC Davis No. 1 globally: Agriculture and forestry

by Pat Bailey and Ann Filmer — last modified Mar 03, 2014 09:21 AM

UC Davis again ranks No. 1 in the world for teaching and research in agriculture and forestry.

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Drought’s gloomy outlook in California

Drought’s gloomy outlook in California

by John Stumbos — last modified Feb 28, 2014 03:02 PM

Prof. Dan Sumner and alumnus Bill Chandler discuss impact in San Joaquin Valley

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Graduate student receives award; international work

Graduate student receives award; international work

by Brenda Dawson — last modified Feb 28, 2014 08:10 AM

Elana Peach-Fine receives USAID award for work with Horticulture CRSP program.

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Drought could be the worst in 500 years

Drought could be the worst in 500 years

by Ann Filmer — last modified Feb 26, 2014 09:16 AM

Drought will have a multi-year impact on Calif. fruit trees; Ken Schackel, Dept. of Plant Sciences.

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UC Davis in nationwide hub on climate change

UC Davis in nationwide hub on climate change

by Edward Ortiz — last modified Feb 25, 2014 08:56 AM

UC Davis is one of 10 nationwide sites to focus on climate change effects on farms and forests.

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Wine may have more alcohol than on label

Wine may have more alcohol than on label

by afilmer — last modified Feb 24, 2014 10:10 AM

Prof. Julian Alston estimates 10 percent more alcohol in wine than 20 years ago

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Disease is threatening U.S. citrus crop

Disease is threatening U.S. citrus crop

by Ann Filmer — last modified Feb 21, 2014 04:51 PM

Asian citrus psyllid being studied at UC Davis Research Containment Facility.

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Study reveals how  animal defenses evolve

Study reveals how animal defenses evolve

by Andy Fell — last modified Feb 21, 2014 04:52 PM

Wildlife analysis shows noxious scents, social groups are effective survival strategies.

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How California's drought will change your diet

How California's drought will change your diet

by afilmer — last modified Feb 21, 2014 04:53 PM

Prof. Dan Sumner weighs in on the potential drought impacts.

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How to approach a food race

How to approach a food race

by afilmer — last modified Feb 14, 2014 11:49 AM

Liz Applegate tells what happens when you eat and run – it’s not a good mix.

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Gloves on food workers don’t assure sanitation

Gloves on food workers don’t assure sanitation

by afilmer — last modified Feb 24, 2014 10:22 AM

Food safety expert Christine Bruhn says gloves don’t substitute for hand-washing.

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Female CEOs missing in IPO boom

Female CEOs missing in IPO boom

by afilmer — last modified Feb 24, 2014 10:26 AM

Only 3 percent of firms going public had female CEOs, say Martin Kenney and Donald Patton.

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Dark chocolate for Valentine’s Day?

Dark chocolate for Valentine’s Day?

by afilmer — last modified Feb 11, 2014 09:52 AM

UC Davis research finds dark chocolate may lower risk of heart disease.

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California farmers brace for drought, unemployment

California farmers brace for drought, unemployment

by afilmer — last modified Feb 11, 2014 09:47 AM

Drought could lead to soaring unemployment in Central Valley farming communities.

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Perspectives on endangered species

Perspectives on endangered species

by John Stumbos — last modified Feb 11, 2014 09:26 AM

UC Davis scientists Peter Moyle and Aaron Lotz share their perspectives on endangered species.

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Women feeding the world photo gallery on campus

Women feeding the world photo gallery on campus

by Brenda Dawson — last modified Feb 11, 2014 10:21 AM

Photos depicting women around the world in various roles related to food.

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Paleo diet not as simple as it sounds

Paleo diet not as simple as it sounds

by Jeannette Warnert — last modified Feb 10, 2014 10:05 AM

UC Cooperative Extension expert Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr weighs in on the Paleo diet.

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Bad bear behavior not due to California drought

Bad bear behavior not due to California drought

by Jeannette Warnert — last modified Feb 04, 2014 09:18 AM

The weather isn't to blame for bears staying awake during winter.

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Ag. commodity promotions increase sales

Ag. commodity promotions increase sales

by Tim Linden — last modified Jan 31, 2014 11:52 AM

Avocado promotions create a significant return on investments; Sexton and Carman.

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The gift of music: Grant and Grace Noda

The gift of music: Grant and Grace Noda

by afilmer — last modified Jan 30, 2014 12:24 PM

Long-time botanist and UC Davis employee, and wife, contribute to support music.

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California ranchers: Severe drought impacts

California ranchers: Severe drought impacts

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jan 29, 2014 08:26 AM

Ranchers will be immediately impacted by severe drought, and most face lack of forage.

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Bruce Hammock receives 2014 Brodie Award

Bruce Hammock receives 2014 Brodie Award

by Dorsey Griffith — last modified Feb 12, 2014 04:33 PM

Award for research on human drug metabolism, transport, and development.

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New dean Helene Dillard begins Jan. 27 at UC Davis

New dean Helene Dillard begins Jan. 27 at UC Davis

by John Stumbos and Ann Filmer — last modified Jan 27, 2014 09:25 AM

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences welcomes a new dean.

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UC Davis in global top 10 for sustainability

UC Davis in global top 10 for sustainability

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jan 27, 2014 09:19 AM

Of all UC campuses, only Davis made the top 10; UI GreenMetric World University Ranking.

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What puts the ‘heat’ in hot peppers?

What puts the ‘heat’ in hot peppers?

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jan 24, 2014 09:17 AM

Genome sequencing finds the 'heat' in hot peppers, the world's biggest spice crop.

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Economic Divide: Linking poverty and prosperity

Economic Divide: Linking poverty and prosperity

by afilmer — last modified Jan 24, 2014 08:59 AM

Center for Regional Change stresses need for employment in the Coachella Valley.

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Latinos set to surpass whites in California

Latinos set to surpass whites in California

by afilmer — last modified Jan 23, 2014 10:30 AM

Latinos to become the single largest race/ethnic group in California.

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African Orphan Crops Consortium: 100 crops

African Orphan Crops Consortium: 100 crops

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jan 23, 2014 11:06 AM

Consortium will sequence 100 crops to improve nutrition of African farm families.

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UC Davis Experts: Winter Olympics

UC Davis Experts: Winter Olympics

by afilmer — last modified Jan 22, 2014 08:24 AM

Athletic nutrition expert Liz Applegate is among UC Davis experts for Winter Olympics.

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River water diversions threaten green sturgeon

River water diversions threaten green sturgeon

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jan 21, 2014 09:44 AM

Young sturgeon may be killed by unscreened pipes that divert river water.

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Eating right in America (new book)

Eating right in America (new book)

by afilmer — last modified Jan 21, 2014 11:32 AM

New book by Charlotte Biltekoff focuses on the cultural politics of food and health.

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Jorge Dubcovsky receives Wolf Prize in Agriculture

Jorge Dubcovsky receives Wolf Prize in Agriculture

by Patricia Bailey and Brad Hooker — last modified Jan 17, 2014 04:59 PM

Wheat geneticist receives major international prize as outstanding scientist.

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The beneficial bean (YouTube video)

The beneficial bean (YouTube video)

by afilmer — last modified Jan 17, 2014 08:34 AM

An overview of dry bean production in California, including the nutrition of beans.

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Immigration reform and California agriculture

Immigration reform and California agriculture

by afilmer — last modified Jan 17, 2014 08:39 AM

The implications of the reform proposals for California agriculture.

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Livestock’s contribution to climate change

Livestock’s contribution to climate change

by Suanne Klahorst — last modified Jan 15, 2014 11:48 AM

Prof. Frank Mitloehner is clearing the air on the real amount of livestock emissions.

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Wild Campus students create wildlife habitats

Wild Campus students create wildlife habitats

by afilmer — last modified Mar 18, 2014 02:35 PM

Student organization at UC Davis creates wildlife habitats on campus and off campus.

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Yosemite toad undeterred by grazing cows

Yosemite toad undeterred by grazing cows

by Pamela Kan-Rice — last modified Jan 14, 2014 11:46 AM

The relationship between cattle grazing and numbers of Yosemite toads.

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Science provides facts for Hawaii GMO debate

Science provides facts for Hawaii GMO debate

by Jeanette Warnert — last modified Jan 10, 2014 03:11 PM

Proposed law could ban production of genetically modified organisms on the big island of Hawaii

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Digital badge system helps students develop skills

Digital badge system helps students develop skills

by afilmer — last modified Jan 09, 2014 02:29 PM

Customized badges and skill qualifications allow students to develop hands-on professional skills.

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Endangered Species Act sets a high standard

Endangered Species Act sets a high standard

by afilmer — last modified Jan 08, 2014 08:50 AM

Professor Peter Moyle's op-ed about the importance of the Endangered Species Act for fish.

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The secret language of plants

The secret language of plants

by afilmer — last modified Jan 07, 2014 03:07 PM

Communication among plants in response to injury could have positive benefits to crop production.

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Deer vs. traffic: Fences proposed for I-280

Deer vs. traffic: Fences proposed for I-280

by afilmer — last modified Jan 14, 2014 11:42 AM

Fences may reduce catastrophic and costly accidents between autos and wildlife.

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How yeasts change the flavor of beer

How yeasts change the flavor of beer

by afilmer — last modified Jan 07, 2014 08:20 AM

Charlie Bamforth and Kyria Boundy-Mills talk about the importance of yeast in beer brewing.

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Smithsonian opens American wine exhibit

Smithsonian opens American wine exhibit

by afilmer — last modified Jan 09, 2014 10:49 AM

Wine display is one part of wider look at the evolution of American food.

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Drosophila pest targeted by genomic research

Drosophila pest targeted by genomic research

by Pat Bailey — last modified Dec 11, 2013 08:24 AM

Work may lead to better control of drosophila, an international fruit pest.

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UC Davis celebrates African Plant Breeding Academy

UC Davis celebrates African Plant Breeding Academy

by Pat Bailey — last modified Dec 11, 2013 08:24 AM

Program in Kenya will support 600 million smallholder farmers and their families.

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Cultivating careers in the Central Valley

Cultivating careers in the Central Valley

by Sarah Colwell — last modified Dec 17, 2013 03:50 PM

The Central Valley Scholars Program supports students who attend UC Davis.

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Malaria mosquito groups do mix and match

Malaria mosquito groups do mix and match

by Pat Bailey — last modified Dec 11, 2013 08:25 AM

Assumptions about genetics of two malaria mosquito subgroups are false.

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Sequencing study lifts veil on wine’s microbial terroir

Sequencing study lifts veil on wine’s microbial terroir

by Pat Bailey — last modified Dec 05, 2013 12:12 PM

Terroir — and microbial terroir — impact grapes and the wines they produce.

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Screening out grapevine virus spares Napa-Sonoma more than $60 million

Screening out grapevine virus spares Napa-Sonoma more than $60 million

by Pat Bailey — last modified Dec 06, 2013 02:36 PM

The monetary benefits of screening wine-producing grapevines and rootstocks for viruses far outweigh the costs.

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Roger Beachy heads World Food Center at UC Davis

Roger Beachy heads World Food Center at UC Davis

by Pat Bailey — last modified Dec 10, 2013 04:02 PM

Plant biologist Roger Beachy named founding director of the World Food Center at UC Davis.

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National survey finds frog abnormalities rare

National survey finds frog abnormalities rare

by Andy Fell — last modified Dec 03, 2013 09:57 AM

Good news for frogs and toads — the abnormalities of the 1990s are rarer, except in local hotspots.

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UC Davis leads USAID program to develop disease-resistant, heat-tolerant chickens for Africa

UC Davis leads USAID program to develop disease-resistant, heat-tolerant chickens for Africa

by Pat Bailey — last modified Nov 21, 2013 09:44 AM

A new program that will identify genes for breeding chickens that tolerate hot climates and resist infectious diseases has been launched at UC Davis.

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Helene Dillard named dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Helene Dillard named dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

by Pat Bailey — last modified Nov 21, 2013 12:06 PM

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.

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David Hosley honored with Distinguished Service Award from Center for Regional Change

David Hosley honored with Distinguished Service Award from Center for Regional Change

by John Stumbos — last modified Nov 06, 2013 04:13 PM

Journalist who helped guide innovative center is honored for work championing the Central Valley.

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For fish and rice to thrive in Yolo Bypass, ‘just add water’

For fish and rice to thrive in Yolo Bypass, ‘just add water’

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Nov 04, 2013 08:45 AM

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.

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Genes outside nucleus have disproportionate effect

Genes outside nucleus have disproportionate effect

by Andy Fell — last modified Oct 31, 2013 01:37 PM

The tiny bit of DNA outside the cell nucleus has a large effect on metabolism. This may impact future treatments for inherited diseases in humans.

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Longer life for humans linked to further loss of endangered species

Longer life for humans linked to further loss of endangered species

by afilmer — last modified Oct 31, 2013 01:32 PM

As human life expectancy increases, so does the percentage of invasive and endangered birds and mammals.

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Three UC Davis students named Switzer environmental fellows

Three UC Davis students named Switzer environmental fellows

by John Stumbos — last modified Oct 29, 2013 02:07 PM

Angela Doerr, Sarah Moffitt, and Meredith Niles are conducting research on sustainable management practices for natural or agricultural ecosystems.

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Evolution: Ants more closely related to bees than to most wasps

Evolution: Ants more closely related to bees than to most wasps

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 28, 2013 11:23 AM

Ants and bees are more related to each other than to social wasps (yellow jackets, paper wasps). This resolves a long-standing evolutionary question.

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New light on how some fish adapt to saltwater

New light on how some fish adapt to saltwater

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 24, 2013 04:11 PM

Tilapia fish readily adapt to fresh or salty water, making them both good candidates for aquaculture and potential invasive pests.

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Wheat geneticists to decode massive genome

Wheat geneticists to decode massive genome

by Brad Hooker — last modified Oct 24, 2013 04:09 PM

An international effort is in progress to sequence a wheat ancestor’s genome, to better understand the genetics of bread wheat.

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New study offers hope for halting incurable citrus disease

New study offers hope for halting incurable citrus disease

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 23, 2013 12:38 PM

Treatment for citrus greening disease may result from DNA sequencing technology.

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New center to prepare national transportation for extreme weather, climate change

New center to prepare national transportation for extreme weather, climate change

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 23, 2013 12:37 PM

UC Davis will lead a consortium focused on addressing and preparing for climate change.

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Urban fish masculinized by hormone-mimicking chemicals

Urban fish masculinized by hormone-mimicking chemicals

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 23, 2013 12:37 PM

It’s a man’s world for fish in a San Francisco Bay–Delta estuary.

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UC Davis decoding mother’s milk for clues to lasting health

UC Davis decoding mother’s milk for clues to lasting health

by Diane Nelson — last modified Oct 16, 2013 07:47 AM

Researchers are decoding the mysteries of mother’s milk, discovering a wealth of information about how best to feed and protect the human body, lessons that will enhance health not just for infants but for us all.

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Endless opportunity at animal science facilities

by korjean — last modified Oct 29, 2013 01:25 AM

Did you know there are numerous animal science facilities on campus? Check out the feed mill, beef barn & feed lot, and horse barn in this new video tour.

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Engaging tomorrow’s agricultural researchers in international development

Engaging tomorrow’s agricultural researchers in international development

by Brenda Dawson — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:50 AM

Grad students answer the question, “What did you do this summer?” with stories of working abroad on agricultural development projects.

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Legislative resolution lauds UC Davis for top ranking in agriculture

Legislative resolution lauds UC Davis for top ranking in agriculture

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:52 AM

The California legislature honored UC Davis’ top ranking in agricultural teaching and research with a unanimous resolution.

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To feed the world, first light its chicken coops, young entrepreneurs suggest

To feed the world, first light its chicken coops, young entrepreneurs suggest

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:52 AM

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.

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Major gift addresses California water problems

Major gift addresses California water problems

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:53 AM

The Center for Watershed Sciences received a $10 million gift to build on its success as a center for problem-solving research on California's critical water issues.

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Fingerprinting America’s whiskeys may help speed processing, prevent fraud

Fingerprinting America’s whiskeys may help speed processing, prevent fraud

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:53 AM

UC Davis researchers have developed chemical fingerprints for 60 American whiskeys.

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College Celebration is a 25-year tradition

College Celebration is a 25-year tradition

by John Stumbos — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:54 AM

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES) extends a hearty welcome to all as it holds the 25th annual CA&ES College Celebration on Friday, Oct. 11, in Freeborn Hall at UC Davis.

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Policies worry farmers more than climate change

Policies worry farmers more than climate change

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:54 AM

California farmers feel more threatened by climate policy and government regulations than they do by climate change.

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Natural history museums grow our knowledge

Natural history museums grow our knowledge

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:55 AM

Natural history museums at UC Davis are expanding society’s knowledge about the animals, insects and plants that inhabit our world.

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New Confucius Institute at UC Davis to highlight Chinese food and drink

New Confucius Institute at UC Davis to highlight Chinese food and drink

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:55 AM

UC Davis and China’s Jiangnan University are establishing the world’s first Confucius Institute devoted to Chinese food and beverage at UC Davis.

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Finding alternatives to methyl bromide

Finding alternatives to methyl bromide

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:55 AM

Methyl bromide, a soil fumigant, is about to be phased out. UC researchers are helping growers find methyl bromide alternatives for western crops.

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Waiting list is filling fast for Pomology Short Course at UC Davis

Waiting list is filling fast for Pomology Short Course at UC Davis

by Diane Nelson — last modified Oct 16, 2013 07:47 AM

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.

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Salt intake physiologically set in humans, new study finds

Salt intake physiologically set in humans, new study finds

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:55 AM

Don’t toss your saltshaker out just yet. A new study suggests that concern about the amount of salt you consume may be misplaced.

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UC Davis scientists help deliver genetic one-two blow to deadly wheat disease

UC Davis scientists help deliver genetic one-two blow to deadly wheat disease

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:56 AM

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.

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Age matters for song sparrows and climate change

Age matters for song sparrows and climate change

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:58 AM

What’s good for adults is not always best for the young, and vice versa. At least that is the case with song sparrows and how they experience the effects of climate change.

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Plant sciences professor Mary Cadenasso among new Chancellor’s Fellows

Plant sciences professor Mary Cadenasso among new Chancellor’s Fellows

by John Stumbos — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:58 AM

Mary Cadenasso, who specializes in urban ecology, is among seven current Chancellor’s Fellows. Her work explores how “land cover” affects the ecology of cities.

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Gene sequencing targets witchweed and other destructive parasitic plants

Gene sequencing targets witchweed and other destructive parasitic plants

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:59 AM

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.

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Formula-fed babies may be more susceptible to chronic disease

Formula-fed babies may be more susceptible to chronic disease

by Diane Nelson — last modified Oct 16, 2013 07:49 AM

Formula-fed infants experience metabolic stress that could make them more susceptible than breast-fed infants to a wide range of health issues such as obesity, diabetes, liver problems and cardiovascular
disease, according to new research at the University of California,
 Davis.


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Now available: first-ever produce professional certificate program

Now available: first-ever produce professional certificate program

by Diane Nelson — last modified Oct 16, 2013 07:49 AM

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a mechanism that helped produce industry employers recognize qualified applicants and helped applicants validate their postharvest qualifications? Now there is, thanks to the UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center’s new Produce Professional Certificate Program, the first of its kind in the world.

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Program links new farmers with produce distributers

Program links new farmers with produce distributers

by Diane Nelson — last modified Oct 16, 2013 07:50 AM

A new program introduces small farmers with large-scale produce distributors interested in offering a line of locally grown food. The connections are helping beginning farmers grow their business and helping distributors find the locally grown food consumers crave.

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Carole Meredith earns top wine award

Carole Meredith earns top wine award

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:59 AM

Professor emerita Carole Meredith, Department of Viticulture and Enology, is receiving the California State Fair’s Wine Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Cattle grazing and clean water are compatible on public lands, new study finds

Cattle grazing and clean water are compatible on public lands, new study finds

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:01 AM

Livestock grazing, public recreation, and clean water are compatible goals on national forest lands.

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Gene discovery may halt a worldwide wheat epidemic

Gene discovery may halt a worldwide wheat epidemic

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:01 AM

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.

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UC Davis launches African plant breeding academy

UC Davis launches African plant breeding academy

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:00 AM

A new African Plant Breeding Academy, designed to train plant breeders who will help improve the nutritional value of indigenous crops, has been launched by UC Davis and partners.

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Eastern Coachella Valley report finds elevated levels of air and water pollution

Eastern Coachella Valley report finds elevated levels of air and water pollution

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:02 AM

Residents of the Eastern Coachella Valley in Riverside County live every day with elevated environmental hazards in their air and water, according to a new UC Davis study.

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Scientists explore stress, weight loss, and our brain

Scientists explore stress, weight loss, and our brain

by Diane Nelson — last modified Oct 16, 2013 07:51 AM

It’s not just our imagination: We really do eat differently when we’re stressed. Nutritionists at UC Davis are shedding light on the important link between stress, our brain and body weight, discoveries that could help society fight obesity and improve our individual efforts to lose weight and keep it off.

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Purebred dogs not always at higher risk for genetic disorders

Purebred dogs not always at higher risk for genetic disorders

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:02 AM

If you think your mixed-breed pup is hardier than a purebred, think again. Mixed breeds may not have an advantage when it comes to inherited disorders.

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Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building opens

Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building opens

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:02 AM

Supporters and wine industry leaders gathered at UC Davis to celebrate the opening of the Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building.

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Remote-controlled helicopter tested for use in vineyard applications

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:02 AM

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.

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Climate change threatens extinction for 82 percent of California native fish

Climate change threatens extinction for 82 percent of California native fish

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:03 AM

Salmon and other native freshwater fish in California will likely become extinct within the next century due to climate change if current trends continue.

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Horticulture CRSP launches third Regional Center of Innovation

Horticulture CRSP launches third Regional Center of Innovation

by Brenda Dawson — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:03 AM

With the launch of a new center in Kenya, the Horticulture Collaborative Research Support Program has successfully opened three centers worldwide dedicated to serving as hubs for horticulture-related activities in nearby developing countries.

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Nematode-resistant wheat can protect tomatoes

Nematode-resistant wheat can protect tomatoes

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:06 AM

Nematode-resistant wheat can be a trap crop to reduce parasitic root-knot nematode numbers that damage the next rotation crop.

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Don't lose the organism over its genes

Don't lose the organism over its genes

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:06 AM

Physiology and behavior variations in complex organisms are due to more than genetic variations.

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Leopold Conservation Award winner shares honor with agricultural industry

Leopold Conservation Award winner shares honor with agricultural industry

by Diane Nelson — last modified Oct 16, 2013 07:50 AM

Fourth-generation dairyman lauded for his practices that support agricultural sustainability.

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Postharvest Technology Short Course provides excellent overview

Postharvest Technology Short Course provides excellent overview

by afilmer — last modified Oct 16, 2013 07:48 AM

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.

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UC Davis Agribusiness Executives Symposium to be Held in Shanghai

UC Davis Agribusiness Executives Symposium to be Held in Shanghai

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:06 AM

Senior agribusiness executives from China will gather in June in Shanghai for an innovative business leaders' symposium coordinated by UC Davis.

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Improving stream habitats in California’s Scott River

Improving stream habitats in California’s Scott River

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:07 AM

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.

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UC Davis Ranks No. 1 in the World in Agriculture

UC Davis Ranks No. 1 in the World in Agriculture

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:07 AM

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.

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Impacts of climate instability on Southwest

Impacts of climate instability on Southwest

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:07 AM

In an era of climate instability, the southwestern U.S. faces many environmental and agricultural challenges, which are addressed in a new book.

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Kinsella Prize winner helps uncover secrets of human breast milk

Kinsella Prize winner helps uncover secrets of human breast milk

by Robin DeRieux — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:13 AM

David Dallas, who recently completed his Ph.D. in nutritional biology, has been awarded the John E. Kinsella Memorial Prize for his outstanding research on human breast milk protein digestion.

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Health defects found in fish exposed to Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Health defects found in fish exposed to Deepwater Horizon oil spill

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:08 AM

Crude oil toxicity continued to sicken a sentinel Gulf Coast fish species for at least more than a year after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to new findings from a research team that includes a University of California, Davis, scientist.

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Gene discovery may yield lettuce that will sprout in hot weather

Gene discovery may yield lettuce that will sprout in hot weather

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:08 AM

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.

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Important source of greenhouse gas emissions from farmland underestimated

Important source of greenhouse gas emissions from farmland underestimated

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:08 AM

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.

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Olive oil ‘fridge test’ doesn’t reliably detect fraud

Olive oil ‘fridge test’ doesn’t reliably detect fraud

by Diane Nelson — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:08 AM

Can you determine the purity of your extra virgin olive oil by whether solidifies in the fridge? No, according to new research from the UC Davis Olive Center.

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Food pioneer tells Aggie Ambassadors to follow their passion

Food pioneer tells Aggie Ambassadors to follow their passion

by John Stumbos — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:08 AM

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.

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UC Davis workshop helps agribusinesses succeed

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:09 AM

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.

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Trellis Fund offers grad students experience, adventure

Trellis Fund offers grad students experience, adventure

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:09 AM

The Horticulture CRSP pairs U.S. graduate students with agricultural projects in developing countries.

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Food scientists receive graduate fellowships

Food scientists receive graduate fellowships

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:10 AM

Two graduate students from the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology received 2012 Graduate Fellowship Awards from the Robert Mondavi Industry Partnership Program to support their important work with citrus disease and food safety.

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UC Davis researchers aid effort to sequence the complex wheat genome

UC Davis researchers aid effort to sequence the complex wheat genome

by Pat Bailey — last modified Nov 04, 2013 08:38 PM

Intent on developing wheat varieties with higher yields and enhanced nutritional content, researchers at UC Davis have teamed up with scientists at nine other institutions in an attempt to sequence the wheat genome.

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Cool storage important for bag-in-box wines

Cool storage important for bag-in-box wines

by Pat Bailey — last modified Nov 04, 2013 08:33 PM

When it comes to wine, if you bag and box it, you better keep it cool.

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Hope dawns for aging feed mill

Hope dawns for aging feed mill

by Diane Nelson — last modified Nov 04, 2013 08:45 PM

There's a time warp at the UC Davis feedlot. New infrastructure will help UC Davis assess livestock’s environmental footprint.

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Science, still a man’s world?

by Andy Fell — last modified Nov 04, 2013 09:23 PM

Discrimination against women in science continues to be a problem, even in fields dominated by female researchers. UC Davis found a startling gender disparity in who is chosen to speak at scientific conferences.

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Couch potatoes no more: Video game will fight obesity

Couch potatoes no more: Video game will fight obesity

by Donna Justice — last modified Nov 04, 2013 09:20 PM

A new video game under development by UC Davis researchers will encourage children to strengthen their action-hero characters by logging miles walked and calories burned in the real world.

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Karen Ross encourages UC Davis students to pursue careers in the “food system”

Karen Ross encourages UC Davis students to pursue careers in the “food system”

by John Stumbos — last modified Nov 04, 2013 09:16 PM

Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), sees a bright future in agriculture for young people contemplating career choices.

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UC Davis to test experimental drug for laminitis in horses

by Pat Bailey — last modified Nov 04, 2013 09:13 PM

Entomology professor Bruce Hammock’s insect biology research laid the groundwork for UC Davis veterinarian's new clinical experimental drug trial to treat horses stricken with laminitis, a life-threatening foot-related disease.

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$8.4 million for food grain and alternative fuel research

$8.4 million for food grain and alternative fuel research

by Pat Bailey — last modified Nov 04, 2013 09:11 PM

With new grants totaling $8.4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Agency for International Development and industry partners, UC Davis plant scientist Eduardo Blumwald is reaching out to feed and fuel the world.

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Terroir 2012 to explore the influence of the land on wine, food and tea

Terroir 2012 to explore the influence of the land on wine, food and tea

by Pat Bailey — last modified Nov 04, 2013 09:07 PM

Terroir 2012 -- two days of presentations about the relationship between the land and the food and beverages it produces -- will be held Nov. 9 and 10 at the University of California, Davis.

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Carbon buried in the soil rises again

Carbon buried in the soil rises again

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Nov 06, 2013 01:08 PM

A research team that includes a University of California, Davis, plant scientist has identified a source of carbon emissions that could play a role in understanding past and future global change.

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A Handy Device

A Handy Device

by Diane Nelson — last modified Apr 25, 2016 02:19 PM

Students invent award-winning sensor to assess olive oil quality.

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Ag Students Roll Up Sleeves to Learn

Ag Students Roll Up Sleeves to Learn

by Robin DeRieux — last modified Apr 25, 2016 02:28 PM

There are plenty of opportunities for hands-on experience at UC Davis.

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Garry's Gang

Garry's Gang

by Robin DeRieux — last modified Apr 25, 2016 02:30 PM

Greenhouse interns cultivate new skills outside the classroom

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Sam's Students

Sam's Students

by Robin DeRieux — last modified Apr 25, 2016 02:31 PM

Participating in fieldwork is the high-water mark of summer

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Helping Growers Optimize Irrigation

Helping Growers Optimize Irrigation

by Diane Nelson — last modified Sep 11, 2015 10:40 AM

Technology developed at UC Davis is giving growers tools to help irrigate more effectively.

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Up a Creek with Chinook Salmon

Up a Creek with Chinook Salmon

by John Stumbos — last modified Apr 25, 2016 02:29 PM

Swapping vacation for valuable experience

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Faculty on Board

Faculty on Board

by Robin DeRieux — last modified Apr 25, 2016 02:31 PM

CA&ES faculty take a whistle-stop tour to give new faculty members a sampling of what our region has to offer.

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Student News

Design It, Build It

Aug 21, 2015 Truscott donation allows landscape architecture students to dig in.

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Research News

UC Davis Receives Unique, $1.5 Million Gift from Aggie Couple

Jul 07, 2016 Michael and Joelle Hurlston have pledged $1.5 million to endow a first-of-its-kind chair position.

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Outreach News

Summer Internships

Jul 28, 2015 CA&ES students and Salinas Valley employers find common ground.

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