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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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