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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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$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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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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Student Farm Still Growing Strong

Student Farm Still Growing Strong

by cnicolin — last modified Nov 18, 2014 05:06 PM

From its inception for alternative & organic research - to its development into a market and ecological garden - the Student Farm is all about innovation.

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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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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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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 01:16 PM

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

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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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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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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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'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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Why Peaches Started Tasting Better

Why Peaches Started Tasting Better

by cnicolin — last modified Sep 25, 2014 05:26 PM

UC Davis Cooperative Extension Specialist Carlos Crisosto works with growers like Mike Thurlow and packagers to pick peaches and other stone fruits later in the season. By letting it ripen before being shipped to grocery stores, the fruit is consistently sweeter, better tasting and not mealy.

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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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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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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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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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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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Springtime for wheat starts with a gene that ‘sees’ light

Springtime for wheat starts with a gene that ‘sees’ light

by Brad Hooker — last modified Jun 30, 2014 10:50 AM

Scientists from the University of California, Davis, have discovered the function of a gene that allows wheat to discern the length of each day and night. When they knocked out the gene, wheat flowering was delayed for more than 100 days.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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’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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Design It, Build It

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

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

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