UC Davis and Pakistan Launch $17 Million Food and Agricultural Partnership

The launch of a $17 million collaborative project linking UC Davis and Pakistan’s leading agricultural university was celebrated today at UC Davis, which will receive $10 million of the funds. The new U.S.–Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Agriculture and Food Security, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, will make it possible for…

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UC Davis Wins Specialty-Crops Grants for Lettuce and Conservation Agriculture Projects

Improving lettuce crops is the aim of a new, $4.5 million grant, awarded to University of California, Davis, researchers by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The five-year, renewable grant is part of USDA’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative funding program, made available through the 2014 Farm Bill. This award is…

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Louise Ferguson: Outstanding Extension Publication

Louise Ferguson, a faculty member and Cooperative Extension specialist in the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences, recently received the ASHS Outstanding Extension Publication Award for 2014 as co-author of the paper, “Transformation of an Ancient Crop: Preparing California ‘Manazanillo’ Table Olives for Mechanical Harvesting,” which was published in HortTechnology. Ferguson, who is honored to…

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Ken Tate: 2015 Recipient of James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award

by John Stumbos Reprinted from CA&ES Currents August 2015 UC Cooperative Extension specialist and faculty member Kenneth Tate is the 2015 recipient of the James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award. The UC Davis award recognizes a distinguished career of achievement by an Academic Federation member. A secondary but important consideration is voluntary service to the…

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Erin Hsu: Shinoda and California Floral Council Scholarships

August 12, 2015 Erin Hsu, a junior majoring in Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry, with an emphasis in floriculture, recently received two horticulture scholarships ($3,500) — a Shinoda Foundation Scholarship and a California Floral Council Scholarship (for California residents). The scholarships are awarded based on academic achievements, work experience, and career goals. Hsu is from…

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James Cubbage: Staff Assembly

August 12, 2015 James Cubbage, web developer for the department, has been re-elected to the UC Davis Staff Assembly Executive Committee, serving this next term as Secretary. Cubbage has worked with Staff Assembly for 10 years, serving in various capacities on the executive committee and the board, including vice chair. Staff Assembly welcomes feedback about…

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