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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