Jim Hill, Robert Bertram, Don Bransford: Awards of Distinction

On Friday, October 14, 2016, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will bestow the Awards of Distinction at College Celebration. The awards are the highest recognition presented by the college. Jim Hill: Outstanding Faculty Award of Distinction Jim Hill, recently retired faculty member in the Department of Plant Sciences, will receive the Outstanding Faculty…

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A Focus on Forgotten Crops

UC Davis is partnering in a global plant-breeding consortium fighting malnutrition and poverty in Africa by improving the continent’s traditional crops. The African Orphan Crop Consortium — conceived by Howard Shapiro, a senior fellow at UC Davis and the chief agricultural officer at Mars Inc. —  is making great strides in its ambitious attempt to…

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HM Clause a First Recipient of UC Davis Innovation Awards

Ralph J. Hexter, acting chancellor of the University of California, Davis, announced the recipients of a new series of innovation awards. The UC Davis Chancellor’s Innovation Awards recognize faculty, community partners, and industry leaders for their work, dedication and success in achieving societal impact either through innovations in technology or social engagement. “These new awards…

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Industry Upbeat About New UC Davis Strawberry Breeding Research ‘Setting the Benchmark’ for Quality, Yield, and Sustainability

by Diane Nelson Quick Summary Breeders look for genetically disease-resistant strawberry plants Searching for an even tastier berry New teaching program aims to train next generation of plant breeders Strawberry farmers and industry leaders say new science, education, and collaborations underway at the UC Davis Public Strawberry Breeding Program bode well for the quality and sustainability…

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Picnic Day Takes Large Behind-the-Scenes Effort for Departments: Faculty and Staff Work for Weeks to Prepare

By Cody Kitaura/Dateline A month before Picnic Day every year, Plant Sciences staff research associate Guy Kyser prepares by driving around the campus’s expansive fields looking for weeds — but instead of trying to eradicate them, he’s trying to save them. Kyser is one of numerous faculty and staff who work behind the scenes of Picnic…

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