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 Guy Kyser, far right, speaks to an attendee at Picnic Day. (photo: Cody Kitaura/UC Davis) 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….

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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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Chile–California Conference, October 17, at UC Davis

The fourth Chile–California Conference, organized by the Chilean student associations at UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz and Stanford University, will be held in the UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center on Saturday, October 17, 2015. The event, titled “Envisioning the Future, Creating it Together” will feature presentations by speakers from Chile and the…

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Newly Updated Drought Tips Available for Farmers

[In the fourth year of California drought, strategies for managing many crops are available from UC ANR.] by Jeannette Warnert, jewarnert@ucanr.edu UC ANR August 25, 2015 Drought strategies for managing alfalfa and many other crops are available free from UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. As California endures a fourth year of drought and ever-tightening water supplies, water-management strategies…

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