New Organic Plant Breeding Effort to Produce Novel Varieties and Train New Breeders

A new effort to provide California growers with seeds for tomato, bean, pepper and other crop varieties that are specially bred for organic farming has been launched at UC Davis. The organic plant-breeding project was developed in direct response to California organic growers, who have reported that the scarcity of seeds for cultivars that meet…

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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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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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