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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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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