Redwood Genome Project is Cover Story on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’: Genome Sequencing Research by David Neale, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis

“Mapping the Genome of Redwoods” is the feature story on CBS Sunday Morning this coming Sunday (July 1). Featured in the program are Distinguished Professor David Neale and his research team (Dept. of Plant Sciences, UC Davis), and the Save the Redwoods League. The news clip from the CBS television site notes, “They are among…

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Meet Some Stellar Graduates in the Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis

Undergraduate commencement for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students at UC Davis was held on Friday, June 15, 2018. The Department of Plant Sciences oversees five campus-wide undergraduate majors: Biotechnology Ecological management and restoration Environmental horticulture and urban forestry International agricultural development Plant sciences During a post-ceremony luncheon for these new Bachelor of…

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New Insight Into Why Pierce’s Disease is So Deadly to Grapevines: Research could help diagnose disease early and increase plant health

Scientists are gaining a better understanding of Pierce’s disease and how it affects grapevines. The disease, which annually costs California more than $100 million, comes from a bacterium called Xylella fastidiosa. While the bacterium has been present in the state for more than 100 years, Pierce’s disease became a more serious threat to agriculture with…

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Tom Buckley: New Chief Editor of AoB PLANTS

Tom Buckley, a professor in the Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis, is the new chief editor of AoB PLANTS, an open-access, online journal emphasizing environmental and evolutionary plant biology. The journal is published by the not-for-profit Oxford University Press, and publishes double-blind, peer-reviewed research articles, along with reviews, commentaries, and short communications. As an…

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UC Davis Lifetime Achievement Award for Innovation: Gurdev Khush

Gurdev Khush, a world-renowned plant geneticist, is the recipient of the UC Davis Lifetime Achievement Award for Innovation for his truly extraordinary leadership in developing rice strains that have enhanced the quality and quantity of global rice supplies. The award recognizes an acknowledged innovator whose career accomplishments include innovations that have led to a long-term…

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UC Davis Innovation Community Partner Award: Seed Central, Francois Korn, Kent Bradford

Seed Central is the recipient of the UC Davis Chancellor’s Innovative Community Partner of the Year Award, given in recognition of significant contributions to driving regional economic impact through innovation, entrepreneurship or support for growing the startup ecosystem in collaboration with university. Seed Central energizes the seed and ag-biotech industry around UC Davis and contributes…

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Cris Heitmann Scholarship Fund will Support Graduate Students in Plant Sciences

The Cristobal Heitmann Scholarship Fund is now active at https://give.ucdavis.edu/Go/Heitmann. Cris was just finishing his master’s degree in Plant Sciences when he died in a bicycle accident in April 2018. Your gift to this ongoing fund will honor Cris’s memory and will support entering Master’s degree students in Plant Sciences at UC Davis. In addition,…

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