Florence Zakharov: New Director of UC Postharvest Technology Center

Florence Zakharov, associate professor in the Department of Plant Sciences, is the new director of the Postharvest Technology Center, succeeding Trevor Suslow, Cooperative Extension research specialist emeritus. In her director’s note in the center’s January newsletter, Zakharov said: “I have been involved with the center since joining the faculty of the Department of Plant Sciences…

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The Power of Data: Improving the Management of Rangeland Ecosystems (Video)

Plant Sciences professors Ken Tate and Valerie Eviner, UC Davis, are highlighted in this video about rangeland management and working landscapes. Ken Tate is a statewide Cooperative Extension Specialist in California, who studies working rangelands to aid ranchers and managers in implementing sustainable livestock grazing management. Valerie Eviner studies variations in ecological controls over plant…

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UC Davis a Top 5 Public University in U.S. — No. 1 in Plant and Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, and More

UC Davis is the best for reasons you may already know — our world-leading veterinary medicine and agriculture programs, for starters — and plenty of reasons you might not. For example, have you heard that we’re No. 1 in the U.S. for campus sustainability? Or that we’re the No. 1 Most Important School for Women in…

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Advanced Greenhouses Being Constructed at UC Davis for Plant Research

Next-level greenhouses are being built at the University of California, Davis, where faculty and students are conducting innovative research to keep plants plentiful, nutritious and resilient.  “These state-of-the-art greenhouses will benefit public breeding on so many important crops,” said Helene Dillard, dean of the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES). “Researchers will…

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UC Davis Partners in USAID-Funded Project to Improve Nutrition Worldwide

UC Davis has been selected by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of a consortium to improve nutrition for women and children in low- and middle-income countries around the globe. The five-year program — USAID Advancing Nutrition — will bring together international and local organizations from various sectors to design, implement and evaluate…

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Students Get Hands-On Opportunities in Plant Sciences at UC Davis

Undergraduate students studying plant sciences and related subjects at UC Davis get plenty of field experience in plant production, including field trips, and hearing from growers about potential careers in plant sciences. Vegetable Crop Production (PLS 110) is taught fall quarter by Dr. Jeffrey Mitchell, a faculty member and Cooperative Extension Specialist. Not only do…

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Campus and Plant Sciences News Blogs: Intersections, Egghead, Plant Sciences

Intersections UC Davis has four new websites/blogs that address society’s major challenges and lead to innovative breakthroughs. The four blogs are: Science and Climate Feeding a Growing Population Advancing Global Health Driven by Curiosity News and articles will continue to be added to the four sites, and several articles already pertain to plant sciences, particularly…

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