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UC Davis students breed beans for organic farming

Graduate students at the University of California, Davis, have begun field... more »

Second lawsuit targets UC strawberry program

For the second time in as many years, the University of California’s (UC) strawberry breeding program finds itself the subject of a lawsuit. This time around, the lawsuit was filed by California Berry Cultivars (CBC),... more »

UC Davis wins early ruling in strawberry lawsuit

A federal judge has made an initial ruling in California Berry Cultivar’s lawsuit against the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), and its strawberry-breeding program. California Berry founders Douglas Shaw and Kirk Larson were scientists... more »

Decades of development lead to mechanization of agriculture

Mechanized agriculture is the process of using agricultural machinery to mechanize work, greatly increasing productivity. In modern times, powered machinery has replaced many jobs formerly carried out by manual labor, or by working animals such... more »

Carrot genome paints picture of domestication

Sometimes, the evolutionary history of a species can be found in a fossil record. Other times, DNA and genetic fingerprints replace rocks and imprints. That is the case for the carrot, the richest crop source... more »

UC Davis faces lawsuit over strawberry breeding technology

Two scientists have filed a lawsuit against the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). California Berry Cultivars, a company co-founded by former UC Davis scientists Douglas Shaw and Kirk Larson, along with A.G. Kawamura, filed... more »

UC Davis to host measuring workshop

The University of California-Davis Postharvest Technology Center will host its semiannual “Methods of Measuring Fruit and Vegetable Flavor, Color and Texture” workshop on Jan. 20. The one-day workshop features lectures on the principles and applications... more »

Organic plant breeding effort to produce novel varieties, 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... more »

Booklet helps pesticide applicators

The University of California-Davis is offering a new card set on understanding pesticide labels. The UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM) put together a 26-page card set in English and Spanish on understanding pesticide labels. Intended for... more »

Map identifies farmland with potential for groundwater recharge

Growers, researchers, policymakers, and others can now pinpoint California’s most promising parcels of farmland to help replenish the state’s dwindling groundwater supplies, thanks to a new interactive map developed by the California Soil Resource Lab... more »


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