Conserving plant biodiversity and developing cultivars to meet the needs of the future.
Over the past century, UC Davis has honored its mandate as a land grant college – to provide quality higher education and address the real needs of society – in part through the education of plant breeders and the development and release of improved cultivars necessary for continued agricultural productivity. Today the university is a world leader in the science of plant improvement, actively building on its acclaimed history through internationally-renowned academic and research programs in the agricultural, biological, biotechnological, and environmental sciences.
News and Information
Wheat geneticist, statistician elected to the National Academy of Sciences
More information about Dr. Jorge Dubcovsky
Modern Tools in Plant Breeding Symposium is a huge success!
April 12, 2013 at UC Davis
Paul Bilinski is awarded the Howie Smith Fellowship from Pioneer Hi-Bred International. More...
Listen to an audio interview with William "Zeb" Rehrig recorded at the August 2012 National Association of Plant Breeders conference (about 15 minutes long). He discussed his research in breeding for disease resistance in peppers and his educational goals. Click on the link below, scroll down to "Student Interviews" and select the interview with "William Rehrig".
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