UC Davis bees

Deciphering the mysterious decline of honey bees

New resesarch can help these pollinators beat back threats, writes a UC Davis scientist.

Richard and Evelyne Rominger to receive the UC Davis Medal

Family deeply rooted in UC Davis and California agriculture.

UC Riverside bacteria

Exploiting male-killing bacteria to control insects

A UC Riverside scientist's discovery of a lethal, sex-specific mechanism may help manage pest species in the future.

Wildfire UC

Not just climate change: Study finds human activity is a major factor driving wildfires

People are responsible for more than 90 percent of California fires, says a UC Berkeley scientist.

free-range chickens

How California's chicken industry is rapidly changing

Q&A with UC Davis' Maurice Pitesky about the shift to pastured, cage-free systems and impacts on backyard chicken farmers.

A pile of cassava at an African market. Known as manioc or yuca in South America, it is also the source of tapioca.

Study helps map path to improved cassava production

With help of genomics, researchers hope to apply advanced breeding strategies that can improve cassava’s resistance to diseases and improve crop yields.

UC Merced California crops

How plants could adapt to changing climate

UC Merced botanists study plants in diverse habitats to peek into the future of California's crops.

Surface water groundwater interaction

UC researchers publish roadmap for groundwater governance

A UC Santa Cruz professor leads a multicampus effort to provide recommendations for statewide management.

UC Santa Barbara coral

Give and take

UC Santa Barbara researchers demonstrate how nutrient pollution can disrupt important ecological relationships.

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani addresses agricultural assembly.

Afghanistan president, UC Davis align on ag extension

UC Davis leads project to help rebuild Afghanistan's agriculture.

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