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.

Citrus greening disease studied by UC Riverside

Uncoding a citrus tree killer

UC Riverside-led team awarded $4 million grant to fight disease using CRISPR technology developed at UC Berkeley.

orchard

Increasing food literacy

From orchard to campus, efforts are growing to enhance food literacy.

Local food interview

Sustainability through local food: Elliott Campbell Q&A

The UC Merced professor discusses his groundbreaking research.

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