woman walks among rows of crops

Map IDs farmland with greatest potential for replenishing groundwater

Groundwater banking index provides information on millions of acres of California farmland.

Rebecca Quinte, UC Merced

Engineering student makes an impact on agriculture

UC Merced undergrad Rebecca Quinte, a UC Global Food Initiative fellow, is working on a project that aims to shoo away leaffooted bugs, insects that feed on the seeds of crops like pomegranates, almonds and pistachios.

agricultural field workers

Taking aim at the global food crisis

From Afghanistan to Zambia, UC researchers are on the ground, working to create a world without hunger.

parched wheat

Crop cure

Scientists in new center to use medical research techniques to help food crops withstand drought and climate change.

handling lettuce

Sustaining our salad

Multidisciplinary researchers win specialty-crops grant for project to improve lettuce crops.

Britta Hansen, left, and Elise Brockett plant okra and other vegetables at the UC Davis Horticulture Innovation Lab Demonstration Center, in advance of its Oct. 16 grand opening.

From 'Healthy Soils' talk to a garden's grand opening

UC Davis hosts a variety of events in October to celebrate World Food Day and National Food Day.


Holy guacamole! 3-D printing could help save avocado, other trees

Technology has greatly accelerated research on an ambrosia beetle that is damaging trees in Southern California.

Former UC Davis postdoc Kim Mosse digs through soil for sampling at a vineyard. A UC Davis study says winery wastewater is a viable option to irrigate vineyards.

Winery wastewater a viable water source for vineyards

UC Davis research provides first data to support California wine industry’s reuse of treated winery wastewater, and it describes recommended conditions for the practice, with key focus on salinity issues.

Sorghum field

Sorghum is focus of $12.3M study of crop drought tolerance

Study will examine the role of epigenetics in allowing plants to survive in drought conditions.

Honeybee hovers near a tower of jewels flower in a California garden

Are Argentine ants a threat to honeybees?

California sits atop a super-colony of meddlesome Argentine ants, and new research suggests they may be doing more harm than previously suspected.