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.

Tracy Kahn, UC Riverside

Citrus Variety Collection to be maintained in perpetuity

$1 million endowment from Givaudan will allow for the creation of endowed chair position to support and maintain collection.

Bryan-Morris Ranch manager Jim Morris stands in a flooded alfalfa field along the Scott River in Siskiyou County.

Flooding farms in winter may help replenish groundwater

UC Davis researchers are encouraged by early results from tests to see if deliberately flooding farmland in winter can replenish aquifers without harming crops or affecting drinking water.

UC Santa Cruz alumnus Mark Lipson, who chaired the Organic Working Group at the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 2010 to 2014, with some of the dry-framed tomatoes grown at Molino Creek Farm.

Farm to label: How alumnus helped bring organic labeling policy to the nation

Mark Lipson's career has taken him from Santa Cruz to Washington, D.C., and back again, now as a research associate with UC Santa Cruz's Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems.

bowl of spinach

How clean is your spinach?

Mom was right about washing the greens: Researchers believe peaks and valleys in leaves could be key to numerous bacterial outbreaks involving leafy green vegetables.

Agricultural intervention improves HIV outcomes

Helping HIV positive Kenyans improve farming practices counters hunger.

California drought has hit the Central Valley hard.

Drought costs California agriculture $1.8B, 10,100 jobs in 2015

The drought is tightening its grip on California agriculture, squeezing about 30 percent more workers and cropland out of production than in 2014, according to the latest drought impact report by UC Davis.