Lack of tule fog bodes ill for fruit, nut crops

Winter's shroud is needed to force tree crops into dormancy — it's necessary for budding, setting of fruit.

Drought's steep price for Central Valley agriculture

Industry may lose more than $1 billion; thousands of workers may lose their jobs.
hillside

A thirst for knowledge

Attacking the drought from all perspectives — that’s the power of public.

Chili peppers: born in Mexico

The world's most widely grown spice crop likely was first domesticated in central-east Mexico, according to a new study by UC Davis plant scientists and other researchers.
UC President Napolitano on aerial tour

President Napolitano tours California agriculture

UC President Janet Napolitano witnessed firsthand the effects of the drought and learned about the university’s efforts to help farmers increase water efficiency and improve crop yields.

Field study shows why food quality will suffer with rising CO2

Increased levels of carbon dioxide — a hallmark of climate change — impair plants' growth and yield.
Tim Galarneau

Food system career started with a single bite

Sampling a tasty tomato set Tim Galarneau on the path to blending agriculture and food with sustainability.
child drinking green smoothie

UC creates recipes for healthier diets

UC researchers and educators across the state are encouraging children and their families to eat healthier diets.
dried body of water

About California's drought

UC researchers offer insights on coping with the state's extended dry spell.
Irma Ortiz

One student’s rise to the top

First-generation collegian seizes opportunities to move into graduate research in agriculture.

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