UC Merced professor Stefano Carpin and one of his robots

Robots and people working together to save water, enhance agriculture

Technology could change the way crops are maintained worldwide.

Steven Palomares

Young people find their voices through urban agriculture

UC Global Food Initiative sponsors videos that highlight youth experiences in urban agriculture.

Almond trees

Yara North America supports UC Merced students, ag research

Funding will provide undegraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships to support research to improve crop yields, particularly in almonds.

John Chater, a UC Riverside graduate student and UC Global Food Initiative fellow, stands in a field of pomegranate trees he is studying.

A family legacy: Expanding pomegranate production

UC Riverside graduate student carries on work of his grandfather.

Eric Slessarev

Soil pHertility

Researchers create global map of soil pH and illuminate how it changes between wet and dry climates.

The risk of bird flu transmission is higher in the fall due to the increased number of waterfowl present.

Weather radar helps researchers track bird flu

The technology works best for tracking birds in the winter during feeding.

Stacy Philpott

Grant awarded to study sustainable practices for urban agriculture

UC Santa Cruz environmental studies professor Stacy Philpott will lead the research.

A group of communeros, or villagers, from Jachacachi, Peru, help excavate the site where evidence of potato domestication was found.

Researchers trace roots of potato farming to Andes

High-altitude archaeology uncovers earliest evidence of potato consumption.

The upcoming climate-smart ag seminar will include discussions of California's elaborate water-delivery system, part of which is depicted in this photo of a Merced County field with its water pumps and adjacent irrigation canal.

Climate-smart agriculture seminar slated for Dutch ag minister's visit

UC Davis seminar to examine ag water issues.

Chicks like these are commonly vaccinated for Marek’s disease while they are embryos still in the egg, providing protection against the deadly disease, which is found in all poultry environments.

Vaccines hitch genomic ride to ward off deadly chicken disease

Findings offer clues to immunity in human diseases.

Pages