Two Berkeley Lab projects to “see” into the soil.

Berkeley Lab awarded $4.6M for transformational agriculture technologies

Two projects will provide a window to the underground, yielding information on roots and soil.

UC Davis plant geneticist Jorge Dubcovsky examines one of the wheat plants being raised in an indoor growth chamber.

New grant funds search for wheat-yield genes

National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant to include training for future plant breeders.

Chertai Xiong, a Hmong farmer in central California

Climate solutions for agriculture

UC Davis World Food Center launches climate-smart story project highlighting science-based solutions.

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 undergraduate 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.

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