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.

UC Berkeley green leaves

Crop yield gets boost with modified genes in photosynthesis

Researchers increase plant proteins that result in more efficient use of sunlight.

Lorenzo Booth UC Merced

Grad student’s water-mapping work leads to national recognition

Using big data to streamline water planning and fight climate change.

A team of scientists are embedding carbon nanotubes (right) in plants to detect explosives and wirelessly relay the information to an electronic device.

'Bionic' spinach plants can detect explosives

The work has potential applications in agriculture and in the defense and law enforcement fields.

Fresno’s ABC 30 interviews John Adaska, branch chief at the new lab.

New animal health-food safety lab dedicated

Lab devoted to protecting farm animals, the food supply and the public against new and emerging diseases.

The Alex A. Ardans Tulare Branch Laboratory System.

New diagnostic lab to be dedicated in California's ag heartland

Lab devoted to protecting farm animals, the food supply and the public against new and emerging diseases.

The center focuses on improving the health and safety of farmers and farmworkers like these shown harvesting a lettuce field.

UC Davis center receives $10M to continue improving ag health and safety

Center provides practical solutions for farmers, farmworkers and communities.

The South American palm Weevil has recently spread to San Diego County.

Is Palmageddon coming to California?

Symposium set for Oct. 26 to talk about an invasive weevil that threatens California's palm trees.

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