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.

UC Davis plant geneticist Dario Cantu used a new sequencing technology and computer algorithm to produce a high-quality draft genome sequence of the cabernet sauvignon wine grape.

Breakthrough paves way for climate-tolerant wine grape varieties

Success of new genome assembly also shown on other plants.

A Japanese beetle munches a leaf.

Diversity as natural pesticide

Why insect pests love monocultures, and how plant diversity could change that.

UC Davis agroforestry

How scientists are taking on the global food crisis

Amid a changing climate, researchers race to develop staple crops that resist heat, drought and disease.

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