Agriculture

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.

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.

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