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.

This year's class of UC Global Food Initiative student fellows includes returning fellows (left) Hannah Malan of UCLA and Holly Mayton of UC Riverside, who participated last spring in a GFI fellows' field trip to Full Belly Farm in the Capay Valley.

Student fellows help shape future of food

This year's class of 55 UC Global Food Initiative student fellows includes 14 returnees.

The winning team in the UC World Food Day Video Challenge: (From left) Umayr Sufi, Irwin Donis-Gonzalez and Carlos Orozco-Gonzalez.

Rising to the challenge: World Food Day video prizes awarded

Top prizes in UC-wide competition go to UC Davis students.

Elise Brockett, student assistant, plants African vegetable seedlings at the Horticulture Innovation Lab Demonstration Center at UC Davis.

World Food Day: Challenge accepted

UC Davis to host a number of events highlighting efforts to improve and increase the global food supply.

Produce

Global Food Initiative making its mark

Initiative addresses how to sustainably and nutritiously feed a world population expected to reach 8 billion by 2025.

UC Davis phone wine

Wine industry leaders optimistic as millennials opt for premium wines

It turns out young people are willing to trade in beer cans for a glass of wine.

Methyl bromide has been used by growers since the 1970s to control soil pathogens, weeds and nematodes. Pictured are pathogen-infected plants in a buffer zone where fumigants can't be applied.

Pesticide predicament for California's strawberry growers

UC Santa Cruz professor examines challenges as popular chemical is phased out.

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