An Asian citrus psyllid nymph.

Summit to focus on devastating citrus disease

UC Riverside will host summit Oct. 4 and 5 to discuss research on citrus greening disease.

Ecologist Chelsea Rochman found plastic and fibrous debris in 25 percent of the fish sold in Indonesian and California markets.

How plastic ends up in our seafood and what you can do about it

The surprising ways that you may be contributing to plastic pollution.

The images third from the bottom and at the bottom show fruit, vegetables and flowers treated with pathogen gene-targeting RNA molecules. The other images represent various control methods.

Putting mold on hold

Researchers develop strategy that could lead to eco-friendly fungicide to fight pathogens that cause billions in crop losses.

UCLA greenhouse gases drought

Pacific Ocean’s response to greenhouse gases could extend California drought for centuries

New study finds similarities between natural forces that warmed California for millennia and greenhouse gases.

Maize growing at a highland field site in Toluca, Mexico. UC Davis researchers are studying how maize adapted to different environments. The new knowledge could aid in breeding crops resistant to climate change.

Maize genetics may show how crops adapt to climate change

In addition to maize, the world needs many other crops able to adapt to new environments.

UC Davis Student Farm Director Mark Van Horn and some of his students last year, from left, Alexis Fujii, Mary Laurie and Abraham Cazares.

Student farming takes root

UC Davis Student Farm Director Mark Van Horn offers insights.

A group of UC Davis students is breeding a “jalapeño popper,” a cross between a bell pepper and a jalapeño pepper. Two members of the team, Randi Jimenez and Wengyuan Xiao, examine their crop at the Student Farm.

Students breeding a better organic popper pepper

UC Davis student-run project has become a model for other programs.

UC Riverside bacteria wild bees

Flowers critical link to bacteria transmission in wild bees

Research shows for the first time that multiple flower and wild bee species share several of the same types of bacteria.

Former NFL defensive end Kalimba Edwards traded a mansion for a tent cabin on the UC Santa Cruz Farm where he is an apprentice in the ecologial horticulture program.

Football, farming and food security

Former NFL player and current UC Santa Cruz farm apprentice tackles new cause: how to feed the world sustainably.

Aerial image showing farming in California's Imperial Valley.

Helping farmers improve air quality

Researchers receive grant to study ways of reducing fertilizer use in high temperature agricultural regions.

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