Agriculture

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.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture at UC Santa Cruz, now in its 50th year, the longest running university-based organic farming and gardening training program in the U.S.

Organic farming and garden training program accepts applications in 50th year

UC Santa Cruz apprenticeship is longest running program of its kind in U.S.

UC Riverside wastewater

Helping the state cope with drought using wastewater

A new economic model shows how treatment processes may create a viable, affordable water supply for crops.

UC ANR mosquito

UC leads Zika carrier research

Scientists aren't waiting for the first breakout to ready the state against disease.

UC Davis nitrogen

How California can balance nitrogen's benefits and harm

First-of-its-kind UC Davis study of nitrate pollution offers path to reconcile agriculture and the environment.

UC Davis sunflower rows

Why sunflowers move like clockwork

Scientists discover new hormonal mechanisms in the sun-worshipping plant.

Pages