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PBC October 2018 Newsletter

October 31, 2018

In the PBC October Newsletter we hear from graduate student Amanjot Kaur; the Cucurbitaceae 2018 Conference is around the corner, and registration for the Plant Breeding Annual Retreat (hosted by UC Davis) is now open!


Read the newsletter here!

September 2018 Newsletter

October 10, 2018

In the September Newsletter, we hear from recent Ph.D. André Schönhofen who is working on wheat in Brazil; the PBC will host a visit to Sierra Gold Nurseries on October 17th; and registration for our Annual Retreat is now open!

American Seed Trade Association Student Video Contest

August 13, 2018
Submit A Video For The "Better Seed Better Life" Student Video Contest

Graduate and undergraduate students pursuing agriculture or related disciplines are invited to participate in the second annual Better Seed, Better Life student video contest sponsored by the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA). The 2018 contest theme is “Rumor Has It.”

Find contest details here!

PBC June Newsletter

June 06, 2018


The PBC June Newsletter is up. This month we feature Graduate Student Pornpipat "Paul" Kasemsap, the PBC will host a Plant Breeding Strategic Meeting on June 11th, and CEO of Phenospex B.V. Gregoire Hummel will give a talk on June 13th from 12:10-1 in PES 2005.


PBC May Newsletter

May 21, 2018

The PBC May Newsletter features graduate student Ian Thompson; Dr. Angus Wright gives on-campus seminar Monday May 14th, we will visit the Bayer/Nunhems Acampo breeding station May 16th, and Dr. Gurdev Khush wins the UC Davis Medal. Read the newsletter here:

How to Care for Your Picnic Day Strawberry Plant

April 20, 2018
Thank you for visiting our table in the Plant and Environmental Sciences courtyard during Picnic Day. Here are some tips on how to take care of your Camarosa strawberry plant. For a PDF of this information, click here!
  Plant Features:

+ Camarosa is tolerant to strawberry viruses encountered in California.

PBC March Newsletter

March 08, 2018

The PBC March Newsletter can be found here:

This month we feature PhD student Kay Watt, we will visit the Stable Isotope Facility, and Paul Gepts wins 2018 Chancellor's Award for International Engagement.

PBC January Newsletter

January 18, 2018

In this newsletter, the PBC is hosting its annual free community movie screening, this year featuring Fear No Fruit. Graduate student Mitchell Feldmann discusses his graduate program working on strawberry, and the PBC has funding to assist a limited number of students to attend three upcoming conferences. Read the newsletter here.

PBC December Newsletter

December 11, 2017

In the December newsletter, Amy Groh is featured in the Graduate Student Spotlight, UC Davis alums Drs. Sarah Dohle,  Viviana Medina, and Leonela Carriedo collect seeds for Puerto Rico, and PBC Director Charlie Brummer is elected as a Fellow of AAAS in Agriculture, Food and Renewable Resources. Read the newsletter here.


November Newsletter

November 07, 2017

Here is our November Newsletter! This month our graduate student spotlight focuses on Rachel Frank-Greenhut, a second-year master’s student in the Horticulture and Agronomy Graduate Group. We also congratulate Professor Paul Gepts for receiving an award for his work in bean breeding! Read more about upcoming events, interesting articles, and featured faculty and staff here --

October Newsletter

October 10, 2017

Our October newsletter is out! Read about upcoming events, interesting articles, and more. This month's graduate student spotlight features Kimberly Gibson, who is working on Lygus-tolerance in lima bean. Read her story here --

Seed World Interviews

September 06, 2017
Seed World Interviews

Shawn Brooks, of SeedWorld, came to the National Association of Plant Breeders 2017 Annual Meeting at the University of California, Davis. You can access those interviews below, or visit the Seedworld website.