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Plant Breeding Video Contest Winners!

December 17, 2020
Video Contest Winners

Congratulations to Rebecca Dumanski and Travis Parker for winning the Plant Breeding Video Contest!

Rebecca’s excellent submission won the Field Work category. Her video, “Field to Flour,” outlines the Diepenbrock lab’s recent sorghum harvest.


August 2020 Newsletter

August 21, 2020

In our August newsletter, we hear from graduate student Aaron Anderson. Also, Leyla Cabugos, Researcher Services Librarian, is collaborating with Professor Emeritus Fred Bliss to expand the library's collections and outreach in support of plant breeding students and faculty.

June 2020 PBC Newsletter

June 11, 2020

In the June newsletter we hear from graduate student Mary-Francis LaPorte, who was just awarded a Computational Science Graduate Fellowship from the  U.S. Department of Energy. We also link to the UC Davis Plant Science Symposium recorded talks for those who couldn't attend the even on May 6th, or for those who want to revisit some of the amazing research. Find the June Newsletter here:

May 2020 PBC Newsletter

May 18, 2020

Our May 2020 Newsletter features graduate student Stefan Petrasch, and the 6 new UC Davis varieties of organic beans being released. Read the newsletter here: 

How to Care for Your Strawberry Plant

May 01, 2020
Here are some tips on how to take care of your strawberry plant. For a PDF of this information, click here!
  Plant Features:

+ Picnic Day Strawberries is tolerant to strawberry viruses encountered in California.
+ Picnic Day Strawberries will produce vegetative shoots called “runners,” which will stretch away from the mother plant and, in the right conditions, root and produce a clone plant.

March 2020 PBC Newsletter

March 12, 2020

In our March newsletter, we learn about Julien Linares' graduate program and research. Be sure to register for the UC Davis Plant Science Symposium on May 6th, part of the Corteva Agriscience Symposia series! 

Read the newsletter here:

October 2019 PB Newsletter

November 19, 2019

This month we hear from Laura Roser about her time as an undergraduate student, and her experience as a new staff member with the SCOPE project. Registration for the Annual Retreat is open. Deadline to register is Friday, November 29th. In UC Davis plant breeding news, new dry bean varieties will be coming soon!

Read the newsletter here!

PBC September Newsletter

October 04, 2019

The PBC September 2019 Newsletter is here:

We hear from Ph.D. student Juliya Abbasi, and invite you to attend the Student Farm Fall Welcome on October 1!