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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! 

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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!

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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!

May 2019 Newsletter

May 02, 2019

In the May Newsletter, we learn about graduate student Samantha Hilborn's research. The PBC and Seed Central will visit HM.Clause on May 3rd, and we will have a table at the California Honey Festival on May 4th! Read the newsletter here:

February 2019 PBC Newsletter

February 28, 2019

The PBC February Newsletter features graduate student Gina Sideli and her work on walnuts. On March 11th we will welcome Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle to campus to promote their new book Grain by Grain! Find more details in the newsletter here:

PBC January 2019 Newsletter

January 29, 2019


The PBC newsletter features graduate student Yufei Qian; a plant science special seminar by Seed-X CEO Sarel Ashkenazi on January 30th; and a graduate student video on active learning with the SCOPE project:

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!


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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!