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3/21/2016

Human activities continue to expand. At the same time, an increasing number of plants face habitat loss and fragmentation. In fact, more than 700 plants are classified as endangered in the United...

12/23/2015

The emphasis on "going green" in cities has led to a number of environmentally-friendly initiatives. But Sally Brown, a Professor at the School of Environmental and Forest Services and...

9/16/2015

College courses with active learning are common in subjects like physics and chemistry. The hands-on aspect of lab work creates a memorable, practical experience. But can it work elsewhere? By...

9/9/2015

Paul Porter likes to bicycle. He also likes to explore different teaching methods. So for three semesters, Porter, a professor in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences...

7/29/2015

Remember the science fair?

For some of us it was an exciting time of creative experimentation. For others it was a time of botched and badly displayed data. For 16-year-old Maria Elena...

5/4/2015

A new approach to wastewater treatment may be key in efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Moreover, it can be profitable.

Phosphorus is...

4/7/2015

Nitrogen is a critical element to growing healthy food. It’s a nutrient that helps plants grow. It’s the elemental backbone of proteins. However, managing nitrogen levels in soils has...

3/24/2015

Radiation suddenly contaminates the land your family has farmed and lived on for generations. Can soil play a role in protecting crops and human health?

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1/3/2015

Even for seasoned agricultural and soil scientists, the concept of modeling can be foreign. Making models more familiar and promoting their study and practical application is the goal of Laj Ahuja...

12/9/2014

Five years ago, François Korn was sitting in a board meeting of the Seed Biotechnology Center at the University of California, Davis (UC-Davis) when talk turned to exactly how many seed and...