Welcome to the UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy
The University of California, Davis PLANT BREEDING ACADEMY is a premium professional development program designed to develop and enhance the skills of industry personnel around the world to enable them to become independent plant breeders or to contribute to larger breeding programs.
Applications are now being accepted!
PBA in DAVIS
Due to the COVID pandemic, the initiation of PBA VIII has been delayed.
We hope by Fall of 2021, it will be safe to travel and hold in-person trainings.
News and Updates
LGC, Biosearch Technologies to feature African PBA Class IV graduates
Video produced by African Plant Breeding Academy (Class IV)
AfPBA Joins Inaugural African Plant Breeders Association Meeting
The network of plant breeders in Africa is getting larger and stronger each year. Several alumni and current members of the African Plant Breeding Academy (shown above) attended the inaugural African Plant Breeders Association meeting in Accra, Ghana on Sept 23-25, 2019.
UC Davis European PBA graduates fifth class
The fifth class of the UC Davis European Plant Breeding Academy (PBA) graduated in late June with a final session in Davis, California. Six 6-day sessions were held over the last two years in the following locations: Enkhuizen, The Netherlands; Angers, France; Gatersleben, Germany; Gent, Belgium; Almeria, Spain; and UC Davis. Twenty participants spent more than 300 hours in classes, workshops and the field working towards completion of this premier training program. Seventeen classes offered worldwide since 2006 were attended by 333 breeders from 66 countries, making the UC Davis PBA the most recognized program of its kind. Congratulations Europe Class V!
For questions or information,
contact Joy Patterson
or (530) 752-4414