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 now being accepted!
PBA in DAVIS, Class VII
Starts in September 2018
Early registration discount available through March 2018
News and Updates
No crop left behind: Improving the plants that Africans eat and breeders neglect
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POSTDOCTORAL Fellow in Plant Pathology and Plant Breeding at UC DAVIS
The UC Davis European Plant Breeding Academy started its fifth class of students last week with a session in Enkhuizen, the Netherlands. With generous support from local industry represented by Seed Valley, the session was hosted by Monsanto and included visits to Syngenta, Bejo, Corn Bak and Incotec. Over the next two years, this class will spend more than 300 hours in classes, workshops and the field, training to complete this premium professional certificate program by attending a total of six sessions, held in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands; Angers, France; Gatersleben, Germany; Gent, Belgium; Almeria, Spain, and University of California, Davis.
UC Davis European Plant Breeding Academy (PBA) has graduated the fourth class with a session and graduation in Davis, California. Over the last two years, during the six sessions held in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands; Angers, France; Gatersleben, Germany; Gent, Belgium; Almeria, Spain, and UC Davis, ten participants in this class spent more than 300 hours in classes, workshops and the field, training towards the PBA Certificate. The PBA is a premium professional certificate program offered in the USA, Europe, Asia and Africa. Fourteen classes offered worldwide since 2006 were attended by 260 breeders from 58 countries, making the PBA the most recognized program of its kind. The next class of the European PBA starts in October 2017. This class is full, applications are accepted for a waiting list. For more information, contact Joy Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit PBA online.
Promoting neglected and underutilized crops: FAO & African Orphan Crops Consortium try to safeguard valuable food resources
Enoch Achigan Dako (UAC) and Julia Sibiya (PROTA), alumnae of the University of California’s African Plant Breeding Academy, discuss establishment of African Plant Breeding Association
Powerful Tools, Major Possibilities: New technologies are proving to be an asset to up-and-coming plant breeders
Many Educational Paths Exist for Plant Breeders
For questions or information,
contact Joy Patterson