for PBA Advanced Module is open. Being held November 7-9, 2017, this course is designed to review breeding strategies in context of modern tools, and build the necessary background towards understanding and practical application of BLUPs and genomic selection.
Dr. Robert Dirks, an outstanding scientist and plant breeder, has joined the team of the UC Davis PBA as an instructor with the upcoming EPBA Class V. He recently retired from his position of Research Manager with Rijk Zwaan and will focus on service to the plant breeding industry. European PBA applications are now being accepted
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The first public genome sequence for Coffea arabica
, the species responsible for more than 70 percent of global coffee production, has been released by UC Davis researchers. The sequencing was conducted through a collaboration between SBC Director of Research Allen Van Deynze and UCD researchers Dario Cantu, Juan Medrano, and Amanda Hulse-Kemp. Read more
SBC Director of Research, Allen Van Deynze, receives the Public Plant Breeding Award from the National Council of Commercial Plant Breeders. Read more
The UC Davis African Plant Breeding Academy, in collaboration with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Mars, Incorporated, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and other global partners of the African Orphan Crop Consortium, graduated its second cohort of plant breeders in Nairobi, Kenya on December 9th, 2016. Class II included 25 graduates representing 14 nations across the African continent.
The Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops Novi Sad (IFVCNS) in collaboration with UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy developed and delivered a customized course to address the advancements in plant breeding, experimental design and analysis. Thirty plant breeders and scientists from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Holland, Italy, Moldova, Norway, Romania, South Africa, Serbia and Switzerland attended the course in Novi Sad, Serbia, September 27-29, 2016.