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.
OCTOBER 2019 - JUNE 2021
Applications now being accepted!
The sixth class will begin in early October 2019.
Early application discount available
until March 31, 2019.
For course details click here.
News and Updates
SBC Director of Research, Dr. Allen Van Deynze discusses gene editing in this HOW STUFF WORKS article. Read article.
In this Washington Post story, Dr. Allen Van Deynze was interviewed for his work with African orphan crops, moringa being one of them that can potentially be the next superfood to help feed the world. Watch video and read article.
Together the SBC African Plant Breeding and the African Orphan Crop Consortium (AOCC) are working to change the world’s food systems in response to “Earth Overshoot Day”. Read more.
SBC Director of Research, Dr. Allen Van Deynze speaks to Voice of America about the use and impact of high-tech agricultures tools in planting seeds for today and the future. Listen
Allen Van Deynze talks about breeding better tomatoes
At GrowingProduce.com, American Vegetable Grower editor Carol Miller describes her visit to the California vegetable seed trials this past August. One theme that stood out to her during her tour was how much breeders are keeping future automation in mind. She went on to describe an instrument that measures the amount of force it takes to pull a jalapeño off its plant, developed as a part of a research project led by UC Davis graduate student Randi Jimenez and SBC Research Director Allen Van Deynze. Read more @GrowingProduce
European Seed names SBC Education Director Rale Gjuric one of 20 most influential seed people in Europe
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contact Joy Patterson