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Plant Breeding Academy
Plant Breeding Academy
Plant Breeding Academy
University of California
Plant Breeding Academy

Welcome to the UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy

The University of California, Davis PLANT BREEDING ACADEMY is a premium professional development program designed to teach the principles of plant breeding to the global seed industry, addressing the need for academically-trained plant breeders.

Applications now being accepted for 
Class V starts October 2017
 registration 1000 € discount available through March 31, 2017

News and Updates

Dr. Robert Dirks
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 acceptedRead more

coffee in beakers
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

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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.

Advancements in Plant Breeding
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. 

Upcoming Events

National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) Annual Meeting
Date: August 7, 2017 - August 10, 2017

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For questions or information, 
contact Joy Patterson
or 530-752-4414

2014-2016 PBA in Davis Brochure
2013-2015 PBA in Europe Brochure


UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center

Page Last Updated: February 7, 2017


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