Plant Breeding Academy
Plant Breeding Academy
Plant Breeding Academy
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Plant Breeding Academy

News & Updates at the PBA



  • No crop left behind: Improving the plants that Africans eat and breeders Read more @
  • Promoting neglected and underutilized crops: FAO & African Orphan Crops Consortium try to safeguard valuable food resources Read More
  • 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 View VIDEO
  • In the September issue of Germination, SBC Education Director Rale Gjuric discussed the continued and valuable role of modern plant breeders. Read article online @
  • Along with insights from SBC Director Kent Bradford, UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy graduates Curtis Van Laecke and Evan Gillis discuss in September's issue of Germination their individual educational and professional paths that led them to plant breeding. Read article online @


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Plant Breeding Academy completes first Advanced Plant Breeding Module

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Plant Breeding Academy by Numbers

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AOCC Receives Gift

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July 1, 2013 Press Release: European Plant Breeding II Graduates

June 10, 2013 Press Release: National Association of Plant Breeders Awards - 2013

June 10, 2013 Press Release: National Association of Plant Breeders Honors Graduate Students

April 9, 2013 Press Release: UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy in Asia Completes Second Week

November 29, 2012 Press Release: PBA in Asia Completes First Week

September 10, 2012 Press Release: Meet Class IV of the Plant Breeding Academy

June 11, 2012 Press Release: 15 New Plant Breeders complete the UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy

February 13, 2012 Press Release:  UC Davis Plant Breeding AcademySM – a Premium Professional Certificate Program for Plant Breeders

December 6, 2011 Press Release:  Rita Mumm joins PBA as lead instructor

November 15, 2011 Press Release:  Recent UC Davis Publications Detail Education and Training Needs for Future Plant Breeders

October 2011 Press Release AIB Tomerius and UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy

October 2011 Press Release: UC Davis European Plant Breeding Academy Starts Second Class

July 2011 Press Release:  Bayer CropScience Announces Scholarship for European Plant Breeding Academy

Mar 2011 Press Release: Plant Breeding Academy has a Big Impact on Career Development

Jan 2011 Press Release:  CRAG Moves to new Building and Hosts European Plant Breeding Academy Session Focused on Breeding with Molecular Markers

Jan 2011 Article:  Educating Plant Breeders to Meet Global Need

Dec 2010 Press Release: BreedWise reaches milestone in plant breeding education - Over 2000 students trained

FlandersBio joins European Plant Breeding Academy as a partner - EPBA class II is now open for registration

Oct 2010 Press Release: Plant Breeding Academy in Seed Valley - The Netherlands

Sept 2010 Article: A career with a growing future

Sept 2010 Article: Plant breeding: A dying breed

July 2010 Video: PBA Class II share the value of their experiences (wmv)

June 2010 Press Release: 21 New Plant Breeders complete the UC Davis PBA

May 2010 Article: Plant breeding education is a group effort (pdf)

May 2010 Article: UC Davis creates cradle for new breeders (pdf)

April 2010 Press Release: Rale Gjuric is appointed as Director of the Plant Breeding Academy

April 2010 Interview: Dr. Allen Van Deynze - Breeding with Molecular Markers

April 2010 Press Release: New UC Davis study pinpoints the training needs for future plant breeders

March 2010 Press Release: Plant Breeding Academy for Europe Begins at UC Davis

Sept 2008 Press Release: Academy aims to train global cadre of plant breeders

Jan 2006 Article: Academic training of plant breeders no longer meets demand (pdf)

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