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

European Plant Breeding II Graduates

UC Davis European Plant Breeding AcademySM graduates the second class

Last week, the UC Davis European Plant Breeding AcademySM graduated the second class at a session in Davis, California.  During the last two years, six sessions were held in Gent, Belgium; Angers, France; Gatersleben, Germany; Enkhuizen, The Netherlands; Almeria, Spain and UC Davis. Nineteen participants in this class spent more than 300 hours in classes, workshops and the field, training towards the Plant Breeding Academy certificate.

EPBA II Grad - group 2

UC Davis European Plant Breeding Academy participants:  Ami Bar, A.B Seeds, Israel; Sandor Parisci, Dow AgroSciences, Hungary; Fulya Arslan, Monsanto Vegetable Seeds, Turkey; William Colfer, Plant Sciences, Inc., US; Barbara Scheike, Deutsche Saatveredelung AG, Germany; Andrija Brkic, Agricultural Institute Osjek, Croatia; Miguel Roca Rodriguez, Syngenta Seeds, Spain; Katja Hämäläinen, Boreal Plant Breeding Ltd., Finland; Harold Verstegen, KWS Lochow GmbH, Netherlands; Sophie Lücke, Norddeutsche Pflanzenzucht Hans-Georg Lembke KG, Germany; Juan Antonio Fernandez Garica, Semillas Fitó , Spain; Santiago Garcia Fernandez, Semillas Fitó , Spain; Bruno Chombart, Syngenta, France; Tomás David Lomas Cano, Monsanto, Spain; Jakob Witten, Monsanto SAS, France; Constanze Hahnfeld, KWS Saat AG, Germany; Julia Rudloff, University of Goettingen, Germany; Derya Tescilar, MayAgro, Turkey and Selda Guzelkucuk, HM.Clause, Turkey.

The Plant Breeding Academy is a premium professional certificate program currently offered in the USA, Europe and Asia.  Seven classes offered worldwide since 2006 were attended by 114 breeders from 26 countries, making the UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy the most recognized program of its kind. 

The next class of the European Plant Breeding Academy starts in October 2013.  Registration is still open for a few remaining spots in the class.

For more information on the Plant Breeding Academy, please contact Joy Patterson at or visit


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