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UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy in Asia Completes Second Week

Asian Plant Breeding Acadmey completes a successful session in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

April 9, 2013  The UC Davis Asian Plant Breeding Academy (APBA) completed a successful session last week in Kanchanaburi, Thailand.  The program’s core curriculum was delivered by Dr. Todd Wehner (North Carolina State University) and Dr. Rale Gjuric (UC Davis).  Dr. Taweesak Pulum, Sweet Seed Company and pioneer of sweet corn breeding in Thailand, was a guest lecturer.  The course was enriched by interaction with local breeders through visits to Chia Tai Research Station, HM-Clause Research Station, Suphanburi Agricultural R&D Institute, Suphanburi Rice Research Centre and River Kwai International Food Industry.  The session was hosted by Chia Tai Company.

The UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy (PBA) is a premium professional certificate program offered in the USA, Europe and Asia.  To date, one hundred fourteen (114) industry breeders have attended the UC Davis PBA, making it the most significant program of its kind.

Employers appreciate the opportunity to provide their valued employees advanced training without disrupting their full-time employment. Participants attend six, 6-day sessions over two years. The instructors are internationally recognized experts in plant breeding and seed technology.

Applications are being accepted for the European Plant Breeding Academy Class III which will begin in October 2013.  For more information on the UC Davis European Plant Breeding Academy contact Joy Patterson at or visit

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