You Are Viewing

Category Archives: News

$8.4 million for food grain and alternative fuel research

  • November 9, 2012
  • By
  • In News
  • No Comments

November 9, 2012 Blumwald and his colleagues will use the grants to develop new molecular biology tools to accelerate switchgrass breeding and biotechnology tools to develop new varieties of pearl millet, a small-seeded grass. (Karin Higgins/UC Davis photo) With new grants totaling $8.4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Agency for International Development […]

New Drought-tolerant Plants Offer Hope for Warming World

  • November 26, 2007
  • By
  • In News
  • No Comments

Genetically engineered crop plants that survive droughts and can grow with 70 percent less irrigation water have been developed by an international team led by researchers at the University of California, Davis. The discovery offers hope for global agriculture that is already grappling with limited and variable water supplies. Research findings concerning the new drought-tolerant […]

Tomato research nurtures hope

  • August 17, 2001
  • By
  • In News
  • No Comments

By Pat Bailey A genetically engineered tomato plant that thrives in salty irrigation water and may hold the key to one of agriculture‚Äôs greatest dilemmas has been developed by plant biologists at UC Davis and the University of Toronto. As the first truly salt-tolerant crop, these tomatoes offer hope that other crops can also be […]