Chancellor May getting a tour of the campus greenhouses led by Plant Sciences faculty.

Plant Sciences

The UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences is a leader in the research, teaching and delivery of all aspects of plant science, from lab to field, forest, rangeland and beyond.

Plant Sciences is committed to a land-grant mission, established by the U.S. Congress in 1862, to provide quality higher education and address the needs of society. The department addresses the world’s agricultural, ecological and environmental needs through cutting-edge science, dynamic undergraduate and graduate education and exemplary outreach.

Main research areas:

  • Genetics, genomics, breeding, and biodiversity
  • Plant physiology: development, nutrition, and reproduction
  • Ecosystem management and restoration
  • Weed science
  • Urban forestry and urban horticulture
  • Cropping systems


Contact Information

1210 Plant and Environmental Sciences Building

Phone: 530-752-1703

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Horticulture and Agronomy

Ecological Management and Restoration
Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry
International Agricultural Development
Plant Sciences