Since the University acquired the Wolfskill property in 1938 the majority of land has been used for plant breeding and cultivar evaluation projects.
Since 1980 the remaining land has been used for pomological research conducted by the faculty of the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences. For the past 30 years the bulk of the land managed by the department has been used for three types of activities:
- Plant Breeding Germplasm
- Evaluation blocks for research and education, and
- Horticultural and physiological studies