UC Davis students breed beans for organic farming

April 11, 2018

New varieties will be high yield, disease resistant

Graduate students at the University of California, Davis, have begun field tests on very rare commodities: high-yield, disease-resistant bean varieties that can thrive on organic farms.

Distinguished Scientist

October 27, 2017
Professor Paul Gepts honored for work advancing knowledge of beans and crop evolution  

Plant science professor Paul Gepts, who leads the UC Davis bean breeding program, has been selected as “distinguished scientist” for the 2017 Agropolis Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food.