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Produce Life and Quality

Fruits and vegetables are essential components of a healthy diet and can decrease the risk of chronic disease.

Cal State Fullerton's Arboretum Grows Next Gen Farmers

Lady bugs are a sign of good luck, but this group isn’t relying on ladybugs to bring luck to their crops. In fact, science is at the root of their flourishing farm. This article was originally published April 3, 2019, by Spectrum News.

When Life Gives You Sour Lemons, Use Genetics to Find Out Why

Identification of genes responsible for sour taste in citrus fruit may enable the creation of new, sweeter varieties.

Wildfires Affect Nitrogen and Water Quality

Forest fires are increasing in frequency and intensity in the western United States. Researchers at the University of California, Davis evaluated the effects of wildfire on the molecular transformation of nitrogen.

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Quarantine Effective at Preventing Spread of the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter

The Glassy-winged sharpshooter (HOMALODISCA VITRIPENNIS) feeds on plants and can spread the disease- causing bacterium Xylella fastidiosa to a variety of commercially sold plants.