September 2019

Slupsky lab posts video about citrus greening disease Andrea Thompson September 20, 2019

The Slupsky Lab has released a fun video about citrus greening disease (Huanglongbing or HLB), and how Californians can band together to prevent the spread and the end of fresh citrus for us all.

The video shows symptoms of the disease on citrus trees, and urges anyone who notices a tree with the symptoms to report it to 1-800-491-1899.

Watch the video here!

Harris Lab wins Lab Safety Award for the College Andrea Thompson September 18, 2019
Congratulations to the researchers in the Harris Lab, who won a UCD Lab Safety Award! Labs across the campus were assessed by the School/College (College of Letters and Science, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Biological Sciences, College of Engineering, School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Medicine); each lab's review/audit/inspection findings were weighed against those within their School/College. The Safety Services Lab Safety Awards are part of our commitment to recognizing labs with a strong safety emphasis who are doing their part to Think Safe.

FST Chair Dr. Linda Harris named Fellow of IAFP

September 10, 2019

Department Chair Dr. Linda Harris was awarded Fellow at the Annual International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) annual meeting in Louisville KY on July 21, 2019.  Dr. Harris served as President of IAFP from 2017-2018.

Also notable at the same meeting: Professor Michelle Danyluk (Ph.D. UC Davis FST 2006 in the Harris Lab) was appointed incoming Secretary to the Executive Board of IAFP, and as a result, she is slated to serve as President of the association in 2022-2023.

Congratulations to Dr. Harris and Dr. Danyluk!

Climate change is coming for your wine. What the world's wineries are doing to save grapes Ahmad Hakim September 09, 2019
Soaring temperatures, irregular rain patterns and the ever-present threat of fires is causing winery owners here and around the world to adopt aggressive strategies to safeguard their livelihoods. These tactics include experimenting with new varieties of grapes, finding new ways to maximize water use and even seeking out land in areas that formerly were too cold for vineyards.