Winegrape vineyards can be converted for machine pruning without replanting

April 16, 2019
Wine grape growers in the San Joaquin Valley who want to switch from hand pruning to mechanical pruning won't have to replant their vineyards to accommodate machinery, according to a new study published in HortTechnology by University of California Cooperative Extension researchers. Instead, growers can retrain the vines to make the transition, without losing fruit yield or quality.

Biodiversity Museum Day

February 04, 2019

Looking for a family-friendly, free activity for President’s Day weekend? On Saturday February 16, 2019 from 9AM to 1PM you can learn about the importance of microbes in research, biotechnology, and food and beverages, and about the proud history of two of the world’s prominent microbe collections. UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day features twelve biological collections, including the Phaff Yeast Culture Collection in the Food Science & Technology department, and the Viticulture & Enology Culture Collection.

Find UC Davis Food Science and Technology at IFT and IAFP in July! Andrea Thompson June 28, 2018

Faculty, staff and students will be present and presenting at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Annual Meeting as well as the Institute of Food Technology (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food Expo. We hope you will come find us!

The IAFP Annual Meeting is in Salt Lake City from July 8-11.  Click here for a schedule of where to find UC Davis folks at IAFP.

FSGSA's "Spring Brunch Cooking Class" Fundraiser is April 28 Andrea Thompson March 26, 2018

Graduate students in the Department of Food Science & Technology (FST) are hosting another fundraising dinner: "Cooking Class" at the Food Innovation lab at the Robert Mondavi Institute.


Register for the Food Science and Technology Showcase on Thursday, March 1, 2018 Andrea Thompson February 07, 2018

On Thursday, March 1, 2018, the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology is hosting its annual Food Science Showcase and NCIFT Annual Meeting and Student Recognition Dinner, with featured speaker and acclaimed author Harold McGee. Please see below for the full event schedule!

Would you like to support student attendance to this event? Learn more about the benefits of donating to the Food Science Educational Enhancement Fund. Donors of $50 or more will be recognized at this year’s NCIFT Banquet!

UC Davis FST faculty to present at Natural Products Expo West Andrea Thompson February 05, 2018

Natural Products Expo West is the world's largest natural, organic and healthy products event and hosts more than 80,000 attendees including those shaping the future of healthy products.  The 2018 trade show is held at the Anaheim Convention Center from March 7-11, 2018.

On March 8, five faculty members from UC Davis' Department of Food Science and Technology will present research relevant to the natural products industry.  Learn more and register at the link below.

BAE Departmental Seminar: Biosolarization -- A sustainable integrated pest management technique and fumigation alternative Andrea Thompson April 28, 2017
Come to the next BAE Departmental Seminar! Dr. Chris Simmons, Department of Food Science and Technology, UC Davis presents Biosolarization: A sustainable integrated pest management technique and fumigation alternative.