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Warmth, humidity, showers, powdery mildew, it feels like spring!

Come celebrate the start of the quarter by getting together with other cool plant people for drinks and/or snacks!


5:12 PM @ CITY HALL (the bar, not the official city office)!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Your Social Team,

Emily and Marshall

UC Davis Plant Science Symposium- April 8, REGISTER NOW

The 8th UC Davis Plant Science Symposium
 on April 8th, 2019 at UC Davis Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center is now accepting registration and abstract submissions!

Please visit to register to attend this FREE event in-person or via online streaming. *Abstract submission for poster/oral presentation closes March 1, 2019.

This symposium is part of the Corteva Agriscience Plant Science Symposia Series, started in 2008 as student-run symposia at universities around the world. UC Davis has been involved since 2012, and this is our 8th year running. In the past years, we have seen steady growth, attracting attendees from both academia and industry.

This year‘s featured speakers include:

José Dinneny,

Brandon S. Gaut,

Michael Gore,

Robin Hopkins,

Sue Rhee,

Radu Totir,

Diane M. Beckles,

Amélie Gaudin,

Mohsen Mesgaran, and

Abraham Morales-Cruz

If you would like to support the symposium, or have any questions, please kindly contact the organizing committee. We’re looking forward to seeing you at the symposium!

Hike + Lunch = Fun!

Hi Everyone!
Hope y’all are excited for Presidents Day Weekend! If you’re staying in town and looking for a fun Saturday (2/16) day trip join us for morning hiking and lunch in Winters!
We will leave Davis at 9:00 AM for hiking at Stebbins Cold Canyon Trail! It’s a 4 mile round trip that should take us around 3 – 4 hours. After the hike we will get lunch at Berryessa Brewing Co! There is currently a low chance of showers, but we will keep you updated on the weather forecast.
If you are interested in only coming for lunch please indicate that on the signup sheet and we hopefully we can match you to a car.
Please bring hiking shoes, warm clothes, rain jacket, snacks, water, and your wallet for the trip! Please fill out the Signup Sheet and we look forward to having a fun-filled Saturday!
Sincerely,Social Team
Emily P. Johnson

New elected officers of 2018!!

The positions of President, Treasurer, Social Chair and webmaster have all been filled.  Position descriptions can be found here.

President – Paul Kasemsap

Treasurer – Steven Haring

Social Chair – Co-Chair of Emily Johnson, Marshall Pierce, and Taylor Nelsen

Webmaster – Laila Fayyaz

For the amazing contribution to the group, We would like to thank all the members of the officers team 2017/2018: Amanjot (treasurer), Mitchell (journal club), Laila (webmaster), Taylor (social), as well as Jen (our mentorship program coordinator), and GSA reps/alternates (Meerae, Steven, Michael, Jirachaya, Mengyuan, Juliya, Mitchell). Shout-out to all our past officers, as well as Astrid (our grad group chair), and our amazing Lisa (our grad group coordinator) for their great support!

Congratulation to all the new officers of 2018!!

Horticulture and Agronomy new officer candidates

Hello, Horticulture and Agronomy fellows,

Here is the list of your new officer candidates! These are all the   candidates that agreed to be nominated.

Please go cast your vote at (sign-in with UCD email)!

President: Paul Kasemsap

Treasurer: Steven Haring

Social chair: Co-chair of Emily Johnson, Marshall Pierce, and Taylor Nelsen

Journal club coordinator: Still open

Webmaster: Still open

The voting will be closed one week from today on 8/26 Sunday night. For the positions which are not filled. Please contact any of the     current officers.

Camping Trip!

Hello, Hort and Ag grad students!

The Horticulture and Agronomy Grad Group’s social team is working to put together a camping trip for the new students (as well as any returning students) to get to know each other before the start of the academic year.

If you are interested, please fill out our short survey to help us plan.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Taylor Nelsen ( or Paul Kasemsap ( ).

Thank you and looking forward to a great year!