Home to the largest living individual, the tallest tree, the oldest tree, and many plants found nowhere else on earth, California’s 6,500 species are truly superlative. UC researchers are studying how plants developed unique characteristics, are assessing how they will fair under new climate conditions, and are finding new management techniques to support the variety and vitality of our plants.

Date: 5/20/2017
Throughout history, the loss of arable land has attended the decline of great civilizations, from Mesopotamia to the Nile. Now with the stresses of environmental change and ever increasing demands on agricultural productivity, efforts to maintain the viability of our agricultural natural resources are ever more important. This introduction to the principles of conservation agriculture shows how California's farmers and scientists are collaborating on developing the practical solutions to maintain the health and productivity of agriculture in California and beyond.