University of California, Davis, Seed Biotechnology Center

Plant Reproductive Biology Building, Extension Center Drive
Davis CA  95616

Phone: (530) 752-8759

University of California, Davis, Seed Biotechnology Center

SBC is committed to providing continuing education in all aspect of seed biology, quality, plant breeding and marketing. Courses offered include: Seed Business 101, Program Management for Plant Breeders, Breeding with Genomics, Seed Production and Quality, and Plant Breeding Academy.

SBC offers courses for seed industry professionals. Over 2000 industry participants have benefited from SBC courses and workshops over the past 10 years.

The mission of the Seed Biotechnology Center is to mobilize the research, educational and outreach resources of UC Davis in partnership with the seed and biotechnology industries to facilitate discovery and commercialization of new seed technologies for a

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Seed Production

Seed Production
08:00 am - 02/12/2019

At University of California, Davis, Seed Biotechnology Center

Seed Production course focuses on the biological, genetic, agronomic and technological processes and practices involved in the production and processing of agricultural...

Seed Business 101 Horticulture

Seed Business 101 Horticulture
08:00 am - 12/03/2018

At University of California, Davis, Seed Biotechnology Center

Attracting and retaining talented new employees is a critical challenge for the seed industry. The Seed Business 101 course was created, with input from industry...

Program Management for Plant Breeders

Program Management for Plant Breeders
08:00 am - 09/18/2018

At University of California, Davis, Seed Biotechnology Center

Managing plant breeding and laboratory programs are becoming increasingly complex. This course is designed to enhance management skills of plant breeders and technical...

Plant Breeding Academy in Davis, CA: Class VII

Plant Breeding Academy in Davis, CA: Class VII
08:00 am - 09/10/2018

At University of California, Davis, Seed Biotechnology Center

The Seed Biotechnology Center at the University of California, Davis has organized a professional development course to teach the principles of plant breeding to...

Seed Biology & Quality

Seed Biology & Quality
08:00 am - 06/19/2018

At University of California, Davis, Seed Biotechnology Center

Delivering improved varieties and crop protection through high quality seed is a vital component of modern agricultural production systems. It is critical that seed...

Breeding with Genomics

Breeding with Genomics
08:00 am - 02/13/2018

At University of California, Davis, Seed Biotechnology Center

This course is aimed at professionals who are directly or indirectly involved in plant breeding and germplasm improvement. It is an opportunity for breeders who...

Seed Business 101 Horticulture

Seed Business 101 Horticulture
08:00 am - 12/04/2017

At University of California, Davis, Seed Biotechnology Center

Attracting and retaining talented new employees is a critical challenge for the seed industry. The Seed Business 101 course was created, with input from industry...

PBA Advanced Module

PBA Advanced Module
08:00 am - 11/07/2017

At University of California, Davis, Seed Biotechnology Center

The UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy successfully held its first Advanced Module course in 2015. Its second offering will take place November 7-9, 2017. This module...

UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy in Europe, Class V

UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy in Europe, Class V
08:00 am - 10/02/2017

At University of California, Davis, Seed Biotechnology Center

About the course: Building on the success of the UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy in the United States, UC Davis is partnering with European institutions and associations...

2017 National Association of Plant Breeders Annual Meeting

2017 National Association of Plant Breeders Annual Meeting
08:00 am - 08/07/2017

At University of California, Davis, Seed Biotechnology Center

On behalf of the local Organizing Committee for the 7th National Association of Plant Breeders and the 10th Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee meeting, we invite...

Davis Plant Breeding Academy

Davis Plant Breeding Academy
08:00 am - 09/12/2016

At University of California, Davis, Seed Biotechnology Center

This is a two year course. Participants meet at UC Davis for six sessions over two years. Instruction for the 2016-2018 Academy cohort begins September of 2016 and...

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