A newly formed agri-bioscience company will soon bring about 10 jobs to Davis to explore the use of microbes to improve fertilizer efficiency and yield in crops in an effort to potentially replace chemicals to achieve these results. The company, BioConsortia, is headed by newly appointed CEO Marcus Meadows-Smith, who ran Davis-based AgraQuest from 2008 […]
The UC Davis Dairy Teaching and Research Facility may soon be moved and receive some long-awaited upgrades.
The facility occupies 10 acres — five of which are for feed storage and barn corrals, the other five of which are for grazing for a herd of about 200 head. The dairy is scheduled to be moved to one of several locations by mid-2016, UCD officials say.
Two possible locations, each about 14 acres, have been named so far. Dan Sehnert, animal facilities coordinator for the department of animal science said …
Did you know? It takes 21.2 pounds of whole milk to make 1 pound of butter, and 10 pounds of whole milk to make 1 pound of cheese Gone are the days in which UC Davis made its own cheese, milk and ice cream. Those wanting to study the art of making dairy products from […]
Learn more What: BlueBarrel Systems hands-on installation workshop When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 26 Where: Location confirmed upon registration Cost: $45 Info: Sign up online at www.bluebarrelsystems.com A Davis High School graduate who noticed that many food products are shipped in 55-gallon drums used that knowledge to build her own rain-catching business. BlueBarrel Systems […]
A newly formed agri-bioscience company will soon bring about 10 jobs to Davis to explore the use of microbes to improve fertilizer efficiency and yield in crops in an effort to potentially replace chemicals to achieve these results. The company, BioConsortia, will be headed by newly appointed CEO Marcus Meadows-Smith, who ran Davis-based AgraQuest from […]
Local and state leaders held a panel discussion to discuss the future of the state’s water supply and its relationship to Yolo County at a Davis meeting Monday night. About 100 people attended the public forum, titled “Enough to Go Around — Sustainable Water Policy for California and Yolo County,” filling a room at the […]
A store clerk was punched Friday just outside the Barista Brew Café in the 400 block of G Street in downtown Davis, police report. Described as a Davis transient, Marc Duncan, 40, entered the café about noon where employees said they saw him stealing, police said. The clerk asked Duncan to leave and threatened to […]
Mothers giving birth at UC Davis Medical Center will now have the chance to store away their newborn’s umbilical cord blood as part of a state program to collect and store the cells for their disease-fighting properties. Created by state legislation in 2010, California’s Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program is a state-funded system designed to […]
Daniel Kimmel-Terra wanted privacy for his interview — much like his moms wanted privacy in the hospital room nine years ago so that his ears would hear his mothers’ voices first. His moms, Jennifer Terra and Alison Kimmel, both of whom teach at schools in Davis, have come back to Sutter Davis Hospital’s Birthing Center […]
As the nation’s farmers age, whether there will be enough interested youths to sustain their numbers remains to be seen. One thing is for sure: Though there is some help for farmers starting out, the costs of just breaking ground do not make the career an easy one, especially in Yolo County. This year’s census […]
Rather than a conflict of interest, leaders of Yolo County’s Habitat Conservation Plan see mutual benefit in the hiring of the consulting firm that is handling the Bay Delta Conservation Plan to work on Yolo’s plan as well. ICF International was chosen out of five competing contractors. Two bowed out due to workload, and ICF […]
Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. saw increased financial growth in 2013 for both the full year and the fourth quarter, the company announced Thursday. The producer of bio-based pest management and plant health products saw 2013 fourth-quarter revenues totaling $6 million, a growth of 106 percent when compared to the previous year. The company saw […]