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UC Davis European Plant Breeding Academy Graduates the Fourth Class

The graduates of the July 2017 class. Students from all over the world attend the program at UC Davis.

Last week, UC Davis European Plant Breeding Academy (PBA) graduated the fourth class with a session in Davis, California.  Over last two years, during the six sessions held in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands;  Angers, France;  Gatersleben, Germany;  Gent, Belgium;  Almeria, Spain, and UC Davis; ten participants in this class spent more than 300 hours in classes, workshops and the field, training towards the Plant Breeding Academy Certificate.

The Plant Breeding Academy is a premium professional certificate program offered in the USA, Europe, Asia and Africa.  Fourteen classes offered worldwide since 2006 were attended by 260 breeders from 58 countries, making the UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy (PBA) the most recognized program of its kind.

The next class of the European Plant Breeding Academy starts in October 2017.

This class is full, applications are accepted for a waiting list.

For more information on the Plant Breeding Academy, please contact Joy Patterson at or visit

Source: ESA