Food & Agriculture

Engineering Change

UC Davis engineering students combined traditional engineering skills with sustainable, community-first approaches in an innovative course co-led by Ph.D. candidate Alyson Kim.

Parasitic Weeds Threaten Tomato Plants on California Farms

At first glance, Orobanche ramosa looks like an interesting blossoming plant, one that could add a unique flair to flower arrangements. But it’s a parasitic weed that attaches to roots, sucks out nutrients and is threatening California’s lucrative $1.5 billion processing tomato industry.