September 8, 2019
The UC Davis plant sciences department has more than 70 faculty members and 600 employees. Eight academic buildings on campus house the department (the Plant and Environmental Sciences building, Asmundson Hall, the Environmental Horticulture building, Hunt Hall, the Mann Lab, the Plant Reproductive Biology building, Robbins Hall, and Wickson Hall), along with four off-campus locations, and several experimental farms on campus (with more than 1,000 acres). The Plant and Environmental Sciences building, completed in 2002, houses the department chair, the chief administrative officer, and a portion of the faculty and staff. Many other campus units and facilities collaborate with the department including greenhouses, growth chambers, Parsons Building, Foundation Seed Program, Student Farm, Ecological Garden, Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility, the Botanical Conservatory, the UC Davis Genome Center, and the UC Davis Arboretum. The Department of Plant Sciences engages in teaching, research, and outreach in all aspects of agricultural and environmental plant sciences. Department programs range from fundamental discovery to application of research findings to delivery of research-based information and new technology to end users.