UC Davis European Plant Breeding  Academy (EPBA) has completed a successful session in Almeria, Spain.  The students and instructors enjoyed the hospitality of the University of Almeria and seed companies in the area, including Monsanto Vegetable Seeds and Rijk Zwaan Ibérica.  This was the third session in Almeria, a beautiful coastal city in Southern Spain (population of about 200,000).  Almeria is at the center of one of the most important regions for protected production of vegetables and fruits; and center of excellence in plant breeding of vegetable crops.

The UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy is a premium professional certificate program offered USA, Europe and Africa. To date, 171 industry and public breeders have attended the UC Davis PBA, making it the most significant program of its kind.

Employers appreciate the opportunity to provide their valued employees advanced training without disrupting their full-time employment. Participants attend six six-day sessions over two years. The instructors are internationally recognized experts in plant breeding and seed technology.

Applications are being accepted for European Plant Breeding Academy Class 5 beginning in October 2017. Discount is available for registrations before March 31, 2017.

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