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Seed Biotechnology Center at UC Davis

Welcome to the SBC

The mission of the Seed Biotechnology Center (SBC) is to mobilize the research, educational and outreach resources of UC Davis in partnership with the seed and biotechnology industries to facilitate discovery and commercialization of new seed technologies for agricultural and consumer benefit.

Featured Courses

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Seed Production
February 21-24, 2023
In-person at UC Davis
Registration Now Open!


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Davis PBA Class IX
Class IX Starts January 2024
Application is Now Open


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PBA E-Series Courses
Statistics & Experimental Design: April 11 & 13, 2023
Hybrid Breeding Strategies: May 23 & 25, 2023
RStudio: 4 Levels in March, June, Sept, Dec
Registration Now Open!


News and Updates

Leadership Program for Plant Breeders and Scientists - Course Wrap Up

Last week, a diverse class of 32 plant breeders and scientists from 11 Countries, and 25 Seed Organizations, across continents completed the Seed Biotechnology Center at UC Davis (SBC) Leadership program for Plant Breeders and Scientists (LEAD), a course taught in-person at Davis campus and given once a year. Former Management Program for Plant Breeders has grown into LEAD and is extended to 3 full days with added interactive case studies.