Fresno County Farm and Nutrition Day

The Farm and Nutrition Day program provides basic and current
facts about the agricultural industry, gives students and teachers the
opportunity to become familiar with food and animal production, and
allows personal contact with people in the industry.  Their goal is to
introduce children to the values of good health and nutrition habits, as
well as educate them about agriculture in the San Joaquin Valley and
their world.  They help create a positive awareness among the
youth of all the contributions that agriculture makes to our community
and the economy.  Nearly 2,300 third graders participated  in the March 21 event.

Farm and Nutrition

Plant Science Club member, Armando Guzman, helped transplant lettuce to distribute to the third graders.


Clovis Botanical Garden


OH 1 class volunteered at Clovis Botanical Garden.


Ag One Community Salute - Honors Phil Larson

Phil Larson

The Department of Plant Science would like to congratulate John P. "Phil" Larson, a lifelong farmer, dedicated community leader and Fresno State alumnus, who was honored at the Ag One Community Salute on Friday, March 14, and thank him for establishing an endowment to support deserving students in our department.


Graduate Student Sonia Rios selected as a 2014 USDA/NIFA "Hispanics in Higher Education" Fellow:

Details can be found on page 96 of the following:  

Sonia also won 1st place for her poster presentation at the American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers-California/Nevada Annual Section Meeting in Tulare, CA for her poster "EVALUATION OF THERMAL AND MECHANICAL TOOLS OF WEED MANAGEMENT IN ORGANIC VINEYARDS."


Dr. Timothy Spann joins the Department Faculty in fall 2014 as the Roger B. Jensen Professor in Pistachio Physiology and Pomology 

For more information, please read the article here.


Plant Science Weed Science Professor and Graduate Students Earn Honors at the Annual California Weed Science Society Meeting  

Front L-R:  Rama Paudel, Elizabeth Mosqueda, Dr. Anil Shrestha and Sonia Rios.  Back:  Lalo Banuelos