Department of Pomology, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis

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The Department of Pomology evolved from the Division of Pomology, organized in
1913. The Department is charged with identifying and addressing the needs and
problems related to the production of fruit and nut crops, their postharvest
quality maintenance, and the utilization of their many products.

The Department addresses these challenges and opportunities through research,
education and extension activities by applying biological sciences to genetic
improvement, production efficiency and postharvest handling of fruit and nut
crops in California.

Pomology is unique in the diversity of fruit and nut crops it studies under
widely different soil, topographic and climatic conditions. It is the only
department devoted strictly to fruit and nut crops within all agricultural
colleges in the United States.


[Summary provided by the University of California, Davis.]

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