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The USDA-ARS Crops Pathology and Genetics Research Unit (CPGRU) hosted a booth at the 105th Annual UC Davis Picnic Day Celebration on Saturday, April 16th, 2019. The combined efforts of CPGRU and the Location Administration Support Office made this all possible.
ARS scientists led activities to help children and their families learn how grapevine root systems respond to drought stress and helped them make their own microbe. Additionally, children and adults were able to test their knowledge about plants, soil, and climate change at the spin wheel.
If we gage our success by the constant presence of young future scientists at our booth, we can confidently say were able to communicate the value and importance of agricultural research to the everyday lives of Californians.