Contributing to fill a critical need for trained plant breeders, the University of California, Davis European Plant Breeding AcademySM(EPBA) started its second class of students this week.  Over the next two years, during the six sessions held in Gent, Angers, Gatersleben, Enkhuizen, Barcelona and UC Davis; this class will spend more than 300 hours in classes, workshops and the field, training to become professional plant breeders.

The class two consists of the following nineteen participants from:
AB Seeds (Israel)
Agricultural Institute Osjek (Croatia)
Boreal Plant Breeding Ltd. (Finland)
Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (Germany)
Dow AgroSciences (Hungary)
HM Clause (Turkey)
KWS Lochow GmbH (Netherlands)
KWS Saat AG (Germany)
MayAgro (Turkey)
Monsanto Vegetable Seeds (Turkey, Spain and France)
Norddeutsche Pflanzenzucht Hans-Georg Lembke KG  (Germany)
Plant Sciences, Inc. (US)
Semillas Fitó (Spain)
Syngenta Seeds (Spain and France)
University of Goettingen (Germany)