Brown, Patrick


Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown is a Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California Davis, Davis, CA. 



1988   Ph.D.Cornell University, NY.  Agronomy and International Agricultural Development

1984   B. Agric. Sci. First Class Honors, University of Adelaide, Australia.  Agronomy

1983  B. Agric. Sci.  University of Adelaide, Australia. 


Research Interest

Plant and Soil Nutrition. Perennial Horticulture. Physiology and biochemistry of plant nutrient uptake, interactions of nutrition with disease resistance and the selection of crops with improved nutrient efficiency.  Nutritional requirements of both annual and perennial systems, application technology and development of environmentally sound fertilizer use. Molecular and genetic aspects of nutrient acquisition and tolerance. Nutritional physiologyl.

Previous Career

2005-2009      President/Convener, International Colloquium on Plant Nutrition

2005-2008      Chair, International Agriculture Graduate Group

1999-2005      Director International Programs 

2000-present  Professor

1995-1999      Associate Professor

1989-1994      Assistant Professor



Phone: (530) 752-0929