LOS ANGELES — Researchers like Tatsuya Nobori at the Salk Institute are taking a magnified and colorful 3D look into plant life by analyzing gene expressions in individual plant cells. The research method is called PHYTOmap and researchers are hoping it will uncover how plants react to climate change to create more climate resilient plants for growers and farmers.

At Tanaka Farms in Irvine, it’s pumpkin patch season. But weather changes have already pushed back some crop seasons, according to farm manager Kenny Tanaka.