Agriculture was designated an essential business and has continued to produce the food needed by the nation. That’s good news for Yuma, which has an economy that largely relies on the agricultural industry.
KAWC's Victor Calderón spoke with Paul Brierley, executive director of the University of Arizona's Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, about how the local ag industry contributes billions to the state and local economy and how the market fluctuations have impacted the industry.
Our Executive Director, Paul Brierley, was interviewed by Melissa Aguilar from Telemundo Arizona, to get his perspective on the impact of COVID-19 on agriculture.
In Yuma, farmers and growers have been trying to change their practices to better conserve water.
The new trade deal known as USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement) was officially signed by President Donald Trump Friday. Farmers in Yuma County are calling it a “victory” knowing it will bring thousands of jobs to those in the area.
A lot of variables go into agricultural success, some guided by the hand of nature, others by the intellect of man. In the latter category is a five-year, $2.5 million research project with the unwieldy moniker of “Qualitative Assessments of Water and Salt Balance for Cropping Systems in Lower Co
One of the most key nutrients to keeping a plant healthy is water. But what happens to the health of a plant when water is a scarce commodity?
A group of Eddy co-variance systems is calibrated in a field near Yuma for an ongoing study of water use and soil salinity being coordinated by the Yuma Center for Excellence in Desert Agriculture.