Paul Brierley of the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture says about half the crops, at least the ones for salad plants for food service, were destroyed in March when they were still in the ground.
Paul Brierley, executive director of the Yuma Cen- ter of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, shared some of the issues that the agriculture industry has faced during the health crisis.
The Yuma Center of Excellence in Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) is collaborating with a business in Israel known as NSL Comm, a company that provides Internet of Things (IoT) data communications from remote locations such as agriculture fields through Nano
Paul Brierley, the Executive Director of the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, tells News 11 that they will receive up to $200,000 in donations to open up a lab for the upcoming harvesting season.
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.