January 6, 2021

The project is a partnership with Yuma County Public Health Services District, the University of Arizona, and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).  It builds on the success of wastewater testing at University of Arizona dormitories to identify potential outbreaks, and will help the c

January 6, 2021

Arizona Governor announces a $500,000 fund to a wastewater testing pilot project to provide early detection of COVID-19 in Yuma County.

January 5, 2021

The Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) is coordinating a project to examine the population structure of the fusarium wilt of lettuce (Fusarium oxysporium f.sp. lactucae) in Arizona.

December 8, 2020 Dr. Stephanie Slinski is studying Fusarium Wilt in a Yuma field donated by a large grower because of that company's desire to help, and because the field is highly infected with the pathogen.
September 22, 2020

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. 

September 20, 2020

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.

September 17, 2020

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

August 24, 2020

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.

July 12, 2020

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.