March 29, 2021

The main goal of this project is to measure water usage. They have calculated an 85-90% efficiency in terms of water use for crops. "This project is to account for every drop for each crop because of the shortage of water from the Colorado River," Dr. Saber stated.

March 16, 2021 “Early into the coronavirus pandemic, Jesus Tovar of T&P Farms in Somerton, gave a special donation and asked if there was anything we could do to help get Yuma County back to work safely as the vegetable season approached,” said Paul Brierley, executive director of the Yuma Center of Excellence
March 11, 2021 The City of San Luis partners up with the University of Arizona's COVID project to detect any potential outbreak. The City of San Luis said the program's early warning sewage testing pilot project detects COVID in sewage days before people begin to show symptoms.
February 22, 2021

The agriculture industry is already doing what it can by supplying the nation with healthy crops to eat during the pandemic, but now it is going above and beyond to help the community detect the COVID virus before the public sees any symptoms.

February 9, 2021 The University of Arizona’s Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, and state and local authorities, launched a wastewater testing project to try to get ahead of virus outbreaks.
January 22, 2021 Through the collaboration and research available with the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, and donations by local produce growers, the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture came about to meet the fast-moving needs of Yuma area farmers.
January 21, 2021 The University of Arizona is leading the charge in studying wastewater for potential diseases, including COVID-19. Now, the work of epidemiologists could help save the nation from a leafy-green shortage, starting right here in Arizona.
January 15, 2021

 Arizona researchers are launching a project in Yuma County to understand the community spread of the coronavirus by studying the area’s sewage.

January 8, 2021

A Yuma pilot project that provides early detection of COVID-19 has gotten the stamp of approval from Gov. Doug Ducey.