January 9, 2018

On Thursday several partners in Yuma applied for the Federal Aviation Association's pilot program called the FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program. This program would allow drones to potentially be used to help aid in agriculture and border patrol efforts.

December 28, 2017

Growing crops is a year-round business in the Desert Southwest. For many people who live here, it is their livelihood.

October 11, 2017

The students designed a semi-autonomous aerial vehicle, more commonly known as a drone, to operate like honey bees by spraying pollen over date palm trees at a nursery in Yuma.

October 8, 2017

Traditionally the cultivation of dates has been very labor intensive. For example, workers have had to climb and pollinate each female tree by hand. But drones are changing the way things have been done for thousands of years.

October 8, 2017

The Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) will hold a research symposium on Nov. 16, 2017 at the Pivot Point Conference Center located at 310 N. Madison at Yuma, Ariz. Click for more information on topics that will be discussed.

October 2, 2017

“GPS is used on just about everything,” says Paul Brierley, head of the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA). “Rows that are perfectly straight allow closer cultivation — enough room between the plants and the knives to minimize waste.”

September 3, 2017

Brierley said there’s a growing consensus, including himself, around the county that the quality of mobile phone service has gone down this year, and the usual summer respite when there are fewer users hasn’t happened.

August 22, 2017

Taylor Farms embraces AgTech innovations, from automated harvesting in our fields to robotic case packing in our facilities.

August 13, 2017

The Yuma Daily Sun featured our Center of Excellence Seminar Series about Soil Genetic Testing to Assess Fusarium Pressure on the front page of the business section.