Vic Smith, Vice Chair of the Yuma Center of Excellence Advisory Council, was honored at the Forbes AgTech Summit for his commitment to innovation.
When a joint public-private partnership launched the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) 2.5 years ago, collaborating growers and the University of Arizona (UA) decided it’s No.
Yuma, Arizona provides the majority of winter leafy greens in the U.S. and Salinas, California grows those same crops in the summer. When harvest periods in the two areas don’t align, it can create a lettuce shortage—like the one that just ended.
The month of June is on it's way and while summer is officially approaching so is Monsoon season. Paul Brierley, the Executive Director of the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, explains what this season could mean for local farmers.
rizona could possibly become a Hemp producing state. On Monday, the house gave approval to SB 13-37 which governs the state of Arizona's Department of Agriculture to start growing Hemp.
Water is a hot topic in the desert southwest, and agriculture uses a lot of it. Are there ways for agriculture to save water? If so, what should it be used for, and how would agriculture and rural communities be impacted?
Fusarium wilt of lettuce, a disease that has steadily grown in the Yuma area since 2001, is one of the toughest problems in local agriculture.