October 21, 2015

A new innovative and entrepreneurial research center created by the University of Arizona (UA) aims to solve the most pressing problems facing desert agriculture…faster.

September 21, 2015

U of A last conducted a test of resistant lettuce varieties 13 years ago in a field known to contain the disease. Since then, plant breeders have created new types of lettuce designed to elude fusarium wilt.

diseased lettuce
July 16, 2015

Growers in Arizona and around the world are concerned with the spread of a wilting disease present in soil that can damage lettuce.

In response, researchers and lettuce farmers are gathering in Yuma this fall to brainstorm ways to protect one of the region’s important crops.

October 9, 2014

The UA's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has named Paul Brierley the inaugural director of its recently launched Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture. The center, based in Yuma, is a public-private partnership between the college and the Arizona and California desert agricult

August 19, 2014

Agriculture industry leaders have joined together to create the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, designed to tackle on-the-ground industry needs. 

Broccoli crowns harvested from a sweet potato whitefly trial. The chlorotic “blanched” crown on the right was harvested from a plant heavily infested with whiteflies. The green “normal” crown on left was whitefly-free. (Photo by John Palumbo)
August 11, 2014

Agriculture is big business in Arizona, and industry leaders in Yuma County are teaming up with the University of Arizona to arm growers with science and information they need to swiftly tackle threats to their profitability. The recently launched Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture