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.

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.