December 8, 2022

Climate change is threatening the future of food production in Arizona and around the world. Now, the University of Arizona wants to find solutions with a new commission that Paul Brierley will chair.

December 8, 2022

University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins is forming the Presidential Advisory Commission on the Future of Agriculture and Food Production in a Drying Climate to address challenges to agricultural production and food and economic security in the state and around the world.

October 27, 2022

Paul Brierley, Executive Director of the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture says plans are in the works to quickly respond when the next shoe ultimately falls.

September 15, 2022 The Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) helped prevent COVID-19 outbreaks in Yuma County using wastewater-based epidemiology. Now the testing will be expanded to other targets supporting One Health research.
September 13, 2022 During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, a University of Arizona agricultural research center in Yuma went from solving desert agricultural problems to also helping communities weather the public health emergency, and even helped prevent COVID-19 outbreaks.
August 22, 2022 A mid-August deadline for western states to submit plans to cut up to 4 million acre feet of water from their Colorado River allocations came and went in mid-August.
August 20, 2022 The iconic river is in its 23rd year of drought, according to the Bureau of Reclamation, and the two largest reservoirs, Lake Powell and Lake Mead, have sunk to historic lows, prompting a series of water restrictions. Under climate change, the drought could worsen in the years ahead.
August 16, 2022 Arizona is among several states facing a drought. Tuesday, the Bureau of Reclamation declared a Tier 2A shortage of water from the Colorado River. Now, Arizona will be required to take a cut in water deliveries of nearly 600,000 acre feet.
August 8, 2022

Registration is now open for YCEDA’s free 2022 Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus Workshop on Aug. 17 to help area growers prepare for the upcoming Yuma produce season.