We teamed up with engineering and business students design time and money-saving agricultural technology and form a startup to bring the invention to market.
Brierley says while crops are tested for contaminants now, results may not be available until the product is already on store shelves. Brierley and other researchers are working to change that. They want to eventually develop scanners that could be used on harvesters or in the field.
Romaine lettuce is about 50 percent of the leafy greens grown in Yuma County. Paul Brierley with the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture shares his thoughts on the latest findings along with the Mayor of Yuma shares a statement he just released about the outbreak.
With field workers getting harder to find, farmers are turning their attention to automated equipment. The economies of the United States and Mexico are booming, and workers are looking for better opportunities in the fields.