Rene and her fellow students endured a 230 mile roadtrip to Yuma, Arizona as part of the Go To Market Initiative—an experiential learning opportunity between the University of Arizona’s College of Engineering,
The Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture is hosting a series of Ag Tech Talks. In their most recent talk, they field demonstrations from 12 companies from all over the world present on new agriculture technology.
Within the fresh produce industry, farmers need to plant every day to harvest every day or it leads to issues down the road, according to Paul Brierley, executive director for the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture.
With all the produce grown in Yuma, you may wonder how farmers are able to be smart about water conservation. In this week's Home Grown segment, we take a look at the ways in which farmers can use water wisely in order to keep up with the high demand of food produced.
The Centers for Disease Control said 28 cases tied to E.coli have been confirmed since May 2nd, bringing the total of infected to 149 people. The latest infections have caused even more frustration for farmers as investigators have yet to find the source of the contamination.
The agriculture industry has a tough job ahead of it.
UA researcher Sadhana Ravishankar has been working for more than a decade to improve food safety using all-natural, plant-based sanitizers to prevent outbreaks of foodborne illnesses like the recent one involving romaine lettuce grown in Yuma.