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.
“Our average on-farm efficiency, as has been documented, is at between 75 and 80 percent efficiency," said Bobbi Stevenson-McDermott, a retired conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to Arizona Public Media earlier this month.
In Yuma, Arizona, the Colorado River is not what it was. For thousands of years, its raging water deposited rich soil in the delta, creating one of the most verdant agricultural areas in the world.
Some people have driven by the many fields growing fresh vegetables in the Yuma Valley and wondered why there’s farming in the desert. Or they see irrigation sprinklers watering empty fields for 24 hours a day and think it's a waste of water. But an ongoing irrigation and salinity project has r
A pesar de que se ven frondosas y con varios matices de verde, las lechugas que se plantan en el Condado de Yuma son atacadas por un hongo de la tierra que provoca pérdidas millonarias a la industria. Se trata de la “fusarium wilt” o fusariosis, un hongo de la tierra que se dispersa rápidamente
Does it seem that there are more flies than usual in Yuma County? If you think so, you’re not alone. Many residents have complained in recent years that the number of flies have increased significantly, leading local researchers to look into the problem.
On Thursday several partners in Yuma applied for the Federal Aviation Association's pilot program called the FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program. This program would allow drones to potentially be used to help aid in agriculture and border patrol efforts.
Growing crops is a year-round business in the Desert Southwest. For many people who live here, it is their livelihood.