February 9, 2018

“This is the type of project The Yuma Center of Excellence was created for," Paul Brierley from YCEDA said.

January 21, 2018

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.

January 16, 2018

Paul Brierley, head of the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) shared how important of a subject this is to the agriculture business.

January 9, 2018 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.
December 28, 2017

Growing crops is a year-round business in the Desert Southwest. For many people who live here, it is their livelihood.

December 19, 2017

One department of the University of Arizona is making a major difference in the agriculture industry through research being done here in Yuma. 

December 11, 2017

With funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, researchers will develop new disinfectants, grow new breeds of melons, and educate farmers, retailers, and consumers on safe melon production practices.

October 11, 2017

The students designed a semi-autonomous aerial vehicle, more commonly known as a drone, to operate like honey bees by spraying pollen over date palm trees at a nursery in Yuma.

October 8, 2017

Traditionally the cultivation of dates has been very labor intensive. For example, workers have had to climb and pollinate each female tree by hand. But drones are changing the way things have been done for thousands of years.