Water is a hot topic in the desert southwest, and agriculture uses a lot of it. Are there ways for agriculture to save water? If so, what should it be used for, and how would agriculture and rural communities be impacted?
Fusarium wilt of lettuce, a disease that has steadily grown in the Yuma area since 2001, is one of the toughest problems in local agriculture.
The use of UAV or drones commercially is not new. They have been used for non-military purposes since the 1980s. However, drone technology is rapidly expanding and a multitude of industries are finding innovative uses for these aircraft every day.
What’s up with Indoor Vertical Farming in Yuma? Robert Colangelo, Green Sense Farms, talks about his innovative way of farming and how it might work in Yuma.
Just about everyone in Yuma knows that the county boasts a multi-billion-dollar agriculture industry that feeds the nation during the winter months.
Agriculture is becoming more high-tech every day, leading to great new job opportunities. YCEDA projects with drones, data and automation are helping lead the way into the future.
A reliable, legal labor force is one of the challenges facing agriculture and driving the technical innovation and automation that the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture works on.
Paul Brierley comments on rainfall in Yuma & the impact on local farmers in an article by KAWC News.
International accounting firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers recently projected a 32-billion-dollar market for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle use in the agriculture industry.