Yuma, Arizona provides the majority of winter leafy greens in the U.S. and Salinas, California grows those same crops in the summer. When harvest periods in the two areas don’t align, it can create a lettuce shortage—like the one that just ended.
The month of June is on it's way and while summer is officially approaching so is Monsoon season. Paul Brierley, the Executive Director of the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, explains what this season could mean for local farmers.
rizona could possibly become a Hemp producing state. On Monday, the house gave approval to SB 13-37 which governs the state of Arizona's Department of Agriculture to start growing Hemp.
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.