Dr. Sanchez overlooks an irrigated field in Yuma, AZ
February 25, 2018

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

lettuce field
February 25, 2018

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

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 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 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.

October 8, 2017 The Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) will hold a research symposium on Nov. 16, 2017 at the Pivot Point Conference Center located at 310 N. Madison at Yuma, Ariz. Click for more information on topics that will be discussed.