August 18, 2014

Agriculture industry leaders have joined together to create the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, designed to tackle on-the-ground industry needs. More than two dozen companies from the Yuma region of Arizona and Salinas, Calif., have committed more than $1.1 million of three year

Broccoli crowns harvested from a sweet potato whitefly trial. The chlorotic “blanched” crown on the right was harvested from a plant heavily infested with whiteflies. The green “normal” crown on left was whitefly-free. (Photo by John Palumbo)
August 11, 2014

Agriculture is big business in Arizona, and industry leaders in Yuma County are teaming up with the University of Arizona to arm growers with science and information they need to swiftly tackle threats to their profitability. The recently launched Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture