Updates & Events
Today, Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06) hosted a roundtable with leaders in the agriculture industry to discuss the ways that Congress and the Department of Agriculture can promote the awareness and opportunities biotechnology has in agriculture.
When producer growers donated to form the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) several years ago, their chief concern was Fusarium wilt in lettuce.
A bothersome plant virus first discovered in 2006 in the Salinas Valley of California was discovered last season near Tacna, Ariz., a farming community east of Yuma, and in five different fields in California's Imperial Valley. Scientists still do not know how INSV found its way to Arizona.