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It's Not a Tree: Rubber Plant Could Change Tire, Southwest AZ Ag Industries | KAWC (Radio-Yuma)

It's Not a Tree: Rubber Plant Could Change Tire, Southwest AZ Ag Industries | KAWC (Radio-Yuma) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
For decades, industries using rubber have looked for alternatives to supplement and back up their supply. 90% of natural rubber is from trees grown
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Grant to address lettuce disease issues | Yuma Sun

Grant to address lettuce disease issues | Yuma Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The industry-funded Arizona Iceberg Lettuce Research Council has awarded a $7,956 grant to the University of Arizona’s Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) for the “collection, production and
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Yuma Ag & You: Farmers recognize changing conditions | Yuma Sun

Yuma County farmers have always been known for their forward-looking farming practices. They are quick to recognize the changing conditions they deal with including water, crop production practices, labor, food safety, homeland security, stresses of the desert environment and other challenges. A group of eight growers from the Yuma and Salinas areas formed a council to advise the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) on future trends and issues that will affect the industry in 2013. The UofA CALS dean is an ex-officio member of the council.
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New Ideas Wanted For Keeping Birds Out Of Arizona Crops | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

A flock of birds can damage acres of fresh produce.
“Not only can they eat the produce or eat your seedlings or your seeds, but they also poop in the field. So there could also be fecal material left behind,” said Paula Rivadeneira, University of Arizona professor at the Yuma Agricultural Center. “And that’s a real, genuine concern for food safety.”
To keep birds away, growers have tried more than just scarecrows — including cannons, noises that mimic predators and even lasers. Nothing really works.
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New frontier: Technology makes Yuma ag even more efficient, productive

New frontier: Technology makes Yuma ag even more efficient, productive | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The need to produce 70 percent more food by the year 2050 to sustain a growing global population with less water and land sounds like “Mission Impossible.” Moreover, the agricultural trends in technology alone to accomplish this seem more like science fiction than reality.
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Lettuce experts to discuss fungus fears

Lettuce experts to discuss fungus fears | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Experts representing the lettuce industry on four continents travel to Yuma next week to share their knowledge of a fungus that poisons fields and makes it impossible to ever grow head lettuce there again.
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YCEDA 'hot shot teams' seek faster solutions for desert agriculture

YCEDA 'hot shot teams' seek faster solutions for desert agriculture | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new innovative and entrepreneurial research center created by the University of Arizona (UA) aims to solve the most pressing problems facing desert agriculture…faster.

Targeted issues in the crosshairs for the new Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) will focus on a wide variety of desert agriculture issues, including crop protection, sustainability through production efficiencies and yield maximization, water, labor, food safety, economic and environmental challeng
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Trials Begin To Test Resistance Against Lettuce Wilting Disease

Trials Begin To Test Resistance Against Lettuce Wilting Disease | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Fusarium wilt - a lettuce disease caused by a soil-dwelling fungus - is becoming a more common problem in fields. The disease causes lettuce to droop and
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Trials In Yuma Begin To Test New Resistance Against Lettuce Wilting Disease | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

Fusarium wilt — a lettuce disease caused by a soil-dwelling fungus — is becoming a more common problem in fields. The disease causes lettuce to droop and turn brown, making it unsuitable for sale.Typically, when lettuce wilt appears, the grower would then rotate to another crop like broccoli or cauliflower. But one farmer in Yuma dedicated three acres of his troubled field to research led by the University of Arizona.
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Wilting Disease Threatens Arizona's Lettuce Crop | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

Growers in Arizona and around the world are concerned with the spread of a wilting disease present in soil that can damage lettuce.In response, researchers and lettuce farmers are gathering in Yuma this fall to brainstorm ways to protect one of the region’s important crops.Lettuce wilt looks as you might imagine — the fungus makes plants look dry and brown. The disease can kill the plant, too, if infected early — causing whole fields to be destroyed.
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Paul Brierley to Lead Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture | UA@Work

Paul Brierley to Lead Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture | UA@Work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Brierley will oversee its research activities and support the Yuma agricultural industry.
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Arizona Iceberg Lettuce Research Council Awards Grant To Focus On Lettuce Diseases | Growing Produce

Arizona Iceberg Lettuce Research Council Awards Grant To Focus On Lettuce Diseases | Growing Produce | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) has been awarded a grant from the Arizona Iceberg Lettuce Research Council (AILRC) for the collection, production, and dissemination of lettuce disease research results. In a recent AILRC Iceberg Lettuce Research Survey, disease control and management was identified by the industry as the highest priority area of research focus. Considerable relevant research based on annual field trials in the southwest deserts and laboratory-based studies has been conducted by University of Arizona researchers that has not been effectively disseminated to or utilized by the industry. The goal is to get this in the hands of producers so they can better manage lettuce diseases. YCEDA proposed that www.DesertAgSolutions.org could become the "go-to-site" for current knowledge on Arizona lettuce diseases. The project includes designing and implementing a series of web pages dedicated to iceberg lettuce diseases that will be under the “learn” tab
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The Fusarium problem | Yuma Sun

The Fusarium problem | Yuma Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that agriculture is a big deal in the Yuma area.
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Leaders from 24 countries get taste of Yuma agriculture at ACE event | Yuma Sun

A group of business and government leaders from around the globe stopped in Yuma yesterday to get a taste of area agribusiness as part of the 5th annual Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which this year travels through Arizona and California.
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Yuma Center Of Excellence For Desert Agriculture Planning Annual Meeting January 12 | PerishableNews

Yuma Center Of Excellence For Desert Agriculture Planning Annual Meeting January 12 | PerishableNews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In Yuma, Arizona, growers, shippers and subsidiary agriculture companies have come together with the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to form the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture. With a year under their belt, the partnership between industry and university has proven successful.
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Fungus infecting hundreds of acres of lettuce

Fungus infecting hundreds of acres of lettuce | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
YUMA, Ariz.- Leaders in the agricultural industry from around the world met today in Yuma to discuss a growing problem in the industry that is destroying hundreds of acres of lettuce. The Fusarium Wil
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YCEDA 'hot shot teams' seek faster solutions for desert agriculture

YCEDA 'hot shot teams' seek faster solutions for desert agriculture | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new innovative and entrepreneurial research center created by the University of Arizona (UA) aims to solve the most pressing problems facing desert agriculture…faster.

Targeted issues in the crosshairs for the new Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) will focus on a wide variety of desert agriculture issues, including crop protection, sustainability through production efficiencies and yield maximization, water, labor, food safety, economic and environmental challeng
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