In this overview of Arizona’s irrigated agriculture and its water supply, the focus will be on what is grown, where, with what water; how the water is managed by the state and by irrigators; water efficiency strategies; and economic impacts. The presentation will touch on current irrigation water supply issues concerning growers, their communities, and other water users.
WRRC Brown Bag - Yuma Agriculture and the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture
Paul E. Brierley, Executive Director, Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture
Yuma agriculture is in the top 0.5% of U.S. Counties in agricultural crop production, producing nearly 90% of North America’s winter leafy greens, but it is always striving to overcome challenges and be even more productive.What makes it such a top producer? And how does the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) support this amazing industry?
YCEDA is a public-private partnership between the Ag industry and the University of Arizona’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Guided by industry stakeholders, YCEDA brings together researchers and funding for projects ranging from irrigation and salinity management to disease mitigation, and from wildlife deterrence to drones and remote sensing.