Beat the heat and join us on June 28th for the next Water Roots event, organized with Sky Island Alliance and hosted by Public Brewhouse (209 N Hoff Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705).
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.
Water Roots - Water Beats: Reflections in Water and Music
Special Seminar - Food, Water, and Energy in the Arava Valley: Turning Disadvantage to Advantage in the Hyper-arid climate of the Region
The Arava Valley is a sparsely populated region in southern Israel. Its hyper-arid climate produces less than one inch of rain a year and its temperatures reach 115° to 120° f in the summer.