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Arizona is known as one of the most productive and efficient agricultural regions in the worldand one of the most diverse agricultural production states in the nation.AZ Farm BureauExports to70countriesAZ Agriculture: 17.1B Economic Impact77,000 Jobs½ livestock and ½ crops1 Farmer Feeds 160 People (vs. 19 in 1940)AZ Dairy Industry210,000 cows produce 4.8 billion #’s of milkMost productive in the U.S.: 23,000#/cowHerd size of 2,000 2nd in nationRequires lots of hay and forageFamily-owned & operated 98%AZ Cotton Industry200M #’s produced on 130,000 acresMakes a pair of jeans for every person in the USAlso produces cottonseed for food (oil) and feed3 of Arizona’s “Five C’s”

AGRICULTURE IN YUMA High value specialty crop industry ( 3.2 Billion) Produces 90% of the nation’s leafy greens NovMar One of the top producing areas worldwide of Arizona’s top producerVegetable production (#3 in USA)Medjool Dates (5,000 Durum Wheat (exported to Italy)

AGRICULTURE IN YUMAYuma ranks highly among US counties in agricultural sales & crop acreageCommodityVegetables & MelonsYuma’s rankamong UScounties in salesTop 0.1%CommodityYuma’s rankamong US countiesin acreageTop 0.1%All CropsTop 0.5%VegetablesAll Agricultural ProductsTop 1%LettuceTop 0.2%Other Crops & HayTop 1.2%Durum WheatTop 9%Nursery, GreenhouseTop 23%ForageTop 9%Grains, Oilseeds, Beans &PeasTop 28%George Frisvold, Department of Agricultural & Resource EconomicsUniversity of Arizona

AGRICULTURE IN YUMACOUNTYGross Cash Crop Receiptsper Acre-Foot ofWater Withdrawn, 2010 / Acre FootMohave County 162.50La Paz County 190.22Pinal County 211.09Maricopa County 368.70Pima County 519.91Yuma County 680.81George Frisvold, Department of Agricultural & Resource EconomicsUniversity of Arizona

AGRICULTURE IN YUMAYumaLa PazPinalMaricopaNet vajoSanta CruzYavapaiGrahamGilaMohave- 100,000 0 100,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 600,000George Frisvold, Department of Agricultural & Resource EconomicsUniversity of Arizona

AGRICULTURE IN YUMAAZ Cash Rents ( / acre)YumaLa Paz 584 182MaricopaPinalOther Counties Average 157 120 118CochiseGrahamPima 111 108 99Mohave 98Navajo 68Greenlee 60George Frisvold, Department of Agricultural & Resource EconomicsUniversity of Arizona

Agriculture is the single largest private sectorcontributor to Yuma GDP (2012)Agriculture & supporting servicesHealth careRetail tradeReal estateManufacturingProfessional & scientific servicesConstructionWholesale tradeAccommodation and food servicesAdministrative servicesFinance and insuranceOther servicesTransportation & warehousingInformationUtilitiesOther millions0100200300400500600700800900George FrisvoldDepartment of Agricultural & Resource EconomicsUniversity of Arizona

AGRICULTURE IN YUMAContribution ofAgricultural Sectors toYuma’s Economy:Employment Direct TotalEffect: 1 in 5 jobsEffect: 1 in 4 jobsGeorge FrisvoldDepartment of Agricultural & Resource EconomicsUniversity of Arizona

Location Quotients (LQ) Examples NapaWine & Spirit Merchant WholesalersLQ 13.3 SiliconValley Computer and ElectronicProduct ManufacturingLQ 13.4 DetroitMotor Vehicle ManufacturingLQ 16.3 YumaAgriculture’s LQ 24.5George Frisvold, Department of Agricultural & Resource EconomicsUniversity of Arizona


Looking Ahead – Demands on AgricultureOrganic er UseEfficiencyMoreFoodTechnology as a solutionPrecisionAgricultureIncrease production 70%by 2050GMO & otherPlant Breeding

U of A in YumaTeaching 14 ResearchExtension OutreachApplied Ag ResearchYouth Development (4-H)Family & Consumer Sci.Educational programs

“ S ol u ti on s to De se r t Agri c u l tu re ’s Pre ssi n g Probl e ms”

Q: How can the University better support the Desert Ag Industry?A: Center of Exc ellenc e dedicated to addressingo n- the- gro und industr y needs!High-priority issuesidentified byindustry stakeholdersOver 1MMin grants!Bring funding andresearch teamstogether:Provide rapid, directvalue-adding responsesuniversity industry government agenciesImprove all aspects of desert crop production systems & economics

Funded by IndustryHoused in CALSUniv. of AZPublic-Private Partnershipcreated 2013University provides office facilities, access toCALS Admin Support, Research infrastructure,Cooperative Extension Researchers & infrastructureIndustryTax deductible donations toUA Foundation support daily operationsand direct-value research projectsYCEDA Advisor y Council guides the ED on the focus of research/programsExecutive DirectorPaul BrierleyChairVice ChairRobby BarkleyVic SmithJohn D’ArrigoBarkley AgJV Smith CompaniesD’Arrigo BrothersEx-OfficioMike AntleMark SmithKelly KeithlyTanimura & AntleSmith FarmsKeithly-WilliamsSeedDr. Shane BurgessJon JessenSteve MartoriVP & DeanU of AGowan Co.Martori Farms

YCEDA Priority IssuesProduction Efficiencies &Yield MaximizationFood SafetyPlant DiseasesWater ManagementNutrient ManagementPlant Pests

What are we doing about all of this?

What are we doing about all of this?

IRRIGATION & SALINITY MANAGEMENTAdvanced measurement equipment andextensive sensor network track waterapplication, crop usage, evaporation and soilsalinity movement over a year’s croppingpattern. 630,000 Research Grant Funding 160,000 UA funding for research equipment Will show the need for and quantify the leachingcoefficientWill develop new evapotranspiration data(crop coefficients)Mobile Apps will be developed to manageirrigation quantity/timing

F U S A R I U M W I LT O F L E T T U C E ffortFirst commercial field trials in 12 years2015 International Symposium2016 Fusarium Conference in CAEarly / Remote detection research projectsDNA Analysis of Disease Pressuretogetherinaunified

How can we improve productivity?BIG DATAANALYTICS&DECISIONTOOLSWork with a USDA National Lab and aBig Data Analytics Company to createa Decision Tool to assist in decisions impactingdisease triggers!(soil health, soil moisture, climate, etc.) Planting decisionsSoil preparationIrrigation ManagementPesticide treatmentsProduction decisionsYield estimationHarvest timing

DRONES Develop and License Apps for Commercialization Testbed/Ground-truth Commercial Applications Provide Remote Sensing for Research Projects Operator Training Certification

Utilizing TechnologyMechanization/LaborFoodSafety

Bird DeterrentDiscussion&Design ChallengeYCEDA sponsored1-day seminar w/industry,researchers and technologists&design challenge

YCEDA OUTREACHInforming industry and the publicWEBSITECENTER ofEXCELLENCESEMINAR SERIESMEDIASOCIAL MEDIADesertAgSolutions.orgbecoming “go-to” site foractionable researchBringing research topicoverviews to industryStrong presence innewspaper, TV and radioGrowing presence enablesdiscussion with largeraudience

Paul BrierleyExecutive DirectorPaulBrierley@email.arizona.eduo: 928-782-5873c: 928-920-4983Website: DesertAgSolutions.orgLocated at the Yuma Ag Center6425 W. 8th St.YCEDA ResearchCONNECT WITH US!@YCEDA@YCEDA DesertAg

Oct 17, 2017 · AGRICULTURE IN YUMA Commodity Yuma’s rank among US counties in sales Vegetables & Melons Top 0.1% All Crops Top 0.5% All Agricultural Products Top 1% Other Crops & Hay Top 1.2% Nursery, Greenhouse Top 23% Grains, Oilseeds, Beans & Peas Top 28% Commodity Yuma’s rank among US counties in acreage Vegetables Top 0.1% Lettuce Top 0.2% Durum .

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