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YCEDA Research Symposium is Nov. 16 at Yuma

Research symposium is Nov. 16 at the Pivot Point Conference Center at Yuma, Ariz.

The Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) will hold a research symposium on Nov. 16, 2017 at the Pivot Point Conference Center located at 310 N. Madison at Yuma, Ariz.

Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. The symposium starts at 9 a.m. and ends at noon.

Topics include: 

·         Bird Deterrent Task Force and Design Challenge - Paula Rivadeneira, University of Arizona (UA);

·         Immediate Response Proposal to Address the Fly Issue in Yuma, Ariz. - Paula Rivadeneira;

·         Managing Fusarium Wilt on Iceberg Lettuce - Mike Matheron, UA;

·         Collection, Production, and Dissemination of Lettuce Disease Research Results for Effective Disease Management - Barry Pryor, UA;

·         Advancing Fusarium Wilt Management in Lettuce - Barry Pryor;

·         Big data analytics and decision tools for soil health and mitigating soilborne diseases - Jerry Hatfield and Frank D’Agnese;

·         Expanded Sampling and Mitigation Strategy Evaluation for Heavy Metals in Desert Spinach - Charles Sanchez, UA; and

·         Quantitative Assessments of Water & Salt Balance for Cropping Systems in Lower Colorado River Irrigation Districts - Charles Sanchez, and Andrew French, USDA-ARS Arid Lands Research Center

The symposium is free and open to everyone, but online registration is required. Registration closes Nov. 12.

For more information, contact Sonnet Nelson at or call (928) 782-5873.

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