Agriculture

From left: Undergraduate student Luis Ruiz, doctoral student Ayako Kusakabe and professor Patricia Stock are have identified compounds derived from Photorhabdus, an insect pathogenic bacterium, that can potentially replace chemical pesticides. (Photo: Alison Mairena/Tech Launch Arizona)
March 28, 2019
UA entomologist Patricia Stock is working on developing a safer alternative to the chemical pesticides commonly used to combat plant pathogens.
From left: Field supervisor Tony Sanchez, electrical and computer engineering undergraduate Bader Mubarak Alzahrani, and Eller MBA students Randi Mitchell and Taylor Hadden inspect dates at Bard Date Co. in Yuma, Arizona.
March 8, 2019
UA engineering and business students are collaborating to design a time- and money-saving agricultural technology and form a startup to bring the invention to market.
From left: UA President Robert C. Robbins, Vic and Karen Smith, Margarethe Cooper, Shane Burgess (Photo: Sunstreet Photo)
Jan. 25, 2019
Margarethe Cooper, an assistant professor of practice in animal and comparative biomedical sciences, is the inaugural holder of the Victor P. Smith Endowed Chair in Food Safety Education.
In 2017, Greg Barron-Gafford's research team began growing crops beneath 9-foot solar arrays at the UA's Biosphere 2. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
April 10, 2018
A project that involves growing plants beneath photovoltaic solar panels at Biosphere 2 is led by Greg Barron-Gafford in the UA School of Geography and Development.
Feb. 21, 2017
UA researchers are part of an international study revealing that carbon dioxide stored by ecosystems could be more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought.
Maria Andrade
June 29, 2016
The native of Cape Verde Islands studied agronomy and plant genetics at the UA, and her sweet-potato research has impacted the lives of children and farmers in Mozambique.