February 22, 2021

The agriculture industry is already doing what it can by supplying the nation with healthy crops to eat during the pandemic, but now it is going above and beyond to help the community detect the COVID virus before the public sees any symptoms.

February 9, 2021 The University of Arizona’s Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, and state and local authorities, launched a wastewater testing project to try to get ahead of virus outbreaks.
January 21, 2021 The University of Arizona is leading the charge in studying wastewater for potential diseases, including COVID-19. Now, the work of epidemiologists could help save the nation from a leafy-green shortage, starting right here in Arizona.
January 15, 2021

 Arizona researchers are launching a project in Yuma County to understand the community spread of the coronavirus by studying the area’s sewage.

January 8, 2021

A Yuma pilot project that provides early detection of COVID-19 has gotten the stamp of approval from Gov. Doug Ducey.

January 6, 2021

The project is a partnership with Yuma County Public Health Services District, the University of Arizona, and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).  It builds on the success of wastewater testing at University of Arizona dormitories to identify potential outbreaks, and will help the c

January 6, 2021

Arizona Governor announces a $500,000 fund to a wastewater testing pilot project to provide early detection of COVID-19 in Yuma County.

January 5, 2021

The Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) is coordinating a project to examine the population structure of the fusarium wilt of lettuce (Fusarium oxysporium f.sp. lactucae) in Arizona.

December 8, 2020 Dr. Stephanie Slinski is studying Fusarium Wilt in a Yuma field donated by a large grower because of that company's desire to help, and because the field is highly infected with the pathogen.