Associate Specialist Pedro Andrade Sanchez leads the statewide program to increase the efficiency of mechanized agricultural operations. Here he tests equipment to evaluate plant growth status in the field. Extension activities of Pedro and other ABE faculty aim to impact growers and farmers throughout the state.

Please join the department in congratulating Peishih Liang, PhD in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (Fall 2013), for being selected to receive the 2014-ASABE Superior Paper Award. We are also proud of the Co-Author, Dr. Jeong Yeol Yoon.


This beautifully handcrafted office chair was donated to the department as a prize in the ABE Centennial Celebration raffle.
We are raffeling off two chairs seperatly
Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25   ONLY 100 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD for each chair!!!! 
Contact:  Bernadette Capossela at 520-621-3691 or by email bcaposse@email.arizona.edu to purchase your tickets today!!!

The Global Forum for Innovation in Agriculture (GFIA) was held in Abu Dhabi, UAE earlier this year.

The University of Arizona (through the Global Institute for Strategic Agriculture in Drylands) served as Knowledge Partner to the GFIA, while the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation served as Sponsor and Global Development Partner, respectively.

The event was a resounding success. Dean Burgess and Dr. Joel Cuello are currently in talks with the organizer to hold a GFIA-USA/Americas Edition here in Arizona in November. The UA, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would remain partners to the event. more photos...


Street Smarts: Tucson veteran was among 1,000 children saved from Nazi Germany

Dr. Werner Zimmt was featured in the Arizona Daily Star's Street Smart series, which shares the stories of local veterans. Although born in Germany, Werner served with the US Army during World War II. Visit the Arizona Daily Star for the full story

ABE's Associate Professor and Specialist Mark Siemens gave a talk to a group of 50 at the Early Summer La Paz County Agronomic Workshop to discuss the benefits of point injection system.  Prof. Siemens research found that applied nitrogen rates could be reduced by at least 25% through use of point injection systems as compared to conventional means without negatively affecting crop yield. Reducing sidedressed nitrogen rates by 25% would save lettuce growers approximately $30/ac

ABE's Mark Siemen's point injector system is again brought to the front in the growing of alfalfa.
"Siemens believes rotary point injection could have its best fit yet in alfalfa for applying phosphoric acid to plant stands."
The UA point injection system is available for growers to test. Contact Siemens at and siemens@cals.arizona.edu.

This week we sent a harvest of beautiful Bibb lettuce to the Food Bank. Summer scholarship intern Christian Smith, who is a student at Sabino High School (Junior next year) helped keep the science accurate while supporting the community.  We are delighted to be a part of the tapestry of Tucson. 

ABE News

Sadly our good friend and colleague, Dr. Werner Zimmt, passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014 after complications from heart...

Pictured  left to right are Dr. Armando Ramírez Arias, Program of Protected Horticulture Coordinator, Organizer of the symposium; Dr Juan Montero, invited speaker, ABEs Gene Giacomelli, invited...

Agriculture is big business in Arizona, and industry leaders in Yuma County are teaming up with the University of Arizona to arm growers with science and information they need to swiftly tackle...

UA News

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The Wildcats will take on USC in football Saturday as part of Family Weekend, a celebration of UA pride with events designed to educate, inform and engage.

Celebration and ribbon cutting show off an impressive makeover of the UA centerpiece, now 123 years old.