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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.

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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.
 
http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/lucky-7-key-alfalfa-success-human-ex...
 
 

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. 

The University of Arizona’s 2014 Outstanding Alumni Achievement awardee, Dr. Turki Faisal Al-Rasheed, delivered the keynote address at the UA Symposium on Arid Lands, Food Security and Health on October 30, 2014 at the Tucson Marriott University Park. more...

 

Researchers from 20 Land-Grant Institutions, including The University of Arizona, Receive National Recognition for Multistate Water Conservation Project

Prof. Muluneh Yitayew from the University of Arizona Participate in the Project

[Dated November 3, 2014]

The University of Arizona was among 19 land-grant universities who received the 2014 Experiment Station Section Excellence in Multistate Research Award from the Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (ESCOP). The award, presented by ESCOP Chair, Bob Shulstad, and Director of USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), Sonny Ramaswamy, recognized the universities’ exceptional collaboration on more...

ABE News

The Global Excellence Awards are intended for those individuals who have distinguished themselves locally, regionally or nationally.  The recipient is an individual who:  Furthered the cause of...

ABE Centennial Float 2014

The Biosystems Engineering Club participated in the 100th Homecoming at the University of Arizona on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Watch the highlights here...

ABE Awards

The Global Excellence Awards are intended for those individuals who have distinguished themselves locally, regionally or nationally.  The recipient is an individual who:  Furthered the cause of...

Researchers from 20 Land-Grant Institutions, including The University of Arizona, Receive National Recognition for Multistate Water Conservation Project

Prof. Muluneh Yitayew from the...

I have spent close to thirty years of my tenure at the UA working on microirrigation as member of the Western Regional Research Committee on Microirrigation that...