the 2001 Forage and Grain Report
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, The University of Arizona



Table of Contents

 

Introduction
Contributors


Introduction

The purpose of the Forage and Grain Report is to keep you current on the research activities conducted by the University of Arizona's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in this area. Our mission is to support the needs of Arizona agriculture and improve the quality of life for the citizens of the state.

Forage and grain crops have historically been planted on more acres than any crop in Arizona. The most notable exception was during much of the 1980's, a time of declining forage and grain crop acreage. However, between 1990 and 1999, the area planted to forage and grain crops increased by 139,000 acres as a result of reduced cotton acreage. This increase in forage and grain crop acreage was due mainly to increased acreage of barley (46,000), corn (46,000), alfalfa (35,000), and other hay (10,000). In the future, forage and grain crops will probably continue to play an important role in Arizona agriculture.

One of the goals of the University of Arizona's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is to strengthen Arizona's competitive position in the production of agricultural commodities. The reports in this volume contain information that can assist you and your industry in today's market.

Eugene G. Sander
Vice Provost and Dean


 

Contributors*

Unless otherwise noted, contributors are at The University of Arizona, Tucson


E. W. Carpenter - Farm Manager, Safford Agricultural Center
L J. Clark - Resident Director, Safford Agricultural Center
P. A. Clay - Agricultural Agent, Maricopa County Cooperative Extension, Phoenix
D. M. Fendenheim - Research Technician, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Tucson
S. H. Husman - Agricultural Agent, Pima and Pinal County Cooperative Extension, Casa Grande
H. S. Moser- Research Scientist, Plant Sciences Department, Maricopa
John E. Nelson - Agricultural Technician, UC Cooperative Extension, Blythe, CA
M. J. Ottman - Extension Agronomist, Department of Plant Sciences, Tucson
Michael D. Rethwisch - Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, Blythe, CA
M. T. Rogers - Research Technician, Plant Sciences Department, Tucson
M. D. Sheedy - Research Specialist, Maricopa Agricultural Center
S. E. Smith - Associate Professor, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Tucson
Barry R. Tickes - Agricultural Agent, Yuma County Cooperative Extension, Yuma
K. White - Research Technician, Pinal County Cooperative Extension, Casa Grande
R. J. Wegener - Research Technician, Pima County Cooperative Extension, Tucson
D. M. Fendenheim - Research Technician, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Tucson

 


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Document located http://ag.arizona.edu/pubs/crops/az1254/
Published September, 2001
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