2001 Forage and Grain Report
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
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