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The latest in what’s happening with our project

Dr. Williams Webinar on Reusing Water for Field Irrigation

Project Co-PI Dr. Clinton Williams was featured on a USDA-ARS "Tell-Us" webinar recently where he spoke about using wastewater for irrigation. Watch the video linked below to learn about how this important water resource can help farmers have a secure water supply....

Billy successfully defends his M.S. thesis!

Congratulations to graduate student team member Billy for successfully defending his M.S. thesis today! His thesis, "Review of the Quantitative Tradeoffs of Using Organic Residuals in Arid Agriculture," focused on completing a systematic review of organic residuals...

Students Visit the USDA ALARC!

On January 24th, our first cohort of students in "Exploring Agricultural Research Applications" visited the USDA's Arid Lands Agricultural Research Center (ALARC). Students were able to visit on-going field and laboratory experiments, as well as interact with USDA...

Student Kayla Brashears makes motivational video & discusses her inspiration!

Kayla Brashears is an undergraduate student in the Environmental Engineering program at ASU. She participated in the Spring 2020 course as an honor's student and chose to create a video to inspire other students to consider agriculture as a career option. Her thoughts...

Our work in the news!

After we released a joint press release from ASU and MCC about the initiation of our project, the Arizona Chamber Business News covered our work in their article, "ASU and MCC team up with USDA research service to expand agriculture education." We were happy that the...

Field Sampling at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve

Interns Tannis, Noah, and Katy, along with Drs. Williams, Conroy-Ben, and Muenich visited the Gilbert Riparian Preserve last week to sample from their groundwater recharge ponds. It was also a great lesson in soils and sampling techniques! The Preserve was established...