Research at the University of Arizona Maricopa Agricultural Center (MAC) focuses on cotton, small grains, alfalfa, and new specialty crops that could be used to provide fibers, oils, pharmaceuticals, and other products.

An annual field day, held this year on Oct. 3, will highlight and showcase the MAC facility, research and education capacities, current research, and ongoing education programs. A poster session will provide more detailed information on research projects.

The research projects are related to irrigation and crop water requirements, soil and crop fertility, insects and IPM management, cotton production and breeding, new crops and their uses, weed control, cultural management practices, plant diseases, and urban entomology.

The field day will run from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and includes lunch and a tour of the farm. No pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Erin Taylor, Maricopa County Cooperative Extension, etaylor@ag.arizona.edu.