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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

ALARC Highlights - What's New at the Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center


ALARC Highlights Archive



U.S. Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center seminars provide the water resources and agricultural research community with a forum for keeping abreast of research developments on a wide range of topics. All interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend the seminar presentations.


Our seminar series is on vacation for the summer and will restart in September 2014.  Questions or suggestions for future topics may be directed to the Center Director (



Seminars are held in the US ALARC conference room, 21881 N. Cardon Lane, Maricopa. For directions to the facility, please contact Cheryl Borg at or 520-316-6313.

November 2014

Date Day Time Speaker and Subject
Nov 13 Thur 1:00 Dr. Kelly Thorp
Title: Applications of cropping system simulation models for crop management and crop phenomics

Nov 24 Mon 1:00 Dr. Joe Hull
Title: Getting into Lygus Genes

December 2014

Date Day Time Speaker and Subject
Dec 1 Mon 1:00 Dr. John Byers
Title: Chemical Ecology of Insects: Kairomones, Allomones, and Pheromones

Dec 8 Mon 1:00 Dr. Eduardo Bautista
Title: WinSRFR 5: New developments in surface irrigation modeling

Dec 15 Mon 1:00 Dr. Gerard W. Wall
Title: What I have learned about spring wheat cultivar ‘Yecora Rojo'

ARS News Articles

A Long-Sought Goal: Crystallizing an Elusive Protein
Mar 22, 2013
Examining Climate Change Effects on Wheat
Feb 24, 2011
Helping Cotton Thrive in the Heat
Nov 05, 2004
Robust Plants' Secret? Rubisco Activase!
Nov 22, 2002
Boards and Resin From Guayule?
Apr 17, 2002
Lesquerella Scrutinized as Oil, Gum, Meal Source
Nov 18, 1999
Plant Explorers Seek Wild Lesquerella
Apr 28, 1999
New Lines of Guayule Released--New Source of Rubber
Sep 26, 1997
Last Modified: 11/7/2014