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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.

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'

January 2015

Date Day Time Speaker and Subject
Jan 12 Mon 1:00 Dr. Andrew French
Title: Remote Sensing at Multiple Scales for Mapping Evapotranspiration and Detecting Crop Water Stress

Jan 26 Mon 1:00 Dr. Jeffrey W. White
Title: Lessons from data archeology on 1100 soybean trials: why do field research when there is so much old data?

February 2015

Date Day Time Speaker and Subject
Feb 9 Mon 1:00 Dr. John Dyer
Title: Engineering biofuel production in the leaves of plants

Feb 23 Mon 1:00 Dr. Kevin Bronson
Title: Advancing Nitrogen Fertilizer Management for Arizona Row- and Biofuel-Crops

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: 12/10/2014