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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.

February 2015

Date Day Time Speaker and Subject
Feb 9 Mon 1:00 Dr. Kevin Bronson

Title: Advancing Nitrogen Fertilizer Management for Arizona Row- and Biofuel-Crops

Feb 23 Mon 1:00 Dr. John Dyer

Title: Engineering biofuel production in the leaves of plants

March 2015

Date Day Time Speaker and Subject
Mar 2 Mon 1:00 Dr. Olga Yurchenko

Title: Metabolic Engineering for Increasing Oil in Vegetative Plant Tissues

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: 2/6/2015