Address: 37860 W Smith Enke Rd, Maricopa, AZ 85138
Director: Malcolm Green
Main Office: 520-374-6264

Strategic Intents

  • Center of excellence for digital agriculture, autonomous systems, food safety, integrated pest management, and sustainable food solutions

  • Advance Arizona’s economy through innovative agricultural research, education, and cooperative extension

  • Champion efforts to optimize and preserve Arizona’s water, land, and energy resources

Resources include:

  • 2,100-acre research facility
  • 1,770 tillable acres
  • 15,000 ft2 greenhouse
  • 6,100 ft2 shop space
  • 24 labs, 5 meeting rooms
  • 10 room dormitory
  • 6 homes
  • 200 person multimedia conference room
  • 65 employees
  • Home of USDA Arid Land Agricultural Research Center

Research Specialties

  • Cotton, small grains and specialty crops
  • Precision agriculture and automation
  • Plant phenotyping and sensing
  • Irrigation and water quality
  • Food safety
  • Soils and crop fertility
  • Plant breeding and disease control
  • Field integrated pest management
  • Urban entomology and pest management