UC Desert Research and Extension Center Celebrates 100 Years of Innovation

This month, the UC Desert Research and Extension Center in Imperial Valley celebrates a century of innovation. Since the facility’s establishment in 1912, tremendous strides in agricultural research have included the development of new plant varieties with increased tolerance to drought, heat, and pests, as well as development of bio-energy crops. Revenue of the valley’s crops has grown from $2 million annually to $2 billion annually in just one century, largely thanks to the great innovations coming out of UC.

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