University of Arizona Publishes U.S. Cucumber Supply Report

The University of Arizona (UA), College of Agriculture & Life Sciences recently published a report about the supply trends for cucumbers in the U.S. The report was created Daniel Scheitrum, Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Arizona. The report explores various contributing factors to U.S. cucumber supply including, origins of product, pricing, variety, and trade. 

“University of Arizona Research Project Discovers Consumer Demand for Specialty Bell Peppers”

December 3, 2021 Agtools

The study showed that consumers seem to be driving the market for high-quality greenhouse and shade house peppers and cucumbers. Colored peppers from Mexico demonstrate a strong preference from consumers, retailers, and wholesalers. Mexican cucumbers, English, Persian and mini cucumbers have continued to grow market share due to prime growing conditions and superior packing standards. The Super Select “slicer” cucumber from Mexico continues to set the standard.

Grubhub Launches Robot Delivery at the University of Arizona

November 18, 2021 Grubhub

 Grubhub, the leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery platform on college campuses, announced today that it’s deploying Yandex Self-Driving Group’s robot delivery technology, also called rovers, on the University of Arizona’s campus. This will be the second campus rolling out this delivery option from Grubhub and Yandex this fall, following Ohio State University. 

John D’Arrigo Honored with the Eugene G. Sander Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Arizona

November 11, 2021 D’Arrigo California

John D’Arrigo, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board for D’Arrigo California has been honored by the University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as an influential visionary and agricultural leader.  John was bestowed the prestigious Eugene G. Sander Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership in the agricultural industry, his service to the community and contributions to the University of Arizona’s, Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture.

FDA Partners with the University of Arizona, Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and Drainage District, and Yuma Area Leafy Greens Stakeholders to Enhance Food Safety

September 24, 2019 FDA

This initiative will be a multi-year study which will focus on how these pathogens survive, move and possibly contaminate produce prior to harvest.