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Southwestern Colorado Research Center

Like most of Colorado, the SWCRC is unique in its climate, elevation, and crop portfolio. We are interested in diversifying our crop growing potential to meet the needs of our growing population and changing climate. Our research covers work on irrigation and harvest techniques, soil development and preservation, and optimizing crop plant productivity for high-elevation regions.

Research and Engagement

We work with local growers and extension programs to stay informed on the most pressing needs in our region. Water and soil conservation are at the forefront of our work as we develop new crop varieties, including tree fruits, specialty berry and grass varieties. Alongside research scientists, our students become part of our research team, engaging with our industry partners, and local growers. We feel it’s the best way to learn the vital skills to build a stronger agricultural future for our region.

Upcoming Center Events

Clients wanted for Landscape Design and Contracting student capstone projects

Students in CSU's Landscape Design and Contracting program are seeking clients to partner with on projects for their capstone course. The post Clients wanted for Landscape Design and Contracting student capstone projects appeared first on College of Agricultural Sciences.

Groundbreaking study on decomposing microbes could help transform forensic science

For the first time, researchers have identified what appear to be a network of approximately 20 microbes that universally drive the decomposition of animal flesh, a finding that has implications for forensic science. The post Groundbreaking study on decomposing microbes could help transform forensic science appeared first on College of Agricultural Sciences.