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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

Popular poinsettia sale will have even more supply to meet demand

To meet the high demand, Colorado State University’s annual poinsettia sale has doubled the number of plants it will have available this season. The post Popular poinsettia sale will have even more supply to meet demand appeared first on College of Agricultural Sciences.

College of Agricultural Sciences adds new projects to CSU Spur offerings

Three new projects from the College of Agricultural Sciences will make their home at CSU Spur, Colorado State University’s new public-facing campus at Denver’s National Western Center. The post College of Agricultural Sciences adds new projects to CSU Spur offerings appeared first on College of Agricultural Sciences.