Knowledge Gateway & Data Repository
Creating a Knowledge Gateway and Data Repository
Remarkably, even though grapes have been grown and wine made for thousands of years, there is still much to learn. This is particularly true in the Southwest, where the industry is very young. The center will build and make available a knowledge base that will advance best viticulture and enology practices throughout the desert southwest.
Evaluation of Agricultural Practices
Yavapai College is committed to the thoughtful evaluation of agricultural practices as they apply to the Verde Valley ecosystem. Studies related to water use and conservation, identification of drought-tolerant wine grape species, and crop management to reduce water loss will add to the body of knowledge regarding arid region farming.