WCRC – Grand Valley
The WCRC – Grand Valley addresses the challenges associated with conserving and efficiently using agricultural water, given that the majority of Colorado water rights are used for farming and food production.
Our work propels knowledge on integrated cropping systems, supporting studies of reduced tillage operations, cover crops, single season inter-cropping, as well as research on alternative crops and forages. Additional to these efforts, the station hosts crop variety trials in partnership with industry and other universities.
Versatile research equipment
Numerous institutional partnerships
on all methods used by western Colorado growers
We have two primary research program areas that encompass several ongoing research projects supporting western Colorado growers.
Irrigation and Water Resources
Learn more about irrigation and water resource research and extension projects.
Other Collaborative Research Projects
We work in tandem with a number of research scientists in the community and across the state. Our collaborations span projects in agronomy, crops testing, seed production, and soil health.
Retta Bruegger and Megan Mackmuller
Compost and commercial fertilizer.
1910 L Road
Fruita, CO 81521
Integrated Cropping Systems
(970) 858-3629 ext 20
Charles (Bill) Szasz II
Research Associate II