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The Magical Fruit: Are heat- and drought-resistant tepary beans the future of food?

Posted: January 9, 2017

Jimmy Burridge, Ph.D. student in the Roots Lab and project manager of the USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate-Resilient Beans, was recently highlighted in an article in Cook's Science for his work on tepary bean drought tolerance.

The article discusses agriculture in southern Arizona and the tepary bean, a drought and heat tolerant crop traditionally grown in the region.  Jimmy Burridge is featured throughout the article for his experience and insight on utilizing tepary bean for its drought tolerance.

To read the full article on Cook's Science, follow the link here.