WPTRC | Ija Research & Education Center
The college acquired 65 acres of land between Inarajan and Merizo from the government of Guam in 1978. With only rolling hills of red clay and wilderness in sight from the property, then-dean of the college Wilfred Leon Guerrero had the vision of learning to tame the badlands so that they could become a breadbasket for Guam. True to his vision, the station supports projects exploring agriculture techniques for the sloping, erosion-prone, and predominantly clay area.
Ija station also has an orchard of mango trees that provides a valuable opportunity for improving mango fruit production on the island. The orchard includes 29 varieties from major mango-producing regions of the world and includes many of the most successful varieties in international commerce.
Mangilao, Guam 96913
The University of Guam is a U.S. Land Grant and Sea Grant Institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. UOG is an equal opportunity provider and employer committed to diversity, equity and inclusion through island wisdom values of inadahi yan inagofli'e: respect, compassion, and community.