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Field Robot Reaps Harvest of Data | Farm Journal

Field Robot Reaps Harvest of Data | Farm Journal | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Round-the-clock data shows how genetic sequence effects physical traits
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Street Smarts: Here's who to thank — or curse — for Tucson's olive trees | Arizona Daily Star

Street Smarts: Here's who to thank — or curse — for Tucson's olive trees | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Robert H. Forbes was a man of many skills and talents
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Awards for Excellence to Honor Exceptional Employees | UA@Work

Awards for Excellence to Honor Exceptional Employees | UA@Work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Several dedicated UA employees will be honored tomorrow at the 27th annual Awards for Excellence ceremony.
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Saving Food From the Dumpster: The UA's Edible Campus | Yuma News Now

The University of Arizona enjoys a reputation for having a beautiful campus paired with a great setting and ideal weather.

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Employee Q&A: Tanya Quist, Director of the Campus Arboretum | UA@Work

Employee Q&A: Tanya Quist, Director of the Campus Arboretum | UA@Work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Tanya Quist, director of the UA Campus Arboretum, says truly healthy landscapes require more than just a green thumb.
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GMO food is safe, labeled or not | Arizona Republic

Regarding "GMO labeling: Know what you eat" by Arizona Republic editorial writer Linda Valdez (Viewpoints, Feb. 23):

 

I am the dean of the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. I tell all our research scientists that we aren't hired to prove our preconceptions or to advocate. We don't set policy. Our job is to do the best science and to provide unbiased data. We also use our scientific expertise to review what others have done.

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Researchers Discover New Path to Address Genetic Muscular Diseases | Scicasts

For decades, scientists have searched for treatments for myopathies — genetic muscular diseases such as muscular dystrophy and ALS, also called Lou Gehrig's disease.

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University of Arizona Receives $8 Million to Turn Algae into Jet Fuel | Tucson Weekly

University of Arizona Receives $8 Million to Turn Algae into Jet Fuel | Tucson Weekly | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

University of Arizona researchers have been granted $8 million dollars by the Department of Energy to continue researching how to use algae to make biofuel, animal feed and plastics over the next four years.

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University of Arizona receives large grant for algae jet fuel research | Biofuels International

University of Arizona (UA) researchers have been granted $8 million (€5.8 million) by the US Department of Energy to continue researching how to use algae to make biofuel, animal feed and plastics over the next four years.

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University of Arizona leads USD 8 million algae research effort | FIS (Malaysia)

University of Arizona leads USD 8 million algae research effort | FIS (Malaysia) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Can algae farming really supplant oil and gas drilling over time? That's the big question the University of Arizona's Kimberly Ogden, chemical and environmental engineering professor, has been asking of simple algae, the green stuff with the right stuff to potentially fuel the future.

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DOE awards UA-led team $8M for biofuel | Algae Industry Magazine

DOE awards UA-led team $8M for biofuel | Algae Industry Magazine | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The University of Arizona (UA) is the lead institution for the Regional Algal Feedstock Testbed, or RAFT, partnership, which was recently awarded $8 million over four years by the Department of Energy (DOE) to research how algae can be grown year-round outdoors in open ponds in different climates. In addition, other researchers and companies will collaborate with the research team to develop harvesting and conversion processes to produce biofuels and bioproducts.

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Tepary bean: Ready for prime time in the southwest | Deming (NM) Headlight

 More or less in the middle of New Mexico State University's new Student Centered Field Laboratory, nestled among the vegetable garden space, the cover crop research section and several rows of native corn varieties, is a plot of viney, pod-bearing plants that most New Mexicans would be hard-pressed to identify.

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Tepary beans ready for prime time agriculture? | Western Farm Press

Tepary beans are tolerant of drought and heat, mature quickly, are comparatively resistant to pests, and could produce more than one crop per year. Teparies are able to thrive in saline soils that result from irrigation.
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Roots & Shoots | Danforth Center

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In 2015, the Danforth Center announced a multi-institutional $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy ARPA–E TERRA division to support a big data research program to advance the development of sorghum, a key bioenergy crop.

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Danforth Plant Science Center receives $8 million for big data research | Ag Professional

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced it was awarded an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy ARPA–E TERRA program. Funds will be used for research to accelerate breeding and the commercial release of economically viable bioenergy sorghum hybrids. Todd Mockler, Ph.D., Geraldine and Robert Virgil Distinguished Investigator at the Danforth Center is the principal investigator of this multi-institutional project.
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Advancements in crop genomics using high-throughput phenotyping | High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal

High-throughput phenotyping, a new area of agricultural research, is key to accelerating progress in crop improvement. To ensure continuing advances, there is a critical need to train graduate students and scientists in this emerging technology.
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Saving Food From the Dumpster: The UA's Edible Campus | UANews

Saving Food From the Dumpster: The UA's Edible Campus | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona enjoys a reputation for having a beautiful campus paired with a great setting and ideal weather. At a time in the spring when much of the country is still covered in snow, students can stroll to class in flip-flops, under a grove of citrus trees in fragrant bloom. The fruit these trees produce goes largely unnoticed and unused.
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Western agricultural scientist touts GMO safety, benefits | Western Farm Press

I am a strong proponent of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) as a safe and healthy way to produce high quality food and fiber to help feed and clothe an exponentially growing world population using less land and water.
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GMO food is safe, labeled or not | Truth About Trade & Technology

Truth about Source – The Arizona Republic By Shane C. Burgess Date – 14 Mar 2014 Website – www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed But UA scientist says be skeptical and open about genetically modified crops Regarding “GMO labeling: Know what you eat” by Arizona Republic editorial writer Linda Valdez (Viewpoints, Feb. 23): I am the dean of the University of Arizona College of...

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Researchers Discover New Path to Address Genetic Muscular Diseases | Newswise

For decades, scientists have searched for treatments for myopathies — genetic muscular diseases such as muscular dystrophy and ALS, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease.
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