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Research botanist and fund raiser to be new arboretum director | Casa Grande Dispatch

SUPERIOR — A research botanist with a 40-year career that includes stints as a university professor, federal employee and nonprofit CEO has been named director of Boyce Thompson Arboretum State
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Former BRIT executive director to lead Arizona arboretum | Fort Worth (TX) Business Press

Former BRIT executive director  to lead Arizona arboretum | Fort Worth (TX) Business Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
S.H. "Sy" Sohmer, former executive director of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, has been named director of Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, effective Jan. 29.
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Awards and Accolades | UA@Work

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Bruce Tabashnik, Regents' Professor and head of the Department of Entomology at the UA, has received the Entomological Society of America's Nan-Yao Su Award for innovation and creativity in entomology.

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New director named for Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park | Casa Grande Dispatch

New director named for Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park | Casa Grande Dispatch | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
SUPERIOR — S.H. “Sy” Sohmer has been named director of Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park.
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World’s Largest Robotic Field Scanner Now in Place | UANews

World’s Largest Robotic Field Scanner Now in Place | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The world's largest robotic field scanner has been inaugurated at the University of Arizona's Maricopa Agricultural Center, or MAC, near Phoenix. Mounted on a 30-ton steel gantry moving along 200-meter steel rails over 1.5 acres of energy sorghum, the high-throughput phenotyping robot senses and continuously images the growth and development of the crop, generating an extremely high-resolution, enormous data stream — about 5 terabytes per day.
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