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UA Club Says Hello and Goodbye to Puppies

UA Club Says Hello and Goodbye to Puppies | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It was quite a juxtaposition, a crowd torn with different emotions. As some people stepped outside into the rain with puffy, red eyes from the tears of saying goodbye, others gleamed with joy in anticipation of what was to come. The objects of their greetings and farewells? Puppies.
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Wait, don't toss those poinsettias to the curb!

Wait, don't toss those poinsettias to the curb! | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Poinsettias have become the best-selling potted plants in the United States, and are second in popularity only to Christmas trees during the holiday season. Poinsettias don't have to be tossed to the curb with the trees and tinsel once the celebrating is over. "Poinsettias can be re-flowered for years," said Thomas Ford, a commercial horticulture instructor with Penn State Extension. "Poinsettias cannot tolerate frost or freezing temperatures, so places in southern Arizona and other parts of the South that occasionally experience cooler temperatures are not good places to grow them outside," Warren said. Poinsettia's colored leaves, or bracts, have been hybridized over the years into more than 100 varieties, from the traditional red to pink, white, cream, burgundy and variegated. "Around July 4th, cut branches back again about half their length to encourage bushy plants," Warren said.
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UA Study: Golf Industry Worth $3.9B to Arizona

UA Study: Golf Industry Worth $3.9B to Arizona | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new study by University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and the UA's Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics says the Arizona golf industry contributed $3.9 billion in sales to the state's economy in 2014 while using only 1.9 percent of the state's freshwater. "I expected the numbers. But this is something we talk about on a regular basis — the impact of golf on the economy," said Lonnie Lister, general manager of Tucson's Skyline Country Club and vice president of the Club Managers Association of America, Greater Southwest Chapter.
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Maricopa RC Club flies off into the blue

Maricopa RC Club flies off into the blue | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
For those who were close enough to view, a slew of tiny aircraft could be seen soaring through the skies on the northeastern edge of town on a warm Saturday
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Pruning the bird of paradise

Pruning the bird of paradise | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: Is it necessary to cut back our red bird-of-paradise bushes in the late winter (here in Sierra Vista)? Some folks in town don’t and their red birds seem to
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Column: Can we resolve rural water issues?

Sharp on the heels of one of the most divisive presidential elections in recent history comes more provocative news; this time, not for the country but for the county. The issue?  Arizona’s most contentious one – water.
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UA to Host Conference for American Indian Youth | UANews

UA to Host Conference for American Indian Youth | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
American Indian youth from across the state will convene at the University of Arizona for a conference organized to support, encourage and provide necessary resources to help position them for academic and career success.  The UA is hosting the 2016 American Indian Education Association Youth Conference, geared toward those who are in grades 7 to 12.
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A pumpkin of their very own

A pumpkin of their very own | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Greenlee County youths had the opportunity to select a pumpkin, thanks to the University of Arizona Greenlee County Cooperative Extension. On Oct. 26, youths from Duncan Head Start and Duncan
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Pollination key in pecan production

Pollination key in pecan production | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Several factors play a role in nut production on pecan trees
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Three Receive Global Excellence Awards for Service, Education | UANews

Three Receive Global Excellence Awards for Service, Education | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Office of Global Initiatives and the Center for English as a Second Language at the University of Arizona have announced three recipients of the annual Global Excellence Awards, presented to those in the UA community who have made an impact in international service or education. The honorees will be celebrated at a reception on Thursday as part of International Education Week activities. Student Award for Global Excellence: Global Ambassadors
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Maricopa Agricultural Center opening for Family Day

Maricopa Agricultural Center opening for Family Day | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
MARICOPA — The Maricopa Agricultural Center is opening up its facilities and farm to the general public this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to put on its free
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Don't toss those poinsettias to the curb | Reading Eagle - LIFE

Don't toss those poinsettias to the curb | Reading Eagle - LIFE | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The plant is not an annual, and can last the winter.
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Water leadership continues

Water leadership continues | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
“The Cochise County UA Cooperative Extension Water Wise Program would like to echo appreciation for the Cochise Water Project’s legacy of water conservation and education reported in the Sierra Vista
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Top Regional Attractions to Hit This Year in Tucson, Part Two

Top Regional Attractions to Hit This Year in Tucson, Part Two | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The wonderfully diverse, tight-knit community of Arizona’s southern city, Tucson, has such a large variety of great places to see and activities with which to take part. Be sure to check out part one of this series as well, and set out to make 2017 a year of adventure and exploration in this eccentric city.
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Top 5 ways to improve your landscape in 2017

Top 5 ways to improve your landscape in 2017 | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
This is usually the time to make resolutions for the New Year.
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An American beautyberry

An American beautyberry | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: This question is a shot in the dark concerning a bushy plant we saw in Alton, Illinois, this past September. The cluster berries are striking in their vibrant color.
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Future of Arizona desert farming and development floats on water

Future of Arizona desert farming and development floats on water | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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Ranchers a big part of watershed management

Ranchers a big part of watershed management | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Ranchers spoke candidly about their beliefs in land conservation in a venue they traditionally have avoided – one in which government officials and forestry people also were present.
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Green Thumb: Plant care after the holidays

What to do? What to do? Oh, so many amaryllis, Christmas cactus and poinsettias. How to care for them all now that the holidays are over?
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Arizona Gardeners: Plant propagation: Making new plants from cuttings

Have you ever found a plant that you would like to have in your own yard but do not know where to find it? For a fun garden project, try
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Drought on Colorado River Sparks Revolutionary Idea: Sharing Water

Drought on Colorado River Sparks Revolutionary Idea: Sharing Water | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A shrinking water supply on the Colorado River has some states grabbing more water, but California is considering giving some back.
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Family Day offers fun with agriculture

Family Day offers fun with agriculture | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
MARICOPA — The Maricopa Agricultural Center is opening up its facilities and farm to the general public this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to put on its free
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Aquaculture veteran Kevin Fitzsimmons to be awarded for sustainability work

Aquaculture veteran Kevin Fitzsimmons to be awarded for sustainability work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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