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Meetings and Events: Creative painting, yard sales and craft shows

Meetings and Events: Creative painting, yard sales and craft shows | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Creative painting techniques class
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Arizona Gardeners: As alternative to chemicals, organic weed control is effective

Arizona Gardeners: As alternative to chemicals, organic weed control is effective | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Are you fighting tumbleweeds in your rock mulch landscape? Spurge in your lawn? Grassy weeds in the alley? If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, you aren’t
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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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SeedQuest - Central information website for the global seed industry

SeedQuest - Central information website for the global seed industry | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Information Services for Seed Professionals - The Best Place on the Web for Seed Professionals
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A helping hand with a green thumb | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande, AZ)

A helping hand with a green thumb | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
CASA GRANDE — No one said growing plants in the Sonoran Desert would be easy.
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Mastering fleet management on the farm

Mastering fleet management on the farm | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The concept of true fleet management is evolving on the farm with new telemetry tools from John Deere, Agco, Case IH, New Holland and more.
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University of Arizona center works to create genetically modified cotton | Cronkite News (Tempe, AZ)

More than 57 percent of Americans feel unsafe eating genetically modified food, but a center at the University of Arizona is working with Monsanto to creat
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Roots & Shoots | Danforth Center

Roots & Shoots | Danforth Center | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

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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Gardening, landscape course offered

Gardening, landscape course offered | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
MARICOPA — A new garden and landscape course offered by the University of Arizona will teach people the principles of growing healthy plants in the desert.
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World’s largest crop robot revolutionizing crop breeding

World’s largest crop robot revolutionizing crop breeding | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Over the long term, improved energy sorghum varieties can help growers increase biofuel production, helping reduce this nation’s dependence on foreign oil.
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Massive Field Scanalyzer Studies Sorghum’s Energy Potential

Massive Field Scanalyzer Studies Sorghum’s Energy Potential | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
University of Arizona researchers use a massive field scanalyzer, armed with hyperspectral imagers, to study different varieties of energy-rich sorghum.
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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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Meetings and Events: Night in Vegas fundraiser, sound bowl chakra and craft sales

Meetings and Events: Night in Vegas fundraiser, sound bowl chakra and craft sales | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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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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Giant crop scanner turning heads

Giant crop scanner turning heads | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With its 30-ton frame and 50-foot-high catwalk, the newest scanner for measuring crop plants in Maricopa, Arizona, can be seen for miles. It looms over a tract the length of
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A Giant Crop-Scanner Is Turning Heads In Arizona | Farms.com

A Giant Crop-Scanner Is Turning Heads In Arizona | Farms.com | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

With its 30-ton frame and 50-foot-high catwalk, the newest scanner for measuring crop plants in Maricopa, Arizona, can be seen for miles. It looms over a tract the length of two football fields and moves along steel rails.

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Data Harvested Like Never Before | Ag Professional

In the dry desert air at the University of Arizona’s (UA) Maricopa Agricultural Center (MAC), a massive robot is hovering over a 1.25-acre field of sorghum and gathering unprecedented amounts of crop data. Sliding along a 717' rail, a 30-ton steel gantry is hauling a host of sensors over the canopy and reaping a staggering harvest—5 terabytes of vital crop information each day.
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Bayer deal for Monsanto creates ag, chemical giant | Casa Grande Dispatch

Bayer deal for Monsanto creates ag, chemical giant | Casa Grande Dispatch | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
CASA GRANDE — American seed and weed-killer company Monsanto — which has operations in Pinal County — and German medicine and farm chemical maker Bayer are combining in a deal that could help farmers produce higher yields to address challenges from global warming to rising food demand from a fast-growing global population.
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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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