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Arizona Gardeners: Minimizing the heat island effect with cool roofs, paving, trees | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande, AZ)

Arizona Gardeners: Minimizing the heat island effect with cool roofs, paving, trees | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The heat island effect in urban areas is known to cause increased temperatures. Since we live in a warm desert, we need to stop from time to time and reflect on what we can do to minimize its effects, especially as our communities continue to grow.
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Master Gardeners help other gardeners grow | Tri-valley Dispatch (Casa Grande, AZ)

Master Gardeners help other gardeners grow | Tri-valley Dispatch (Casa Grande, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
I have a wonderful team of certified Master Gardeners here in Pinal County, and today I want to tell them publicly how much I appreciate their help.
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Pest Control: Scientists seek new ways | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande)

Pest Control: Scientists seek new ways | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
MARICOPA — University of Arizona professor of entomology Peter Ellsworth crawled through the furrow between two rows of tall cotton, wearing a gas mask and rolling up a 25-foot-long sheet littered with stunned insects.
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Garden tomato update: time to check for pests on the plants | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande, AZ)

Garden tomato update: time to check for pests on the plants | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
If you have tomatoes in your garden, now is a good time to carefully check those vines for potential problems.
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Letter to the Editor, Kennedy | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

As the manager of a local feedlot, I know what it is like to work hard and still not get the results you want. The same can be said for many things in life, including the state budget process. This year farmers, ranchers and many residents of rural Arizona were hoping the state Legislature would provide the necessary funding to get a veterinary program started at the University of Arizona as well as restore Cooperative Extension funding to what it was before the recession. Well, we got some of what we wanted.

 

 

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No average rainfall | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande, AZ)

No average rainfall | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
After two-and-a-half months without rain, wet weather returned to Pinal County on Thursday evening and by Friday morning, nearly an inch of precipitation had fallen in much of the area.
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UA Extension aids in picking right seeds | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande, AZ)

Cotton farmers have a lot of choices when it comes to deciding which seed to plant, said Assistant Area Agricultural Agent Shawna Loper. It is one of the most important decisions they will make during the season.
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