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Desert Gardener: Add plants to your patio with a hanging basket

Desert Gardener: Add plants to your patio with a hanging basket | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A hanging basket is an attractive way to grow a variety of plants in a small space. It can add interest and beauty to a patio or your home’s entrance,
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Crop of the Week: Hesperaloe

Crop of the Week: Hesperaloe | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
• Hesperaloe has stiff, broad, lime green leaves with coarse white fibers along the margins which has shown to have potential use for papermaking.
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Grant to address lettuce disease issues | Yuma Sun

Grant to address lettuce disease issues | Yuma Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The industry-funded Arizona Iceberg Lettuce Research Council has awarded a $7,956 grant to the University of Arizona’s Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) for the “collection, production and
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What was that critter? Science desk to provide answers

How many times have you stopped in your tracks and wondered what type of bug was hanging out near the hood of your car? It buzzed … was it a
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The Fusarium problem | Yuma Sun

The Fusarium problem | Yuma Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that agriculture is a big deal in the Yuma area.
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County supervisor candidates clash over unpaid taxes | Yuma Sun

County supervisor candidates clash over unpaid taxes | Yuma Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
SOMERTON – The campaign leading up to the August primary election is turning into a war of words between two Democratic candidates for the District 1 seat on the Yuma
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Yuma Ag & You: Farmers recognize changing conditions | Yuma Sun

Yuma County farmers have always been known for their forward-looking farming practices. They are quick to recognize the changing conditions they deal with including water, crop production practices, labor, food safety, homeland security, stresses of the desert environment and other challenges. A group of eight growers from the Yuma and Salinas areas formed a council to advise the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) on future trends and issues that will affect the industry in 2013. The UofA CALS dean is an ex-officio member of the council.
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Organic is not yet titanic, but the industry is still growing in Yuma

Organic is not yet titanic, but the industry is still growing in Yuma | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A nationwide increase in the demand for organic products is slowly changing aspects of Yuma County’s agriculture industry.
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Leaders from 24 countries get taste of Yuma agriculture at ACE event

A group of business and government leaders from around the globe stopped in Yuma yesterday to get a taste of area agribusiness as part of the 5th annual Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which this year travels through Arizona and California.
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Desert Gardener: Creating art in the Moody Garden

Desert Gardener: Creating art in the Moody Garden | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
On Feb. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., artists will be creating artwork at the Robert J. Moody Garden, across the street from the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Office, 2200 W. 28th St. The event is Art in the Garden, an annual fundraiser sponsored by MGM Garden Society. Artists register 10-10:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. the public tours the garden and votes for their favorite artist.
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Former state legislator to be honored at Morrison Institute event

Former state legislator to be honored at Morrison Institute event | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Amanda Aguirre, the president/CEO of the Regional Center for Border Health and a former state legislator, has been named a distinguished fellow by the a Morrison Institute of Public Policy.
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Desert Gardener: National 4-H week is Oct. 2-8

Desert Gardener: National 4-H week is Oct. 2-8 | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In 1902, the first 4-H club was started in Ohio by A. B. Graham. Since that time, 4-H has grown to more than 6 million club members in all 50
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Food safety always a concern for agriculture industry

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Isn’t it wonderful having night temperatures in the 70s and days under 100 degrees! We have been waiting for this weather since June and the “fall” weather has everyone energized
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Desert Gardener: Garden organizations back in full swing

Desert Gardener: Garden organizations back in full swing | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
After a summer hiatus, local garden clubs are back in full swing with lots of great monthly programs and horticultural activities. Visitors are always welcome at their monthly meetings.
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Crop of the Week: Safflower

Crop of the Week: Safflower | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
• Safflower was originally grown for the flowers that were used in making red and yellow dyes for clothing and food preparation. Today this crop supplies oil, meal, birdseed, and
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Council: Fewer Yuma kindergartners suffer from tooth decay | Yuma Sun

The state’s kindergartners, especially those in Yuma, have a good reason to show off their pearly whites.
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Desert Gardener: Age-old skill of gardening sees revival in schools

Desert Gardener: Age-old skill of gardening sees revival in schools | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
There is nothing like a garden to get kids excited. Digging in the dirt, hunting for caterpillars, planting seeds and harvesting vegetables are experiences kids love.
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Yuma Ag & You: Keep your eyes and ears open for creepy critters | Yuma Sun

Other than the wind, this spring is very enjoyable. No crazy high temperatures or humidity and you can still sleep with the doors open! The wheat that was planted during December is headed out and beginning to mature for harvest in early June. Other fields will take somewhat longer, but will ripen in June. Melon vines are looking healthy and the seed crops, broccoli, cauliflower, artichoke, and onion heads are being cut and laid on plastic sheeting to dry. The seed heads are harvested before they are totally dry because the seed is very light and if the heads dry completely, much of the crop is lost in harvest. After drying, the seed heads are combined from the plastic sheets, with loose seeds falling on the plastic to be collected after combining. Vegetable seed crops are not known for producing bountiful seed crops so every seed is important. The deep green Sudan grass is almost ready for the first harvest. Sudan is a forage crop used in animal feeding operations and shipped overseas to countries that do not have the land to grow forage crops. Cotton stands across the valleys look healthy as do the alfalfa fields.
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Leaders from 24 countries get taste of Yuma agriculture at ACE event | Yuma Sun

A group of business and government leaders from around the globe stopped in Yuma yesterday to get a taste of area agribusiness as part of the 5th annual Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which this year travels through Arizona and California.
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Yuma Ag & You: Lettuce days a great opportunity

OK, Yuma, now is your chance! All those questions about crops, equipment, drones and everything farm will be going on today at the University of Arizona, Yuma Agricultural Center. It is the final day of Lettuce Days and if you head west on 8th Street, you will find the festivities. Some of the day’s activities include cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment, Master Gardener demonstrations of flower arranging, the ‘Toss it Up” salad sponsored by Tanimura and Antle for $2 plus a coupon for free produce and citrus tasting.
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The "Five Cs" bring economic success to state | Yuma Sun

Ever wonder why Arizona has been referred to as the Copper State or why the Arizona flag has a copper star in the middle?
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