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Bitter cold grips West | The Record (San Joaquin County, CA)

As an unusual cold spell gripped parts of the West for a fifth day, some California citrus growers reported damage to crops, and an agriculture official said national prices on lettuce have started to rise because of lost produce in Arizona.
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Fish In The Desert? Arizona Farmer Nets Sustainable, Commercial Farming Technique | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

Fish In The Desert? Arizona Farmer Nets Sustainable, Commercial Farming Technique | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Arizona doesn’t have a lot of fish farms compared to coastal states, like California or Louisiana.Here in the desert where water is scarce, some experts are pushing for a process called aquaponics, where the wastewater from the fish is used to fertilize crops. One Arizona fish farm could become a new standard in sustainable agriculture.Two workers in galoshes waded through a shallow pond on a recent July day. Just a few hours ago, it was teeming with thousands of shiny, wriggling fish.
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Garden Sage: summer heat brings watering questions and hungry beetles

Garden Sage: summer heat brings watering questions and hungry beetles | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The name is Cotinus mutabilis, but you can call him a fig beetle, a figeater, June beetle, green fruit beetle, June bug or Cotinus mutabilis
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There’s a new way to boost crop production, and it doesn’t rely on GMOs or pesticides

There’s a new way to boost crop production, and it doesn’t rely on GMOs or pesticides | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Researchers are fiddling with the plant equivalent of gut bacteria.
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Dr. Douglas Tolleson named to AgriLife Research station post at Sonora | AgriLife Today

Dr. Douglas Tolleson named to AgriLife Research station post at Sonora | AgriLife Today | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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Field Robot Reaps Harvest of Data

Field Robot Reaps Harvest of Data | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Round-the-clock data shows how genetic sequence effects physical traits
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5 things that prove rich people are cheap

at their wealth isn't permanent, so they don't spend a lot of their money. This is particularly true of the top 10% of the income spectrum, according to the 2015 Survey of Affluence and Wealth by research and polling firm YouGov. "The resourcefulness, financial independence and spending constraints that arose from the fear of the recession are now enduring attitudes of family financial management," the study authors write.

During the recession, like many Americans "fear drove them to step up their savings, cut spending, and retool their household budgets, and to
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UA Grad Student Uses Her Disease to Fuel Arthritis Research | UANews

UA Grad Student Uses Her Disease to Fuel Arthritis Research | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It was in April 2013 that University of Arizona student Laura Hopkins was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic autoimmune disease that causes the body's defense system to attack itself. In rheumatoid arthritis, which disproportionately affects women, tissues around joints become inflamed, resulting in swelling, pain, joint destruction and disability. No known cure exists.
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Arizona Expert Says New Federal Catfish Regulations A 'Red Herring'

Arizona Expert Says New Federal Catfish Regulations A 'Red Herring' | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Kevin Fitzsimmons
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Awards and Accolades | UA@Work

Congratulations to these recently honored UA employees, departments and retirees.
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Fargo horse park on track for success as racing returns this...

FARGO—After a year hiatus, horse racing will return to the North Dakota Horse Park here on Saturday, July 16.Horses, owners and trainers began arrivin
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5 Gross and Amazing Ways Animals Deliver Sperm

5 Gross and Amazing Ways Animals Deliver Sperm | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
One worm lives inside the female and ejaculates through the top of her head.
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Food bank Building Grants build food security in Cochise County

Food bank Building Grants build food security in Cochise County | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
WILLCOX - Three area organizations received Cochise County Building Grants from the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona recently, said Candace Weingart, rural areas capacity coordinator of the CFB, based
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Arizona Gardeners: Preventing salt damage in plants is a challenge in desert climate

Arizona Gardeners: Preventing salt damage in plants is a challenge in desert climate | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
One of the challenges to successful desert gardening is learning how to manage salt accumulations in the soil and in plants.  
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Dig into gardening class

Gila County Community College and University of Arizona Cooperative Extension are offering AGR 230 “Gardening and Landscape” class at the Payson campus this fall semester 2016.
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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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New Way to Boost Crop Production Doesn’t Rely on GMOs or Pesticides - Democratic Underground

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Spare room ‘vertical farm’ startups flourish

Spare room ‘vertical farm’ startups flourish | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Dan Albert’s farm is far from traditional. There are no picturesque, rolling fields, no tractors tilling soil; there is no white farmhouse or red barn. For that matter, there is no soil, or sunlight.
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Bright Green Beetle Makes a Sonoran Desert Appearance

Bright Green Beetle Makes a Sonoran Desert Appearance | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Iridescent insect is active during summer months in Southern Arizona.
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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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Quarter Century of Data Fuels UA Startup Software | UANews

Quarter Century of Data Fuels UA Startup Software | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
One of the greatest challenges facing agricultural producers this year is the ever-shifting price of commodities. To help farmers, agribusinesses and brokers reduce commodity price risks while making timely decisions about purchasing inputs and marketing output, the University of Arizona has licensed a commodity price-risk management web application to Tucson startup company HedgeSmart LLC.
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What Is This #AZCritter? Giant Mesquite Bugs

What Is This #AZCritter? Giant Mesquite Bugs | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
What Is This #AZCritter? is a new digital series from the Arizona Science Desk that wants to help you identify and learn more about interesting Arizona animals.
Have you ever seen a strange critter in Arizona you couldn’t identify? Submit it to science.kjzz.org/azcritter. If your photo gets chosen, you’ll get a free Arizona Science Desk keychain!
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Home Care Assistance of Centennial Welcomes Maricella Guerrero-Larson as Client Care Manager

Home Care Assistance of Centennial, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors in South Metro Denver, welcomes Maricella Guerrero-Larson as their new Client Care Manager.
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Re-evaluate insecticide treatment before planting garden

Re-evaluate insecticide treatment before planting garden | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Dead beetles, naked ladies and a lovely vine for privacy.
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"The King of Sting" Talks Arizona Insects

"The King of Sting" Talks Arizona Insects | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Also on Arizona Spotlight: The future of "Right to Try" for the terminally ill; Tucson street names often stir debate; the swingin' nighlife of Arizona's bats.
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