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Freeze damages winter lettuce crop, prices soar | Western Farm Press

Freeze damages winter lettuce crop, prices soar | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Frigid temperatures in the low to mid 20s over the weekend damaged the winter lettuce crop in Yuma County, Ariz. The freeze will result in smaller harvestable heads, slower plant development and harvest, and higher prices for consumers.
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Ag camp gives students a taste of farm industry | Yuma Sun

High school students from across the country recently converged in Yuma as part of an Ag Discovery Program aimed at helping teens learn more about agriculture careers.
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Lake Mead decline below 1,075 feet is symbolic | Arizona Daily Star

Lake Mead decline below 1,075 feet is symbolic | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
This level won't trigger water shortages until it happens on January 1st.
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AmeriCorps crew lends a helping hand | Nogales International

AmeriCorps crew lends a helping hand | Nogales International | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Joslin Goss was a long ways from home Friday afternoon as she trimmed Palo Verde trees with a small chainsaw at Patagonia Lake State Park.
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As Colorado River Shortage Looms, Arizona Water Managers Look Elsewhere | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

By 2017, chances are a water shortage will be declared on the Colorado River. If that happens, Arizona will lose a share of its water — more than any of its neighbors.
Farmers will feel the squeeze first and that is forcing some tough decisions about how to keep agriculture viable as the drought deepens.
Brian Betcher is one of the people on the front lines of drought preparation.  On a windswept afternoon in late spring, he cruised a labyrinth of waterways, lined with ripening melons and corn.
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Is the Heat Bugging You? | UANews

Is the Heat Bugging You? | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Every year about the middle of April, depending on the temperature in southern Arizona, eggs begin to hatch on mesquite trees and small, strange, blue bugs appear in large numbers. People don't notice these tiny insects until sometime in May, when they appear as inch-long, red- and white-banded insects with antennae that have an enlarged segment toward the tip. These odd-looking beasts are giant mesquite bug nymphs, Thasus neocalifornicus.
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In Tucson, an Unsung Architectural Oasis | New York (NY) Times

In Tucson, an Unsung Architectural Oasis | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

People tend to come to Tucson to figure something out,” Demion Clinco remarked one cool desert evening, beneath a sky so boundless it made all things seem possible

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U of A professor killed in crash while biking | KQTH (Radio-Tucson)

A University of Arizona associate research scientist was killed on Thursday while riding his bicycle on State Route 77 near Oracle Junction.
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Students Can Earn CALS Nutrition Minor Online

Students Can Earn CALS Nutrition Minor Online | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is now offering online courses for its nutrition minor during each summer and winter session. Over the course of more than one summer, a student can complete the required 18 units, the equivalent of six classes, from a list of 10 approved courses in the UA Department of Nutritional Sciences.
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Insects, not people, will taste UA corn | Arizona Daily Star

Insects, not people, will taste UA corn | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Part of the UA Campus Agricultural Center looks a little like Iowa.
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For Father's Day, Here Are 5 Ways Dads Matter | UANews

For Father's Day, Here Are 5 Ways Dads Matter | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The bond between mother and child has long been recognized as critical to children's development, but what about Dad? Increasingly, scientists have turned their attention to the role of fathers in the family. It's a timely topic, as an estimated one-third of U.S. children grow up in homes without their biological dads, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.    
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Arizona Asthma Research Focuses On Dust In Amish Community | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

Researchers in Tucson are taking part in the first study of its kind -- they are studying dust in Amish communities that could hold the key to preventing asthma

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El Niño could delay monsoon start | Arizona Daily Sun

El Niño could delay monsoon start | Arizona Daily Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The fate of northern Arizona’s monsoon hangs on a few possible effects of the El Niño warming pattern brewing in the equatorial Pacific Ocean.

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Longhorned Beetles: Timing And Scent Are Everything When Looking For A Mate | Headlines & Global News

Researchers found different beetle species search for mates at different time of day and in different seasons because they give off the same pheremones.
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Can this orange tree be saved? Plus snail vines and Bermuda grass | Arizona Daily Star

Can this orange tree be saved? Plus snail vines and Bermuda grass | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The snail vine grows quickly, reaching 30 feet in a year. It makes an excellent screen for fences, trellises and walls.
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Arizona Gardeners: Correct irrigation of landscape and garden plants includes timing Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

Arizona Gardeners: Correct irrigation of landscape and garden plants includes timing Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With the arrival of the intense summer heat, and to ensure good plant health, there is no gardening question more important right now than proper timing of irrigations.
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Undergraduate Researchers Are Off to the Czech Republic | UANews

Undergraduate Researchers Are Off to the Czech Republic | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Thanks to connections that span two continents and more than two decades, a group of University of Arizona undergraduate students is spending the summer in the Czech Republic, in central Europe, conducting parasitology research. Through the UA program Prozkoumat!, undergraduates were selected through a competitive process to be involved in research with scientists at the Institute of Parasitology of the Czech Academy of Sciences in České Budějovice.
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Danforth Plant Science Center receives $8 million for big data research | Ag Professional

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced it was awarded an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy ARPA–E TERRA program. Funds will be used for research to accelerate breeding and the commercial release of economically viable bioenergy sorghum hybrids. Todd Mockler, Ph.D., Geraldine and Robert Virgil Distinguished Investigator at the Danforth Center is the principal investigator of this multi-institutional project.
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What Glows in the Dark and Dispenses Cyanide? | New York (NY) Times

What Glows in the Dark and Dispenses Cyanide? | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Certain species of millipedes do, first to warn off predators and then, if necessary, to dispense with them.
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How Does Drought Affect The Economy? | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

California's four-year drought has raised a number of questions about water scarcity and the capacity for agriculture in the Southwest. But many people are also concerned about what role the drought will play economically. 

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Tools created to help familieis experience Arizona art and culture | Arizona Daily Sun

Expect More Arizona and a group of arts and culture organizations from around the state have launched a project to highlight the many learning opportunities available in Arizona. The goal
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Accelerated greenhouse growth to help feed the world | Western Farm Press

Accelerated greenhouse growth to help feed the world | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
More than 100,000 more people will sit down to dinner compared to the previous day. There could be 11 billion mouths to feed by the end of this century.
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Recent rains mean more bees in Phoenix, Tucson | Arizona Republic

Recent rains mean more bees in Phoenix, Tucson | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Honeybees are busy as, well, bees this summer. Spring rains provided more food this year, so bees won't take their normal June and July holiday from frenzied activity. They'll stick around until October.
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Two From UA Appointed Regents' Professors | UANews

Two From UA Appointed Regents' Professors | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Two University of Arizona professors have received the highest honor bestowed on faculty in the Arizona state university system. The appointment of Bruce Tabashnik and Julia Clancy-Smith as Regents’ Professors, approved recently by the Arizona Board of Regents, brings to 99 the UA’s number of Regents' Professors since the designation was created in 1987. The honor is reserved for faculty scholars who have achieved national and international distinction for their work.
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Could Amish Farm Dust Provide Relief from Asthma? | Arizona Public Media

Could Amish Farm Dust Provide Relief from Asthma? | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Tucson researchers are seeking clues from rural Indiana communities.
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Pick-Up-Lines: Even for Beetles They're all About Timing | Nature World News

Pick-Up-Lines: Even for Beetles They're all About Timing | Nature World News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The longhorned beetle was long thought to be the cologne connoisseur of the insect world, selecting mates based on smell alone. However, like a frat house drowning in Axe body spray, sometimes all the males in a region smell the same. So how do lady longhorns know who's 'Mr. Right?' According to a new study, timing is everything.
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