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Music, modified crops and monsters on tap | Arizona Daily Star

UA prof: World will need genetically enhanced crops

How can the Earth provide food for its 9 billion people by 2050? That's the question being tackled by professor Rod A. Wing, who holds the Bud Antle Endowed Chair at the University of Arizona School of Plant Sciences and is also director of the Arizona Genomics Institute.

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Incognito caterpillar threatens US borders | Nature

Incognito caterpillar threatens US borders | Nature | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Faster identification could help officials protect the country's crops from invasive Old World bollworm.

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University of Arizona Receives $9 Million for Veterinary Program | Philanthropy News Digest

The gift from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation will help establish the first public veterinary medical and surgical program in the state....
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5 things that are germier than a toilet seat | Fox News

5 things that are germier than a toilet seat | Fox News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Here's a disgusting fact: Fecal matter is everywhere.
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Honeybees Vital To The Agricultural Industry | redOrbit

Honeybees Vital To The Agricultural Industry | redOrbit | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
While honeybees may be best known as producers of honey and beeswax useful for candles and seals, experts from the University of Arizona want to remind you that the insects play an important role in the agriculture industry.
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Your Secret Food Supplier: The Humble Honeybee | Yuma News Now

Honeybees plays a vital, behind-the-scenes role in Arizona's agricultural industry. The next time you tuck into a salad, thank a honeybee.

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Harvesting Moonsoon Rains | UANews

Harvesting Moonsoon Rains | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

As University of Arizona students partake in recreational sports at Bear Down Field, it's unlikely they realize what lies just beneath their feet.

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University of Arizona moves forward with veterinary school as request for funding is answered | DVM360 Magazine

Veterinary program will begin in 2015 on private, not public funds.
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Genetic breakthrough could help create broccoli that is less bitter | Daily Mail (UK)

Genetic breakthrough could help create broccoli that is less bitter | Daily Mail (UK) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Arizona researchers say they have unraveled the genetic code of the rapeseed plant, and say it could lead to better tasting vegetables.
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Picking best irrigation termination date in Arizona cotton | Western Farm Press

Picking best irrigation termination date in Arizona cotton |  Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The final irrigation is a very important decision to make for a cotton grower.
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New Veterinary Degree Program Made Possible by $9M Gift is Critical for State | Explorer News (Marana, AZ)

New Veterinary Degree Program Made Possible by $9M Gift is Critical for State | Explorer News (Marana, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has been actively developing a program to train veterinarians in Arizona and help improve animal and public health. Thanks to a foundational gift of $9 million from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation, the UA will soon be the home of the state's first public veterinary medical and surgical program to train doctors of veterinary medicine.
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University of Arizona to Start Veterinary Program | Univeristy Herald

The University of Arizona will create the state's first veterinary medical and surgical program using a $9 million gift they received, school officials announced.
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Gift to Support the University of Arizona’s Veterinary Medical and Surgical Program | Yuma News Now

Thanks to a Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation gift, the UA will be able to launch Arizona's first public program to train Doctors of Veterinary Medicine. The new UA program will run year-round, enabling students to complete their degrees faster, incur less debt and enter the workforce more rapidly.



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Science could make canola oil more nutritious, and broccoli more tasty | Phys.org

Science could make canola oil more nutritious, and broccoli more tasty | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Genomics researchers of the University of Arizona's iPlant collaborative, housed in the BIO5 Institute, have helped unravel the genetic code of the rapeseed plant, most noted for a variety whose seeds are made into canola oil.
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Rapeseed genes could take the bite out of broccoli | Futurity

Rapeseed genes could take the bite out of broccoli | Futurity | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Scientists have unraveled the rapeseed genome, which could lead to better canola oil or less bitter versions of vegetables like broccoli.
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$9M Gift Brings UA Veterinary School to Life | Arizona Public Media

Funding will support scholarships, enable school to open learning facilities; classes to start fall 2015.
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How my mother’s depression shaped my whole life | Washington (DC) Post

When I think back to my mother when I was a child, I don’t have a single memory of her smiling. She suffered from chronic, lifelong depression, and it affected me and my four siblings every day.



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Your Secret Food Supplier: The Humble Honeybee | UANews

Your Secret Food Supplier: The Humble Honeybee | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

"Honeybees are responsible for pollinating agricultural crops that make up one-third of our diet, including fruits and vegetables. They're the cornerstones of heart-healthy and cancer prevention diets," says Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman, an adjunct professor in the Department of Entomology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona and a research leader at the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center in the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Science Could Make Canola Oil More Nutritious, and Broccoli More Tasty | Yuma News Now

Genomics researchers of the University of Arizona's iPlant collaborative, housed in the BIO5 Institute, have helped unravel the genetic code of the rapeseed plant, most noted for a variety whose seeds are made into canola oil.

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Honeybees play a vital role in the agricultural industry | Phys.org

Honeybees play a vital role in the agricultural industry | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The next time you tuck into a salad, thank a honeybee.
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When legislators abdicate, burden falls to donors | Arizona Republic

When legislators abdicate, burden falls to donors | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Our View: When lawmakers wouldn't do it, a private group stepped in to fund UA's vet school.
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Accurate whitefly, natural enemy counts in Ariz. cotton | Western Farm Press

Accurate whitefly, natural enemy counts in Ariz. cotton | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Counting whiteflies, sweep net use, and counting natural enemies are excellent tools to better manage the whitefly populations in Arizona cotton fields.
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Bees Help Native American Students Learn about Math, Science | USDA Blog

Bees Help Native American Students Learn about Math, Science | USDA Blog | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
There’s nothing like a little “hands-on” activity to help students learn. And what better way to encourage math and science education than to give students an opportunity for the ultimate “hands-on” experience: working with honey bees.
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University of Arizona using $9 million gift to open veterinary medical school by 2015 | The Tribune (Seymour, IN)

TUCSON, Arizona - University of Arizona officials have announced plans to start a veterinary medical school supported by private funds.
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New Veterinary Degree Program Made Possible by $9M Gift is Critical for State | UANews

New Veterinary Degree Program Made Possible by $9M Gift is Critical for State | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has been actively developing a program to train veterinarians in Arizona and help improve animal and public health.

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UA to open veterinary school in 2015 | Arizona Daily Sun

University of Arizona officials have announced plans to start a veterinary medical school supported by private funds.



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