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Doing battle with bacteria | Times Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia)

Doing battle with bacteria | Times Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Given how often they’re on the floor, occasionally inside a public restroom, it comes as no surprise that a third of women’s purses crawl with E. coli. And given how many grubby hands and baby bottoms touch grocery store shopping carts, we shouldn’t flinch at the fact that, on average, they carry 115 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.

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8 Online Resources to Visit for Agriculture Information | MachineFinder Blog

8 Online Resources to Visit for Agriculture Information | MachineFinder Blog | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Here's a list of resources that we find most helpful to staying informed with important agriculture information. Enjoy!
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Alfalfa: High cutworm damage, gains made in TRR control in Arizona | Western Farm Press

Alfalfa: High cutworm damage, gains made in TRR control in Arizona | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
There’s a thief hiding out in some central Arizona alfalfa fields killing healthy plants and leaving frustrated growers with slimmer wallets. In some cases, an entire crop cutting is stolen.

The unexpected thief is two types of cutworm: granulate cutworm (Feltia subterranean), formerly known as Agrotis subterranean; and variegated cutworm (Peridroma saucia).  
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Ag Water App Assists Growers on Food Safety Issues

Ag Water App Assists Growers on Food Safety Issues | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Funded by the California-based Center for Produce Safety, Ag Water is the first app of its kind, designed by University of Arizona researchers and their
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Arizona Gardeners: How to avoid mosquito-borne diseases

Arizona Gardeners: How to avoid mosquito-borne diseases | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The heavy rains of the past week have left standing puddles and pools in places where one would never suspect. Now is the time to tour your property and search out and eliminate places where mosquitoes might quietly lay their eggs and produce a host of new generations of this serious pest.
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Backyard greenhouses

Backyard greenhouses | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
CLIFTON — Large or small, having your own greenhouse can provide a wide range of gardening possibilities. One can simply expand and improve on the existing garden season by buffering
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Hundreds of children gifted free school supplies

Hundreds of children gifted free school supplies | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
More than 1,500 people attended this year’s Douglas Care Fair, held on Aug. 6 at Airport Park.
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Garden Sage: How to control caterpillars

Garden Sage: How to control caterpillars | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Skeletonizers can damage grape leaves, but natural enemies can keep them in check.
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5 things that prove rich people are cheap

5 things that prove rich people are cheap | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The rich may be getting richer — but that doesn’t mean they’re living the high life.
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PTS raises service permit prices by $1,650 | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Parking and Transportation Services raised the price of service permits, which can be placed in any vehicle to park in a service space, from $350 to $2,000.
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Field Robot Reaps Harvest of Data | Farm Journal

Field Robot Reaps Harvest of Data | Farm Journal | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Round-the-clock data shows how genetic sequence effects physical traits
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Arizona among states with 'super lice' — resistant to OTC treatments

Arizona among states with 'super lice' — resistant to OTC treatments | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Growing number of teens getting lice from taking selfies.
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Video Storytelling Technology Licensed to UA Startup

Video Storytelling Technology Licensed to UA Startup | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona has licensed a new social media and video platform called Filmstacker to its namesake startup company. Developed by the media team in the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the system allows users — primarily in educational settings — to create, share and discuss online mini-documentaries.
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Vet School accreditation denial 'the latest chapter in the 45-year process' | Arizona Daily Wildcat

The UA’s plans to open a veterinary school were stalled last month when the American Veterinary Medical Association Council for Education, which accredits veterinary schools, rejected the UA’s proposal.
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AZPM Water Shortage Documentary to Air Nationally | Arizona Public Media

AZPM Water Shortage Documentary to Air Nationally | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Beyond the Mirage: The Future of Water in the West will be distributed through APT
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Hibiscus plant's failure to flower may be a result of too much desert sun

Hibiscus plant's failure to flower may be a result of too much desert sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Sycamore trees are found across the U.S.;Arizona variety is happiest near water.
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So, you've got a lot of zucchini ...

So, you've got a lot of zucchini ... | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Summer's garden crop offers many multi-purpose items. Tomatoes can go in salads, in sauce, or top sandwiches or burgers. Peppers are great for toting dips, cut into multiple dishes and can even be stuffed with salads or savory items such as beef. Then there's the zucchini. It's about as multi-purpose as they come. Raw or cooked, you'll find a slew of uses for this old friend. And, now that our gardens are producing abundant quantities, we're sure many of you have baskets full of
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Around the Town: Two food and gardening workshops Tuesday

Around the Town: Two food and gardening workshops Tuesday | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Interested in growing food for the table and native plants?
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What was that critter? Science desk to provide answers

What was that critter? Science desk to provide answers | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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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Arizona Gardeners: Adding nitrogen to soil important to keep plants healthy

Arizona Gardeners: Adding nitrogen to soil important to keep plants healthy | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With the recent rains and the extra irrigations that you have had to make to get gardens and landscapes through the summer, it may be a good idea to think about the levels of available nitrogen within the root systems of your plants. 
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Got termites? If not, you probably will

A University of Arizona expert tells how to keep termites from eating your home and wallet.
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The Connoisseur of Pain

The Connoisseur of Pain | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Stung by dozens of different insects for his research, the entomologist Justin Schmidt has become an expert in physical agony.
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Hydroponics operation takes root in Mass. | Boston Globe

Hydroponics operation takes root in Mass. | Boston Globe | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
At Little Leaf Farms in Devens, pelleted lettuce seeds planted in soilless trays are nourished with a mixture of water and nutrients — , a precise application of everything a plant needs to grow.
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Letter: UA veterinary school plan was solid

Letter: UA veterinary school plan was solid | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Re: the Aug. 10 article "UA's vet school proposal rejected."
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Dining with Diabetes

Dining with Diabetes | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Dining With Diabetes class begins Thursday. Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. This is a series of four presentations; the next three are scheduled for Aug. 25, Sept. 1 and Sept.
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