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The Benefits of Indoor Farms in Big Cities - IEEE - The Institute

The Benefits of Indoor Farms in Big Cities - IEEE - The Institute | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Technology makes it possible to grow plants indoors
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What your pomegranate desires

What your pomegranate desires | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: I have an Angel Red variety pomegranate tree that is 5 years old. It is producing a very good crop of fruit this year. I’m concerned about the care
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FREE Agriculture Pesticide Applicator Certification Training and Exam Offered July 8

FREE Agriculture Pesticide Applicator Certification Training and Exam Offered July 8 | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Join Jennifer Weber from Arizona Department of Agriculture and Dr. Mike Wierda from the Arizona Pest Management Center, part of the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension for a FREE agriculture
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Watching a Forest Breathe - ScienceNewsline

Watching a Forest Breathe - ScienceNewsline | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists have been successful in measuring the processes by which an entire forest "breathes," using sophisticated technology involving flux towers and new instrumentation that can precisely measure two different types (isotopes) of carbon dioxide in the air. A team led by Richard Wehr and Scott Saleska at the University of Arizona obtained detailed long-term measurements of the respiration and photosynthesis rates of a temperate deciduous forest during the day and the night.
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Arizona Gardeners: Storing and disposing of fertilizers and pesticides safely

Arizona Gardeners: Storing and disposing of fertilizers and pesticides safely | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
How long has it been since you checked to see if all of your gardening products were safely and properly stored away?
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Beyond the Mirage: The Future of Water in the West to be distributed nationally through American Public Television | Arizona Public Media

Beyond the Mirage: The Future of Water in the West to be distributed nationally through American Public Television | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The documentary will be made available to Public Television stations who belong to APT Exchange
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Accreditation status remains uncertain for Arizona | JAVMA News

Accreditation status remains uncertain for Arizona | JAVMA News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Accreditation status remains uncertain for Arizona
New target date for opening is fall 2017
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UA, Saudi Universities Partner on Farming | UANews

UA, Saudi Universities Partner on Farming | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The idea that it takes millions or billions of dollars to make a significant difference in social agriculture is being dispelled by the University of Arizona and Saudi Arabia institutions. Working in partnership to develop pilot farming projects with price tags of less than $50,000, the institutions are advancing social agriculture to help farmers achieve economic profitability while promoting environmental sustainability.
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World’s Largest Robotic Field Scanner Now in Place | UANews

World’s Largest Robotic Field Scanner Now in Place | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The world's largest robotic field scanner has been inaugurated at the University of Arizona's Maricopa Agricultural Center, or MAC, near Phoenix. Mounted on a 30-ton steel gantry moving along 200-meter steel rails over 1.5 acres of energy sorghum, the high-throughput phenotyping robot senses and continuously images the growth and development of the crop, generating an extremely high-resolution, enormous data stream — about 5 terabytes per day.
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Ranking the Pain of Stinging Insects, From ‘Caustic’ to ‘Blinding'

Ranking the Pain of Stinging Insects, From ‘Caustic’ to ‘Blinding' | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
One passionate entomologist poetically describes and ranks over 70 species' painful stings.
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Women and Trees - Simplicity for the Sake of the Planet | High Atlas Foundation

Women and Trees - Simplicity for the Sake of the Planet | High Atlas Foundation | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
This spring, I had the privilege of volunteering in Morocco for the High Atlas Foundation (HAF), a US 501(c)(3) and Moroccan non-profit organization that focuses on disadvantaged rural and urban communities through participatory development.
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Why is Phoenix so hot?

The urban heat island, high pressure and a phenomenon called Hadley Cells contribute to the Valley's hot climate
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Tucson giving: Harvesters, BICAS revel in hot-weather events

Tucson giving: Harvesters, BICAS revel in hot-weather events | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Group promotes use of local native food sources.
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SeedQuest - Central information website for the global seed industry

SeedQuest - Central information website for the global seed industry | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Information Services for Seed Professionals - The Best Place on the Web for Seed Professionals
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Lacebugs play a role with droopy sunflower, but wait until you see one close up!

Lacebugs play a role with droopy sunflower, but wait until you see one close up! | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: We have a large acacia tree (the trunk is about 22 inches diameter) that is dropping leaves. We are wondering if it simply needs to be watered (though other
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Watching a forest breathe: Using highly sensitive isotope analysis, a research team has obtained detailed measurements of carbon exchange in a temperate forest

Watching a forest breathe: Using highly sensitive isotope analysis, a research team has obtained detailed measurements of carbon exchange in a temperate forest | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists traced carbon dioxide flows through a forest during photosynthesis and respiration, correcting long-standing assumptions about how plants exchange the greenhouse gas with the atmosphere on an ecosystem-wide level. The results could help make climate prediction models more accurate.
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Using highly sensitive isotope analysis, team obtained detailed measurements of carbon exchange in temperate forest

Using highly sensitive isotope analysis, team obtained detailed measurements of carbon exchange in temperate forest | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists have been successful in measuring the processes by which an entire forest "breathes," using sophisticated technology involving flux towers and new instrumentation that can precisely measur
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UA Alumna Maria Andrade Receives 2016 World Food Prize

UA Alumna Maria Andrade Receives 2016 World Food Prize | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
University of Arizona alumna Maria Andrade, a plant scientist whose research led to the introduction of nine drought-tolerant varieties of sweet potato to farmers in Mozambique, is one of four individuals to receive the 2016 World Food Prize, announced by the foundation that supports the award.
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UA Alumna Maria Andrade Receives World Food Prize | UANews

UA Alumna Maria Andrade Receives World Food Prize | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
University of Arizona alumna Maria Andrade, a plant scientist whose research led to the introduction of nine drought-tolerant varieties of sweet potato to farmers in Mozambique, is one of four individuals to receive the 2016 World Food Prize, announced by the foundation that supports the award.
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The Wasp That Delivers 'Instantaneous, Debilitating Pain' | UANews

The Wasp That Delivers 'Instantaneous, Debilitating Pain' | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
By Justin Schmidt Stung by a tarantula hawk? The advice I give in speaking engagements is to lie down and scream. The pain is so debilitating and excruciating that the victim is at risk of further injury by tripping in a hole or over an object in the path and then falling onto a cactus or into a barbed-wire fence.
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There’s an app for that: New mobile app developed at UA helps with used-car purchases

There’s an app for that: New mobile app developed at UA helps with used-car purchases | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
More and more technology is being integrated into the classroom, so it only makes sense that educators are going to start looking for apps and games to help engage students. A new mobile app developed at the University of Arizona is using the game-playing experience to help teach teens and young adults about one of the most important financial decisions someone can make. 
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How hot was it? Phoenix tops another daily heat record

PHOENIX -- The high at Sky Harbor Airport reached 116 Monday. An excessive heat warning remains in effect through Thursday.
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14 animals that smell like snack foods

14 animals that smell like snack foods | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Walking through the woods and suddenly smell cherry cola or popcorn? It's just the local critters.
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Follow the money: Reducing risk vs. increasing costs | Food Safety News

Follow the money: Reducing risk vs. increasing costs | Food Safety News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Healthcare providers, caregivers, researchers and suppliers gathered at the 43rd annual meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology (APIC) in Charlotte, NC, June 11-13. The theme was “Inspiring Innovation in Infection Prevention” and attendees discussed how evidenced-based research can resolve the recurring riddle of risk versus budgets for both foodservice and... Continue Reading
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NAAE: NAAE Staff Update -- June 2016 | NAAE Communities of Practice

Isaiah Govea
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