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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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Here's a Diet That Can Reduce Cancer, Prevent Obesity, Diabetes | Arizona Public Media

Here's a Diet That Can Reduce Cancer, Prevent Obesity, Diabetes | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
UA nutritionists co-host events to share research on benefits of Mediterranean-style eating pattern.
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Ancient wisdom boosts sustainability of biotech | Midwest Missenger (Omaha NE)

Advocates of biotech crops and those who favor traditional farming practices such as crop diversity often seem worlds apart, but a new study shows that these two approaches can be
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Ancient Wisdom Boosts Sustainability of Biotech Cotton | Yuma News Now

Advocates of biotech crops and those who favor traditional farming practices such as crop diversity often seem worlds apart, but a new study shows that these two approaches can be compatible.



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Website Shines Light on Renewable Energy Resources | Rocket News

University of Arizona researchers and a group of partners have developed a tool that will help utility companies better understand the long-term impact of renewable energy on the power grid and provide insight on how to integrate these resources in

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Dr. Hayward Gosse Spangler | Arizona Daily Star

Dr. Hayward Gosse Spangler | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Dr. Hayward Gosse Spangler born July 6, 1938 in Red Bank, NJ, passed away December 7, 2014 after a long illness.

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Beetles ravaging Tucson's big pines | Arizona Daily Star

Beetles ravaging Tucson's big pines | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The Aleppo pine tree in Randy Smith’s north-side backyard was 82 feet tall and maybe 60 years old. One of many such trees in his neighborhood, its canopy spread across the yard and offered shade and sanctuary.



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Tucson conference on living with less water | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald

Tucson conference on living with less water | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A conference focused on linking scientifically credible information to the formulation and implementation of sound, effective local policies, will be convened by the Tucson-based Institute on Science for Global Policy (ISGP) on Friday, Feb. 20 and Saturday, Feb. 21.

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What We've Done Lately | UANews

What We've Done Lately | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Among institutions across the nation, the University of Arizona is among the top ranking for research and development expenditures, and it maintains a strong record for landing state and federal grants to help solve some of the most pressing contemporary challenges. How does that investment help? Here are just a few recent examples of how UA-led research, or investigations involving University scientists, has been shaping new knowledge and providing practical solutions to everyday challenges:  
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Ag Day set for Feb. 4 in Willcox | Willcox Range News

WILLCOX -- Registration for the 36th annual Ag Day program begins  at 7:45 a.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Willcox Community Center, 312 W. Stewart St.
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Transgenic crops: Multiple toxins not a panacea for pest control | Phys.org

Transgenic crops: Multiple toxins not a panacea for pest control | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Strategies for delaying insect resistance to transgenic crops rely on assumptions that often are overly optimistic, a new study led by UA scientists shows. Published as an advance online publication by the journal Nature Biotechnology, the findings could improve management practices for current biotech ...
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Green Thumb: Learn first-hand from 'citrus expert' | Green Valley (AZ) News and Sun

The Green Valley Gardeners will feature Glenn Wright at its Jan. 22 morning lecture. Learn first-hand from the guy who teaches the Master Gardeners about citrus trees.
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Transgenic crops: Multiple toxins not a panacea for pest control | (e) Science News

Transgenic crops: Multiple toxins not a panacea for pest control | (e) Science News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Strategies for delaying insect resistance to transgenic crops rely on assumptions that often are overly optimistic, a new study led by UA scientists shows. Published as an advance online publication by the journal Nature Biotechnology, the findings could improve management practices for current biotech crops and promote development of new varieties that are more effective and more durable.
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UA to Serve Up Fresh Approach to Health | UA News

UA to Serve Up Fresh Approach to Health | UA News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Mediterranean diet has seen growing global popularity as researchers find that the dietary pattern can help prevent or reduce obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. Responsive to that popularity, the University of Arizona Department of Nutritional Sciences is hosting a series of events meant to explore and share current research related to the dietary pattern, which focuses on fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and nuts, along with lesser amounts o
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Arizona Gardeners: Cool weather flowers add color and interest to the landscape | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

Arizona Gardeners: Cool weather flowers add color and interest to the landscape | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Annual flowers grow best in a well-drained soil rich in plant nutrients. If the soil is mostly rocks or contains significant amounts of caliche, remove it to a depth of 11⁄2 to 2 feet and replace it with good soil.



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Solar Training in an Agricultural Program? You Bet! | Press Release Point

Solar Training in an Agricultural Program? You Bet! | Press Release Point | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Ask most people about farms, and they’ll likely tell you about tractors, crops and hardworking animals. But ask Dr. Ed Franklin, an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Education at the University of Arizona, and get ready to learn about farming’s future—in solar panels.

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Volunteers work to return horse racing to Rillito Downs | KOLD (TV-Channel 13 Tucson)

Volunteers work to return horse racing to Rillito Downs | KOLD (TV-Channel 13 Tucson) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Less than a year after talks of ending the races at Rillito Downs, promotional flyers for the new season read “The track is back” and “La pista está lista”.The Rillito Park Foundation signed a thre...
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Arizona Gardeners: Follow basic rules of pruning to avoid damaging your trees | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

Arizona Gardeners: Follow basic rules of pruning to avoid damaging your trees | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It is time to review the basics of proper tree pruning.  
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The Surprising Economics of Consumer Credit | Before It's News

In the past few years, popular books about economics, such as Freakonomics and The Undercover Economist, have become surprise best-sellers, wowing readers by showing how economic reasoning can be applied to everyday topics like real estate...
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Crop of the Week: Cilantro | Yuma Sun

Crop of the Week: Cilantro | Yuma Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Cilantro is one of those tastes that people either love or hate, and descriptions of its taste and aroma vary widely.

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Multiple Bt toxins won't immediately fix all pest problems, researchers say | Farm Futures

Multiple Bt toxins won't immediately fix all pest problems, researchers say | Farm Futures | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Study reviews efficiency of multiple Bt toxins in crops to combat pests; could inform refuge-size decisions
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GMO-Crops Don't Live Up To The Hype With Regards To Pest Control, Research Shows | PlanetSave

GMO crops Dont live up to the hype pest control research shows
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Transgenic Crops: Are Two Bt Toxins Better Than One? | Science 2.0

Transgenic Crops: Are Two Bt Toxins Better Than One? | Science 2.0 | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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Transgenic Crops: Multiple Toxins No Panacea for Pest Control | UANews

Transgenic Crops: Multiple Toxins No Panacea for Pest Control | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Strategies for delaying insect resistance to transgenic crops rely on assumptions that often are overly optimistic, a new study led by University of Arizona scientists shows. Published as an advance online publication by the journal Nature Biotechnology, the findings could improve management practices for current biotech crops and promote development of new varieties that are more effective and more durable.
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Transgenic crops: Multiple toxins not a panacea for pest control | Science Codex

Transgenic crops: Multiple toxins not a panacea for pest control | Science Codex | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Strategies for delaying insect resistance to transgenic crops rely on assumptions that often are overly optimistic, a new study led by UA scientists shows. Published as an advance online publication by the journal Nature Biotechnology, the findings could
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Curious About the Mediterranean Diet? Here's the Lowdown | UANews

Curious About the Mediterranean Diet? Here's the Lowdown | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Mediterranean diet is not merely about eating well, but about healthy living.
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