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Invasive malta starthistle gaining ground in Greenlee

Invasive malta starthistle gaining ground in Greenlee | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Malta starthistle (Centaurea melitensis L.), also called tocalote or Napa starthistle, is an annual invasive weed gaining ground in Greenlee County. It can be seen easily along roadsides in the
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Growth and productivity: Projects key for Yuma agriculture

Growth and productivity: Projects key for Yuma agriculture | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Just about everyone in Yuma knows that the county boasts a multi-billion-dollar agriculture industry that feeds the nation during the winter months.
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Four Questions: Wonder Why Every Rose Has Its Thorn?

Valentine's Day is the busiest day of the year for florists, and no flower is more popular on the occasion than the quintessential red rose. We asked rose expert Lauren Kettenbach, an Arizona Master Gardener who oversees the rose garden at the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Office at 4210 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, to share some of what she knows about the rose.
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Arizona 4-H: A Look Back..and Focusing on the Future | CALS Cooperative Extension

Arizona 4-H: A Look Back..and Focusing on the Future | CALS Cooperative Extension | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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UA Club Says Hello and Goodbye to Puppies

UA Club Says Hello and Goodbye to Puppies | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It was quite a juxtaposition, a crowd torn with different emotions. As some people stepped outside into the rain with puffy, red eyes from the tears of saying goodbye, others gleamed with joy in anticipation of what was to come. The objects of their greetings and farewells? Puppies.
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Water leadership continues

“The Cochise County UA Cooperative Extension Water Wise Program would like to echo appreciation for the Cochise Water Project’s legacy of water conservation and education reported in the Sierra Vista
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Top Regional Attractions to Hit This Year in Tucson, Part Two

Top Regional Attractions to Hit This Year in Tucson, Part Two | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The wonderfully diverse, tight-knit community of Arizona’s southern city, Tucson, has such a large variety of great places to see and activities with which to take part. Be sure to check out part one of this series as well, and set out to make 2017 a year of adventure and exploration in this eccentric city.
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Top 5 ways to improve your landscape in 2017

Top 5 ways to improve your landscape in 2017 | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
This is usually the time to make resolutions for the New Year.
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An American beautyberry

An American beautyberry | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: This question is a shot in the dark concerning a bushy plant we saw in Alton, Illinois, this past September. The cluster berries are striking in their vibrant color.
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Future of Arizona desert farming and development floats on water

Future of Arizona desert farming and development floats on water | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
GREEN VALLEY
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Ranchers a big part of watershed management

Ranchers a big part of watershed management | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Ranchers spoke candidly about their beliefs in land conservation in a venue they traditionally have avoided – one in which government officials and forestry people also were present.
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Green Thumb: Plant care after the holidays

What to do? What to do? Oh, so many amaryllis, Christmas cactus and poinsettias. How to care for them all now that the holidays are over?
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Calendar of Events: Feb. 25 - March 2

Saturday, Feb. 25
Fruit Tree Pruning Demonstration, 10 a.m. at McLandress Orchard, 850 S. Maricopa St. in Chino Valley.
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High Desert Gardening & Landscaping Conference on its way

High Desert Gardening & Landscaping Conference on its way | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
SIERRA VISTA — The longest running two-day gardening conference in Arizona — and one of the longest in the southwest U.S. — returns to town next month.
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Gibson: Master Gardeners give excellent assistance

Gibson: Master Gardeners give excellent assistance | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
As part of the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, a department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Master Gardeners volunteers are available to help local residents with their
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Meetings and Events: Night in Vegas fundraiser, sound bowl chakra and craft sales

Meetings and Events: Night in Vegas fundraiser, sound bowl chakra and craft sales | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Night in Vegas
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AmeriCorps NCCC team helps revitalize Sequoyah State Park

AmeriCorps NCCC team helps revitalize Sequoyah State Park | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
HULBERT - A team of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps members is working on renovating lodging, campground maintenance, and assisting with a 40-acre prescribed burn at Sequoyah State Park.
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Don't toss those poinsettias to the curb | Reading Eagle - LIFE

Don't toss those poinsettias to the curb | Reading Eagle - LIFE | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The plant is not an annual, and can last the winter.
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Wait, don't toss those poinsettias to the curb!

Wait, don't toss those poinsettias to the curb! | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Poinsettias have become the best-selling potted plants in the United States, and are second in popularity only to Christmas trees during the holiday season. Poinsettias don't have to be tossed to the curb with the trees and tinsel once the celebrating is over. "Poinsettias can be re-flowered for years," said Thomas Ford, a commercial horticulture instructor with Penn State Extension. "Poinsettias cannot tolerate frost or freezing temperatures, so places in southern Arizona and other parts of the South that occasionally experience cooler temperatures are not good places to grow them outside," Warren said. Poinsettia's colored leaves, or bracts, have been hybridized over the years into more than 100 varieties, from the traditional red to pink, white, cream, burgundy and variegated. "Around July 4th, cut branches back again about half their length to encourage bushy plants," Warren said.
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UA Study: Golf Industry Worth $3.9B to Arizona

UA Study: Golf Industry Worth $3.9B to Arizona | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new study by University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and the UA's Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics says the Arizona golf industry contributed $3.9 billion in sales to the state's economy in 2014 while using only 1.9 percent of the state's freshwater. "I expected the numbers. But this is something we talk about on a regular basis — the impact of golf on the economy," said Lonnie Lister, general manager of Tucson's Skyline Country Club and vice president of the Club Managers Association of America, Greater Southwest Chapter.
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Maricopa RC Club flies off into the blue

Maricopa RC Club flies off into the blue | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
For those who were close enough to view, a slew of tiny aircraft could be seen soaring through the skies on the northeastern edge of town on a warm Saturday
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Pruning the bird of paradise

Pruning the bird of paradise | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: Is it necessary to cut back our red bird-of-paradise bushes in the late winter (here in Sierra Vista)? Some folks in town don’t and their red birds seem to
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Column: Can we resolve rural water issues?

Sharp on the heels of one of the most divisive presidential elections in recent history comes more provocative news; this time, not for the country but for the county. The issue?  Arizona’s most contentious one – water.
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