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Externship program teaches students sustainability, urban farming | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Several students are working this summer as “externs,” helping communities across the state with various sustainability projects.

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AmeriCorps team steps in to spruce up Bisbee High School | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald

AmeriCorps team steps in to spruce up Bisbee High School | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Bisbee High School is buzzing with activity these days as a seven-member team from AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) has agreed to devote eight weeks of time to help spruce up the school with a paint job, grounds work, as well as laying out the community garden and other landscaping that is a long-term vision for principal Lisa Holland. 

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The Nutritional Value Of Lettuce: Iceberg Versus Romaine | Medical Daily

The Nutritional Value Of Lettuce: Iceberg Versus Romaine | Medical Daily | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Find out which of these two low-calorie leafy greens boasts the higher nutritional value of lettuce.
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UA SRP Director Raina Maier Attends Mining Symposium in Armenia | UA Superfund Research Program newsletter

UA SRP Director Raina Maier Attends Mining Symposium in Armenia | UA Superfund Research Program newsletter | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Dr. Raina Maier, Director of the University of Arizona NIEHS Superfund Research Program (UA SRP), recently attended the International Scientific Symposium: Emerging Issues in Environmental and Occupational Health: Mining and Construction in Transition Economies in Yerevan, Armenia.

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“Wildfire Survivable Space” Presented by Mark Di Lucido at Speaker Series | Sedona.biz (Sedona AZ)

Discover how to proactively landscape your property to protect it from potential wildfires.
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Global Retailing Conference: Ahead of the Curve | License! Global

Mobile, social media and brand licensing were among key retail trends discussed at the annual Global Retailing Conference.
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'Bug Man' Oversees Vast Collection | Arizona Public Media

'Bug Man' Oversees Vast Collection | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
'They're not out there to sting you or bite you,' entomologist says
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Arizona Veg IPM Update: whitefly management, Fusarium wilt, weed control with fire | Western Farm Press

Arizona Veg IPM Update: whitefly management, Fusarium wilt, weed control with fire | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Many calls have been received from pest control advisers on which insecticide products to use for whitefly adult and nymph control on melons. Several factors play a role in determining which insecticide(s) can be applied.
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Garden tomato update: time to check for pests on the plants | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande, AZ)

Garden tomato update: time to check for pests on the plants | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
If you have tomatoes in your garden, now is a good time to carefully check those vines for potential problems.
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Battling Spurge: WSSA Offers Weed Control Tips for Nurseries and Homeowners | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)

Though the economy and housing market have begun to recover in the aftermath of the Great Recession, one unexpected impact still lingers. Landscape nurseries that saw fewer plant sales during the downturn are now battling weeds entrenched in unsold containers of perennials, shrubs and trees.

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Sony PlayStation CEO tells how firm is going after new consumers | Inside Tucson Business

Sony PlayStation CEO tells how firm is going after new consumers | Inside Tucson Business | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Keeping up in the retail business is tricky. As social media erupts, the marketplace is changing and retailers need to stay on top of cutting-edge techniques to reach consumers.
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Reed, Plaschke Among Judges Named for Stan Bergstein Writing Award | Paulick Report

Team Valor International is pleased to announce Bill Plaschke, Billy Reed, Jeff Siegel and Ray Kerrison as the judges for the second annual Stan Bergstein Writing Award.
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Conferencias con enfoque en producción en invernadero | Hortalizas

Conferencias con enfoque en producción en invernadero | Hortalizas | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Asistentes al curso anual del Centro de Agricultura en Ambiente Controlado de la Universidad de Arizona (CEAC) complacidos con la selección de temas enfocados en la producción de hortalizas en ambientes protegidos...
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UA 4-H program benefits youth, economy | Eastern Arizona Courier

UA 4-H program benefits youth, economy | Eastern Arizona Courier | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
TUCSON — Arizona county fairs generate $4 million in livestock sales, according to the 2011-12 Governor’s Advisory Committee for the County Fairs Livestock and Agricultural Promotion Fund.
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AmeriCorps volunteers dress up Bisbee High | Arizona Daily Star

Bisbee High School is buzzing with activity as a seven-member team from AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps has agreed to devote eight weeks to sprucing up the school.
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Walking agriculture’s path along the U.S.-Mexico border | Western Farm Press

Walking agriculture’s path along the U.S.-Mexico border | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
An estimated 45,000 people cross from Mexico into Arizona daily to work in the winter vegetable industry. It can take up to five hours for a Mexican to travel to the border, cross it, and then return home at the end of the work day.
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Bringing the issue of immimigrant workers to the table..

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Apache Youth Grows Food for His Community | USDA Blog

Apache Youth Grows Food for His Community | USDA Blog | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

An Apache youth, Noah Titla, 13, has chosen to follow in the footsteps of generations of San Carlos Apaches by growing and harvesting his own food. His passion for reconnecting growing food with tribal traditions has been a catalyst for increasing awareness of the benefits and availability of fresh food on the San Carlos Apache Reservation in southeastern Arizona.

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Running & Your Bone Density | eHow

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Running is effective for improving endurance and cardiovascular health, but its benefits also extend to your bones. It helps to prevent bone-density loss that can result in osteoporosis, a disease that can cause fragile bones to fracture.
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Water conservation ever important to local agriculture | Yuma Sun

Water conservation ever important to local agriculture | Yuma Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

While Yuma hasn't seen a large physical water shortage, Alan Jackson, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation agricultural engineer for the Yuma Area Office, said it's very encouraging to see many people locally adopting a water conservation mentality and taking the initiative to conserve water whenever possible.

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The Metamorphosis of the Bug Man | Tucson Weekly

The Metamorphosis of the Bug Man | Tucson Weekly | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Ascending to the fourth floor of the Forbes Building at the UA, you are transported into a world where plants and insects outnumber people exponentially.
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UA Camp Benefits Explorers of All Ages | UANews

UA Camp Benefits Explorers of All Ages | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The UA's James 4-H Camp and Outdoor Learning Center in the Prescott National Forest serves as a setting for staff retreats, UA research projects and children's summer camps.
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Health Briefs | Arizona Daily Star

The Garden Kitchen in South Tucson is hosting a salsa fiesta from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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Managing Mastitis in Dairy Replacement Heifers | Lancaster (PA) Farming

QUINCY, Ill. — Management of mastitis is most commonly focused on lactating cows.
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Financial literacy key to future success | Yuma Sun

On the heels of the Great Recession, one might consider adding financial literacy to the list of skills student lack.

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La radio y las hortalizas, en los Talleres de La Voz | La Voz Arizona

La radio y las hortalizas, en los Talleres de La Voz, Los talleres comunitarios de La Voz tuvieron como invitados a miembros de la estación de radio La Kalle de Univisión Radio, y a la nutrióloga Marina Acosta, representante de la Universidad de Arizona,...
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