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Green Thumb: Learn about growing citrus locally | Green Valley (AZ) News

The Green Valley Gardeners will feature Dr. Glenn Wright at its Thursday, Sept. 24, morning lecture. You will get to learn first-hand from the guy who teaches the Master Gardeners about citrus trees.
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Greenlee’s new extension agent ready for the fair | Copper Era (Greenlee AZ)

Greenlee’s new extension agent ready for the fair | Copper Era (Greenlee AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Chayanne Keith, Greenlee County's University of Arizona extension agent, said she’s ready to see how her 4-H members perform at the County Fair.
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Bug out at Arizona Insect Festival | Arizona Daily Star

Bug out at Arizona Insect Festival | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Tucson is a hotspot for a myriad of insects as monsoon winds down.
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Why sycamore trees are looking bad | Arizona Daily Star

Why sycamore trees are looking bad | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: I’ve been noticing the sycamore trees around where I live look pretty awful. The leaves are pale and curled up. What is causing this problem?
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Tortoise beetle quick to feed on plants in morning glory family | Arizona Daily Star

Tortoise beetle quick to feed on plants in morning glory family | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: What is the beetle eating my sweet potato leaves?
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Silver sagebrush is a nice soft silvery foliage | Arizona Daily Star

Silver sagebrush is a nice soft silvery foliage | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: We found a strange plant in our yard — a “volunteer” — and were wondering what it is because it is crowding out something we planted.
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A strong El Niño should bring winter rain | Arizona Daily Star

A strong El Niño should bring winter rain | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Similar conditions in 1983, 1997 produced record rain and severe flooding.
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Women in Pest Control and Entomology | Insight Pest Solutions

Women in Pest Control and Entomology | Insight Pest Solutions | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The scene is all too common in people's imaginations today. A young girl shrieks at the sight of a spiders, an ant or any other creepy-crawly. In comes a father, brother, boyfriend or husband to the rescue.
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WMAT, Little Colorado River Plateau receive two $30K grants for livestock revitalization | White Mountain Independent

The Little Colorado River Plateau Resource Conservation and Development Area, acting as fiscal agent and sponsor of the Grasshopper Livestock Association (White Mountain Apache Tribe), recently received a $30,000 grant from the First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colo.
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Protecting pineapple | Arizona Daily Star

Protecting pineapple | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: About three years ago, I lopped off the top of a pineapple purchased at a local grocery store and planted it. In April, my first pineapple began to grow.
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'Improved Planting Standard' changes rules for trees | The Prescott Daily Courier

'Improved Planting Standard' changes rules for trees | The Prescott Daily Courier | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Telling someone how to plant a new tree or shrub is one of the most difficult tasks I face in my job. This is because a tree planting myth has been circulating for many years. The myth says: When planting a tree or shrub, thou shalt dig a hole twice as wide and twice as deep as the root ball and amend the backfill with organic matter.



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Arizona Gardeners: Watering basins make irrigation simple | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

Arizona Gardeners: Watering basins make irrigation simple | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
While plastic drip irrigation systems can be powerful tools in helping garden or landscape plants get the right amount of water at the right time, sometimes a low-tech approach, like a simple watering basin, may be a better choice.
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Group Helps with Growing Interest in Agriculture, Gardening, and Nutrition | Arizona Public Media

Group Helps with Growing Interest in Agriculture, Gardening, and Nutrition | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Cooperative Extension offers many programs in Arizona.
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Arizona Gardeners: This is right time of year to plant trees, shrubs successfully | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

Arizona Gardeners: This is right time of year to plant trees, shrubs successfully | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Late summer and early fall is a great time of year to plant new landscape trees and shrubs. 
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Get Bugged (and Like It) at Insect Festival | UANews

Get Bugged (and Like It) at Insect Festival | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Spring White. Marine Blue. Mexican Yellow. Sleepy Orange. These are just a few of the butterfly species found in and around Tucson, and North America is home to hundreds more. But with so many species in so many places, it can be overwhelming for humans to keep track of the lives of Lepidoptera.
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Beware of carpet beetles | Arizona Daily Star

Beware of carpet beetles | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: What is this tiny black beetle with orange spots? There are a bunch of tiny black beetles with orange spots in our kitchen pantry.
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Better solar use in the garden | Arizona Daily Star

Better solar use in the garden | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: I would like to take better advantage of solar power in my garden. What ways are there to do this?
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When to fertilize rose bushes | Arizona Daily Star

When to fertilize rose bushes | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: I am taking care of two rose bushes and my fertilizing dates have been a month apart. That has not been a problem but now with fall coming on,
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Heavy rains flood just-planted winter vegetables in Yuma, Ariz. area | Western Farm Press

Heavy rains flood just-planted winter vegetables in Yuma, Ariz. area | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Mother Nature gave the newly launched winter produce season in the Yuma area quite a kick-off this week with too much of a good thing.

A thunderstorm on Sept. 8 brought to the nation’s winter salad bowl what one observer described as “tremendous winds, unbelievable lightning, and hurricane-strength rains” which over a three-hour period drenched tender young vegetable crops in some areas with up to five inches of water.

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Bacterial leaf scorch confirmed in Arizona pecan | Western Farm Press

Bacterial leaf scorch confirmed in Arizona pecan | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Its official – the Arizona pecan industry has a new plant disease, according to plant pathologist Mary Olsen.

Olsen of the University of Arizona told several hundred folks gathered at the Arizona Pecan Growers Association annual meeting in Tucson in August that pecan bacterial leaf scorch (PBLS) disease was confirmed in Arizona pecan in July with help from the Plant Diagnostic Lab at New Mexico State University (NMSU).

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Operation Cool Shade returns to MEC | Mohave Daily News

Mohave Electric Cooperative, together with the city of Bullhead City, is once again sponsoring Operation Cool Shade, encouraging the use of shade trees to help save energy dollars by reducing air conditioning usage.
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Vines challenge native oak in Oracle | Arizona Daily Star

Vines challenge native oak in Oracle | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: I live in Oracle and have a native oak with ivy growing up the trunk. I am wondering if it is a threat to the tree. I also have
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Planting ocotillos | Arizona Daily Star

Planting ocotillos | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: I have two ocotillos that I planted myself about seven years ago. Both are oddly shaped but growing well from their original size of about 1 foot. They grow
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Arizona Gardeners: Now is the time to prepare for the fall growing season | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

The fall gardening season is upon us and if we blink, the important windows might pass us by.
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