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Arizona Gardeners: Picking the right palm trees for your landscaping needs | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

Arizona Gardeners: Picking the right palm trees for your landscaping needs | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
As we enter a new gardening year, you may be considering the addition of a new tree to your yard. A good choice to consider would be one of the many desert-hardy palms.
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5 resolutions for your home in 2015 | Arizona Republic

5 resolutions for your home in 2015 | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
HGTV and DIY Network shows make transforming a house from shabby to chic look as effortless as washing, drying and folding a load of laundry. Thirty minutes, you're done.
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Plant peppers after last frost to pick by late spring | Arizona Daily Star

Plant peppers after last frost to pick by late spring | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Growing sweet peppers is similar to growing tomatoes. “Big Bertha” is a popular sweet pepper to grow in Tucson.

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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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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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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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Horticulture News: Local students build rockets for National Science Experiment | State Journal (Frankfort, KY)

4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD), an interactive learning experience engaging thousands of youth across the country in conducting the National Science Experiment, took place last October. Franklin County 4-H has extended the “experiment” by continuing to teach it in area schools.t

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Science doesn't lie: Forest thinning pays off | Arizona Republic

Science doesn't lie: Forest thinning pays off | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
University of Arizona professor: A two-decade project shows surprising benefits from thinning forests.
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Log on and dig in: gardening lessons online | Arizona Daily Star

Log on and dig in: gardening lessons online | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A trip around the Internet can help you find information about gardening in Tucson.
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Chaparral students learn about water conservation | Arizona Edcuation News

Chaparral students learn about water conservation | Arizona Edcuation News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Fifth grade gifted students at Chaparral Elementary explored to conserve water through collaboration with Arizona Project WET and the Water Scene Investigation Program.
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Helping hands: AmeriCorps team assists with projects around Pinal County | Copa Monitor (AZ)

Helping hands: AmeriCorps team assists with projects around Pinal County | Copa Monitor (AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

From building fences and raptor perches to cleaning up graffiti and installing garden boxes, 10 AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps volunteers are spending six weeks lending a helping hand to government agencies and nonprofit organizations around Pinal County.

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University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension centennial salute | Western Farm Press

University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension centennial salute | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona conducts its last of four centennial tributes statewide to the UA Cooperative Extension created 100 years ago by Smith-Lever Act.
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Arizona Gardeners: Mistletoe is a parasite on native trees, shrubs in the desert | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

Because they have the unique ability to take energy directly from another plant, the various species of mistletoe can cause the slow, steady decline of host trees and shrubs



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Arizona Gardeners: 2015 New Year’s resolutions for gardens and landscapes | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

In 2012 we discussed five gardening resolutions for the new year. In case you have forgotten them, here they are again. In addition, I would like to propose two more for your consideration.  
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Garden sage: on oleader leaf scorch | Arizona Daily Star

Garden sage: on oleader leaf scorch | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Growing avocados questions and more.

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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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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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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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4-H Youth in Action Award – Recognizing Youth Who Embody 4-H Life-Changing Impact | 4-H Today

4-H Youth in Action Award – Recognizing Youth Who Embody 4-H Life-Changing Impact | 4-H Today | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
As remarkable 4-H' ers all across the nation are preparing to submit their applications, National 4-H Council caught up with the 2014 YIA Award Winner and Arizona 4-Her Andres Parra. Read as he shares his life-changing 4-H impact and his experience being recognized at the National 4-H Council Legacy Awards in Washington, D.C. last year.
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What you should know about Arizona's water future | Arizona Republic

What you should know about Arizona's water future | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Sharon Megdal: Every Arizonan needs to know where his or her water comes from, because the situation is serious.
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Pucker Up: Five Fast Facts About Mistletoe | UANews

Pucker Up: Five Fast Facts About Mistletoe | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It's the holiday symbol for romance that has sparked countless smooches.
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Farmers in the Del: Sun City community garden reaps 1st year harvest | Arizona Newszap

Farmers in the Del: Sun City community garden reaps 1st year harvest | Arizona Newszap | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Sun City gardeners are seeing the fruit of their labor over the past months. Harvesting of the first crop in the community garden that began to take shape earlier this year. In the spring, gardeners planted a variety of vegetables, and put in more plantings in the summer and fall.

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Three reasons to catch 'Wine in the Desert' | Arizona Daily Star

Three reasons to catch 'Wine in the Desert' | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Second annual event celebrates state's winemaking.
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“Wine in the Desert” festival on Dec. 13. | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald

“Wine in the Desert” festival on Dec. 13. | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The Arizona Wine Growers Association presents the last of its signature series events for 2014: “Wine in the Desert” in Tucson at St. Philip’s Plaza on Saturday, Dec. 13.

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