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This month’s GWP meeting is a free movie screening | Eastern Arizona Courier

This month’s GWP meeting is a free movie screening | Eastern Arizona Courier | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
SAFFORD — Tonight, the Gila Watershed Partnership continues its series of presentations with a screening of a film about one of the primary concerns of the Southwest: water.
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Hose those mites out

Hose those mites out | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: Every year at this time I have a problem with spider mites attacking my orange jubilee and torch bougainvillea. I’ve tried everything but nothing seems to stop them (except
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Arizona Gardeners: Has time come to organize a food hub in Pinal County?

Arizona Gardeners: Has time come to organize a food hub in Pinal County? | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In many locations around the country, food hubs are springing into existence to help bring fresh, local foods to local consumers. Is it time for a food hub in Pinal County?
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Arizona city cancels annual Lettuce Days

Arizona city cancels annual Lettuce Days | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The annual winter celebration of agriculture in Yuma -- Lettuce Days -- has been canceled for next year, organizers said Wednesday, citing cost as a factor.
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Fish In The Desert? Arizona Farmer Nets Sustainable, Commercial Farming Technique | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

Fish In The Desert? Arizona Farmer Nets Sustainable, Commercial Farming Technique | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Arizona doesn’t have a lot of fish farms compared to coastal states, like California or Louisiana.Here in the desert where water is scarce, some experts are pushing for a process called aquaponics, where the wastewater from the fish is used to fertilize crops. One Arizona fish farm could become a new standard in sustainable agriculture.Two workers in galoshes waded through a shallow pond on a recent July day. Just a few hours ago, it was teeming with thousands of shiny, wriggling fish.
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Garden Sage: summer heat brings watering questions and hungry beetles

Garden Sage: summer heat brings watering questions and hungry beetles | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The name is Cotinus mutabilis, but you can call him a fig beetle, a figeater, June beetle, green fruit beetle, June bug or Cotinus mutabilis
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Food bank Building Grants build food security in Cochise County

Food bank Building Grants build food security in Cochise County | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
WILLCOX - Three area organizations received Cochise County Building Grants from the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona recently, said Candace Weingart, rural areas capacity coordinator of the CFB, based
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Crop of the Week: Safflower

Crop of the Week: Safflower | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
• Safflower was originally grown for the flowers that were used in making red and yellow dyes for clothing and food preparation. Today this crop supplies oil, meal, birdseed, and
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4-H Program promotes summer learning | Douglas (AZ) Dispatch

4-H Program promotes summer learning | Douglas (AZ) Dispatch | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Local children are continuing their education through the warmer months with the 4-H Summer Program, part of the University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension.
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Young trees need room to sway; hope for a yard entangled with nearly 50 years of vines.

Young trees need room to sway; hope for a yard entangled with nearly 50 years of vines. | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: Three years ago I bought a bonita ash tree because of its size, beauty, easy maintenance, and short period of leaf dropping. So impressed over the past year I
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‘Super lice’ found in Arizona: They’re harder to get rid of | Arizona Daily Star

‘Super lice’ found in Arizona: They’re harder to get rid of | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Many are impervious to usual treatments.
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Arizona Gardeners: Time to prepare for fall growing season

Arizona Gardeners: Time to prepare for fall growing season | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The fall sweet corn planting window opens on Aug. 15 and that day also marks the beginning of the fall gardening season. If you are thinking about a fall garden, now is the time to begin preparations.
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Adelgids can cause pine needles to drop

Adelgids can cause pine needles to drop | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: I have a number of Afghan pines that have some whitish cottony stuff on the ends of many branches. Can you tell me what this is and if it
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100 years ago in Tucson July 30: Baking is a science

100 years ago in Tucson July 30: Baking is a science | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
University Extension services have long been available to help people with many little household and other duties.
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Yuma Cancels Long-Running Lettuce Days Food Festival

Yuma Cancels Long-Running Lettuce Days Food Festival | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Yuma's Lettuce Days, the annual event that draws thousands of people and was once named best food festival in Arizona, has been cancelled.The Yuma Visitors Bureau on Tuesday announced it won't take place in 2017."We have very mixed emotions about it because we love Lettuce Days and we're very attached to it. But it's a business decision that we need to stop and regroup because it's a big endeavor," executive director Linda Morgan said.
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Four Questions: Hey, How About This Summer Weather? | UANews

Four Questions: Hey, How About This Summer Weather? | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Interior calls Arizona's monsoon "spellbinding." Others say it's "amazing." National Weather Service Tucson meteorologist Mic Sherwood says, "We live for this moment. We like our monsoon season."
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Arizona Gardeners: Preventing salt damage in plants is a challenge in desert climate

Arizona Gardeners: Preventing salt damage in plants is a challenge in desert climate | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
One of the challenges to successful desert gardening is learning how to manage salt accumulations in the soil and in plants.  
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Dig into gardening class

Gila County Community College and University of Arizona Cooperative Extension are offering AGR 230 “Gardening and Landscape” class at the Payson campus this fall semester 2016.
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Re-evaluate insecticide treatment before planting garden

Re-evaluate insecticide treatment before planting garden | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Dead beetles, naked ladies and a lovely vine for privacy.
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Arizona Gardeners: When to remove trees from the garden or landscape

Arizona Gardeners: When to remove trees from the garden or landscape | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
There seem to be many trees locally that are in decline, some of which may even be reaching the dangerous stage. Sometimes, when a tree is diseased or damaged, there really is no other choice but to take it out.
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Tours offer first-hand look at harvesting systems

Ah, it's monsoon — that treasured time of year to revel in the fresh scent of rain and marvel at how fast plants respond to this precious substance we humans
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Council: Fewer Yuma kindergartners suffer from tooth decay | Yuma Sun

The state’s kindergartners, especially those in Yuma, have a good reason to show off their pearly whites.
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