CALS in the News
4.2K views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Alzheimer’s progresses in Cochise County

Alzheimer’s progresses in Cochise County | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Center for Disease Control reports that up to 5.1 million Americans aged 65-years and older have Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive mental deterioration that is besieging more and more Arizonans
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Managing Change on the Range | Arizona Alumni

Managing Change on the Range | Arizona Alumni | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
“You can do it wrong; that’s been demonstrated,” says George Ruyle. He is referring to ranching, an enterprise that has evolved over generations in Arizona.
After the Civil War, ranchers who left Texas because of depleted pastures soon encountered the same problem in the Arizona Territory. Overgrazing permanently changed the landscape, and when an extended drought struck the denuded rangelands in the late 1800s, half to 75 percent of the state’s cattle were lost.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Be wary of bees entering home's rafters

Be wary of bees entering home's rafters | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: Yesterday I found two bees entering my single-story home's rafters through two small openings in the stucco and wood. Also, the bees tracked towards me after I stood nearby.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Sharon Megdal Receives Women of Influence Lifetime Achievement Award | UA@Work

Sharon Megdal Receives Women of Influence Lifetime Achievement Award | UA@Work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Megdal was nominated for her outstanding achievements and contributions in water policy and water resources management.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Today’s tip: Be patient with your garden

Today’s tip: Be patient with your garden | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
I am by no stretch of the imagination a gardener. Still, I like to read about gardening, listen to experts and veterans of the green thumb wars and enjoy seeing things blooming and producing their bounty.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Yuma: An Arizona Surprise With Something for Everyone

Yuma: An Arizona Surprise With Something for Everyone | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Whether you motor east or motor west on Interstate 8, you will find the friendly town of Yuma a delightful surprise and a hubbub of activities for all ages. Bo…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Arizona Gardeners: Follow tips for healthy, successful trees and shrubs

Arizona Gardeners: Follow tips for healthy, successful trees and shrubs | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Many trees and shrubs in Pinal County are showing signs of decline. The reasons for this are many but proper care instead of neglect will go a long ways in helping these valuable landscape plants stay healthy throughout their lives.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Heat Waves, Droughts and Heavy Rain Have Clear Links to Climate Change, Says National Academies | Scientific American

Heat Waves, Droughts and Heavy Rain Have Clear Links to Climate Change, Says National Academies | Scientific American | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Connection to hurricanes, tornadoes, hail and wildfires less certain, according to extreme weather report
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Our View: How do we save Arizona’s water? With the Web | Arizona Republic

Our View: How do we save Arizona’s water? With the Web | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Editorial: A Tucson team debuts its Beyond the Mirage project tonight to raise awareness about our water challenges.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

DHS students promote healthy living

DHS students promote healthy living | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Over 400 freshman students at Douglas High School recently completed a 10-week Nutrition Education Course, concluding with a Nutrition Wellness Fair, held Feb. 23 at the DHS Gym.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Arizona Gardeners: Microorganisms are silent partners in good gardening

Arizona Gardeners: Microorganisms are silent partners in good gardening | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Have you done anything lately for your friends, the soil microbes?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Walk Across Arizona Challenge Starts Soon

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension office of Navajo County is entering its seventh year of promoting the Walk Across Arizona program, and is challenging Navajo County participants to “…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Support Local Growers

Support Local Growers | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Support the UA's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and buy your plants locally.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Do you know Where Your Water Goes?

Do you know Where Your Water Goes? | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
WAM! April is Water Awareness Month. Celebrate WAM by learning where your water goes.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Thirsty or dying of thirst?

Thirsty or dying of thirst? | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: Is my saguaro dying or dead? It is about 4 feet tall and eight years old. Professional landscapers transplanted it two years ago from its original spot facing in
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

As Pre-Diabetic Rates Rise, Collaborative Program Targets Youth | UANews

As Pre-Diabetic Rates Rise, Collaborative Program Targets Youth | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The federal government estimates that more than 5,000 people younger than age 20 are newly diagnosed each year with diabetes in the United States. While many of the new cases are the autoimmune disease Type 1 diabetes, an increasing number are the more preventable Type 2, an illness previously seen only in adults. Also, about one in five children in the nation is obese, which is a strong risk factor for developing Type 2 diabetes.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Arizona Gardeners: Growing tomatoes in Pinal County

For those who crave the taste and texture of a vine-ripe tomato, the planting and growing of tomatoes is serious business. The desert environment, however, is harsh on tomatoes and the outcome of local crops is anything but certain. Here are a few tips to make sure that the vine ripe craving is satisfied.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

New Ideas Wanted For Keeping Birds Out Of Arizona Crops | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

A flock of birds can damage acres of fresh produce.
“Not only can they eat the produce or eat your seedlings or your seeds, but they also poop in the field. So there could also be fecal material left behind,” said Paula Rivadeneira, University of Arizona professor at the Yuma Agricultural Center. “And that’s a real, genuine concern for food safety.”
To keep birds away, growers have tried more than just scarecrows — including cannons, noises that mimic predators and even lasers. Nothing really works.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Workshop on dehydrating fruit

The La Paz County Cooperative Extension Service will be hosting a free workshop on dehydrating fruit from 3:30 to 5:50 p.m., March 21, at the Arizona Western College Parker Learning
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Farm, Home and Ranch Day spreads its wings

Farm, Home and Ranch Day spreads its wings | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
GRAHAM COUNTY — The fifth annual Farm, Home and Ranch Day was held March 2 and helped bring various aspects of the ranching, farming and residential communities together by first
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

A Conference on New Pathways to Arizona’s Water Future March 21 | Willcox Range News

How do we ensure sustainable water in Arizona in the future? The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) will host a conference on March 21st—“#AZWaterFuture: Talk, Tech, and Tradeoffs”—to consider new ideas in technology, communication, and policy to meet Arizona’s future water needs.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Yuma's Annual Harvest Dinner Celebrates Ag Industry & Honors Workers - PerishableNews

Yuma's Annual Harvest Dinner Celebrates Ag Industry & Honors Workers - PerishableNews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Now in its 6th year, Yuma's Annual Harvest Dinner, held Thursday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m., once again brought industry leaders, local harvesters and friends of the agriculture community together to celebrate Yuma's contribution to our nation's dinner tables and raised funds for the Yuma County Ag Producers Scholarship Fund.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

White Mountain Independent

White Mountain Independent | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
News from Arizona's White Mountains. Welcome to the White Mountain Independent's Online Edition. Covering Show Low, Pinetop, Lakeside, Springerville, Eagar, Snowflake and Heber-Overgaard in Apache and Navajo Counties.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Water Wise: Pruning demonstration this Saturday

Water Wise: Pruning demonstration this Saturday | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It has been said that pruning plants is more art than skill. Some people may feel it’s more of a mystery than anything else. One thing is for sure, it
more...
No comment yet.