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Arizona Gardeners: Caliche, common in Pinal, can stunt plant growth

Arizona Gardeners: Caliche, common in Pinal, can stunt plant growth | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Small, stunted plants with yellow leaves are common symptoms in Pinal County.  What causes them? All too often the problem is caliche.
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Cricket-spitting returns for Farm Day 2015

Cricket-spitting returns for Farm Day 2015 | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The cricket-spitting contest is making a comeback at the annual Farm Day hosted by the University of Arizona’s Maricopa Agricultural Center.
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Phoenix-area gardens grow community and veggies

Phoenix-area gardens grow community and veggies | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
PHOENIX -- The local-food movement, a love of nature and a sense of community: all nourish the Valley's community-garden movement
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Documentary Wins Regional Emmy | UANews

Documentary Wins Regional Emmy | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The documentary "Earthlight" follows the success of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center lunar greenhouse team in constructing a closed system that recycles all air and water and produces food that astronauts will need for extended missions to the moon and Mars.
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App Teaches Teens Mindfulness Skills

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While mindfulness-based resources increasingly are offered for adults, adolescents have received less attention. University of Arizona postdoctoral research
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Fungus infecting hundreds of acres of lettuce

Fungus infecting hundreds of acres of lettuce | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
YUMA, Ariz.- Leaders in the agricultural industry from around the world met today in Yuma to discuss a growing problem in the industry that is destroying hundreds of acres of lettuce. The Fusarium Wil
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App Teaches Teens Mindfulness Skills | UANews

App Teaches Teens Mindfulness Skills | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
While mindfulness-based resources increasingly are offered for adults, adolescents have received less attention. University of Arizona postdoctoral research associate Tami Turner has designed a mindfulness-based mobile app and is in the midst of a pilot study investigating the associated benefits for its users.  "Kids generally need to know the 'why' behind things, and there also needs to be some relevance to their life and present story," said Turner, whose position is in the UA Department of N
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High tunnel vegetable farming, is it right for you?

High tunnel vegetable farming, is it right for you? | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
High Tunnels are ideal for vegetables, small fruits, cut flowers, and other crops.
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Coolidge High freshmen “launching into the future”

Coolidge High freshmen “launching into the future” | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Eventually the ability to skate by on homework and extracurriculars as a full time job vanishes and the harsh reality of the real world sets in. A program in Coolidge is making that transition much easier for students and starting it much earlier.
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Crop of the week: Pomegranates

Crop of the week: Pomegranates | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
• The pomegranate is a neat, rounded shrub or small tree that can grow to 20 or 30 feet, but more typically 12 to 16 feet in height. The trunk is covered by a red-brown bark which later becomes gray. The branches are stiff, angular and often spiny. There is a strong tendency to sucker from the base. Pomegranates are also long-lived. There are specimens in Europe that are known to be over 200 years of age. The vigor of a pomegranate declines after about 15 years, however.
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Student Scientists, Dusty Data, and Dirty Discoveries

Student Scientists, Dusty Data, and Dirty Discoveries | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Modern technology has blurred the boundaries between place, time zone, and people – between students learning details, and scientists leading discoveries.
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The Lastest Rx for Obesity: Sleep Off the Fat

The Lastest Rx for Obesity: Sleep Off the Fat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A growing cadre of scientists think sleeplessness could be driving the obesity epidemic as much as poor diet and exercise.
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Building better rice | World Grain

Building better rice | World Grain | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Grain, flour and feed industry news and commentary offering insight on business, new products, market and product trends, supplier innovations and more.
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Independent Panel to Investigate Use of Antibiotics in Pork - Growing Alabama

Independent Panel to Investigate Use of Antibiotics in Pork - Growing Alabama | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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'Team American Pharoah' Wins Big Sport Of Turfdom Award - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

'Team American Pharoah' Wins Big Sport Of Turfdom Award - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The 2015 Big Sport of Turfdom Award – recognizing a person or group of people who enhance coverage of Thoroughbred racing through cooperation with media and racing publicists – has been awarded to the connections of American Pharoah, the Turf … Continue reading →
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UA Ties Still Strong for Triple Crown Winner Baffert | UANews

UA Ties Still Strong for Triple Crown Winner Baffert | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Before he was the most renowned horse trainer in the world with a Triple Crown to his credit, Bob Baffert was a fixture at Arizona Stadium. From the time he was 10, Baffert, a Nogales native, used to regularly make the hourlong trek north to Tucson to cheer on the Arizona Wildcats. With some mix of his six siblings, Baffert would station himself in the "Knothole," a children's area in the south end zone of the stadium. He frantically cheered on the Wildcats, elated by the wins and crushed by the
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AgriMarketing.com - Independent Panel To Investigate Use Of Antibiotics In Pork

Agri Marketing Magazine - A primary source of agribusiness news and discussion for the North American agribusiness community.
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Tucson Village Farm celebrates Harvest Festival | Arizona Daily Star

Tucson Village Farm celebrates Harvest Festival | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Entertainment and popcorn picking will be included in the festival activities.
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Water will be a big key to Arizona’s future

Water will be a big key to Arizona’s future | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Build it, and they will come — well, not if there isn’t any water. 
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UA Campus Microclimates Revealed

UA Campus Microclimates Revealed | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With Old Main at his back, Mark Novak gestures westward, toward the University of Arizona’s historic district. He’s talking about the many microclimates on campus — some large, some small, some hidden, others exposed.
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Flagstaff’s first seed library blossoming

Flagstaff’s first seed library blossoming | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Although not quite in full bloom, Grow Flagstaff held an open house to celebrate their seed library’s official opening on Saturday afternoon.
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Takes a Village

Takes a Village | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Get rural in Tucson with the UA's College of Life Sciences' Tucson Village Farm Harvest Festival at Tucson Village Farm.
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What If All of Earth's Insects Keeled Over?

What If All of Earth's Insects Keeled Over? | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Sure mosquito bites and insect-carried diseases would be out of the picture, but without these pesky six-legged critters, the world as we know would not exist. In fact, we may not exist.
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University of Arizona creating law clinic for resource users | KPHO (TV-Phoenix)

The University of Arizona is establishing a new law clinic for trained and supervised students to provide assistance to farmers, ranchers, miners and other Arizonans with businesses using natural r...
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TROUBLED WATERS | KXCI (Radio-Tucson)

This past Friday, the Central Arizona Project or CAP and the Water Resources Research Center of the University of Arizona hosted a panel discussion at the Tucson Convention Center on the current and future state of this all-important resource. The panel consisted of representatives of the city government, the Arizona Water Department and several non-profit... Read more »
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