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Pork Board defines antibiotic priorities

New blue ribbon panel to focus on improving consumer and channel partner knowledge.
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Parker Antin: Leading Life Science Initiatives

Parker Antin: Leading Life Science Initiatives | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Not every research or technology project can boast that its director also heads up national initiatives in life sciences and biotechnology. The University of Arizona's Parker Antin is a unique case. Antin leads the iPlant Collaborative, the UA-headquartered computational infrastructure project that is the National Science Foundation's premier data management service.
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10 Tips for an Orange, Black and 'Green' Halloween | UANews

10 Tips for an Orange, Black and 'Green' Halloween | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
From an environmental standpoint, Halloween has some serious issues.
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iPlant and TACC analyze 120,000 Plant Species, Overturn Popular Theory

With an estimated 350,000 plant species on earth, one of the greatest challenges facing ecologists is quantifying plant diversity and understanding its relationship to plant survival. To make matters more difficult, it has been nearly impossible to organize all of these data without the appropriate computational power. Recent access, however, to big data supercomputing resources is revolutionizing the field.
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Is Phoenix area’s long love affair with grass waning? | California News Feed

Is Phoenix area’s long love affair with grass waning? | California News Feed | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
rochures circulated in a early to mid-20th century and recorded during a Arizona Historical Society marketed Phoenix as carrying H2O in abundance, as “The Garden of a Southwest,” where “luxuriant” lawns kept a dried during bay. They mostly enclosed photos of purgation H2O during a Roosevelt Dam.

The word “fertile” was used a lot to report land.

“They were perplexing to opposite this picture in a rest of a American public’s mind that Arizona was this kind of dried hell-hole,” Sheridan said.

There was a time when Arizona was famous for its ”cowboys, Indians, cactus and lawlessness,” a Phoenix and Maricopa County Board of Trade wrote in one brochure, though “the unconditional call of civilization has lonesome it. The cactus has been bearing behind and a plain has been finished a garden.”
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Not so serious cactus problems

Not so serious cactus problems | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: My prickly pear appears to be turning black in places. Also, the saguaro and the tree next to it seem to have a brown substance on the base. Are
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When to harvest olives and what to do with them

When to harvest olives and what to do with them | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: We have an olive tree loaded with olives in various stages of ripeness from partially green to fully ripe and falling from the tree. Is it too early to
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YCEDA 'hot shot teams' seek faster solutions for desert agriculture | Western Farm Press

YCEDA 'hot shot teams' seek faster solutions for desert agriculture | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new innovative and entrepreneurial research center created by the University of Arizona (UA) aims to solve the most pressing problems facing desert agriculture…faster.

Targeted issues in the crosshairs for the new Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) will focus on a wide variety of desert agriculture issues, including crop protection, sustainability through production efficiencies and yield maximization, water, labor, food safety, economic and environmental challeng
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To Feed Humankind, We Need the Farms of the Future Today  |  Peak Oil News and Message Boards

To Feed Humankind, We Need the Farms of the Future Today  |  Peak Oil News and Message Boards | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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Ain't no sunshine? El Niño not all doom, gloom

Ain't no sunshine? El Niño not all doom, gloom | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A strong El Niño is already making its presence felt, but that doesn't mean we'll be under water until spring.
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Desert landscape your yard? Share your story, photos

Desert landscape your yard? Share your story, photos | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Do you xeriscape? Wouldn’t you love to brag about it? Send us photos of your household landscape
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Arizona Wildcats: List of homecoming week events | KOLD (TV-Channel 13, Tucson)

It's homecoming week for the University of Arizona. The week-long celebration ends Saturday afternoon when the Wildcats host the Washington State Cougars in a Pac-12 football game at Arizona Stadium.
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National Pork Board defines antibiotic research, education priorities | Pork Network

National Pork Board defines antibiotic research, education priorities | Pork Network | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The National Pork Board today announced the seven members of its blue ribbon panel on antibiotics, an outcome of the Pork Checkoff’s stewardship plan first defined in June. The new, third-party panel includes experts with specific experience and knowledge in antibiotic practices or consumer marketing, but who are independent of National Pork Board practices.
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5 Trends In Protected Ag Or Controlled Environment Agriculture | Growing Produce

5 Trends In Protected Ag Or Controlled Environment Agriculture | Growing Produce | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Gene Giacomelli, director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center at the University of Arizona, discusses five trends in the controlled environment or protected ag industry you should consider if you plan to grow under cover or want to expand your operation. Gene Giacomelli 1. Rise In Organic Production Organic production has increased 15% to 20% every year, Giacomelli says. In fact, some open-field producers are starting to transition to organic greenhouse production. Organic, howev
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Is Phoenix area's long love affair with grass waning? | Arizona Republic

Is Phoenix area's long love affair with grass waning? | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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Tucson Harvests Reduce Food Waste, Increase Sustainability

Tucson Harvests Reduce Food Waste, Increase Sustainability | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
UA, community group unites to harvest fruit from the community and campus.
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Thatcher Town Council debates roundabouts, water ordinance

Thatcher Town Council debates roundabouts, water ordinance | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
THATCHER — At its Oct. 19 meeting, the Thatcher Town Council considered items of business that will impact the community’s future — an addition to its Church Street renovation and
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AAS Landscape Display Garden Contest Winners Announced | Turf Magazine

AAS Landscape Display Garden Contest Winners Announced | Turf Magazine | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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Difficulty with black widow spiders

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Q: My question is about black widow spiders. We have been told that they are difficult to get rid of and we have had several on the outside of our
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YCEDA 'hot shot teams' seek faster solutions for desert agriculture

YCEDA 'hot shot teams' seek faster solutions for desert agriculture | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new innovative and entrepreneurial research center created by the University of Arizona (UA) aims to solve the most pressing problems facing desert agriculture…faster.

Targeted issues in the crosshairs for the new Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) will focus on a wide variety of desert agriculture issues, including crop protection, sustainability through production efficiencies and yield maximization, water, labor, food safety, economic and environmental challeng
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Garden Sage: Olive harvesting, a relatively uncommon mushroom and black widow spiders

Garden Sage: Olive harvesting, a relatively uncommon mushroom and black widow spiders | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Now is the time to harvest olives and either brine them or press them for oil.
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U.A. scientists make gardens for Mars - Arizona Sonora News Service

U.A. scientists make gardens for Mars - Arizona Sonora News Service | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Can humans grow food on Mars in the same way that Matt Damon’s character did in the popular new movie “The Martian”? University of Arizona scientists say yes, but not necessarily in the fashion that the hero of the story, Mark Watney, did. Researchers at the UA have been working for years on ways to …
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Texas Wine and Arizona Wine: A Tale of Two States

Texas Wine and Arizona Wine: A Tale of Two States | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
After five days touring Arizona wineries and seemingly a lifetime touring wineries in Texas, I have come away with some distinct impressions about the two states. In particular, how much they have in common.[related] Climate
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Texas Wine and Arizona Wine: A Tale of Two States | Daily Meal

Texas Wine and Arizona Wine: A Tale of Two States | Daily Meal | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
After five days touring Arizona wineries and seemingly a lifetime touring wineries in Texas, I have come away with some distinct impressions about the two states. In particular, how much they have in common.[related] Climate
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