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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

Difficulty with black widow spiders | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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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Green Thumbs | Florence (AZ) Reminder & Blade Tribune

Jim Jepsen, garden education coordinator for Pinal County Cooperative Extension Service, talks gardening with students Oct. 8 at the Community Garden at 8th and Bailey streets.
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Parker Antin: Leading the Nation's Life Science Initiatives | iPlant Collaborative

Parker Antin: Leading the Nation's Life Science Initiatives | iPlant Collaborative | 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.

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Arizona, California duel over Colorado River water source

Arizona, California duel over Colorado River water source | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Amid its worst drought in recorded history, California policymakers are trying to move the state’s water fight from bickering with Arizona over the Colorado River to more proactive efforts at home.
Lester Snow, the executive director for the California Water Foundation, presented some of the drought problems that the West Coast is facing during a seminar held in the Environmental and Natural Resources 2 building Monday.
The talk was open to the public and took a look behind the scenes of the dro
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Arizona Gardeners: Palo verde root borers finish off weak trees

Arizona Gardeners: Palo verde root borers finish off weak trees | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
One of the least understood landscape pests of Southern Arizona is the palo verde root beetle. Whether or not it deserves its bad name is one of the hot issues of the day.
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Yellow-orange blotches on palo verde

Yellow-orange blotches on palo verde | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: The bark of my palo verde tree had yellow-orange blotches on it about six inches in length just about everywhere. I noticed that there is a hole in what
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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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Timeline: University of Arizona, Arizona State University heavily involved in Mars exploration - Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Timeline: University of Arizona, Arizona State University heavily involved in Mars exploration - Cronkite News - Arizona PBS | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Both the University of Arizona and Arizona State University have been integral parts to U.S missions to Mars since these projects first began.
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El Niño bringing storms to Phoenix area, Arizona

El Niño bringing storms to Phoenix area, Arizona | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Everyone's favorite weather phenomenon sneaked in an early winter storm, bringing rain, funnel clouds and even some snow to Arizona.
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Cash For Your Ideas: Global Racing And Gaming Symposium - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Cash For Your Ideas: Global Racing And Gaming Symposium - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Upcoming deadline for Innovator's Circle competition at the 42nd Annual Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming.
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Issues with a Mexican fan palm

Issues with a Mexican fan palm | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: We bought a blue Mexican fan palm at a local nursery four years ago in a 15 gallon container, it was fairly large — read expensive — and looked
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