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Fathoming Water Episode 1: Dr. Sharon Megdal | KXCI (Radio-Tucson)

Water Resources Research Center Director Dr. Sharon Megdal talks about the Colorado River, the Central Arizona Project, and why knowing about water matters.
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What's on Your Plate? classes at Willcox library promote healthy eating and being active

What's on Your Plate? classes at Willcox library promote healthy eating and being active | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Elsie S. Hogan Community Library will offer a series of fun, social and interactive workshops that promote eating healthy and being active.  Workshop speaker, Heather Vaughn, B.A., is an Arizona certified teacher working as a Program Coordinator for the University of Arizona Cochise County Cooperative Extension’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Education Program.
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Fathoming Water Episode 1: Dr. Sharon Megdal | KXCI (Radio-Tucson)

Water Resources Research Center Director Dr. Sharon Megdal talks about the Colorado River, the Central Arizona Project, and why knowing about water matters.
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Organic products in demand, but can they save small farmers?

Organic products in demand, but can they save small farmers? | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Organic products might conjure up images of yuppies shopping in a Whole Foods in San Diego, but that food has to come from somewhere first. A large portion of it comes from Yuma. 
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Farm To School Month

Farm To School Month | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Students at Quad-cities schools celebrate farm to school month with local spinach and carrots
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Innovator’s Circle Grand Prize Increased to $15,000 | American Horse Publications

Innovator’s Circle Grand Prize Increased to $15,000 | American Horse Publications | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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First Things First offering nutrition workshops

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension will be offering workshops to parents and caregivers of children up to 5 years of age on how to make half grains whole grains this month as part of its Eating Smart, Being Active nutrition education program.
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Central Arizona Farmer Field Day, Oct. 28, Maricopa

Central Arizona Farmer Field Day, Oct. 28, Maricopa | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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Ground cover

Ground cover | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: I am looking for a list of ground covers that grow and cover rapidly and that survive desert winters.
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Garden culprit: The striped cucumber beetle

Garden culprit: The striped cucumber beetle | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
I have a question regarding the attached photo of an unknown bug visiting one of my squash flower plants. This morning I counted eight of the same type crawling all
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It’s time to celebrate National 4-H Week

It’s time to celebrate National 4-H Week | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
4-H is as American as apple pie and has been in existence over 100 years. 
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What's on Your Plate? Classes at Willcox

What's on Your Plate? Classes at Willcox | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Elsie S. Hogan Community Library will offer a series of fun, social and interactive workshops that promote eating healthy and being active.  Workshop speaker, Heather Vaughn, B.A., is an Arizona certified teacher working as a Program Coordinator for the University of Arizona Cochise County Cooperative Extension’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Education Program.
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UA Program Helps With Children's Health | UANews

UA Program Helps With Children's Health | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Ninety percent of a child’s brain is developed by age 5, which is why it is so important to monitor the progress of infants, babies and toddlers as they grow. Are they hearing well? Do they see clearly? Are they developing fine motor skills and speech on pace with their peers? 
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Tucson Village Farm Expands | UANews

Tucson Village Farm Expands | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

In January 2010, Tucson Village Farm broke ground with the use of three borrowed tools, a few packets of donated seeds and a dream of growing an urban farm for — and with — Tucson's youth.

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Pecans a growing business in region

Pecans a growing business in region | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The largest grove of irrigated pecan trees in the world lies just south of Tucson, where it’s been for the past 75 years. Green Valley Pecan Company maintains nearly a quarter of a million nut trees, 125,000 of them in their 12-mile-long, 7,000 acre property in Sahuarita with another 3,000 acres in San Simon and 800-plus acres in Georgia. 
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Pecans a growing business in region | Inside Tucson Business

Pecans a growing business in region | Inside Tucson Business | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The largest grove of irrigated pecan trees in the world lies just south of Tucson, where it’s been for the past 75 years. Green Valley Pecan Company maintains nearly a quarter of a million nut trees, 125,000 of them in their 12-mile-long, 7,000 acre property in Sahuarita with another 3,000 acres in San Simon and 800-plus acres in Georgia. 
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Water Forum November 6th Open to Public | KXCI (Radio-Tucson)

The Central Arizona Project and the University of Arizona Water Resource Research Center are hosting a free and open to the public Water Forum on November 6th in the Leo Rich Theater at the Tucson Convention Center. Discussing Sustainable Water for Southern Arizona includes a panel followed by a question and answer period. Anyone interested in... Read more »
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Arizona Gardeners: The bagrada bug is newly arrived pest

Arizona Gardeners: The bagrada bug is newly arrived pest | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Back in 2013 I first spoke about the bagrada bug, a then relatively new and unknown pest in Central Arizona gardens. Now that it is well established every gardener growing winter vegetables needs to be on the look out for this pest and prepared to take early action.
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Thanks to all who helped with STEMFest

Thanks to all who helped with STEMFest | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
I would like to express my sincere appreciation to everyone who participated in the Third Annual Gila County STEMFest on Saturday, Sept. 26 in Payson.
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The Science Of Kindness: Ben's Bells Conference To Be Held In Danbury

Ben’s Bells Project, in collaboration with the University of Arizona’s Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families, will present the 2015 Kindness Conference: Building the Science of Kindness Together on Saturday, October 24, at Broadview Middle School in Danbury. The event will be focused on the Ben’s Bells Kind Campus and Kind Colleagues programs, and featuring a keynote by Jeremy Richman, CEO and founder of The Avielle Foundation. Parents and educators are invited to kick o
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Arizona Farming & Ranching Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Honorees

Arizona Farming & Ranching Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Honorees | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
na agricultural pioneers have been selected for membership in the Arizona Farming and Ranching Hall of Fame instead of the traditional eight. The 2016 inductees are: living; Irene Echeverria Aja, Buckeye; Gloria England, Coolidge; Hubert (George) and Shirley Murdock, Roll; Dr. Kurt Nolte, Yuma and Dorothy (Dot) Webb, Phoenix. Those being inducted posthumously are: Thayer Collier; Goodyear; Ferdinand Etchart, Tolleson; Paul Weeks Litchfield, Litchfield Park; Antonio Maldonado, Glendale and Joe Sheely, Phoenix.

The honorees were chosen for their contributions in the fields of farming, ranching, Agri-business, education or science by an impartial panel of Arizonans with a diversity of backgrounds. They will be inducted at the 2016 Arizona Farming and Ranching Hall of Fame Honoree Dinner in March, 2016 and their stories will be included in volume two of the Arizona Farming and Ranching Hall of Fame, preserving the herit
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Watch out for herbicides and palo verde

Watch out for herbicides and palo verde | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: I have two mature palo verde trees in the enclosed portion of our backyard (many more in the desert). They are next to each other surrounding a rock outcropping.
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13 offbeat American food festivals

13 offbeat American food festivals | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
From humble lettuce to soulful frog legs, there's a little something here for every palate.
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Arizona Gardeners: Herbs can be grown in containers as well as in the garden

Arizona Gardeners: Herbs can be grown in containers as well as in the garden | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Garden fresh herbs can put life into a salad or entree, especially if you have grown them yourself.  
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Garden Sage: Guides for ground covers and household insects

Garden Sage: Guides for ground covers and household insects | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Prepare for cooler, wet winter with less danger of a severe freeze.
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