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Transition diet management essential for controlling hypocalcemia | Progressive Dairyman

With more than 50 percent of periparturient cows experiencing hypocalcemia, dairy experts remind producers about the importance of diet management to optimize health and lactation performance.
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Kentucky Derby News & Notes: May 3 | Paulick Report

CHARMING KITTEN/OVERANALYZE/PALACE MALICE/REVOLUTIONARY/VERRAZANO – “We’re 100% done. We’ll leave well enough alone from here.”

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Vibrio parahaemolyticus es el causante de la enfermedad EMS en el camarón en Asia | Aquahoy (Peru)

Después de meses de investigación, el equipo liderado por Donald Lighter de la Universidad de Arizona, acaba de identificar al patógeno causante del Síndrome de la Mortalidad Temprana (EMS, por sus siglas en inglés), una enfermedad emergente en la...
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Campus advisers offer advice for incoming freshmen | Arizona Daily Wildcat

What advice do you have for incoming freshman?

“Utilize the resources that are available to help you on campus. Many students underestimate the differences between navigating high school and navigating college and this can lead to poor performance and a lot of anxiety.”

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UA Scientists Earn NSF Career Awards | UANews

Two UA scientists received the 2013 National Science Foundation Career Award, the agency's most prestigious honor for junior faculty members.
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Grants awarded to projects for strawberry sustainability | Delta Farm Press

Projects from several states and $2.64 million in grants will add up to more sustainable strawberries for U.S. consumers, the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability (CARS) announced Wednesday, May 29, during the last week of National Strawberry Month.

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Corona workshop focuses on cattle grazing | Deming (NM) Headlight

New Mexico State University is hosting a free workshop Tuesday, June 25, to address a wide variety of issues faced by ranchers using public lands

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Surprise-area rose fields in bloom | Arizona Republic

Surprise-area rose fields in bloom,From the vaults: Acres of vibrant roses are blooming around Surprise. In 2011, reporter Lesley Wright took us behind the scenes to the operation that produced more than half the country's wholesale rose bushes.
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Insect Resistance to Bt is Growing | AgWeb.com

AgriTalk Radio interview with Dr. Bruce Tabashnik of the University of Arizona on the rapid increase in insect resistance to Bt traits and what farmers can do to slow the spread of resistant pests.
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Fungi could decompose waste, yield high-value mushroom crop | The Grower

Fungi could decompose waste, yield high-value mushroom crop | The Grower | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Fungi are the great decomposers of nature. University of Arizona researchers want to harness that attribute and use the fungi to manage wastes while yielding a high-value crop of gourmet mushrooms.
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Shrimp exports to face difficulties Jul-Dec | Bao Moi (Vietnam)

Although Vietnam’s shrimp exports are estimated to exceed US$1.03 billion in the year’s first half, up 1.5% year-on-year, they are forecast to encounter many difficulties in the second half of the year.

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8 germiest public places | Fox News

8 germiest public places | Fox News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Here's where germs are most likely to lurk—and how you can limit your exposure.
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Biotech Crops Vs. Pests: Successes and Failures from the First Billion Acres | Checkbiotech

Bt proteins, used for decades in sprays by organic farmers, kill some devastating pests but are considered environmentally friendly and harmless to people. However, some scientists feared that widespread use of these proteins in genetically modified crops would spur rapid evolution of resistance in pests.

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Kentucky Derby: Friday Update | WOIO (TV-Cleveland, OH)

Kentucky Derby: Friday Update | WOIO (TV-Cleveland, OH) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
BLACK ONYX – At 11:30 a.m., Spiral (Grade III) winner Black Onyx was scratched from the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI). Stewards have decided that the No. 1 slot
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Desenmascarado el culpable de la muerte masiva de camarones en Asia | Agrodigital.com (Spain)

En un descubrimiento de enorme trascendencia, investigadores de la Universidad de Arizona (EEUU) han identificado el agente causante de una misteriosa enfermedad que ha diezmado las explotaciones de camarón en Asia.
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Turn Up the Heat to Turn Down Depression? | UANews

The UA's Dr. Charles Raison is studying whole-body hyperthermia as an alternative treatment for depression.
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New species of assassin bug found sniping in cave | Los Angeles (CA) Times

New species of assassin bug found sniping in cave | Los Angeles (CA) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Cool things are found in caves: stalagmites, Christian Bale , Goonies and now a new species of assassin bug that snipes spiders, according to a new study .
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Restroom Germ Myths And Realities Revealed | CleanLink

There are many beliefs when it comes to germs and bacteria in restrooms, but how many of them are true? Kaivac sets the record straight by identifying which of the following are myths and which are true

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Dirt-Free Farming: Will Hydroponics (Finally) Take Off? | Modern Farmer (Blog)

Dirt-Free Farming: Will Hydroponics (Finally) Take Off? | Modern Farmer (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The hydroponic revolution has been poised to change farming for over 70 years. When will it actually happen?
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Why some GM crops fail to fight pests | Futurity

Why some GM crops fail to fight pests | Futurity | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Since 1996, farmers worldwide have planted more than 1 billion acres (400 million hectares) of genetically modified corn and cotton that produce insecticidal proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt for short.

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Biotech crops vs. pests: Successes and failures from the first billion acres | Biofuels Digest

In Arizona, University of Arizona researchers have examined data from 77 studies of 13 pest species in eight countries on five continents, looking at the development of pest resistance to Bt crops. Their report indicates that in the worst cases, resistance evolved in 2 to 3 years; but in the best cases, effectiveness of Bt crops has been sustained more than 15 years.

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University of Arizona 4-H Program Benefits Youth, Economy | Douglas (AZ) Dispatch

Most of that livestock is raised by youth who participate in the Arizona 4-H Youth Development Program, based in the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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UA externs, Tucson Village Farm work for sustainability | KVOA (TV-Channel 4, Tucson)

UA externs, Tucson Village Farm work for sustainability | KVOA (TV-Channel 4, Tucson) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
TUCSON - The University calls them externs, not interns because the work they are doing is not internal. It's work that can benefit everyone and they hope what they learn can help them apply healthy living standards in their careers.
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Study Finds More Pests Building Resistance to Genetically Modified Foods | Boston (MA) Globe

Many pests are becoming resistant to the more popular types of genetically-modified crops, according to a new study recently released.

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Biotech Crops Vs. Pests: Successes and Failures from the Fir... | Big News Network

Big News Network - Bt proteins, used for decades in sprays by organic farmers, kill some devastating pests but ...
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