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UA helps make garden dreams come to fruition

UA helps make garden dreams come to fruition | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The UA helps provide learning opportunities for Yuma County schools by getting kids quite literally closer to the roots.
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Around the Town: Croatian guitarist Zoran Dukic to perform

Around the Town: Croatian guitarist Zoran Dukic to perform | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In its first concert of the new year, Grand Canyon Guitar Society will host Croatian guitarist Zoran Dukic in concert. The concert will be held Saturday, Jan, 16, at 7
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Cold weather takes a toll on Phoenix-area gardens

Cold weather takes a toll on Phoenix-area gardens | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Is your hibiscus looking sickly or your bougainvillea a little rusty? It may be under the weather.
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2nd Annual Connect2STEM Makes Learning Fun | UANews

2nd Annual Connect2STEM Makes Learning Fun | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
About 4,500 people attended Connect2STEM, a community event co-sponsored by the University of Arizona and Cox7 Arizona to inspire young people to take interest in careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Held Saturday on the campus of the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, Connect2STEM served as the official kickoff for the Arizona SciTech Festival.
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Campus Units Spread the End-of-Year Cheer and Generate Support

Campus Units Spread the End-of-Year Cheer and Generate Support | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
What was once a dirt lot is now a full, lush garden of plenty at Our Neighbor's Farm and Pantry in Safford, Arizona, thanks to the help of the University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension, part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Located in Graham County, where more than 22 percent of the population lives in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the pantry provides food security to those who need it the most.
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Young students learning agriculture biology

Young students learning agriculture biology | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
YUMA, Ariz. - The spring semester is starting for Yuma County schools and students are getting  hands on experience with agriculture biology. This is all thanks to eighteen University of Arizona stude
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Arizona Gardeners: Controlling insects on winter vegetables

Arizona Gardeners: Controlling insects on winter vegetables | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
If you are growing lettuce, turnips, broccoli, cauliflower and other winter vegetables in your garden, you will want to keep a careful watch for insect pests.
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Food smarts taught in new 4-H program | Arizona Daily Star

Food smarts taught in new 4-H program | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Free program teaches food smarts to families.
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Campus Units Spread the End-of-Year Cheer | UANews

Campus Units Spread the End-of-Year Cheer | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
What was once a dirt lot is now a full, lush garden of plenty at Our Neighbor's Farm and Pantry in Safford, Arizona, thanks to the help of the University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension, part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Located in Graham County, where more than 22 percent of the population lives in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the pantry provides food security to those who need it the most.
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Invasive, noxious fountaingrass

Invasive, noxious fountaingrass | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: Do you have any info that would help our HOA organize its response to its fountain grass infestation? Also, are there any fountain grass variations that local nurseries sell
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Library Notes 12/15/15

The Casa Grande Main Library is at 449 N. Drylake St. For information, call 421-8710. Vista Grande Public Library is at 1556 N. Arizola Road. For information, call 421-8652.
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UA Launches Center for Regional Food Studies | UANews

UA Launches Center for Regional Food Studies | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
To coincide with Tucson's designation as the newest UNESCO City of Gastronomy, the Center for Regional Food Studies has been established at the University of Arizona.
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Mesquite twig girdler

Mesquite twig girdler | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Question: I occasionally run across a dead branch on some of my mesquite trees. The dead branch sticks out like a sore thumb, and on closer inspection, there is a
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Making a smoothie while biking

Making a smoothie while biking | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A blender bike: kids can add fruits and veggies to a blender, then pedal the bike which powers the blender and the result is a smoothie for them to drink.   
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FREE Pesticide Safety Education Training Offered February 25

FREE Pesticide Safety Education Training Offered February 25 | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Join Dr. Dawn Gouge and Dr. Mike Wierda from the Arizona Pest Management Center, part of the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension for a FREE workshop on pesticide safety. Proper
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Water words: Yuma talk focuses on area usage, future plans | UANews

Water words: Yuma talk focuses on area usage, future plans | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A conference on agricultural water use in Yuma was held Wednesday to highlight the work done to produce a research paper on the growing efficiency of water use in the area, while state and federal officials offered reminders of the risk of shortages being declared on the drought-stricken Lower Colorado River basin.
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Yuma Agriculture Water Conference slated for Jan. 13 | Western Farm Press

Yuma Agriculture Water Conference slated for Jan. 13 | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Agriculture water impacts this entire community and there are many who share in the burden of protecting our water rights and being continuously educated.
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Growing passions take flight

Growing passions take flight | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
ELOY, In the middle of a low-density neighborhood on the edge of the main part of town, some green has begun to sprout out in the middle of the brown desert. It seems an unlikely location for a horticultural movement to begin.
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Arizona Gardeners: Don’t use pesticides until you read and understand label

Arizona Gardeners: Don’t use pesticides until you read and understand label | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
If used correctly, pesticides labeled for home use can be an easy solution for insect, spider and weed infestations. The secret to ultimate success in controlling these pests is directly tied to how well we read and understand the label.
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Grants let six schools grow gardens

Grants let six schools grow gardens | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Students at six schools in Yuma County are getting a glimpse of science in action through a variety of grant funds that are being used to build and grow school gardens.
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Is 2016 year of carrot? Could be, along with begonias, others

Is 2016 year of carrot? Could be, along with begonias, others | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
“The Year of the ... ” is annual campaign to focus publicity on certain plants.
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Long needles help identify type of tree

Long needles help identify type of tree | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: Can you tell me if this tree is a cedar of Lebanon?
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Winter is coming, and it's going to get cold in Phoenix

Winter is coming, and it's going to get cold in Phoenix | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
As a cold spell grips the Phoenix area this week, overnight temperatures could dip into the 20s
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Arizona Gardeners: Protect plants from injury before freezing temperatures

Arizona Gardeners: Protect plants from injury before freezing temperatures | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
If you have been watching the weather forecasts, you will know that our low temperatures have reached the freezing point. Did they catch you by surprise?
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When to prune roses

When to prune roses | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: When is the correct time to prune roses in the Tucson area? And do you prune them like we do in the Midwest, i.e. cut back near the ground?
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