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As Colorado River Shortage Looms, Arizona Water Managers Look Elsewhere | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

By 2017, chances are a water shortage will be declared on the Colorado River. If that happens, Arizona will lose a share of its water — more than any of its neighbors.
Farmers will feel the squeeze first and that is forcing some tough decisions about how to keep agriculture viable as the drought deepens.
Brian Betcher is one of the people on the front lines of drought preparation.  On a windswept afternoon in late spring, he cruised a labyrinth of waterways, lined with ripening melons and corn.
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Youth program cultivates a love of gardening | Arizona Daily Star

Youth program cultivates a love of gardening | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Farm started as a dream that continues to grow
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Big challenge: Controlling weeds in the landscape, garden | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

Weeds can be one of the biggest challenges in the garden or landscape because they take not only time, effort and money to control but can also be a source of great frustration.  
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Water Conference to Focus on Indigenous Perspectives | UANews

Water Conference to Focus on Indigenous Perspectives | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
What can be learned from the indigenous perspectives on water? And how can this knowledge be used to improve water management? The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center will host a conference on "Indigenous Perspectives on Sustainable Water Practices" on Tuesday and Wednesday to explore those questions.
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Sheehy’s team at UA wins $100K award | Wallowa County (OR) Chieftain

A 1997 Wallowa High School grad applies his videography skills in enabling Arizona residents to build their own presentations on water resource issues.
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Land-Grant Institutions Help Motivate Children, Parents to Increase Calcium Intake | KOLD (TV-Channel 13 Tucson)

Scientists from 11 land-grant institutions and Brigham Young University are working together to help parents motivate children to boost calcium intake to strengthen bones and prevent bone fractures from occurring later in life. The scientists are members of a multistate research project titled Motivating Parents of Preadolescents (9-13 years old) to Increase Calcium Intake (W-2003), which uses data from questionnaires to develop messages and graphics for educational materials.
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PUT DOWN THE HOSE & BACK AWAY SLOWLY FROM THE LAWN | Environment Guru

PUT DOWN THE HOSE & BACK AWAY SLOWLY FROM THE LAWN | Environment Guru | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It is 6:15 a.m., and I am standing in my front yard with a cup of coffee in one hand and a garden hose in the other.
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Yuma Ag & You: Why flies are a serious problem locally | Yuma Sun

You never know what you will find when you read the paper! Last Sunday was a small article in Ag Glance announcing a citrus and date seminar for the following Tuesday. As I like to keep up with what is happening in the agriculture industry, I attended and learned about a serious problem in Yuma County that I was really unaware of.
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UA Employees, Programs Honored | UANews

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College of Nursing Faculty Members Named Among Fabulous 50 Nurses
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City to address food security with new commission | Arizona Daily Star

City to address food security with new commission | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The mayor's office is bringing together a committee of local farmers and food advocates to address issues of food security in our community.
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Arizona Gardeners | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

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Every once in a while something strange will show up in a tree or shrub that leads one to ask the question, “Is this a disease?” 
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Tucson forms 'food commission' | KOLD (TV-Channel 13, Tucson)

Tucson forms 'food commission' | KOLD (TV-Channel 13, Tucson) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Tucson will vote next week on whether to establish a "food commission" or formally "Commission on Food Security, Heritage and Economy". It will consist of 17 members throughout the community who ha...
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Water efficiency a must-have for desert homes | Mohave Daily News

When Jimmy Wells of Tucson bought an old house in 2011, upgrading to water-efficient fixtures was his top priority.
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Is the Heat Bugging You? | UANews

Is the Heat Bugging You? | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Every year about the middle of April, depending on the temperature in southern Arizona, eggs begin to hatch on mesquite trees and small, strange, blue bugs appear in large numbers. People don't notice these tiny insects until sometime in May, when they appear as inch-long, red- and white-banded insects with antennae that have an enlarged segment toward the tip. These odd-looking beasts are giant mesquite bug nymphs, Thasus neocalifornicus.
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About Water, Farm Bureau Agrees with the Sierra Club | Arizona Farm Bureau

About Water, Farm Bureau Agrees with the Sierra Club | Arizona Farm Bureau | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Arizona agriculture grows efficient and valuable crops for a robust economy in a desert state.
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Urban Land Institute visits Bisbee | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald

Nearly a dozen experts working with the Urban Land Institute in Phoenix will be in Bisbee today to tour the city and discuss economic development opportunities with city leaders.

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Saudi, US academics team up to apply social farming in Hail | Saudi Gazette (Saudi Arabia)

Saudi, US academics team up to apply social farming in Hail | Saudi Gazette (Saudi Arabia) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The tone of truth and moderation
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Hunting in Arizona: 3 Invasive Species to Arizona and Its Rules for Hunting Them | News Max

Hunting invasive species in Arizona can provide benefits to hunters and to the environment.
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Arizona Gardeners: Water gardens are less expensive to create than thought | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

Arizona Gardeners: Water gardens are less expensive to create than thought | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Water features can make an excellent addition to a home landscape.  
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Contest seeks to drive innovation in water-conservation education | Cronkite News (Tempe, AZ)

Contest seeks to drive innovation in water-conservation education | Cronkite News (Tempe, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A group armed with a $100,000 prize is out to create awareness of water shortages through a website allowing individuals to create their own documentary.
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Arizona Gardeners: Raised-bed gardens can help seniors stay active outdoors | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

Arizona Gardeners: Raised-bed gardens can help seniors stay active outdoors | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
As we add years to our lives, many find that it is harder and harder to get down and stay down on their knees for the time it takes to keep a garden fresh and healthy. One way to overcome the challenges of age is to convert our gardens to raised beds.
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FAVORITE PLACES: University of Arizona Main Gate - YouTube | Arizona Public Media

Favorite Places - Thirteen architects speak thoughtfully and personally about a favorite building, place, or space in Southern Arizona. Throughout 2014, memb...
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Young biologists research at Santa Rita Experimental Range | Green Valley (AZ) News and Sun

Do you know what a "toe biter" is?
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Water conference to have Arizona tribes’ perspective | Parker (AZ) Pioneer

“Indigenous Perspectives on Sustainable Water Practices” is the focus at the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center, June 9 and 10, conference. The meetings will be held at Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, in Chandler, Ariz.
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Emma Malone teaches two generations of 4-H kids | White Mountain Independent

The mission of 4-H is “engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture administers the program. The clover leaf emblem represents four areas of personal development: head, heart, hands and health. The organization has over 6.5 million members in the United States, ages 5 to 21, in approximately 90,000 clubs. The organization was founded in 1902, primarily to serve rura
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