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Arizona Gardeners: How to avoid mosquito-borne diseases

Arizona Gardeners: How to avoid mosquito-borne diseases | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The heavy rains of the past week have left standing puddles and pools in places where one would never suspect. Now is the time to tour your property and search out and eliminate places where mosquitoes might quietly lay their eggs and produce a host of new generations of this serious pest.
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What was that critter? Science desk to provide answers

How many times have you stopped in your tracks and wondered what type of bug was hanging out near the hood of your car? It buzzed … was it a
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Arizona Gardeners: Adding nitrogen to soil important to keep plants healthy

With the recent rains and the extra irrigations that you have had to make to get gardens and landscapes through the summer, it may be a good idea to think about the levels of available nitrogen within the root systems of your plants. 
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Got termites? If not, you probably will

A University of Arizona expert tells how to keep termites from eating your home and wallet.
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Dining with Diabetes

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Dining With Diabetes class begins Thursday. Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. This is a series of four presentations; the next three are scheduled for Aug. 25, Sept. 1 and Sept.
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‘Super lice’ found in Arizona: They’re harder to get rid of | Arizona Daily Star

‘Super lice’ found in Arizona: They’re harder to get rid of | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Many are impervious to usual treatments.
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Arizona Gardeners: Time to prepare for fall growing season

Arizona Gardeners: Time to prepare for fall growing season | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The fall sweet corn planting window opens on Aug. 15 and that day also marks the beginning of the fall gardening season. If you are thinking about a fall garden, now is the time to begin preparations.
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Adelgids can cause pine needles to drop

Adelgids can cause pine needles to drop | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Q: I have a number of Afghan pines that have some whitish cottony stuff on the ends of many branches. Can you tell me what this is and if it
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100 years ago in Tucson July 30: Baking is a science

100 years ago in Tucson July 30: Baking is a science | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
University Extension services have long been available to help people with many little household and other duties.
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Yuma Cancels Long-Running Lettuce Days Food Festival

Yuma Cancels Long-Running Lettuce Days Food Festival | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Yuma's Lettuce Days, the annual event that draws thousands of people and was once named best food festival in Arizona, has been cancelled.The Yuma Visitors Bureau on Tuesday announced it won't take place in 2017."We have very mixed emotions about it because we love Lettuce Days and we're very attached to it. But it's a business decision that we need to stop and regroup because it's a big endeavor," executive director Linda Morgan said.
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Four Questions: Hey, How About This Summer Weather? | UANews

Four Questions: Hey, How About This Summer Weather? | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Interior calls Arizona's monsoon "spellbinding." Others say it's "amazing." National Weather Service Tucson meteorologist Mic Sherwood says, "We live for this moment. We like our monsoon season."
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Arizona Gardeners: Preventing salt damage in plants is a challenge in desert climate

Arizona Gardeners: Preventing salt damage in plants is a challenge in desert climate | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
One of the challenges to successful desert gardening is learning how to manage salt accumulations in the soil and in plants.  
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Dig into gardening class

Gila County Community College and University of Arizona Cooperative Extension are offering AGR 230 “Gardening and Landscape” class at the Payson campus this fall semester 2016.
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Hundreds of children gifted free school supplies

Hundreds of children gifted free school supplies | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
More than 1,500 people attended this year’s Douglas Care Fair, held on Aug. 6 at Airport Park.
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Garden Sage: How to control caterpillars

Garden Sage: How to control caterpillars | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Skeletonizers can damage grape leaves, but natural enemies can keep them in check.
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PTS raises service permit prices by $1,650 | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Parking and Transportation Services raised the price of service permits, which can be placed in any vehicle to park in a service space, from $350 to $2,000.
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This month’s GWP meeting is a free movie screening | Eastern Arizona Courier

This month’s GWP meeting is a free movie screening | Eastern Arizona Courier | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
SAFFORD — Tonight, the Gila Watershed Partnership continues its series of presentations with a screening of a film about one of the primary concerns of the Southwest: water.
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Hose those mites out

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Q: Every year at this time I have a problem with spider mites attacking my orange jubilee and torch bougainvillea. I’ve tried everything but nothing seems to stop them (except
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Arizona Gardeners: Has time come to organize a food hub in Pinal County?

Arizona Gardeners: Has time come to organize a food hub in Pinal County? | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In many locations around the country, food hubs are springing into existence to help bring fresh, local foods to local consumers. Is it time for a food hub in Pinal County?
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Arizona city cancels annual Lettuce Days

Arizona city cancels annual Lettuce Days | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The annual winter celebration of agriculture in Yuma -- Lettuce Days -- has been canceled for next year, organizers said Wednesday, citing cost as a factor.
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Fish In The Desert? Arizona Farmer Nets Sustainable, Commercial Farming Technique | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

Fish In The Desert? Arizona Farmer Nets Sustainable, Commercial Farming Technique | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Arizona doesn’t have a lot of fish farms compared to coastal states, like California or Louisiana.Here in the desert where water is scarce, some experts are pushing for a process called aquaponics, where the wastewater from the fish is used to fertilize crops. One Arizona fish farm could become a new standard in sustainable agriculture.Two workers in galoshes waded through a shallow pond on a recent July day. Just a few hours ago, it was teeming with thousands of shiny, wriggling fish.
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Garden Sage: summer heat brings watering questions and hungry beetles

Garden Sage: summer heat brings watering questions and hungry beetles | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The name is Cotinus mutabilis, but you can call him a fig beetle, a figeater, June beetle, green fruit beetle, June bug or Cotinus mutabilis
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