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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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SeedQuest - Central information website for the global seed industry

SeedQuest - Central information website for the global seed industry | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Information Services for Seed Professionals - The Best Place on the Web for Seed Professionals
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UA, 'The Martian' have something in common

UA, 'The Martian' have something in common | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
You may have seen the new hit movie "The Martian" where a botanist, played by Matt Damon, ends up stranded on the Red Planet and has to grow his own food. At the University of Arizona science ficti...
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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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'The Martian' Food-Growing System: It's Here | UANews

'The Martian' Food-Growing System: It's Here | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
"So, I've got to figure out a way to grow three years' worth of food here — on a planet where nothing grows," says Mark Watney, the botanist who ends up stranded on the red planet in Ridley Scott’s new film, "The Martian." Watney, whose character is played by actor Matt Damon, later engineers a way to grow potatoes on Mars and remarks, "I am the greatest botanist on this planet."
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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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Keeneland Signs On to Sponsor the Innovators’ Circle | American Horse Publications

Keeneland Signs On to Sponsor the Innovators’ Circle | American Horse Publications | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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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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Watch "The Martian" and Come Learn About Controlled Environment Agriculture - the Future for Growing Food | Phoenix Arizona Business News - Phoenix Real Estate News - Consumer News - azcentral.com

Watch "The Martian" and Come Learn About Controlled Environment Agriculture - the Future for Growing Food | Phoenix Arizona Business News - Phoenix Real Estate News - Consumer News - azcentral.com | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
e upcoming film "The Martian" grows food on Mars using seemingly futuristic technologies. However, this is not a Hollywood “special effect,” it is controlled environment agriculture (CEA), how people on Earth will be growing food in the coming decades - and it’s already happening now.

To learn more about the CEA industry, attend AGROWN's AgTech Investing Conference. It will answer questions for those interested in agriculture, agtech, cleantech, environmental issues, clean energy, renewable energy, and food sustainability and resilience- whether they be investors or simply looking to add CEA to a portfolio.
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World Stock Markets & Stock Index Performance - Businessweek

Read breaking news from stock markets around the world. Find information on the major U.S. indices and stock exchanges for your investing decisions.
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Hummingbirds nest near hawks for protection | @GrrlScientist

Hummingbirds nest near hawks for protection | @GrrlScientist | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
GrrlScientist: Hummingbird eggs and babies are a favourite snack for nest-robbing jays, so what’s a mother to do to protect her family? According to a new study, it’s best to build her nest near or under a hawk nest
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Arizona's rains: Monsoon, moths, militia, and me | The Independent (UK)

Arizona's rains: Monsoon, moths, militia, and me | The Independent (UK) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Before the monsoon rains lured me to southern Arizona, I had never been shot at. Nor had I seen wild rattlesnakes or the double-barrelled mandibles of a sun spider. Certainly, I'd never been tailed by border-control vigilantes or encountered a famous entomologist in a ghost town.
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City of Avondale News - October 1, 2015 - Avondale, AZ

City of Avondale News - October 1, 2015 - Avondale, AZ | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Avondale, AZ: Write Outside the Lines at the 6th Annual Southwest Valley Writers Conference (9/24/15)Calling all writers! Whether you’re looking to publish your first n
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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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Growing food on Mars isn't so far-fetched, according to UA scientists

Growing food on Mars isn't so far-fetched, according to UA scientists | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In the recent major motion picture, The Martian, a left-behind astronaut stuck on Mars figures out how to farm food on the Red Planet. According to the University of Arizona, this idea is not so fa...
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University of Arizona ranks No. 67 among world's top universities

University of Arizona ranks No. 67 among world's top universities | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
U.S. News & World Report ranked UA No. 67 among the world's top academic research institutions.
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How the UA Delivers 'Martian' Food | UANews

Gene Giacomelli, director of the University of Arizona's Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, or CEAC, shared the same challenges in growing crops as the fictitious botanist stranded on Mars in the new movie "The Martian."
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Monsoon 2015: a bit above average

Monsoon 2015: a bit above average | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Wet and wild in places; mild in others — the monsoon was the usual "atypical" mix
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UA scientists discuss relative accuracy of 'The Martian'

UA scientists discuss relative accuracy of 'The Martian' | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
For Matt Damon's movie, he should have gotten some advice from UA's space agriculturalist, too.
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Arizona Officials: Fish From Gila River Are Safe To Eat

Arizona Officials: Fish From Gila River Are Safe To Eat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
For the first time in 24 years, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has said fish plucked from parts of the Gila River are safe to eat.  
Banned pesticides like DDT, chlordane and toxaphene led to a 1990s warning against eating fish from the river. Tests back then showed that fish contained pesticide levels about 160 times above what’s considered safe for human consumption.
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UA Chooses Oro Valley for Vet School

UA Chooses Oro Valley for Vet School | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
First-year students would take classes in Tucson before moving to a clinical training facility in a northern suburb.
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Cochineal scale insects

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Q: I have a backyard prickly pear with a cochineal infestation. Does that need to be treated? Do these guys ever go away on their own? Are they even actually
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Using nickel to solve 'mouse ear' issue in pecans

Using nickel to solve 'mouse ear' issue in pecans | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Although nickel deficiency in pecans is fairly common in some orchards, associated ‘mouse ear’ symptoms can be corrected with foliar applications of the micronutrient, university Extension specialists report.
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UA's Vet Med to Meet Critical Need | UANews

The new home for the University of Arizona’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program will be its newest campus: UA Oro Valley. The campus, near the intersection of Oracle Road and Hanley Boulevard, also will support a new UA initiative tied to One Health, a worldwide effort to address disease threats to humans and animals simultaneously and improve the health of both populations. The UA will use supercomputer-driven predictive analytics to detect and diagnose emerging threats to human healt
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