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Arizona Gardeners: Watering basins make irrigation simple | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

Arizona Gardeners: Watering basins make irrigation simple | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
While plastic drip irrigation systems can be powerful tools in helping garden or landscape plants get the right amount of water at the right time, sometimes a low-tech approach, like a simple watering basin, may be a better choice.
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Geldmacher named Ag Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

Geldmacher named Ag Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Karen Geldmacher, professor of agriculture at Central Arizona College, recently was named Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Agriculture Teachers Association.
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UA campus a little 'greener' with completion of ERN2 Building | KVOA (TV-Channel 4 Tucson)

UA campus a little 'greener' with completion of ERN2 Building | KVOA (TV-Channel 4 Tucson) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In order to enhance the campus’ sustainability efforts, the University of Arizona has a new building that is making passing bystanders seeing green.
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Doorknob germs can infect half the office in hours | Philly (PA) News

Viruses: they're too tiny for us to see, yet they're lurking everywhere. And guess what? They spread really fast through an office environment.
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Looking for the Missing Link in RNA Molecules | UANews

Looking for the Missing Link in RNA Molecules | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
There is a theory that RNA, instead of DNA, is the original building block of all life, yet many RNA molecules remain mysterious.
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USDA Blog: Improving The Safety Of Leafy Greens | Perishable News

USDA Blog: Improving The Safety Of Leafy Greens | Perishable News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Food safety is a top priority for consumers, especially when it comes to the leafy greens in salads. Researchers at the University of Arizona have discovered natural methods to sanitize these vegetables using ingredients commonly found in the kitchen, such as oregano, cinnamon, and vinegar.
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Improving the Safety of Leafy Greens | USDA Blog

Improving the Safety of Leafy Greens | USDA Blog | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Food safety is a top priority for consumers, especially when it comes to the leafy greens in salads. Researchers at the University of Arizona have discovered natural methods to sanitize these vegetables using ingredients commonly found in the kitchen, such as oregano, cinnamon, and vinegar.
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Local 4-H leader honored for volunteer efforts

Local 4-H leader honored for volunteer efforts | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A state child advocacy group has recognized Esther Turner, a University of Arizona Cooperative Extension agent for Pinal County.
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Officials monitor river waste issue | Yuma Sun

Local and state officials said Monday they believe the release of 3 million gallons of mining waste into the Animas River in southwest Colorado is unlikely to have much effect locally, but they will continue to monitor the situation as the water advances into the Colorado River and toward Yuma.
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Karen Geldmacher Receives Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year Award | Central Arizona College

Karen Geldmacher, Professor of Agriculture at Central Arizona College was recently named Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Agriculture Teachers Association.
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Zoo 4 You: Antelope Jack Rabbit Conversation Project | KVOA (TV-Channel 4 Tucson)

Video: Antelope Jack Rabbit Conversation Project

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Group Helps with Growing Interest in Agriculture, Gardening, and Nutrition | Arizona Public Media

Group Helps with Growing Interest in Agriculture, Gardening, and Nutrition | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Cooperative Extension offers many programs in Arizona.
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Fire on the mountain will make forest healthier | Arizona Daily Star

"This is a perfect fire," says UA fire ecologist Don Falk.
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Small UA program tracks success in horse racing industry | Copa Monitor (AZ)

Small UA program tracks success in horse racing industry | Copa Monitor (AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
TUCSON — The well-dressed horse trainer with the signature white hair and dark sunglasses who was the darling of the sports media this spring got his start in the racing industry in the most unlikely of places. Before Bob Baffert trained the first Triple Crown winner in 47 years, he cultivated his tradecraft in Tucson.
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Exploring The Private Lives of Hummingbirds | UANews

Exploring The Private Lives of Hummingbirds | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

In July, while workers were wrapping up construction of the new University of Arizona Environment and Natural Resources Building, or ENR2, they discovered someone else wrapping up a little construction of her own. That someone was a hummingbird, and she had built her nest on a data cable dangling directly in front of a security camera.

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Small UA program produces big results in horse racing industry | Inside Tucson Business

Small UA program produces big results in horse racing industry | Inside Tucson Business | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The well-dressed horse trainer with the signature white hair and dark sunglasses who was the darling of the sports media this spring got his start in the racing industry in the most unlikely of places. Before Bob Baffert trained the first Triple Crown winner in 47 years, he cultivated his tradecraft in Tucson.
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Vinegar and Spices: Natural Sanitizers for Leafy Greens, Say Researchers | Food Safety Magazine

Scientists found that--when used with washing water--essential oils, organic sanitizers and plant extracts not only kill bacteria, but the solution can extend the shelf life of leafy greens. This new approach “sometimes even works better than bleach or hydrogen peroxide”. Additionally, these natural ingredients are:
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UA Experts Can Offer Expertise on Issues Related to Mining Spills | UANews

UA Experts Can Offer Expertise on Issues Related to Mining Spills | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
An abandoned mine in Colorado spilled into the Animas River in Durango, raising environmental and public health concerns.
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Small UA program produces big results in horse racing industry | Cronkite News (Temple, AZ)

Small UA program produces big results in horse racing industry | Cronkite News (Temple, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program teaches new generations of students who want to enter the racing business and builds off the success of alumni like Bob Baffert, who trained Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
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UA Part of NSF-Funded Urban Water Initiative | UANews

UA Part of NSF-Funded Urban Water Initiative | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The National Science Foundation has granted $12 million to a consortium of 14 academic institutions, led by Colorado State University and including the University of Arizona, to fund an urban water initiative.

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Health News - Penn/Arizona Team to Study Little-understood lncRNA Molecules

Health News - Penn/Arizona Team to Study Little-understood lncRNA Molecules | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Now, with an award of more than $2.5 million from the National Science Foundation’s Plant Genome Research Program, the University of Pennsylvania’s Brian Gregory will join two scientists from the University of Arizona to study the true nature of a class of mysterious RNA molecules known as lncRNA.
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Teachers learn about water from SRP, Project WET | Ahwatukee Foothills News

Teachers learn about water from SRP, Project WET | Ahwatukee Foothills News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Teachers from across the state and Valley took time out of their summer vacation to learn more about a precious commodity in the desert — water.
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Penn/Arizona Team to Study Little-understood lncRNA Molecules | PennNews

Penn/Arizona Team to Study Little-understood lncRNA Molecules | PennNews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
There is a theory that RNA, instead of DNA, is the original building block of all life. Yet many RNA
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University’s win of ranch shows what real investment is | Camp Verde (AZ) Journal

The University of Arizona will become a permanent presence in the Verde Valley thanks to a donation of land by the Steele Foundation.

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More Millenials Turn To Farming To Make A Living | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

When we think about farmers, we don’t necessarily think of them as young. Even McDonald was old. But that may be changing.
“We’ve seen a lot of farmers age out, sell their land, but there’s kind of a new generation of people of all ages who are very interested in learning to work the land and try and make a living out of it," said Kelly Young, an agroecologist with the University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension in Maricopa County.
Young is working with millennials returning to the fields who
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