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Recent Submissions

  • Non-target Effects of Insecticides in Cotton

    Ellsworth, Peter C; Bordini, Isadora; Pier, Naomi; Department of Entomology, University of Arizona (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2023-11-15)
    Handout reviewing 2023 cotton season trials, including a discussion on historical trends in insect control, Plinazolin and Sefina usage in Arizona cotton, ThryvOn cotton research, and early season insect control options. Handout was provided during the field tour during the 13th Annual Central Arizona Farmer Field Day held on November 15, 2023.
  • Reshaping Library IT to Support Student Success

    Chang, Steven J.; Mayhew, David; University of Arizona (2023-10-11)
    Student success at the University of Arizona is supported by several departments. Previously these units were scattered across campus. Students who used services from more than one department would often have to go to multiple locations. The Student Success District was largely conceived to make it more convenient for students to access the services that they need. Construction began in 2019 to transform a nine-acre section of campus into a district that included three existing buildings, the Main Library, the Albert B. Weaver Science-Engineering Library, and Bear Down Gym. The addition of the new Bartlett Academic Success Center would round out the concept. As described on its website, "Outdoor patios and walkways become more than connections between buildings; they provide unique spaces for everything from collaboration to meditation...the Student Success District is the place that drives students’ 24/7 development through an array of student support services and spaces based on collaborative, hands-on learning with deep technological engagement" (https://successdistrict.arizona.edu/home/about-project). Today, students at the University of Arizona can go to a one-stop shop to seek advising (A Center), get tutoring (Think Tank), learn success strategies (Thrive), and prepare for employment (Student Engagement and Career Development). They can also work with classmates at any of the multitude of study spaces, get a quick workout at the newest Campus Recreation facility, or grab a bite to eat at the local micro-market. For the University of Arizona Libraries (UAL) the nascence of the Student Success District provided an opportunity to reimagine its role in student success. It has resulted in major renovations and a significant expansion in services. Students can use state-of-the-art training facilities, borrow technology for their course work, and work on group projects in rooms equipped for remote collaboration. UAL’s transformation into a hub for student success resources has brought it national recognition. Recently, the District and UAL were featured in EdTech Magazine. This October, UAL will be hosting the Designing Libraries X conference. To keep pace with the UAL’s rapid evolution, UAL’s Technology Strategy and Services department (TeSS) is undergoing its own transformation. The District introduced new technologies to the UAL which requires TeSS staff to rapidly become proficient with new skill sets. An expanded and growing portfolio requires TeSS to grow its own department, both to support the additional work as well as to onboard new expertise. As the UAL’s portfolio changes, TeSS is working with stakeholders to introduce user-centric tools that support the technology.
  • Opening the Pandemic Portal to Re-Imagine Paid Sick Leave for Immigrant Workers

    Milczarek-Desai, Shefali; University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (California Law Review, 2023)
    The COVID-19 pandemic has spotlighted the crisis low-wage immigrant and migrant (im/migrant) workers face when caught in the century-long collision between immigration enforcement and workers’ rights. Im/migrant workers toil in key industries, from health care to food production, that many now associate with laudable buzzwords such as “frontline” and “essential.” But these industries conceal jobs that pay little, endanger workers’ health and safety, and have high rates of legal violations by employers. Im/migrant workers usually do not benefit from employment and labor law protections, including paid sick leave. This has proven deadly during the pandemic. When im/migrants show up to work ill, they endanger not only themselves but risk transmission to co-workers, customers, patients, and the public at large. This has been starkly illustrated in nursing homes, which rely heavily on im/migrant labor and have been the locus of nearly one third of all coronavirus deaths. The pandemic presents an opportunity to analyze why and how existing paid sick leave laws fail im/migrant workers. It is also a portal to re-imagine paid sick time in a way that will benefit im/migrant workers, and by extension, a nation facing labor shortages and high worker turnover as demand for goods and services rises. This Article is the first to scrutinize paid sick leave laws through the lenses of critical race, movement, and health law theories. It argues that existing paid sick leave laws fail im/migrant workers because they ignore these workers’ social and economic situations and singularly focus on workers’ rights rather than collective well-being. Drawing from critical race, movement, and health law frameworks, this Article situates paid sick leave within a public health matrix based on mutual aid. It argues that when paid sick leave laws are drafted and enforced in a manner informed by workers’ lived experiences and contextualized within a broader public health conversation, employment and labor protections can better safeguard im/migrant workers and the health of the nation. Additionally, the proposed solution will reduce tensions between immigration enforcement and workers’ rights.
  • Asian Longhorned Tick, an Invasive Tick in the United States

    Li, Shujuan (Lucy); Gouge, Dawn H.; Walker, Kathleen; Fournier, Alfred J. (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2019-03)
    The Asian longhorned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, is also known as the cattle tick or bush tick. It is native to East Asia: China, Korea, Japan, and well established in Australia and New Zealand. It is also an invasive tick species in the United States (U.S.). This tick is a serious pest of livestock and wildlife in several countries (Heath 2016, Guan et al. 2010). If the Asian longhorned tick becomes established in Arizona, it could become a serious threat to livestock, wildlife, and pets.
  • Pointleaf Manzanita (‘Little Apple’) Arctostaphylos pungens

    Barton, David R.; Howery, Larry D. (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2019-02)
    Arizona residents who live in the desert valleys with its surrounding mountains (sometimes called “sky islands”) are a fortunate bunch. Biodiversity of plants and animals throughout our state is among the best anywhere on earth. We have a seemingly endless supply of flora and fauna to photograph, sketch, collect, and admire and for the most part we are hindered in our interactions only by our imaginations. However, for those of us who try and incorporate our favorite local plant into our home landscape, we are limited by the specific requirements that each plant must have to thrive and grow.
  • The Impact of Diabetes in Arizona

    Wilson, Hope; Valente, Eleza; da Silva, Vanessa (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2019-01)
    One in 10 adults in Arizona have type 2 diabetes (T2), 1 in 3 adults have prediabetes, and most (90%) don’t know they have this disease. T2 is a costly disease and reducing the risk of T2 involves coordinated efforts to encourage healthier lifestyles. The National Diabetes Prevention Program is an initiative by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shown to reduce the risk of developing T2 by half. This evidence-based education program promotes modest weight loss, healthy eating, and physical activity.
  • Zinc Management in Arid Region Pecan Orchards

    Walworth, Jim; Heerema, Richard (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2019-01)
    Ever since the earliest pecan orchards were commercially planted in the southeastern US in the 19th century, various abnormal growth patterns called “rosette” and “little leaf” have been observed in the trees. Affected trees exhibited shortening of the shoot internodes, which gave shoots a “rosette”-type appearance. Leaf shape, size, and color were also noticeably affected: leaflets were much narrower and smaller in surface area, had wavy edges on the leaf margins, and exhibited a pale yellowish, or chlorotic color especially between the leaf veins. In more severe cases, leaflets showed dark necrotic blotches between the veins and eventually shoot terminal dieback (Alben et al., 1932; Heerema, 2013)(Figure 1).
  • El Agua y la Hidratación para Su Niño

    Whitmer, Evelyn B. (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2018-12)
    Beber suficiente liquido es importante para que su hijo se mantenga saludable: mantiene normal la temperatura del cuerpo, ayuda a generar sudor para refrescar la piel, previene el estrenimiento.
  • Water and Hydration for Your Child

    Whitmer, Evelyn B. (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2018-12)
    Getting enough water (fluid) is important to keeping your child healthy: helps to keep body temperature at the normal level, helps provide enough fluid to sweat to keep you cool, helps to keep bowels moving, prevents constipation.
  • Arizona Kissing Bugs: For Pest Management and Extension Professionals

    Li, Shujuan; Gouge, Dawn H.; Nair, Shakunthala; Fournier, Alfred J.; Hall, W. Eugene (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2019-03)
    Kissing bugs are true bugs in the insect Order Hemiptera, in the Family Reduviidae. Reduviids as a family, are sometimes called assassin bugs because most members of this family are predators of other arthropods and are in fact beneficial to humans. Kissing bugs are an exception, and are blood-feeding parasites that feed on a wide variety of domestic, wild animals, and occasionally humans. Kissing bugs are also known as conenose bugs, Triatomine bugs, Mexican bed bugs, and Wallapai tigers. Kissing bugs get their name because they often bite sleeping human victims on the face. Although kissing bugs are in the same insect order as bed bugs and both feed on blood, they have different life histories.
  • Cómo Construir una Peloteadora de Semillas para Uso en Jardinería y Restauración

    Gornish, Elise; Simpson, Ashlee; Caballero-Reynolds, Marci (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2021-08)
    Las pelotas de semillas encapsulan las semillas en una mezcla (a menudo arcilla y materia orgánica rica en nutrientes como el abono, el humus o el carbón) que reducirá potencialmente la depredación de insectos y roedores, a la vez que facilitará una mayor retención de agua y el contacto de las semillas con la tierra.
  • How to Construct a Bicycle-Powered Seed Pelletizer for Use in Gardening and Restoration

    Gornish, Elise; Simpson, Ashlee; Caballero-Reynolds, Marci (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2018-11)
    Seed pellets encapsulate seeds in a mixture (often clay, and nutrient-rich organic matter such as compost, humus, or charcoal) that will potentially reduce predation by insects and rodents while allowing for increased water retention and seed-soil contact. Seed pellets are an ancient method of sowing seed, and are especially useful in areas with compacted or dry soils. Seed pellets are strewn in the desired location (no need for soil preparation) and remain inactive until heavy rains arrive, washing away the clay and allowing seeds to germinate. Making seed pellets by hand is extremely time consuming and labor intensive. To make large numbers of seed pellets in a reasonable amount of time, we constructed a bicycle-powered seed pelletizing machine that effectively coats seed in clay and compost materials. It is designed to be easily taken apart for storage or transport,so each component fits against the others without being screwed together. The bicycle spins a barrel containing the seeds and coating materials while the operators periodically mist the contents with water. The result is coated seed balls that can be used for restoration or home gardening. Here, we explain how to construct the seed pelletizing machine.
  • Roof Rats: Pathogens and Parasites - for Pest Management Professionals and Environmental Health Professionals

    Gouge, Dawn H.; Rivadeneira, Paula; Li, Shujuan (Lucy) (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2018-11)
    The roof rat (Figures 1 & 4 Rattus rattus), also known as the black rat, ship rat, or house rat, is an Old World rodent species originating in southeast Asia. Although it is not native to North America, roof rats are established in most coastal and southern states in the continental United States (U.S.), Hawaii, and small populations exist in Alaska. Information covering the identification, ecology, and signs of roof rats are covered in a separate publication by the same authors as the publication titled "Roof Rats: Identification, Ecology, and Signs." Roof rats pose a significant health and safety hazard as they are implicated in the transmission of a number of diseases to humans and domesticated animals. These diseases include leptospirosis, salmonellosis (food contamination), rat-bite fever, murine typhus, plague, toxoplasmosis, and trichinosis.
  • Calculations for a Grid-Connected Solar Energy System

    Franklin, Ed (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2019-06)
    Whether you live on a farm or ranch, in an urban area, or somewhere in between, it is likely you and your family rely on electricity. Most of us receive our electrical power from a local utility. A growing trend has been to generate our own electrical power. Solar energy systems have grown in popularity are available for residential, agricultural, and commercial applications.
  • Annual Economic Contributions of The University of Arizona, Department of Nutritional Sciences — Cooperative Extension Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — Education Spending

    Bickel, Ashley K.; Duval, Dari; Farrell, Vanessa A.; Houtkooper, Linda; Vautour, Jeffrey; Misner, Scottie (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2018-09)
    This report summarizes the total annual economic contributions of the UA SNAP-Ed program spending, including multiplier effects, to the Arizona economy for fiscal years 2013-2016. Although presented together in this study, results provide a snapshot of economic activity in a given year and are therefore not cumulative over time. Updates to this study will occur annually, as data become available.
  • Understanding Vegetation Succession with State and Transition Models

    Brischke, Andrew; Hall, Ashley; McReynolds, Kim (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2018-08)
    Effective natural resource management involves balancing benefits derived from utilizing the environment against potential environmental degradation. Rangeland managers need to not only recognize change in plant communities, but also need to identify possible causes of vegetation trends. Vegetation evaluation procedures must be able to measure and interpret both reversible and nonreversible vegetation dynamics. Both patterns occur, and neither pattern alone represents the entire spectrum of vegetation dynamics on all rangelands (Briske et al. 2005).
  • Rangeland Monitoring Frame and Construction Guide

    Hall, Ashley; Brischke, Andrew; Hall, John (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2018-07)
    The objective of rangeland vegetation trend monitoring is to document changes over time in vegetation or other rangeland resources. Common methods often used together throughout Arizona and the west include Point Ground Cover, Pace Frequency, Dry-Weight Rank, and Comparative Yield. Further details regarding these methods and ground rules can be found in Sampling Vegetation Attributes (Interagency Technical Manual, 1996), Guide to Rangeland Monitoring and Assessment (Smith et al., 2012), or Southeastern Arizona Monitoring Program: Methods and Ground Rules (McReynolds and Brischke, 2015).
  • Roof Rats: Identification, Ecology, and Signs

    Rivadeneira, Paula; Gouge, Dawn H. (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2018-07)
    The roof rat (Rattus rattus), also known as the black rat, ship rat, or house rat, is an Old World rodent species originating in southeast Asia. Although it is not native to North America, it is established in most coastal and southern states in the continental United States (U.S.), Hawaii, and small populations exist in Alaska. In fact, roof rats are now well-established pests in many parts of the world. In 2001, roof rats were documented in Phoenix, and likely introduced into the area through freight, or shipment of food, livestock feed, or equipment. They have now settled into ideal habitat among old growth citrus trees, palm trees, and other mature landscaping, and take advantage of abundant irrigation canals and food resources around homes. Reports of roof rats and the areas they occupy in Arizona are ever increasing, most recently in Yuma, indicating that the roof rat is now well established, even in our harsh desert environment. Here in southern Arizona, it is not uncommon to experience consistent summer temperatures above 110 degrees F.
  • Communicating Research Results to Stakeholders: What Scientists Can Learn from Cooperative Extension

    McLain, Jean E.; Rock, Channah M. (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2018-07)
    A key task faced by all members of the water research community is to communicate the results of their research to stakeholder groups. Effective communication involves a range of tactics depending on the audience’s cultural background, level of understanding, and interest (financial, political, or other) in the research topic. Opportunities to communicate scientific results are also varied, ranging from peer-reviewed publications and presentations at scientific conferences, to conversations with community groups, to meetings with elected officials. Successful scientific communication involves gauging exactly what the audience needs to know and how to effectively deliver this information, either verbally or in writing. And yet, though early career water research professionals may leave their undergraduate or graduate studies well-versed in planning and conducting scientific study, upon graduation, their skill in communicating scientific results to stakeholders is often limited to peer-reviewed publications.
  • Specialty Crop Production Practices for Beginning Farmers in Arizona and the Southwest

    Schuch, Ursula K. (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2018-07)
    Production of specialty crops such as vegetables, herbs, berries, and ornamental crops can be started on a small acreage and over time expand to a commercial farm. Small acreage producers who intend to increase their production will benefit from knowing about production methods, cultural practices, and crop selection. This publication introduces the beginning farmer to a framework of what it takes to expand from small acreage production for home consumption or as a hobby to a small business selling for profit. Other aspects not covered here that are important for producers to know include how to run a small business, including marketing their products, finances, and labor management.

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