ABOUT THE COLLECTION

Arizona Cooperative Extension is an outreach arm of The University of Arizona and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). The repository collection includes current and historical Extension publications on these topics: Animal Systems; Consumer Education; Farm Management and Safety; Food Safety; Nutrition and Health; Gardening/Home Horticulture; Insects and Pest Management; Marketing and Retailing; Natural Resources and Environment; Plant Diseases; Plant Production/Crops, Water, and Youth and Family. Current publications are also available from the CALS Publications and Videos website.


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Recent Submissions

  • Mounting Your Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System

    Franklin, Edward A.; Univ Arizona, Coll Agr & Life Sci (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-08)
    A description of different methods used in mounting solar photovoltaic (PV) modules or arrays for the residential, commercial, or agricultural user.
  • Hand Tools Used for Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems

    Franklin, Edward; Univ Arizona, Coll Agr & Life Sci (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-08)
    A description of the multiple hand tools commonly used to measure energy output of solar photovoltaic (PV) silicon-type modules. These tools include a digital multi-meter to measure voltage, a clamp-on ammeter to measure current, a pyranometer to measure solar irradience, an angle finder to measure module tilt angle, a non-contact thermometer to measure solar cell temperature, and a Solar Pathfinder to evaluate a potential site for shading issues.
  • Compost Tea 101: What Every Organic Gardener Should Know

    Joe, Valerisa; Rock, Channah; McLain, Jean; Univ Arizona, Coll Agr & Life Sci (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-08)
    Growers of organic produce in the Southwestern United States face many challenges, including variation in water and temperature, and exposure to insects and disease. As a result, smallholder organic farmers are increasingly relying on soil additives such as compost tea that improve product quality, use less water, deter pests, and reduce reliance on chemical additives (Diver, 2002). But what exactly is compost tea? Do the benefits of using compost tea outweigh any concerns? For example, can it contain pathogens, and if so, do applicators have to worry about coming into contact with pathogens? This publication provides facts about making compost tea, and reviews both the benefits and potential disadvantages to help smallholder farmers to make educated decisions regarding the use of compost tea.
  • Barn Smarts for Biosecurity: Tips for Keeping Your Horse Safe and Healthy

    Greene, Elizabeth A.; Wright, Ashley Diane; Ludwig, Nicole; Univ Arizona, Coll Agr & Life Sci (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2016-07)
    By making several simple horse care changes, you can significantly decrease your horse’s risk of exposure to disease. Using the tips below, you may prevent your horse from being exposed to sick horses while away at a show. If your horse were to bring a virus home, proper Biosecurity practices could result in just one sick horse, as opposed to a whole barn full. The intent of this article is to inject a little humor while providing key common sense tips on Biosecurity. Each tip is accompanied by an easy to remember theme and cartoon. These changes seem small but they can make a big difference in protecting the health of your horse. .
  • Questions to ask when planning to start a wholesale plant nursery

    Schuch, Ursula K. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-07)
    The plant nursery business is complex and requires knowledge about the technical aspects of growing plants and managing a business. This publication is an introduction for those interested in starting their own wholesale nursery business. Different types of production systems - container and field production- are discussed as well as the types of plants typically grown in Southwest nurseries. Starting a business involves many decisions that will culminate in the development of a business plan. Resources for new producers include national, regional, and local trade organizations. A worksheet with questions is included to help future operators consider whether they want to start a new wholesale production nursery. Publication AZ1393 Revised 07/2017. Originally published 2006
  • Sonic Pest Repellents

    Aflitto, Nicholas; DeGomez, Tom (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2015-10)
    Sonic pest devices are tools that emit sound in the attempt to repel, deter, or kill unwanted animals such as insects, rodents, birds and large mammals. There are many commercially available sonic pest devices that claim to be effective.Commercially available sonic pest devices for use in residential applications have not been shown to be effective in scientific studies. For this reason, use of these devices is not advised to treat common pest problems. Although some researchers are developing sonic techniques that illustrate promise for very specific pests, these technologies are yet to be commercially available.
  • Forage Production on Arizona Ranges, III Mohave County

    Humphrey, Robert R. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1964-06)
  • Arizona Agriculture 1961

    Seltzer, R. E. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1961-02)
  • Arizona Agriculture 1960

    Seltzer, Raymond E. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1960-01)
  • Arizona Agriculture 1969

    Unknown author (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1969-03)
  • 1968 Arizona Agriculture

    Unknown author (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1968-03)
  • Arizona Agriculture 1965

    Unknown author (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1965-02)
  • Arizona Agriculture 1966

    Unknown author (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1966-02)
  • Cooling and Holding Eggs on the Ranch

    Unknown author (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1951-07)
  • Farmer's 1953 Income Tax

    Unknown author (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1953-10)
  • Operating Field Dusters in Arizona

    Welchert, W. T.; Roney, J. N.; Shields, I. J. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1958-04)
  • When You Buy or Build a Field Sprayer

    Akesson, Norman B.; Curley, Robert G.; Yates, W. E. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1957-02)
  • The Trench Silo In Arizona

    Davis, R. N. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1932-09)
  • An Economic Survey Of Yuma Valley And Yuma Mesa Agriculture

    University of Arizona.; Agricultural Extension Service. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1932-05)
  • Arizona Agriculture 1959 : Production, Income, Costs

    Seltzer, Raymond E. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1959-01)

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