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

  • Getting Your Preschooler to Eat Fruits and Vegetables: Tips for Parents of Children Ages 3 to 5

    McDonald, Dan; Univ Arizona, Coll Agr & Life Sci (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-01)
    Many parents struggle with getting their preschool age children (3 to 5 years of age) to eat fruits and vegetables, or having them try a fruit or vegetable that is new to them or prepared in a new way. Reluctance to eat certain foods or try new foods may be a way for children to express some control over at least this one small part of their lives. As with other aspects of parenting, it’s important not to turn the situation into a power struggle. Rather, it is best to be patient and realize that it may take many attempts before a child will try a new fruit or vegetable, or go back to eating a fruit or vegetable they claim not to like. Some basic suggestions are to continue to offer a variety of fruits and vegetables, eat fruits and vegetables yourself, and allow your children to participate in selecting and preparing fruits and vegetables for them to eat. Below are a few tips to encourage your children to eat fruits and vegetables, some things to avoid doing, and a few strategies you might choose to employ.
  • Ideas for Picky Eaters

    Keeling, Heidi L.; Florian Armstrong, Traci L. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-08)
    Parents of picky eaters often find it challenging to motivate their children to eat healthy, balanced meals. Two important goals of ensuring healthy lifestyles for our children include teaching them about the importance of a balanced, nutritious diet, and modeling healthy meals at home. For parents of picky eaters, this can seem like an impossible task!
  • Folate & Folic Acid- Healthy Moms Mean Healthy Babies

    Zilliox, Trish; da Silva, Vanessa (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-03)
    Before they may even know they are pregnant; women’s bodies and their level of folate play a critical role in preventing certain birth defects, specifically neural tube defects (NTDs). NTDs are birth defects in the brain, spinal cord, or spine. Considered ‘one of the most important public health discoveries of this century’ is that daily supplemental folic acid taken before becoming pregnant significantly reduces the risk of NTDs (1). In 1998, the United States made sweeping efforts that fortified cereal grains with folic acid to ensure all Americans consume adequate amounts of this vitamin. So what exactly is folate? What are the functions of this vitamin? What foods have high levels of folate and what is the recommended daily intake? This article will answer these questions and will go on to explain folic acid fortification and the impact fortification has had on the incidence of NTDs in Arizona.
  • 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.
  • Pest-proofing Your Home

    Gouge, Dawn H.; Nair, Shaku; Li, Shujuan; Stock, Tim (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2015-08)
    Many pests encountered in homes and structures can be prevented by using simple techniques collectively known as “pest-proofing”. If done correctly, pest-proofing your home saves you money by reducing pest management costs, and more importantly, reduces potential pesticide exposure. This publication describes general indoor and outdoor pest-proofing measures and some of the major pests encountered in and around homes and structures.
  • Ten Steps to a Successful Vegetable Garden

    DeGomez, Tom; Oebker, Norman F.; Call, Robert E. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2015-02)
    Ten carefully taken steps will produce many enjoyable moments and an abundant harvest of fresh vegetables during much of the year. The ten steps are: 1) Select a good location. 2) Plan your garden layout. 3) Grow recommended varieties. 4) Obtain good seed, plants, equipment and supplies. 5) Prepare and care for the soil properly. 6) Plant your vegetables properly. 7) Irrigate with care. 8) Mulch & cultivate to control weeds. 9) Be prepared for pests and problems. 10) Harvest at peak quality.
  • Working with Non-Profit Organizations – Cooperative Extension’s Opportunity to Expand Its Reach

    Apel, Mark B.; Warren, Peter L. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2014-12)
    This article describes the advantages and benefits of collaborations between Cooperative Extension and non-profit organizations in terms of increasing Extension's outreach capacity and assisting non-profits. Guidelines are provided for Extension personnel interested in working with non-profits.
  • Making Bound Buttonholes

    Church, Helen L. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1951-09)
  • Making Bound Buttonholes

    Church, Helen L. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1958-10)
  • 2nd Year 4-H Foods

    Morris, Elsie H. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1953-10)
  • Your 4-H Demonstration

    Kightlinger, Ellen M. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1952-07)
  • Soil, Water and Sunshine

    Ray, Howard E.; Middleton, James E. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1953-01)
  • As Others See You: A Courtesy Manual for 4-H Club Members

    Rowe, M. Pauline; Sanborn, Mary L.; Buchanan, Bruce R. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1952-11)
  • 4-H Activities

    Unknown author (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1953-10)
  • Plan Your 4-H Meeting

    McKee, Kenneth L. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1951-12)
  • Requirements for Arizona 4-H Club Work

    McKee, Kenneth L. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1952-10)
  • Building for Tomorrow: 4-H Leader's Handbook

    McKee, Kenneth L. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1952-10)
  • 4-H Activities: Make Your Club Work Sparkle

    McKee, Kenneth L. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1951-04)
  • 4-H Club Girl's Room

    Ryan, Grace (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1951-08)
  • 4-H Poultry in Arizona

    Van Sant, W. R. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1951-07)

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