Recent CALS Spotlights

  • One of the greatest challenges facing agricultural producers this year is the ever-shifting price of commodities.

    To help farmers, agribusinesses and brokers reduce commodity price risks while making timely decisions about purchasing inputs and marketing output, the University of Arizona has licensed a commodity price-risk management web application to Tucson startup company HedgeSmart LLC.

  • The native of Cape Verde Islands, off the coast of West Africa, studied agronomy and plant genetics at the UA and began breeding research with the orange-fleshed sweet potato in 1997.

  • The institutions are advancing social agriculture to help farmers achieve economic profitability while promoting environmental sustainability.

  • The UA is part of an effort led by the U.S. Department of Energy to collect and generate big data faster and develop new crops more quickly for sustainable domestic energy — and food, feed and fiber needs down the line. Creating domestic biofuels from sorghum is just the beginning.

  • With the start of National Pollinator Week, we take a moment to look at the work of UA researchers working to ensure the ecosystem's health.

  • Purchasing a car can be a stressful experience, especially for first-time buyers.

    A new mobile app developed at the University of Arizona is making the process a little more fun by teaching teens and young adults about the used-car buying process through interactive games.

  • Thandiwe Mweetwa, currently pursuing a master's degree in natural resources conservation at the UA, has spent time in Zambia to study lion populations there.

  • As population grows and water supplies are over-tapped, water planners and managers are looking for ways to expand and diversify their water portfolios. One source of water that has been under-utilized is wastewater.

  • With a domestic horse in Arizona testing positive for rabies, UA Cooperative Extension experts urge the public not to panic, but to instead focus on helping with disease prevention.
  • Tech Launch Arizona's third annual awards event honored those whose work directly affects the quality of life through research, collaboration and innovation — key elements in the University of Arizona’s land-grant mission and Never Settle strategic plan. The I-Squared Awards for Innovation and Impact were held at the UA Museum of Art on Monday.