Agriculture

Many consumers tried online grocery buying for the first time in March, and the trend may continue, says UArizona researcher Sabrina Helm.
April 23, 2020
Consumer scientist Sabrina Helm talks about current trends in consumer spending, online shopping and stockpiling and what they might mean for the future of retail.
April 14, 2020
Tree nuts – specifically pecans and pistachios – are making a growing contribution to Arizona's economy. The tree nut industry generated more than $90 million in direct sales in 2017.
Cayla Vimmerstedt, a 4-H participant, has been raising her steer, Stitch, for eight months. Even though the Pima County Fair will not run this month as planned due to COVID-19, Vimmerstedt will still get to show Stitch in a virtual setting.
April 6, 2020
With this year's county fairs canceled, 4-H agents, volunteers and UArizona Cooperative Extension employees across Arizona have come together to offer 4-H youth the opportunity to show off their projects virtually.
A group of researchers in the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences has turned to making hand sanitizer for health care workers.
March 26, 2020
Researchers in the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences are following WHO guidelines to produce hand sanitizer in the lab.
"Just imagine you have scientists who are engineers in a nanotechnology area and you have agriculture students, and the only way to really have them come together would be to fly or have a teleconference. We can eliminate that barrier and connect people virtually through this virtual reality hub," said Nano 2020 principal investigator Randy Burd.
Feb. 3, 2020
In a custom-developed VR classroom complete with a laboratory, nanoscale objects come to life for students thanks to the power of science data visualization.
Poplar trees are fast-growing trees that are a source of biofuel and other products including paper, pallets, plywood and furniture frames. (Photo: David J.P. Moore)
Jan. 6, 2020
University of Arizona-led research found that trees in which isoprene production was genetically suppressed did not suffer ill effects in terms of photosynthesis or biomass production.
Sept. 23, 2019
University of Arizona researchers are participating in a study to determine how environmental factors impact the risk of produce becoming contaminated, with a goal of enhancing the safety of produce grown in the Yuma area.
These results of a new UA-led study suggest that the novel co-location of agriculture and solar photovoltaic arrays could have synergistic effects that support the production of ecosystem services such as crop production, local climate regulation, water conservation and renewable energy production.
Sept. 2, 2019
A paper published in Nature Sustainability presents the first field-data assessment of outcomes of a multi-year study of agrivoltaics in dryland regions.
May 13, 2019
Range management specialists at the UA will work closely with staff members at the Alpi Cozie Natural Parks, which will also be the site of a study abroad program for students this summer.

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