College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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.
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.
With advanced laboratory capabilities and expertise in coronavirus research, the University of Arizona Water and Energy Sustainable Technology Center is uniquely situated to conduct sewage surveillance for the coronavirus.
April 2, 2020
UArizona researchers are testing wastewater across the country to trace coronavirus prevalence in communities and help public health officials better prepare for the future.
March 25, 2020
Richard Rosen, interim director of the Take Charge America Institute for Consumer Financial Education and Research, has advice for those struggling with their finances in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
An endowed chair in integrated pest management will honor John Palumbo, a cooperative extension specialist at the Yuma Agricultural Center, and his contributions to the Yuma community. (Photo by Carol Miller)
March 12, 2020
Integrated pest management supports growers and increases farm profitability, while reducing human health risks and protecting natural resources. The endowed chair will honor John Palumbo, a cooperative extension specialist at the Yuma Agriculture Center, and his contributions to the Yuma community.
Illustration of power, lighting and roving concepts operating in a lunar crater. (Photo courtesy of NASA)
March 5, 2020
NASA has awarded funding to research teams working on ways to find water and grow food in space. UArizona researchers are focusing on harvesting water from the lunar surface and microgravity crop production.
Adult crane flies live for two weeks, tops. (Photo: Daniel Stolte/UANews)
March 5, 2020
A mass emergence of crane flies in Tucson has many people wondering what the creatures are and why they seemed to show up all at once. An insect expert has answers.
Feb. 25, 2020
Attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance can both have negative consequences for well-being due, at least in part, to financial reasons.
Erin Ratcliff is leading a project to develop new ways of collecting and analyzing the clues sweat has to offer. (Photo: College of Engineering)
Feb. 12, 2020
A team of researchers at the University of Arizona is developing new methods to collect and analyze sweat for clues about how the body is functioning.
Murat Kacira, professor of biosystems engineering, works in the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center. (Photo by Rosemary Brandt/College of Agriculture and LIfe Sciences)
Feb. 11, 2020
The University of Arizona's Controlled Environment Agriculture Center will use a $2.7 million federal grant to study indoor leafy green production to help feed a growing global population.