College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Shelby Humbarger will pursue her dream of becoming an agricultural education teacher when she enters the UA as a freshman this fall.
Aug. 19, 2019
Early in her high school career, Shelby Humbarger made the decision to join her school's Future Farmers of America chapter, a move that changed the course of her life.
Aug. 19, 2019
High levels of triglycerides, which increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, can be reduced with prescription omega-3 fatty acids, according to a scientific advisory led by a UA researcher.
July 22, 2019
How well you manage your money in college may determine when you'll ultimately achieve "adult identity," according to a new study led by the UA.
Monsoon storms are definitely on their way to Southern Arizona, though predictions of when they will start vary. (Photo: Pete Gregoire/NOAA Weather in Focus Photo Contest 2015)
June 25, 2019
While many forecasters are predicting this year's monsoon storms will appear later than usual, UA climatologists say the start of the 2019 monsoon season is still up in the air.
June 5, 2019
A UA-led team of engineers and scientists are researching new methods, including "magic" microbes and chemical processes, to remove insensitive high explosives from soil and water.
May 28, 2019
Teaching children how to appropriately give money away can help them learn financial basics like budgeting, and it may contribute to their well-being later in life, UA research suggests.
A conservation agriculture demonstration plot in Zimbabwe. (Photo: CIMMYT/Peter Lowe)
May 6, 2019
New research shows that while conservation farming might work well in industrialized nations, its benefits aren't always transferable to the more rural parts of the world.
“I have always known that I wanted to pursue an international career in grassroots service, community development and peace building,” said Ruth Byrnes, who will serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer following her graduation from the UA in May.
April 17, 2019
Gina Aniano and Ruth Byrnes took advantage of a new undergraduate program and were rewarded with invitations to serve in the Peace Corps.
From left: Undergraduate student Luis Ruiz, doctoral student Ayako Kusakabe and professor Patricia Stock are have identified compounds derived from Photorhabdus, an insect pathogenic bacterium, that can potentially replace chemical pesticides. (Photo: Alison Mairena/Tech Launch Arizona)
March 28, 2019
UA entomologist Patricia Stock is working on developing a safer alternative to the chemical pesticides commonly used to combat plant pathogens.