• Arizona Agriculture 1962

      Unknown author (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1962-02)
    • Arizona Agriculture 1963

      Unknown author (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1963-02)
    • Arizona Agriculture 1964

      Unknown author (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1964-01)
    • Arizona Well Owners' Guide to Water Supply

      Artiola, Janick; Uhlman, Kristine; Soil, Water & Enviromental Science (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2009)
      This well owners guide presents detailed sections to assist the reader in becoming familiar with water quality concepts, drinking water guidelines and water testing. The reader can also become familiar with Arizona specific aquifers, conditions and activities that determine ground water quality. Well owners can also review and become familiar with well construction, components and maintenance needed for the safe and proper function of their wells. Finally, a section on water treatment technologies and selection, based on water quality conditions is presented. Well owners will be able to refer to this section for the selection of water treatments, should they choose to improve the water quality of their wells. Includes numerous illustrations.
    • Arizona's Open Range "Law"

      Glenn, Erik; Dolan, Cori; Natural Resources & the Environment, School of (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2010-12)
      Livestock are still an important part of rural life in Arizona. As more and more homes have been built adjacent to areas traditionally used for cattle grazing, the potential for conflict between livestock owners and homeowners has increased. Regardless of whether you yourself own large animals, you must be aware of your responsibilities towards your neighbors' livestock. The details of your responsibilities--and your liability--depend in large part upon where you live and whether you have a suitable fence around your property.
    • Arsenic in Arizona Ground Water -- Source and Transport Characteristics

      Uhlman, Kristine; Water Resources Research Center (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2008-05)
      Following on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "Arsenic Rule" decision to require public water systems to lower the allowable arsenic content in drinking water from 50 parts per billion (ppb) to 10 ppb by January 23, 2006, private well owners across the state have realized the importance of testing their own water supply for arsenic. Under Arizona law, it is the sole responsibility of the private well owner to determine the quality (potability) of their private well water. This article discusses the geologic prevelance of arsenic across the state, and options available to the well owner to address this water quality concern. Expected to be the first in a 3-part series on ground water quality issues common in Arizona.
    • Biosolids Land Use in Arizona

      Artiola, Janick; Soil, Water & Enviromental Science (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2011-04)
      The land application (non-hazardous sewage sludge) biosolids has been in practice in Arizona since the 60s.
    • Buying Locally Grown and Eating Seasonally in Arizona

      Hongu, Nobuko; Turner, Rachel J.; Martinez, Cathy L.; Suzuki, Asuka; Gonsalves, Kimberly A. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2014-10)
      More and more consumers are choosing to buy locally produced foods. Health and environment conscious consumers believe locally grown foods are healthier, fresher, and are better tasting than foods that have endured many miles of transport. Buying locally also helps communities by stimulating local economies and protecting the environment. This article outlines the benefits of buying locally grown food and eating seasonally in Arizona. A recipe that is easy and affordable using local produce is included. An Arizona seasonal produce availability calendar is included in the Appendix.
    • Cooling for the Arizona Home

      Thornburg, Martin L.; Thornburg, Paul M. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1939-05)
    • Demystifying The Solar Module

      Franklin, Ed; Univ Arizona, Coll Agr & Life Sci (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-08)
      The adoption of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems to serve as an energy source for residential, commercial and agriculture applications is growing. Early use of solar PV energy as an alternative energy source to fossil fuels became popular in the 1970’s during the rise of the environmental movement. The cost of solar power in 1977 was $76.00 per watt. A combination of factors including public awareness, demand for solar, availability of product and service, and improving technology has dropped the cost per solar watt. In 2015, the cost of solar power was $0.613 per watt (Shahan, 2014). Energy rebates offered by local, state, and federal agencies has made the adoption of solar energy more affordable.
    • Doing our Part to Help Conserve Arizona's Water Resources and Reduce Global Warming by Saving Energy at Home

      Artiola, Janick; Yoklic, Martin; Crimmins, Michael; Soil, Water & Enviromental Science (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2008-10)
      Hardly a week goes by without a major news story related to the global and local environment. Every one has heard of global warming and the climate changes being felt as average temperatures rise in most parts of the world. At the state and local levels we have all heard about the dwindling water resources how these might limit the future growth of Arizona. Without electrical energy (electricity) to keep cool and pump water life in our arid and semi-arid climates would become unbearable. What we often do not realize is that electricity production, water resources and global warming are all interconnected. By becoming more aware of the global issues that are confronting us, we will also become more sensitive to local and individual concerns. And by acting individually and locally we can have a positive impact in controlling the global issues that we all face. In the first page, this Bulletin hopes to bring renewed awareness to AZ residents and their need to conserve electricity in their daily lives by connecting their individual actions to local, state and global effects. The following topics will be introduced: Global Warming and its Local Impact Arizona Water Resources Electricity Production in Arizona The second page will be devoted to providing energy saving tips at home by providing a primer of basic electricity concepts, how to measure electricity usage at home, examples of wasted electricity, and tips on how to reduce electricity use at home with little effort or discomfort.
    • Drinking Water Standards

      Hassinger, Elaine; Watson, Jack; Soil, Water & Enviromental Science (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1998-05)
      Gasses, minerals, bacteria, metals and chemicals suspended or dissolved in water can influence the quality of the water and hence affect our health. Therefore, EPA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has established limits on the concentration of certain drinking water contaminants allowed in public water supplies. This publication discusses drinking water standards and how these standards are set.
    • An Economic Survey of Pinal County Agriculture

      University of Arizona.; Agricultural Extension Service. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1931-04)
    • Evaporative Cooler Water Use

      Karpiscak, Martin; Marion, Mary H.; Office of Arid Lands Studies (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1994-05)
    • Evaporative Cooling in Semi-Arid Climates

      Giacomelli, Gene; Hahne, Kathryn; Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2008-05)
      In the semi-arid climate of southern AZ, evaporative cooling systems are commonly used and very effective for cooling homes (swamp coolers), outdoor areas (misters), and for greenhouses used for commercial and horticultural plant production (pad-and-fan, high-pressure-fog). The purpose of this brochure is to educate users about strategies they can employ to save water and improve the performance of evaporative cooling systems. Principles of operation, a list of advantages and disadvantages, and a comparison of common systems is also included, to help users decide the best system for them.
    • Food Product Dating and Storage Times

      Armstrong Florian, Traci L.; Misner, Scottie (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2015-06)
      Nutritious food is an important part of individual health and wellness. One way to ensure food is nutritious is to check the date on packages. The date is a guideline to help consumers use food when it is at its peak quality or before spoilage begins. Proper storage conditions and times are also essential in keeping healthy food safe to consume.
    • Furniture Repair

      Ryan, Grace (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1952-08)
    • Guide Posts in Buying Household Equipment

      Unknown author (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1952-12)
    • Health Effect of Drinking Water Contaminants

      Hassinger, Elaine; Watson, Jack; Soil, Water & Enviromental Science (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1998-05)
      Chemical contaminants occur in drinking water supplies throughout the United States, ranging from barely detectable amounts to levels that could possibly threaten human health. Determining the health effects of these contaminants is difficult, especially since researchers are still learning how chemicals react to the damaged cells. This publication addresses the issue of chemical contaminants in drinking water, topics include; acute and chronic health effects, setting standards, and treatment techniques.
    • Healthy Fats: Tips for Improving the Quality of Fat Intake

      Hongu, Nobuko; Wise, Jamie M.; Gallaway, Patrick J. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2014-07)
      The article provides information about different types of dietary fats and promotes consumption of healthy fats in moderation as part of a balanced diet. The prevalence of fat-free products in grocery stores may give some health-conscious consumers the perception that all dietary fats are unhealthy. However, fats are absolutely vital for proper physiological functioning, and it is imperative that fats are included in a healthy diet. Fats are classified as saturated, monounsaturated, or polyunsaturated. Both types of unsaturated fats, when consumed in moderation, can help lower cholesterol and decrease the risk of heart disease, especially when they replace saturated and trans fats. We provide tips for selecting healthier fats, along with a guide for consuming appropriate portions of fat.