• Aphids

      Warren, Peter L.; Schalau, Jeff (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2014-07)
      A description of aphids, the damage they cause, their lifecycle, and management recommendations.
    • Arizona Home Gardening

      Tate, Harvey F. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1953-09)
    • Arizona Home Gardening

      Tate, Harvey F. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1946-05)
    • Arizona Ranch, Farm, and Garden Weeds

      Parker, Kittie F. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1958-06)
    • Backyard Fruit Production at Elevations 3500 to 6000 Feet

      Young, Deborah; Call, Robert E; Kilby, Michael; DeGomez, Tom (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2015-03)
      The mid elevations (3,500 to 6,000 feet) in Arizona can be ideal for growing tree fruit. Site selection can make a pronounced effect on how well fruit will grow and produce. The warmer the site the greater the chance of success. Areas where cold air settles are a poor choice for tree fruit production. Variety selection is very important for good fruit production.February and March are the best months to plant bare root trees, although they can be planted anytime during the dormant season. Try to plant 30 days before bud break. Containerized plants are best planted in late September through early October. The open center pruning system allows for more sunlight to reach all the branches of the tree. Whereas the central leader is used with those trees that are less vigorous. Training trees when young is an important step in ensuring a strong scaffold system when bearing. Fruit thinning helps to control fruit size and consistent bearing. Proper fertilization, irrigation, and pest control will promote healthy productive trees.
    • Better Coverage of Arizona's Weather and Climate: Gridded Datasets of Daily Surface Meteorological Variables

      Weiss, Jeremy; Crimmins, Michael; Univ Arizona, Coll Agr & Life Sci (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2016-08)
      Many areas that use agricultural and environmental science for management and planning – ecosystem conservation, crop and livestock systems, water resources, forestry and wildland fire management, urban horticulture – often need historical records of daily weather for activities that range from modeling forage production to determining the frequency of freezing temperatures or heavy rainfall. In the past, such applications primarily have used station-based observations of meteorological variables like temperature and precipitation. However, weather stations are sparsely and irregularly located throughout Arizona, and due to the highly variable terrain across the state (Figure 1), information recorded at these sites may not represent meteorological conditions at distant, non-instrumented locations or over broad areas. This issue, along with others related to quality, length, and completeness of station records, can hinder the use of weather and climate data for agricultural and natural resources applications. In response to an increasing demand for spatially and temporally complete meteorological data as well as the potential constraints of station-based records, the number of gridded daily surface weather datasets is expanding. This bulletin reviews a current suite of these datasets, particularly those that integrate both atmospheric and topographic information in order to better model temperature and precipitation on relatively fine spatial scales, and is intended for readers with knowledge of weather, climate, and geospatial data. In addition to addressing how these datasets are developed and what their spatial domain and resolution, record length, and variables are, this bulletin also summarizes where and how to access these datasets, as well as the general suitability of these datasets for different uses.
    • Birds of Paradise Shrubberies for the Low Desert

      Warren, Peter L. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2014-06)
      A description of the popular bird of paradise shrubberies available for use in the desert southwest.
    • Bulbs for Northern Arizona

      Allen, Alvin.; Tate, Harvey F. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1958-06)
    • Compost Tea 101: What Every Organic Gardener Should Know

      Joe, Valerisa; Rock, Channah; McLain, Jean; Univ Arizona, Coll Agr & Life Sci (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-08)
      Growers of organic produce in the Southwestern United States face many challenges, including variation in water and temperature, and exposure to insects and disease. As a result, smallholder organic farmers are increasingly relying on soil additives such as compost tea that improve product quality, use less water, deter pests, and reduce reliance on chemical additives (Diver, 2002). But what exactly is compost tea? Do the benefits of using compost tea outweigh any concerns? For example, can it contain pathogens, and if so, do applicators have to worry about coming into contact with pathogens? This publication provides facts about making compost tea, and reviews both the benefits and potential disadvantages to help smallholder farmers to make educated decisions regarding the use of compost tea.
    • Container Gardening In The Southwest Desert

      Young, Kelly M. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2016-12)
      This publication covers the basics of container gardening in the hot, dry desert. Selecting an appropriate container, planting medium, and plant types for production are discussed.
    • Control of Garden Pests

      Tate, Harvey F.; Roney, J. N. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1944-05)
    • Cotton (Texas) Root Rot

      Olsen, Mary (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2015-02)
      The most important disease of woody dicotyledonous plants in Arizona is Phymatotrichopsis root rot (Cotton or Texas root rot) caused by a unique and widely distributed soil-borne fungus, Phymatotrichopsis omnivora. The fungus is indigenous to the alkaline, low-organic matter soils of the southwestern United States and central and northern Mexico.
    • Flowers for Northern Arizona

      Tate, Harvey F. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1956-05)
    • Flowers for Southern Arizona

      Tate, Harvey F. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1956-05)
    • Growing Figs in the Low Desert

      Bealmear-Jones, Stacey R. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2014-07)
      This publication will help home gardeners grow figs. It includes cultural care as well as pest management.
    • Growing Strawberries in Home Gardens

      DeGomez, Tom (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2015-06)
      Strawberries are easy to grow. They provide the first fruit of the season, and are quick to bear. When harvested fully ripe in the home garden they have excellent flavor. In stores they can be expensive and are often harvested prior to being fully ripe. Various types of strawberries are available. Each type has specific environmental requirements such as temperature and hours of daylight for good production. With the wide range of climatic zones in Arizona it is important to choose the right type of strawberry for your growing conditions.
    • Hand Tools Used for Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems

      Franklin, Edward; Univ Arizona, Coll Agr & Life Sci (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-08)
      A description of the multiple hand tools commonly used to measure energy output of solar photovoltaic (PV) silicon-type modules. These tools include a digital multi-meter to measure voltage, a clamp-on ammeter to measure current, a pyranometer to measure solar irradience, an angle finder to measure module tilt angle, a non-contact thermometer to measure solar cell temperature, and a Solar Pathfinder to evaluate a potential site for shading issues.
    • Home Citrus in Central Arizona

      Tate, Harvey F.; True, Lowell (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1961-02)
    • The Home Curing of Fresh Dates in Arizona

      Hilgeman, R. H.; Albert, D. W. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1936-08)
    • The Home Curing of Fresh Dates in Arizona

      Hilgeman, R. H.; Albert, D. W. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1933-08)