The University Of Arizona
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
We always try to select a variety of topics for this
annual publication that will reflect the diversity of research programs
in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This process is less
than perfect as we are never able to fully cover the activities of
our very capable and hard working faculty. In spite of this shortcoming,
the following pages do offer a sample of our extensive activities.
We have many strong programs in the plant sciences and
therefore have provided articles that range from basic molecular biology,
to the development of new varieties, to better production practices
and the development of methods for controlling weeds. Some of our
excellent programs in entomology are highlighted in articles on mosquitoes,
cockroaches and termites.
We are seeing an abundance of new regulations related
to air and water quality. We always hope that those who develop the
rules will base them on sound science such as that reflected in the
following articles on measuring airborne particles and reclaiming
water. The human side is also covered in the article on controlling
Our readers who are alumni of the institution will be
pleased to see that Libby Davison is taking the lead in obtaining
official recognition of the campus as an arboretum. This will help
ensure that the many unique trees and shrubs on campus, collected
largely through the effort of our college's faculty, will be forever
Lastly, I wish to thank Susan McGinley, Robert Casler, and other members of our staff who always produce a first class publication.
Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station
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