Providing the latest science-based information, programs and training about forage and food crop production in Nevada.
Learn three easy ways to help protect and promote pollinators, like bees and butterflies, in your home landscapes and gardens.
Agricultural Outlook (Nevada)
Provide agricultural stakeholders with a concise evaluation of current market conditions, expected trends in crop and livestock income potential and management implications.
The alternative crop program is evaluating the potential new crops for the state of Nevada.
Beginning Farmer and Rancher - Herds & Harvest Program
Developing educational courses, workshops, technical assistance, business advice and mentoring support network for Nevada agricultural producers who are beginning or diversify a farm or ranch operation.
Cattlemen’s Update is Extension’s annual educational program offered for beef cattle producers to learn about issues affecting profitability and product quality in the Great Basin region.
Coffee Shop email helps ranchers make money
Extension’s coffee shop is a national subscription email designed to provide a two-way communication network for livestock producers. The question-and-answer service provides answers to livestock production and marketing questions.
Experimental Opuntia Plot
Prickly pear cactus (Optunia) could be used for food for animals and humans and for biofuel. To learn more, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension are partnering to test three different species of prickly pear cactus under three different irrigation regimes. The research is being conducted in a large experimental cactus garden located at Extension, Clark County's Logandale Office. The garden is always open for self-guided tours.
Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program
The purpose of Nevada’s Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program (FRTEP) is to improve the ability of Native American farmers and ranchers to manage their agricultural enterprises effectively, efficiently and profitably.
Green Industry Training
A workforce development program to train green industry professionals, who receive continuing education units for pesticide applicator, ISA-certified arborist and Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper
Grow Your Own, Nevada!
Learn the secrets of high desert gardening
Improving Farmer/Rancher Profitability and Efficiency (On Farm Research)
Helping Pershing County agricultural producers improve the profitability and efficiency of their agricultural operations.
Integrated Pest Management
Integrated Pest Management program is a long-term management strategy that uses a combination of tactics to reduce pests to tolerable levels with potentially lower costs for the pest manager and minimal effect on the environment.
Living with Drought
The program connects stakeholders with drought status information, essential research, and tools that can be used to help address and assess the impacts of drought in Nevada.
Master Gardener Native Plants Demonstration Garden
Members of the Master Gardeners of Washoe County's Native Plants Committee maintain a small demonstration garden on the west side of Extension, Washoe County Office.
Pesticide Safety Education Program
Extension’s Pesticide Safety Education Program provides web-based training for pesticide applicators seeking to apply restricted and general use pesticides safely, properly and according to the law. Pesticide licensure and certification is administered by the Nevada Department of Agriculture.
Research Center & Demonstration Orchard
Researching new varieties of fruit producing trees, vines and other plant materials in sustainable ways for the Mojave Desert climate.
Risk Management Education
Extension develops and delivers a comprehensive risk management education program to livestock and forage producers in Nevada.
Soybean Production in Nevada
Extension research shows that soybeans may have potential as a low-water-use alternative crop in alfalfa in Nevada. Alfalfa is one of the most grown crops in Nevada. Since Nevada is the driest state in the country, it is critical to identify profitable low-water-use crops, like the soybean.
Sustainable Agricultural Practices Program
Extension conducts several sustainable agriculture programs including researching alternative crops, introducing sustainable biodiversity/multiple use of rangelands, and increasing the number of pest control materials labeled in and increasing the knowledge and implementation rate of Integrated Pest Management practices in Nevada.
Teff Crop Production
The purpose of this program is to introduce Nevada farmers to and help train them in the cultivation of teff, a small-seeded grain and forage crop that requires less water than alfalfa and can be more profitable.
The Greenhouse Project
The Greenhouse Project serves as a teaching facility for hands on programs at the Carson City High School. Students help to cultivate and distribute vegetables and herbs for culinary classes and community food ban.
Weed Prevention & Management
Integrated weed management is based on economically viable and environmentally friendly weed management tactics that combine use of herbicides with other control tactics, such as mowing, burning, tillage, grazing and re-vegetation. By taking steps to prevent weed invasion, land owners/managers and other stakeholders can avoid the economic and environmental impacts of noxious and invasive weeds.
Weed Warriors Invasive Weed Training
The Weed Warriors program tackles the growing problem of weeds on public and private land.
Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE)
SARE is a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that functions through competitive grants conducted cooperatively by farmers, ranchers, researchers and ag professionals to advance farm and ranch systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities.
Youth Horticulture Education Program
Youth Horticulture Education Program is the premier program of horticulture projects that involve youth, families and educators.