Maninder K. Walia

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Maninder K. Walia

Assistant Professor, State Specialist


Ph.D. Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State University, USA (2015)


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

News & Journal Articles, Fact Sheets, Reports...

Fact Sheets
Benefits of cover crops.
Cover crops benefits on soil health, pest pressure, following crops in rotation.
Walia, M.K. 2019, University of Nevada, Reno, Extension, FS-19-11
Know the Status of Your Soils Before You Plant.
Soil sampling for field crop production.
Walia, M.K. and Hefner, M. 2019, University of Nevada, Reno, Extension, FS-19-17
Management of pennycress as a winter annual cash cover crop- A Review.
Cubins, J., Wells M.S., Frels, K., Ott, M., Forcella, F., Gregg, J., Walia, M.K., Becker, R.L., and Gesch, R.W. 2019, Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 39:46.
Effect of manures and fertilizers on soil physical properties, build-up of macro and micronutrients and uptake in soil under different cropping systems: a review.
Manures and fertilizers influence on soil properties and nutrient contents.
Dhaliwal, S. S., Naresh, R. K., Mandal, A., Walia, M. K., Gupta, R.K., Singh, R., and Dhaliwal, M.K. 2019, Journal of Plant Nutrition, 42:20, 2873-2900.
Long-term effects of intensive rice–wheat and agroforestry based cropping systems on build-up of nutrients and budgets in alluvial soils of Punjab, India.
Nutrient management
Dhaliwal, S. S., Naresh, R. K., Walia, M. K., Gupta, R.K., Mandal, A., and Singh, R. 2019, Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science.
Long-Term Influence of Nutrient Management on Carbon and Nutrients in Typic-Ustochrept Soils.
Nutrient management influence on carbon and nutrient contents in soils.
Dhaliwal, S. S., Ram, H., Walia, S. S., Walia, M. K., Kumar, B., and Dhaliwal, M.K. 2019 2019, Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 50:19, 2420-2428.
Gypsum and carbon amendments influence leachate quality from two soils in Ohio, USA. Walia, M.K., and Dick, W. A. 2019, Soil Science Society of America Journal.83:212-220.
Selected soil physical properties and aggregate-associated carbon and nitrogen as influenced by gypsum, crop residue, and glucose.
Influence of gypsum and carbon sources on soil physical properties.
Walia, M.K., and Dick, W. A. 2018, Geoderma. 320:67-73.
Does tillage or fertilizer provide resilience to extreme weather events in southern Illinois?
Resilience to extreme weather conditions through soil management practices.
Walia, M.K., Krausz, R., and Cook, R.L. 2018. 2018, Agronomy Journal. 110 (5): 1-7.
Winter camelina seed yield and quality response to harvest time.
Winter camelina seed yield and oil quality affected by different harvest dates.
Walia, M.K., Wells M.S., Cubins, J., Wyse, D., Gardner, R.D., Gesch, R., and Forcella, F. 2018, Industrial Crops and Products. 125: 765-775.
Deep soil carbon after 44 years of tillage and fertilizer management in southern Illinois compared to forest and restored prairie soils.
Changes in soil Carbon with different types of tillage practices.
Walia, M.K., Baer, S. G., and Cook, R.L. 2017, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 72 (4) 405-415.
Impact of integrated nutrient management on soil health and rice yields in India - A Review. Walia, M.K., Dhaliwal, S.S., and Walia, S.S. 2017, Indian Journal of Fertilizers 13(7): 28-41.
Evaluation of dry peas (Pisum sativum L.) varieties for seedling vigor indices in eastern Montana.
Dry peas variety
Walia, M.K., Mohammed, Y.A., and Chen, C. 2017, Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 48 (22):2652-2662.
Soil chemical properties and plant growth as influenced by gypsum and Carbon amendments application.
Soil chemistry
Walia, M.K., and Dick, W. A. 2016, Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 16 (3): 832-847.
Crop and Resource Use Needs Assessment Survey
Survey to determine crop and resource use needs within our state and work to bring programming and/or resources to help address those needs or issues.
Walia, M 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno