Wendy Hanson Mazet

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Wendy Hanson Mazet

Program Officer III

Programs

professionals in a commercial landscape horticulture class

Commercial Landscape Horticulture

Classes offer training for green industry workers, including some bilingual classes, on how to landscape in the Nevada desert

people learning to identify a tree

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

hands holding freshly picked carrots

Grow Your Own, Nevada!

Learn the secrets of high desert gardening

Silver Ironweed, Vernonia lindheimeri v. leucophylla

Master Gardener Energy Way Demonstration Garden

The Master Gardeners of Washoe County maintain a small raised-bed demonstration garden featuring ornamental plants. It is located on the east side of the Extension, Washoe County Office.

Master Gardeners at tabling event

Master Gardeners of Nevada

Program trains local gardeners to provide research-based horticulture information to Nevadans

master gardeners in garden

Master Gardeners of Washoe County

Master Gardeners provide free, research-based horticulture information to Nevadans.

Weed Warriors Invasive Weed Training cb

Weed Warriors Invasive Weed Training

The Weed Warriors program tackles the growing problem of weeds on public and private land.

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

Fact Sheets
Getting Started with Backyard Fruit Trees in Northern Nevada
Practical advice for getting started with backyard fruit trees, including selection tips, pruning tips, chill requirements and lists of fruit trees varieties that grow well in northern Nevada, including apple, pear, cherry, plum, peach and apricot varieties.
Kratsch, H. and Hanson Mazet, W. 2014, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Fact Sheet 14-14
Chicory flower
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Chicory
Chicory grows up to 3 or more feet tall, with most of the leaves growing at the base of the plant. This gives a skeleton-like appearance to the upper part of the plant. The leaves have been used as salad greens, and the root as a coffee substitute. Learn more about Chicory in this fact sheet.
Donaldson, S. and Hanson Mazet, W. 2013, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-13-10
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Common Cocklebur
This fact sheet contains information on ways to maintain and control cocklebur. Learn more about the plant by reading an in-depth guide on the features of the plant and control methods.
Donaldson, S. and Hanson Mazet, W. 2013, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-13-11
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Cutleaf Nightshade
This fact sheet contains information on cutleaf nightshade to help homeowners identify and manage the plant. Learn about each part of the plant and the controls methods to maintain the plant.
Donaldson, S. and Hanson Mazet, W. 2012, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-13-12
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Curlycup Gumweed
Guide to identifying and managing Curlycup gumweed, and arromatic plant that grows as a ground-hugging rosette form in the first year, and then sends up branched, semi-woody stems and flowers in the second year.
Donadson, S, Hanson Mazet, W. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-11-60
A Northern Nevada Homeowner's Guide to Managing Annual Bursage
Guide to managing Annual bursage. Annual bursage grows to three feet tall and is common in disturbed sites as well as in various plant communities.
Donaldson, S., Hanson Mazet, W. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-11-64
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Blue Mustard
Guide to managing Blue Mustard, a leafy, branching plant growing up to 1 1/2 feet tall, blue mustard sprouts in the fall, growing a ground-hugging rosette form.
Donaldson, S., Hanson Mazet, W. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-11-61
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Common Lambsquarters
Guide to identifying and managing Common lambsquarters, a weed that grows a ground-hugging rosette form sometimes tinged with purple.
Donaldson, S., Hanson Mazet, W. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-11-63
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Common Mallow
Guide to identifying and managing Common mallow. Mallow grows in a rounded, bushy or spreading plant with tough stems and a deep taproot.
Donaldson, S., Hanson Mazet, W. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-10-21
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Western Salsify
Guide to Identifying and Managing Western Salsify, a grass-like plant is easily recognized by the large 2- to 4-inch-diameter puffball that develops from the yellow flowers.
Donaldson, S., Hanson Mazet, W. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-11-62
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Bur Buttercup
Guide to identifying and managing Bur buttercup, a small, 2- to 5-inch tall plant that grows and flowers early in spring.
Donaldson, S., Hanson Mazet, W. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-10-20
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Common Mullein
Guide to identifying and managing Common mullein. a tall plant with pale fuzzy leaves and long flowering stalks.
Donaldson, S., Hanson Mazet, W. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-10-22
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Common Purslane
Common purslane is a fleshy plant that grows in a low, spreading mat.
Donaldson, S., Hanson Mazet, W. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-10-23
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Dandelions
Guide to identifying and managing Dandelions. Common pests of turf, dandelions grow in a rosette (ground-hugging form) that develops into a bushy plant.
Donaldson, S., Hanson Mazet, W. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-10-24
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Flixweed
Guide to identifying and managing Flixweed, a bushy, much-branched plant that grows up to 2 or more feet tall, flixweed blooms early in the spring.
Donaldson, S., Hanson Mazet, W. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-10-25
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Hare Barley
Guide to identifying and managing Hare barley.
Donaldson, S., Hanson Mazet, W. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-10-26
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Kochia
Guide to identifying and managing Kochia that when mature, grows into a Christmas tree -shaped plant 1 to 6 feet tall.
Donaldson, S., Hanson Mazet, W. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-10-27
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Prickly Lettuce
Guide to identifying and managing prickly lettuce, a bushy, much-branched drought-tolerant plant that grows to five plus feet tall.
Donaldson, S., Hanson Mazet, W. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-10-28
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Redroot Pigweed
Guide to Identifying and Managing Redroot Pigweed, a common source of late-summer allergies.
Donaldson, S., Hanson Mazet, W. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-10-29
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Russian Thistles
Guide to identifying and managing Russian thistles which grows into a bushy, prickly plant that breaks off at ground level and rolls with the wind when mature.
Donaldson, S., Hanson Mazet, W. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-10-31
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Tumble Mustard
Guide to identifying and managing Tumble mustard, a bushy, much-branched plant that grows up to 5 feet tall.
Donaldson, S., Hanson Mazet, W. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-10-32
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Broadleaf Plantain
Guide to managing Broadleaf Plantain, a perennial that is a common pest of lawns and gardens.
Donaldson, S., Hanson Mazet, W. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-10-17
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Buckhorn Plantain
Guide to managing Buckhorn plantain, A perennial that has long stems with flowering spikes.
Donaldson, S., Hanson Mazet, W. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-10-18
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Bull Thistle
Guide to managing Bull Thistle, which grows as a rosette (ground-hugging  form) in the first year, and then sends up stems and flowers in  the second year, growing to 6 feet tall.
Donaldson, S., Hanson Mazet, W. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-10-19
Getting Started with a Vegetable Garden
Practical information on getting started with a vegetable garden, including easy to grow vegetables for beginners and planting dates for Nevada.
Kratsch, H., Allen, L., Hanson Mazet, W. 2010, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Fact Sheet 10-15