University of Nevada, Reno Extension Workshops led by
Kevin Burls, Integrated Pest Management Educator
 

Pollinators such as native bees are crucial for helping produce the fruits and vegetables we grow and eat in Nevada. But it’s not just bees and butterflies- wasps and flies also visit native flowers, and they provide another important service as pest control for many farm and garden insect pests. This workshop will cover local pollinator diversity and ecology, review common native plants and how to garden for pollinators, and end with a short hands-on demonstration planting native pollinator seedlings at the demonstration pollinator gardens at the Truckee Meadows Nature Study Area in Reno or at the Elko County Extension Office.

At the end, you’ll be given free native pollinator seedlings adapted for your area!

Workshops have limited spots available: click the links below to register!

Workshop 1: Reno- morning (Thanks to all who attended!)

Date & Time: Saturday, April 17th, 2021 11:00 - 12:30 pm
Location: Truckee Meadows Nature Study Area (old Rosewood Golf Course)
6800 Pembroke Dr.
Reno, NV 89502

Workshop 2: Reno- afternoon (Thanks to all who attended!)

Date & Time: Saturday, April 17th, 2021 1:30-3:00 pm
Location: Truckee Meadows Nature Study Area (old Rosewood Golf Course)
6800 Pembroke Dr.
Reno, NV 89502

Workshop 3: Elko (register for workshop 3)

Date & Time: Saturday, June 12th, 2021 10:00 - 11:30 pm
Location: Elko County Extension Office
701 Walnut St.
Elko, NV 89801

Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance must call or notify Kevin Burls (kburls@unr.edu, 775-336-0255) at least three days prior to the scheduled class.

NOTE: This event will be held outside rain or shine. All University COVID-19 Safety Guidelines will be enforced, including masks and physical distancing. 

Kevin Burls received his Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2014 and has been the Integrated Pest Management Educator for the University of Nevada Extension since 2015. His specialties include local pollinator ecology and conservation and using native insects for controlling insect pests.

This talk is funded through the USDA (Award #2017-70006-27198).

Photo credits (L-R): Kevin Burls, Steve Scholl, Steve Scholl

Burls, K.J. and H. Kratsch 2021, Using native plants to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects - workshop and plant giveaway, University of Nevada, Reno Event Calendar

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Nevada Noxious Weed Field Guide – Mayweed chamomile
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Know Nevada Insects: Aphids
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Blecker, L., Creech, E., Dick, J., Gephart, S., Hefner, M., H. Kratsch, Moe, A., Schultz, B. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Field Guide
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Blecker, L., Creech, E., Dick, J., Gephart, S., Hefner, M., Kratsch, H., Moe, A., Schultz, B. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Field Guide
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Blecker, L., Creech, E., Dick, J., Gephart, S., Hefner, M., Kratsch, H., Moe, A., Schultz, B. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Field Guide
 

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