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Blog Posts
4-H Basics
Learn about the 4-H emblem, colors, pledge, motto and slogan.
Stark, C. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
4-H Programs & Projects Overview
Learn about 4-H programs, projects, activities, project guides and manuals, time commitments and rewards.
Stark, C. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
How to Join 4-H
Learn who can join, where and when to sign up, what there is to do, costs, and benefits.
Stark, C. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Nevada 4-H & 4-H Camp History
In the late 1890's and into the early 1900's, 4-H programs began throughout the country in response to young people and their need for a better agricultural education. As one of the first organizations that focused on providing youth with hands-on learning opportunities, 4-H has a rich history of helping young people gain skills that they use throughout their lives. In 4-H, young people have fun, explore, discover and learn. 4-H'ers make new friends, develop life skills, become leaders and change their communities.
Stark, C. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Nevada 4-H Resources
Learn where to purchase official 4-H merchandise, proceeds of which benefit Nevada 4-H. Also explore links to other 4-H site and resources.
Stark, C. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Understanding and working with youth
Learn about positive youth development, essential elements of 4-H, ages and stages of youth development, experiential learning, vibrant youth groups, youth engagement, approaches to youth engagement, youth service, youth leadership, and youth media/research and evaluation.
Stark, C. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
What is a 4-H Club?
4-H programs actively involve youth in quality experiences that focus on lifelong learning of values and skills. 4-H clubs encourage youth, ages 5 to 19, to learn by doing. There are a variety of 4-H clubs and groups that young people can join.
Stark, C. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
What is Collegiate 4-H?
Collegiate 4-H has existed since 1916. Its major purpose is leadership and service to others. Members come from diverse backgrounds and academic departments.
Stark, C. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
What is the Cloverbud Program?
Youth who are 5 to 8 as of January 1st of the current 4-H Year (Oct 1 to Sept 30) may join the 4-H Cloverbud Program, which has age appropriate activities and allows for creativity and encourages play.
Stark, C. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Why we need 4-H volunteers
Volunteers offer the nurturing, vision, commitment, skills, creativity, dedication and wisdom that can significantly impact the development of young people.
Stark, C. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Brochures
Nevada Economic Assessment Project Summary
The project focuses on providing Nevada’s counties, state and federal agencies, and their partners with quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analyses to better understand the counties’ demographic, social, economic, fiscal, and environmental characteristics, trends, and impacts.
Borden, B, Lednicky, J 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Nevada Radon Test Kit Locations
Nevada Radon Education Program Radon Test Kit Locations
Howe, S. 2019, University of Nevada, Reno Extension
Bulletins
mowing lawn
Certified Nursery Workers (2019)
A list of certified Nursery Workers from the 2019 Green Industry Training program.
Fisher, J. 2019, Extension website
How and Where to Get a Radon Test Kit
Instructions on how and where to get a Radon test kit in Nevada through the Nevada Radon Education Program.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada. IP
How to Fix a Radon Problem
If you have a radon problem in your home, there are steps you can take to lower your risk of exposure and fix (mitigate) your home for radon.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Insect Management
Applying IPM strategies: Insect control can be split into these five separate categories.
Hefner, M. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Long-term Radon Test Kit Request Form
Use this form to request a $15 (plus shipping) Long Term Radon Test Kit in Nevada.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Nevada Certified Radon Measurement Providers
A list of board certified certified radon measurement professionals that serve Nevada counties.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Nevada Certified Radon Mitigation Providers
A list of board certified radon mitigators serving Nevada residents, who are also licensed by the Nevada Contractors State Board.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Nevada Radon Poster Contest Flyer - 2020
The 2020 Nevada Radon Education Program Poster Contest is underway!
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Nevada Radon Test Kit Locations during National Radon Action Month (NRAM) - 2020
Get a FREE radon test kit in Nevada at these locations from Jan. 1 - Feb. 29, 2020.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Nevada Radon Test Results
Maps of Nevada and Nevada counties that show Radon potential based on data collected from completed radon tests from 1989-2018
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Plant Disease Management
Plant disease management, like most pest management, is based on several important principles. These are the basic principles of plant disease management
Hefner, M. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
An outline of the principles and best practices of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Hefner, M. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Radon in Real Estate Testing Checklist
This checklist can help you through all of the steps for testing a home during the buying process.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Radon Information for the Home Buyer
What every home buyer should know about radon. EPA recommends that you know the radon level in any house you may want to buy.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Radon Mitigation - What is a Radon Mitigation System?
Do you have a radon problem? A mitigation system might be the solution, but what is a radon mitigation system?
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Radon Mitigation - Certified Radon Contractors
A radon mitigation contractor is a professional who can fix your home to reduce the radon level.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Radon Mitigation - Fixing It Yourself
If you plan on fixing your radon problem yourself, this is what you need to know.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Radon Mitigation - How To Know If a Radon Mitigation Contractor Did a Good Job
A radon mitigation contractor should perform the following basic steps when putting a radon mitigation system in your home:
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Radon Mitigation - The Benefits and Costs of a Radon Mitigation System
An effective radon mitigation system can reduce the radon level in your home by up to 99 percent.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Short-Term Radon Test Kit Request Form
Use this form to request a $10 (plus shipping) Short-Term Radon Test Kit in Nevada.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Tips for a Healthy Lawn
Follow these tips to conserve water, crowd out weeds, and grow a thick, green lawn.
Hefner, M. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Tips for Building a Healthy Soil
Soil is the foundation for your plants. Focus on building a healthy soil, and your plants will benefit.
Hefner, M. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Tips for Healthy Landscape Trees
A mature tree adds value, shade and beauty to the landscape. Keep trees healthy by following these tips:
Hefner, M. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Tips for Lower-risk Pest Control
Products are available that have less risk to the user and others. Select these whenever appropriate.
Hefner, M. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
Tips for Managing Insect Pests in the Landscape
Did you know that 99% of all insects are not harmful to you or your landscape? Determine which insects are helpful and head head off insect pests by following these tips:
Hefner, M. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP.
Tips for Managing Weeds
Use these tips to manage weeds and grow healthy, thriving plants in your yard
Hefner, M. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Tips for Using Pesticides Safely
Remember, pesticides are designed to kill or repel pests. Keep yourself, your family and your pets safe by following these tips.
Hefner, M. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Vertebrate Pest Management
Vertebrate pests include animals with a backbone, such as ground squirrels, mice and pigeons.
Hefner, M. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Weed Management
As with all pest management, it is essential to identify the pest before taking action. Most effective weed management plans include several control strategies. Weed control can be divided into five separate categories.
Hefner, M. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Fact Sheets
Buying Seed: Understanding Analysis, Certification and Treatment Tags
Understanding the components of seed labels and certification tags is important when purchasing seed for wildland restoration projects. Learn the common components of a seed label and the different seed certification tags issued by official seed-certifying agencies.
Taylor, M. and Wilhelm, R. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Engineering in the Preschool Classroom
Children are natural engineers. Adults can help develop children’s beginning engineering skills by giving them things to build with and to take apart, asking questions, and providing them with safe opportunities and places to test out their ideas. In this fact sheet we focus on the engineering-related skills of building and construction, and movement and force.
Weigel, D., Byington, T. and Kim, Y. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-19-04
How Radon Gas Enters Homes
Radon can enter and collect inside almost any home or other building through dirt floors, hollow block walls, cracks in the foundation floor and walls, sump pumps, openings around floor drains, joints and foundation openings for pipes, sewers and other utility connections.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Journals
An Intercultural Competence Organizational Development Model for Embracing Diversity and Inclusion. Moncloa, F., Horrillo, S. J., Espinoza, D., & Hill, R. 2019, Journal of Extension.
healthy food
Effects of different antioxidants on quality of beef patties from steers fed low-moisture distillers grains
Corn Distillers Grains plus Solubles (DGS) are commonly used as a source of protein and energy for finishing cattle and its composition may vary based on moisture levels, fat and protein content. However, the inclusion of DGS in finishing diets alters beef quality attributes when compared to corn-based diets.
Fruet, A.P.B., Nörnberg, J.L., Calkins, C.R., de Mello, A.S. 2019, Meat Science, Volume 154, August 2019, Pages 119-125
Lay or Popular Publications
house plant on shelf
Four Myths of House Plant Care
Learned the scientific information that debunks many of the myths thought to be true.
Fisher, J. 2019, Reno Gazette Journal
flowers
Gardening education you need
Educational opportunities in landscaping and gardening for spring 2019.
Fisher, J. 2019, Reno Gazette Journal
Ana Nunez Zepeda at an educational booth
Graduate of the Pack: Ana Nunez Zepeda, nutrition instructor
"It’s important that there are people doing what I do because we can help our community by teaching them how to have a healthy lifestyle."
Andrews, A. 2019, Nevada Today
A house and car completely engulfed in flames
How can I prepare my home and neighborhood for a wildfire?
University experts caution actions taken by homeowners before a fire ever starts play a critical role.
Smith, E. and Andrews, A. 2019, Nevada Today
trough in soil
Private Soil Testing Labs for Home Gardens
A list of private soil testing laboratories to use for home gardeners.
Master Gardeners 2019, Extension
Woman leaning against a wall with her head down
The hard truth about domestic violence
Intimate partner violence doesn't discriminate. It can happen to anyone. Learn more about its impacts on victims, survivors and the economy, and find local and national resources.
Andrews, A. 2019, Nevada Today
Firefighters with firetruck in the foreground; hillside on fire in the background
Up in smoke: University ecologists help firefighters protect Nevada's lands
Fires unleash devastating losses on Nevada ranches, grazing areas, and habitat. Each leaves Nevada lands more vulnerable to future fires. Knowing how to care for Nevada's land before and after disturbances is key to reducing wildland fire risk and repairing lands post-fire. This is where two University experts come in.
Andrews, A. 2019, Nevada Today
Men loading juniper bushes into a truck
What did we learn from the Caughlin Fire?
Jamie Roice-Gomes and Ashley Andrews break down 5 lessons learned following the Caughlin Fire
Andrews, A. and Roice-Gomes, J. 2019, Nevada Today
Men shoveling pine needles into a trailer
What is defensible space and how do I create some around my home?
University experts help homeowners to make homes more fire safe
Smith, E. and Andrews, A. 2019, Nevada Today
Iris in bloom
What is firescaping?
University experts give tips on keeping your landscape from going up in flames
Andrews, A. and Skelly, J. 2019, Nevada Today
research
Women in science: a Q&A with CABNR pet food mercury researchers
Professor Gustin and fellow researchers Chichester, Dunham-Cheatam, Luippold and Vargas-Estrada talk about their work and answer related questions
Gustin, M.S., Chichester, L., Dunham-Cheatham, S., Luippold, A., and Vargas Estrada M. 2019, Nevada Today
Melinda Yerka in a field
Women in science: a Q&A with CABNR researchers
Professors Stringham and Yerka, along with postdoctoral scholar Dunham-Cheatham, discuss their work as CABNR researchers
Andrews, A. 2019, Nevada Today
Jamie Ludwig Dafoe digging a hole on a range
Women in science: Jamie Ludwig Dafoe, rangeland specialist
Dafoe, a graduate of the College of Biotechnology, Agriculture & Natural Resources rangeland science program, takes us through life as a rangeland consultant
Andrews, A. 2019, Nevada Today
Maps
Churchill County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Churchill County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Douglas County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Douglas County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Elko County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Elko County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Esmeralda County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Esmeralda County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Eureka County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Eureka County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Humboldt County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Humboldt County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Lander County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Lander County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Lincoln County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Lincoln County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Lyon County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Lyon County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Mineral County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Mineral County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Nevada Statewide Radon Potential Map - 2018
On overview of potential radon exposure in Nevada.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Nye County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Nye County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Pershing County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Pershing County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Storey County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Storey homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Washoe County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Washoe County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
White Pine County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in White Pine County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Newsletters
September Newsletter Shay McGee, Alita Requena 2019, N/A