Featured Programs

Building rockets from straws in a great lesson in propulsion.

4-H Youth Development

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.

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Lyon County 4-H Youth Development

4-H programming in Lyon County.

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Washoe County 4-H Youth Development

4-H strengthens and promotes healthy youth development to give young people the capacity to act as responsible citizens and agents of community change.

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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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Small Business development in rural Nevada

Extension offered business planning classes to existing and potential small-scale entrepreneurs through a series of interactive video and face-to-face classes.

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Invasive Species (Weeds)

Weeds are one of the most serious threats to Nevada rangelands and lawns. Hundreds of Weed Warriors, Woad Warriors, and other volunteers have been trained by Extension personnel in how to spot, control and eradicate noxious weeds.

Excerpts from our latest newsletter

New Extension associate director to develop training and leadership programs

Shannon Horrillo joins the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

Hannah Alfaro

Shannon HorrilloHorrillo is the associate director of University of Nevada, Reno Extension. Photo by Robert Moore.

University of Nevada, Reno Extension welcomes Shannon Horrillo to their staff as associate director.

Horrillo, along with providing primary support to Ivory W. Lyles, the director of Extension, will develop training and leadership programs for new faculty and be the primary communication link between faculty and the community. She will also be charged with providing leadership for effective programming and finding new grant and funding opportunities for Extension programs.

“A key component of Horrillo’s responsibilities will also be developing an accountability system,” said Lyles. “This is so effective communication of program impact can be achieved for Extension, federal, state and county partners.”

Shannon will help create high-quality programs with significant impacts on Nevada

“I’m looking forward to working with both Extension faculty and the community. I’m also excited to provide leadership for new programs and represent Extension at all levels.” - Horrillo

 

Laughlin-Searchlight 4-H Afterschool Program maintains popularity

Program starts 2019-2020 year with 100 students enrolled

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4H youth with rocketsExtension's Will Douglas (left) prepares to help 4-H students in Searchlight launch rockets as part of the Laughlin-Searchlight 4-H Afterschool Program. Photo by Kelli Carlson.

The Laughlin-Searchlight 4-H Afterschool Program activities for 2019-2020 have begun and they are big this year. 

Will Douglas of Extension in Laughlin addressed the program at the recent Laughlin Town Advisory Board meeting. He said that the program is fun and exciting and provides extraordinary learning opportunities in the hours after school. 

The 4-H Afterschool Program, along with the other programs within Extension's Nevada 4-H Youth Development Program, offers innovative “learn-by-doing” activities to develop and enhance lifelong skills such as leadership, critical thinking, collaboration, decision-making and civic responsibility. 4-H offers a variety of project areas to participate in and learn from, as well as a multitude of new opportunities to explore and develop personal awareness.

4-H Afterschool develops programs to fit the demographics of local communities and counties. The organization offers support to other youth-serving programs in various formats, depending on the needs and interests of the youth and adults involved.

Washoe County Related News Articles, Fact Sheets, Reports...

 
4-H Policies, Forms & Procedures
Staff and volunteer resources (forms, applications, policies, etc.)
Stark, C., Chvilicek, S., Luna, N., Mitchell, S., Haack-Damon, K. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
evening primrose flowers
A dreamy moonlight garden
Plants and objects to use in a moonlight garden design.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
california fuschia flowers
Add plants to attract hummingbirds
Attracting hummingbirds to your garden can be done by adding specific plant species.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
Anonymous Brainstorming Technique
Groups often struggle to find collaborative structured processes for generating ideas and solutions to problems, issues, and concerns. This fact sheet describes the Anonymous Brainstorming Technique (Bens 2000), a technique that can be used to assist groups as they manage various ideas when engaged in planning and problem-solving.
Rebori, M. and Havercamp, M. 2003, Extension, FS-03-09
children learning about ember awareness
Attend Nevada Field Day to learn about Cooperative Extension and other University programs
Attend Nevada Field Day to learn about Cooperative Extension programs
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
living wall with bromeliads
Bring plants indoors to beat winter blues
What is interior plantscaping, including living walls.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
vegetables in water for regrowing
Bring vegetable growing indoors this winter
Using kitchen vegetable cuttings to regrow indoors.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
Buying Local: Perceptions of High-End Chefs in Nevada
According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), Nevada’s restaurant industry is expected to experience the fastest growth of any state in the U.S., in terms of jobs and sales, between 2009 and 2019. This fact sheet provides an overview of the results of the survey.
Cowee, M., Curtis, K., Gatzke, H., and Morris, R. 2009, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Carson City County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit and attend a free radon education presentation in Carson City during National Radon Action Month.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Carson City Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Carson City County homes.
Howe, S. 2018, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
mowing lawn
Certified Nursery Workers (2019)
A list of certified Nursery Workers from the 2019 Green Industry Training program.
Fisher, J. 2019, Extension website
Churchill County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit and attend a free radon education presentation in Churchill County during National Radon Action Month.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
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
Clark County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit and attend a free radon education presentation in Clark County during National Radon Action Month.
Howe, S 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Clark County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Clark County homes.
Howe, S. 2018, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
prickly pear cacti
Cold-hardy cacti
A list and description of cold-hardy cacti.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
russian sage growing near garden bed
Common herbs can become weeds
Many herbs are aggressive and become weeds in our vegetable gardens
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
pumpkins and canning jar
Create cozy, inviting home décor with fall leaves
Use items from the garden to decorate for fall.
Fisher, J., Hanson Mazet, W. 2017, Reno Gazette Journal
Developing a Local Food Industry in Nevada
There is unfulfilled demand for local food in Nevada. This demand can be filled by addressing a series of gaps in knowledge and logistics that prevent a larger scale of production and supply of local food and by educating the market that the products they desire can be grown in the desert.
Gatzke, H. 2012, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Developing Farmer and Gourmet Chef Partnerships
The gourmet restaurant sector has long been a stalwart niche of the greater market, and yet in Nevada ties between local producers and chefs are just emerging, leaving an open opportunity for continued growth and development due to the varied tourism destinations in Nevada.
Curtis, K., Entsminger, J., Gatzke, H., and Morris, R. 2009, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
roses on arbor
Different rose varieties need different pruning
How to prune different varieties of roses.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
Douglas County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit and attend a free radon education presentation in Douglas County during National Radon Action Month.
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 Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit and attend a free radon education presentation in Elko County during National Radon Action Month.
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
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
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 Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit in Eureka County during National Radon Action Month.
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
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
Free Radon Education Presentations in Nevada during National Radon Action Month
A list of free radon education presentations in Nevada during National Radon Action Month. Presented by the Nevada Radon Education Program.
Howe.S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
From Farm Fresh to Fine Dining: Producing for Gourmet Restaurants
In today’s economy, Nevada’s agricultural producers face new challenges as well as developing opportunities. Markets for vegetable and fruit crops are changing as new international competition enters the market, and consumer tastes and preferences adapt to include new cultures and ideals.
Curtis, K., Entsminger, J., Gatzke, H., and Morris, R. 2009, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
flowers
Gardening education you need
Educational opportunities in landscaping and gardening for spring 2019.
Fisher, J. 2019, Reno Gazette Journal
Green Industry Professional’s Guide to Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
A Green Industry Professional’s Guide to Integrated Pest Management is designed to help green industry personnel understand IPM and to aid in implementing a pest control plan.
Hefner, M., Kratsch, H. 2017, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension SP-17-14
garden beds
Healing Gardens: How we can honor veterans
Healing gardens provide a source of relaxation, inspiration and rehabilitation for veterans.
Fisher, J. 2017, Reno Gazette Journal
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 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
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
Humboldt County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit in Humboldt County during National Radon Action Month.
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
Hydrangea
Hydrangeas in Northern Nevada
Are there varieties of hydrangeas that will grow here? Yes. Will they thrive? Rarely, under average garden conditions.
JoAnne Skelly 2016, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Impacts of Development on Waterways
Local officials interested in protecting area waters must go beyond standard flood and erosion control practices and address the issue of polluted runoff through a multilevel strategy of planning, site design and storm water best management practices.
Donaldson, S. and Hefner, M. 2004, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Increasing Collaborative Success Between American Indians and Agriculture Professionals
It has been recognized that American Indian populations don’t take full advantage of federal programs aimed at enhancing agriculture and natural resource management practices. Emm and Singletary (2009) claim that some of the problem stems from these programs not being designed with the American Indian in mind.
Lewis, S. and Emm, R. 2011, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Insect Management
Applying IPM strategies: Insect control can be split into these five separate categories.
Hefner, M. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Intermountain Pasture and Hay Meadow Handbook: Pasture, Hay and Profit
This manual has been developed in response to (1) increased inquiries we have received concerning irrigated pasture development, use and management, and (2) our belief that irrigated pasture may be an economically viable alternative for Nevada farmers and ranchers.
Multiple Authors 2000, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, EB-00-02
master gardener volunteers talking to clients in the office
Is it scientific or just a myth?
The best place to get science-based information if from Cooperative Extension.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
Kids Know Nevada Insects: Monarch Butterfly
I am the monarch butterfly! I am found all throughout the United States and even southern Canada. I am most well-known for the yearly trip back and forth (called a migration) that I make every fall and spring. Monarchs in Nevada and other western states head to the coast of California, but those in the east head all the way to central Mexico. When we arrive, we hang from trees in big numbers, waiting until spring to head north. We do this to avoid cold weather, returning in spring when the plants we need begin to grow again.
Burls, K. and Newton, J. 2017, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, FS-17-14
Know Nevada Insects: Monarch Butterfly
The monarch butterfly is perhaps one of the most iconic butterfly species in North America, and it can be found throughout Nevada in the summertime. This species is famous for its yearly migration. Unlike Eastern U.S. monarchs that migrate to central Mexico, our Nevada monarchs migrate hundreds of miles to the coast of California every winter, returning back north to breed on milkweed plants.
Burls, K. and Newton, J. 2017, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, FS-17-13
Know Nevada Insects: Orange sulphur butterfly - Colias eurytheme (Boisduval)
The collective research on the description and life cycle of orange sulphur butterfly. Including the damages done by caterpillars and integrated pest management as a result of it.
Burls, K. and Newton, J. 2017, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Fact Sheet 17-15
Lander County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit in Lander County during National Radon Action Month.
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 Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit in Lincoln County during National Radon Action Month.
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
Little Free Libraries in Nevada: What, Why and How
LFLs are small, custom-built freestanding boxes that house anywhere from 20 to 100 books. LFLs are often uniquely designed (typically very cute) and can be made of any material able to withstand the outdoor elements. Finding a suitable location for the LFL is an important decision.
Bender, P., Burge, P., Powell, P., and Rebori M. 2015, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Fact Sheet-15-09
Little Free Libraries: Strategic Future Locations in the Reno Sparks Area
Little Free Libraries (LFLs) provide opportunities for increased access to books and reading material for children. LFLs are small custom-built freestanding boxes that house 20 to 100 books. Over 32,000 officially registered LFLs exist; they are in all 50 U.S.
Burge, P. and Rebori, M. 2016, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Fact Sheet-16-08
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
person performing catch can test on lawn
Look for QWEL-certified pros for your next landscape contract
Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper is a new program to Nevada for landscape professionals to learn about irrigation principles for water-efficiency.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
Lyon County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit in Lyon County during National Radon Action Month.
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
Marketing Farmers’ Markets: Ideas for Market Vendors & Managers in Nevada
In 1994, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS) began tracking the number of farmers’ markets nationwide. At the start there were 1,755 farmers’ markets across the country; in 2008 there were 4,685, an increase of nearly 168 percent (USDA-AMS, 2008).
Cowee, M., Curtis, K., Gatzke, H. 2009, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
shady walkway with plants
Master Gardener Garden Tour funds community education program
The Master Gardener garden tour funds the master gardener program.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
Math in the Preschool Classroom Number Identification, Counting and One-to-one Correspondence, and Addition and Subtraction
In this fact sheet, we focus on the following number sense skills: number identification, counting and one-to-one correspondence, and addition and subtraction.
Byington, T., Kim, Y., and Weigel, D. 2016, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, FS-16-14
Math in the Preschool Classroom Spatial relations, Geometry and Measurement
In this fact sheet we focus on three fundamental math skills — spatial relations, geometry (shapes) and measurement.
Byington, T., Kim, Y., and Weigel, D. 2016, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, FS-16-13
Mineral County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit in Mineral County during National Radon Action Month.
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
Native Plants Help Conserve Water Andrews, A. and Kratsch, H. 2015, Reno Gazette-Journal
Nevada 4-H Camp Advisory Council
Nevada 4-H Camp Advisory Council members, agendas and meeting minutes.
Stark, C. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
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 Farmers Market Customer Profiles
Between 1994 and 2008, the number of farmers markets in the U.S. increased by nearly 168 percent, from 1,755 markets to 4,685 (USDA-AMS, 2008). This shows the importance of farmers markets as a direct marketing outlet for agricultural producers.
Cowee, M., Curtis, K., and Gatzke, H. 2009, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
scottish thistle
Nevada Nuisance Weeds Field Guide
The plants listed in this field guide are nuisance weeds, those that are troublesome, but have not been listed by the state as noxious weeds.
Hefner, M., Kratsch, H. 2018, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension SP-18-02
Nevada Processed Food Guide: Refrigerated, Cut Produce
Food businesses can find support in the growing consumer interest in local foods. Knowing what is required to sell cut and packaged produce can be confusing. This document is a brief guide that outlines the resources and topics that should be considered to produce and sell refrigerated fruits and vegetables in Nevada.
Gatzke, H., Allen, K., West, T., and Roemer, M. 2016, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
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
Nevada Radon Education Program Radon Test Kit Locations
Howe, S. 2019, University of Nevada, Reno Extension
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
Nevada Statewide Radon Potential Map - 2018
On overview of potential radon exposure in Nevada.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
norfolk pine with red ornament
Norfolk Island pine: a living Christmas tree
How to care for Norfolk Island pine trees indoors.
Fisher, J. 2017, Reno Gazette Journal
Northern Area Peer Review Submission Form
Northern Area peer review submission form
Extension 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Nutritional and Sensory Analysis of Raspberry Varieties Grown in Northern Nevada
The purpose of this study was to measure vitamin C, vitamin E, total polyphenolics (antioxidants) and sugars (glucose and fructose) in several raspberry varieties during two growing seasons and during different months of harvest. We hypothesized these nutrients would vary across types, as well as harvest month.
Jacobs, J., Kratsch, H., Omaye, S., and Treftz C. 2016, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Special Publication 16-14
Nye County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit in Nye County during National Radon Action Month.
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 Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit in Pershing County during National Radon Action Month.
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
Pets and Pesticide Use
Pets are an important part of our lives. The animals that share our homes, yards and properties rely on us for protection and safety. Some pesticide products used in and around our homes, in our yards and on our lawns can harm our pets and other domestic animals if not used properly.
Donaldson, S., Hefner, M., and Moses, C. 2010, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, FS-10-06
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
Plant Season Extension in the Desert
Desert regions, especially the high deserts, have wide-ranging temperatures that can greatly stress plants and reduce production. Using a combination of strategies to moderate environmental extremes and protect plants from frost can greatly improve growth and production.
Gatzke, H., McCuin, G., and Nelson, D. 2009, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Pre-Emptive Pest Control Hefner, M. 2016, Reno Gazette-Journal
Preparing your landscape for a vacation
How to care for your landscape or garden during vacation in summer months.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
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
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
Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Pest Control Operator
Many pest problems can be controlled by the homeowner using a combination of preventative measures, good sanitation and general-use pesticides. Occasionally, a pest problem becomes too large or too complex and homeowners elect to seek outside pest control assistance by hiring a pest control professional.
Donaldson, S., Hefner, M., Carpenter, J., and Lawrence, L. 2012, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, FS-10-07
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
Report to Community on Volunteer Forum: Elko, Nev.
As part of the planning process, Nevada Volunteers in partnership with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension conducted six community forums across the state in Reno, Fallon, Las Vegas, Mesquite, Elko and Tonopah in spring of 2016 as a means of outreach to both rural and urban communities. The purpose of the fo
Rebori, M., Baker-Tingey, J., and Wright, J. 2016, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Report to Community on Volunteer Forum: Fallon, Nevada
The contents of this report include the information and thoughts about the community as seen from the perspective of these participants. This report is not intended to be a comprehensive picture of the entire area, but merely a snapshot as provided by those in attendance.
Powell, P., Rebori, M., and Wright, J. 2016, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Special Publication 16-08
Report to Community on Volunteer Forum: Las Vegas, Nev.
The contents of this report include the information and thoughts about the community as seen from the perspective of these participants. This report is not intended to be a comprehensive picture of the entire area, but merely a snapshot as provided by those in attendance.
Rebori, M. and Wright, J. 2016, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Special Publication 16-10
Report to Community on Volunteer Forum: Mesquite, Nev.
The contents of this report include the information and thoughts about the community as seen from the perspective of these participants. This report is not intended to be a comprehensive picture of the entire area, but merely a snapshot as provided by those in attendance.
Rebori, M. and Wright, J. 2016, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Special Publication 16-11
Report to Community on Volunteer Forum: Reno, Nev.
The contents of this report include the information and thoughts about the community as seen from the perspective of these participants. This report is not intended to be a comprehensive picture of the entire area, but merely a snapshot as provided by those in attendance.
Rebori, M. and Wright, J. 2016, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Special Publication 16-12
Report to Community on Volunteer Forum: Tonopah, Nev.
The contents of this report include the information and thoughts about the community as seen from the perspective of these participants. This report is not intended to be a comprehensive picture of the entire area, but merely a snapshot as provided by those in attendance.
Rebori, M. and Wright, J. 2016, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Special Publication 16-13
jar with tomato seeds
Saving seeds from your garden is easy and free
Saving seeds from your garden is easy and free.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
Science in the Preschool Classroom: Earth Science Kim, Y., Weigel, D., and Byington, T. 2017, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
baby with laptop
Science in the Preschool Classroom: Physical Science Byington, T., Kim, Y., and Weigel, D. 2017, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Selecting Vegetable Crops for Small-Scale Desert Production
Many people consider vegetable production to be difficult in the desert. Production of vegetables is possible by selecting suitable crops and using effective growing techniques. Crop selection should use crops suited to the climate and season.
Gatzke, H. 2012, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
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
Small Farm Hoop House Production of Vegetables in Desert Climates Costs & Returns, 2010
This publication presents sample costs and returns to produce vegetables using hoop house protection and drip irrigation in Southeastern Nevada. It is intended to be a guide, used to make production decisions, determine potential returns and prepare business and marketing plans.
Bishop, C., Gatzke, H., and Curtis, K. 2010, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Soil Testing Guide for Nevada Home Gardeners
A soil test analyzes a representative sample of soil for specific characteristics. Most soil tests use chemical measurements and models to estimate the amount of nutrients that are available for growing plants.
Gatzke, H. and Nelson, D. 2009, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
potted kohlradi greens
Steps to a successful container salad garden
Growing a container salad garden at home is easy, includes steps and varieties to plant.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
Storey County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit and attend a free radon education presentation in Storey County during National Radon Action Month.
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
easter lily flower
The history and tradition of the Easter lily
History and meaning of Easter Lily including origin, current nurseries and religious meaning.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
person kneeling on pad while digging in garden bed
The importance of ergonomics in the garden
Gardening ergonomics are important for every gardener.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
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
gardener with hula hoe
Top six garden must-haves for 2018
Best items for gardeners in 2018.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
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
Washoe County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit and attend a free radon education presentation in Washoe County during National Radon Action Month.
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
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
What Cooperative Extension Professionals Need to Know About Institutional Review Boards
Increasingly, Cooperative Extension professionals are required to have their projects approved by their university Institutional Review Boards. For many, this can be an intimidating task. In this article we provide information that we hope will help ease the confusion and frustration that can sometimes accompany the process. We also present several tips for helping the process go more smoothly.
Weigel, D., Brown, R. and Martin, S. 2004, Journal of Extension
What Cooperative Extension Professionals Need to Know About Institutional Review Boards: Recruiting Participants
As more Cooperative Extension professionals conduct evaluations, needs assessments, and research that is professionally published and presented, there is a need to better understand the process for navigating the university Institutional Review process. This article examines challenges associated with recruiting participants and is the second in a series providing tips for preparation of IRB proposals and the implementation of more sound and productive studies.
Brown, R., Martin, S., and Weigel, D. 2004, Journal of Extension
What Cooperative Extension Professionals Need to Know About Institutional Review Boards: Risks and Benefits
What Cooperative Extension Professionals Need to Know About Institutional Review Boards: Risks and Benefits
Weigel, D., Martin, S., and Brown, R. 2005, Journal of Extension
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
Master Gardeners learning with training activity
What do Master Gardeners do anyway?
The Master Gardener program has a little for everyone and serves Washoe County through the Cooperative Extension horticulture office in Reno.
Fisher, J. 2017, Reno Gazette Journal
oregon grape flower
What’s blooming now?
Flowers blooming in spring that are inconspicuous.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
White Pine County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit and attend a free radon education presentation in White Pine County during National Radon Action Month.
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
Why Customers Shop at Farmers Markets in Nevada
Farmers markets are an increasingly popular alternative to traditional grocery stores for consumers. In the decade between 1998 and 2008, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA- AMS) estimated that the number of farmers markets in the U.S. increased 71 percent from 2,746 to 4,685.
Cowee, M., Curtis, K., and Gatzke, H. 2009, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

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