Featured Programs

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Grow Your Own, Nevada!

Learn the secrets of high desert gardening

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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

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Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL)

Training will provide participants with local water, soil and plant information, basic and advanced irrigation principles and hands-on water audit skills they can use in the field

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Weed Warriors Invasive Weed Training

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

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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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Living With Fire

Helping Nevadans and visitors prepare for wildfire

 

Excerpts from our latest newsletter

Nevada 4-H partners with AmeriCorps to bring opportunities to inner-city youth

Extension aims to make post-secondary education a reality for underserved Las Vegas youth

Claudene Wharton

Extension has been awarded a $280,000 AmeriCorps Program grant to expand its Nevada 4-H Youth Development Program in Clark County to engage more youth in underserved, inner-city areas of Las Vegas in STEM, civic engagement and other activities aimed at equipping the youth to successfully attend and complete some form of post-secondary education.

The grant will fund the 4-H Grows Here Project in Clark County, using AmeriCorps members recruited from the community to engage youth, and create and sustain 4-H clubs in the inner city aimed at youth ages 5-19, with an emphasis on low-income and middle school-aged youth, and youth of color.

AmeriCorps members will serve in various capacities to support the youth development program – building community relationships, educating youth in STEM or other skills, or serving as 4-H club leaders. Together, they will be responsible for educating 3,000 youth through workshops, and then transitioning at least half of them for longer-term 4-H club programs. Once active in 4-H clubs, youth will complete 4-H curriculum related to computer science, robotics, chemistry, rocketry, drones, eco-science and other STEM subjects. Finally, the youth will select and complete a project that incorporates what they have learned to address a community need or solve a problem.

4H student holding a droneExtension’s 4-H Grows Here Project will reach inner-city youth, teaching them STEM skills, such as those youth learn by building and flying drones.

Extension Director Ivory W. Lyles said, "Expanding the reach of 4-H to inner-city youth will create more true leaders who are prepared and engaged to take on critical challenges facing families, communities and businesses today."

4H student holding a droneExtension’s 4-H Grows Here Project will reach inner-city youth, teaching them STEM skills, such as those youth learn by building and flying drones.

New agricultural research and Extension center begins operations

Eureka County ranch to expand offerings of University’s Experiment Station

Mike Wolterbeek

Our College's new Great Basin Research & Extension Center in Eureka County has begun operations in a new initiative for rural Nevada. The enterprise will address the related issues of sustainable grazing management of dryland rangelands, livestock, crop production under water-limited environments, and alternative water and irrigation strategies for crop production.

"This operation will address real world problems through research and Extension – providing useful knowledge to the ranchers and farmers of Nevada," Bill Payne, dean of the College, said. "It’s also a Nevada showcase, as much of the world looks like this, and the knowledge we generate here will be useful throughout drylands of the world."

The initiative, overseen by our College's Experiment Station, is spearheaded on a 644-acre ranch in Diamond Valley near the town of Eureka, along with several grazing permits on nearby Bureau of Land Management lands. 

Interim Center Director & Extension Educator Gary McCuin, said, "I am excited and intrigued by the potential that this Center has to help us meet the mission of this land-grant institution, and the needs of our producers."

Contributing knowledge & meeting needs

"Ranchers and farmers have unique challenges and problems that our research faculty can help them address and solve. This fits exactly into the goals of the Experiment Station – contributing knowledge and meeting stakeholders' needs." -Associate Dean for Research & Experiment Station Director Chris Pritsos

Extension-trained Las Vegas teacher honored by the Council for Professional Recognition

Cedric Bell receives special recognition as one of the top 10 men in early childhood education

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Cedric Bell is a perfect fit for the early childhood profession, though he didn't begin teaching until he was nearly 40 years old.

"In 2009, my youngest son was on the way," he said, "so I decided it was time to stay home and watch my kids grow up. I joined the PTA and volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club as a basketball coach for 3- and 4-year-olds."

Acelero Learning, a local Head Start center, was right behind the Boys and Girls Club, which led Cedric to have a life-changing encounter about two years ago.

"I happened to be coaching the son of the center's director, who saw how good I was with children. She said, 'You've been here two or three years, and you'd fit right in over at Acelero. You just have to get your Child Development Associate® (CDA) credential.' So, I signed up for the course at the at the University of Nevada and began working at Acelero as a floater. I just got done with the CDA this May, in the midst of the pandemic, and I'm now an assistant teacher."

The course and credential helped Cedric up his game.

"The CDA made me a better teacher," he said. "It helped me understand why I was doing things a certain way... I learned more about how to approach certain kids and how to bridge the language barrier with kids who don't speak English. It's made me want to go on in school and earn my [bachelor's degree] so I can be a lead teacher."

Cedric Bell near a motorcycle and sports carNominated by Extension Instructor Robin Marx-Mackerley, award-winning Cedric Bell is honored in the Council for Professional Recognition's feature newsletter edition and video on Men of Early Childhood Education, and he will receive from the Council  a book on recruiting and retaining qualified childhood teachers who are men.

Helping teachers help Nevada's children

"I love watching children progress from not being able to write their names to knowing the alphabet and counting. As you work with them throughout the year, you see that progress, and that makes me feel good." -Cedric Bell

University provides free resources for businesses

Extension providing free webinars and interactive townhalls

Mary Jane Belleza

In partnership with community organizations, Extension is providing free webinars and interactive town halls. Business owners can now learn more about organizing their financials, marketing and social media, and how to apply for grants and loans available.

"There was a lot of misinformation out there and lots of scared business owners when COVID hit," Extension Research Associate Michael Bindrup said. "Especially when businesses were deemed unnecessary and were shut down. So many businesses reached out to us in this time of uncertainty."

Growing businesses & entrepreneurs

"We want to see business owners and entrepreneurs grow, thrive and survive this pandemic because right now surviving this economic situation is a synonym for success." -Extension Business Development Instructor Juan Salas

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

 
Adult Volunteer
2020 4-H Summer Camp Adult Volunteer Application Packet
This packet includes Adult Volunteer responsibilities, registration form, media release, and understanding of policy form.
Haack-Damon, K. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Teen Counselor
2020 4-H Summer Camp Teen Counselor Application Packet
This application packet includes a Teen Counselor application, media releasee, medical form, understanding of policy and reference forms.
Haack-Damon, Kenny 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
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
4-H Youth Development Policy for Child Protection and Fingerprint-Background Check Reports Extension 2019, Extension
6 Steps To Create an Evacuation Plan
6 steps to create an evacuation plan so that residents can evacuate safely and effectively during an emergency.
Kay, M. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
A Citizen's Guide to Radon - EPA
The guide to protecting yourself and your family from radon.
Environmental Protection Agency & Center for Disease Control 2016, EPA 402/K-12/002 | 2016 | www.epa.gov/radon
evening primrose flowers
A dreamy moonlight garden
Plants and objects to use in a moonlight garden design.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
A Homeowner's Guide to Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
The Guide is designed to help homeowners understand IPM and to aid in developing a pest control plan.
Kratsch, H. and Hefner, M. 2017, University of Nevada, Reno Extension SP-17-13
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
Annual Bursage
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Annual Bursage
This fact sheet contains information on identifying and managing annual bursage for a northern Nevada homeowner. Learn more about the properties of the plant such as the life cycle, reproduction, control methods, etc.
Donaldson, S. and Hanson Mazet, W. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-11-64
Black Medic
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Black Medic
This fact sheet contains information on black medic to help homeowners identify and manage the plant. Learn more about the plant and the control methods to maintain the plant.
Donaldson, S. and Hanson Mazet, W. 2013, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-13-13
Chorispora tenella
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Blue Mustard
This fact sheet contains information on ways to identify and manage blue mustard. Learn interesting facts about the plant and the control methods to manage the plant.
Donaldson, S. and Hanson Mazet, W. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-11-61
Plantago major
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Broadleaf Plantain
This fact sheet contains information on ways to identify and manage broadleaf plantain for homeowners. Learn more about the plant by reading about the properties such as the life cycle, reproduction, control methods, etc.
Donaldson, S. and Hanson Mazet, W. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-10-17
Plantago lanceolata
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Buckhorn Plantain
This fact sheet contains information on ways to identify and manage buckhorn plantain for homeowners. Learn more about the plant properties such as the life cycle, reproduction, control methods, and many more.
Donaldson, S. and Hanson Mazet, W. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-10-18
Cirsium vulgare
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Bull Thistle
This fact sheet contains information on ways to identify and manage null thistle for homeowners. Learn more about the different properties of the plant such as the life cycle reproduction, control methods, and many more.
Donaldson, S. and Hanson Mazet, W. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-10-19
Ceratocephala testiculatus
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Bur Buttercup
This fact sheet contains information on ways to identify and manage bur buttercup for homeowners. Learn more about the plant properties such as life cycle, reproduction, control methods, and more.
Donaldson, S. and Hanson Mazet, W. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-10-20
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
Xanthium strumarium
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
Chenopodium album
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Common Lambsquarters
This fact sheet contains information on ways to identify and manage common lamsquarters. Learn many things about the plant such as the life cycle, reproduction, control methods, etc.
Donaldson, S. and Hanson Mazet, W. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-11-63
Malva neglecta
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Common Mallow
This fact sheet contains information on ways to identify and manage Common Mallow for homeowners. Learn more about the plant properties such as where it grows, life cycle, reproduction, control methods, and more.
Donaldson, S. and Hanson Mazet, W. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-10-21
Verbascum thapsus
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Common Mullein
This fact sheet contains information on ways to identify and manage common mullein for homeowners. Learn more about the plant properties such as where it grows, life cycle, reproduction, control methods, and more.
Donaldson, S. and Hanson Mazet, W. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-10-22
Portulaca oleracea
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Common Purslane
This fact sheet contains information on ways to identify and manage common purslane for homeowners. Learn more about the plant properties such as where it grows, life cycle, reproduction, control methods, and more.
Donaldson, S. and Hanson Mazet, W. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-10-26
Nicotiana attenuata
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Coyote Tobacco
This fact sheet contains information on coyote tobacco to help homeowners identify and manage the plant. learn more about the plant and the different control methods involved with the plant.
Donaldson, S. and Hanson Mazet, W. 2013, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-13-14
Grindelia squarrosa
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Curlycup Gumweed
This fact sheet contains information on ways to identify and manage curlycup gumweed. Learn about the properties of the plant such as life cycle, reproduction, control methods, etc.
Donaldson, S. and Hanson Mazet, W. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-11-60
Solanum triflorum
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 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
Iva axillaris
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Poverty Sumpweed
This fact sheet contains information on poverty sumpweed for homeowners to identify and manage the plant. Learn about the properties of the plant and the control methods to manage the plant.
Donaldson, S. and Hanson Mazet, W. 2013, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-13-15
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
Tragopogon dubius
A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Western Salsify
This fact sheet contains information on ways to identify and manage western salsify. Learn more about different properties of the plant such as the life cycle, reproduction, control methods, etc.
Donaldson, S. and Hanson Mazet, W. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-11-62
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
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
Agriculture is a Good Fit in Floodplains
The floodplain plays a vital role in the safety of our community and downstream communities when large rain-on-snow floods occur, about every 15 or 20 years. Learn more about agricultural land use and communities mistakes involving floodplain in this factsheet.
Cobourn J. and Lewis S. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-11-69
Almacenamiento Seguro de Pesticidas / Storing Pesticides Safely
Esta publicación describe la forma correcta de almacenar los pesticidas de manera segura y cómo eliminar los pesticidas no deseados. Esta es una en una serie de 10 hojas que contienen datos sobre el Uso y Seguridad de Pesticidas.
Hefner, M., Kratsch, H., Fisher, J. and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheet FS-20-03
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
Are You Sure You Have a Pest Problem? Not all plant problems are caused by pests!
Sometimes our gardening practices are harmful to plants. For example, placing too thick a layer of mulch, accidently applying pesticides where we didn’t want them or forgetting to give our plants water in the winter when the weather is too dry can all lead to plant damage that is not caused by pests or diseases.
Hefner, M. and Kratsch, H. 2012, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-12-23
Assessing Soil Quality
The quality of your soil affects every facet of your landscape, from the plants that will grow to the features that can be constructed. A visual assessment of your soil quality is a good first step in designing or remodeling your landscape. Learn more about assessing soil quality in this factsheet.
Hefner, M., Donaldson, S., and Skelly, J. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-09-17
Decorative oversized boots at Elko County Fairgrounds
Asset Mapping for Elko County: Every community has a story
Community Assets are anything that improves a community. Assets are what we want to keep in our community, the things we want to build upon. Assets are what we want to sustain for future generations.
B. Borden, M. Rebori, J. Lednicky, L. Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Flags flying in a park
Asset Mapping for Humboldt County: Every community has a story
Community Assets are anything that improves a community. Assets are what we want to keep in our community, the things we want to build upon. Assets are what we want to sustain for future generations.
B. Borden,M. Rebori, J. Lednicky, L.Thomas 2020, Extension,University of Nevada, Reno
Landscape with mountains and a cloudy blue sky
Asset Mapping for Nye County: Every community has a story
Community Assets are anything that improves a community. Assets are what we want to keep in our community, the things we want to build upon. Assets are what we want to sustain for future generations.
B. Borden, M. Rebori, J. Lednicky, L. Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
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
A plant with green rounded leaves and clusters of small pink and white flowers.
Backyard Native Plants
Identification and treatments of shrubs and ground covers for fire safe landscaping at Lake Tahoe.
Higgins, Lesley V. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
A bundle of cheatgrass in front of a house
Be Careful! Cheatgrass is extremely flammable!
Dry cheatgrass is one of the most easily ignitable substances on Nevada's rangelands. It is the kindling that fuels many of our wildfires. Once ignited, cheatgrass fires can travel very fast. Be careful! Be prepared!
Smith, Ed, Davison, Jay 2008, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno SP-05-08
A flame from embers igniting a wood shake roof
Be Ember Aware
During a wildfire, thousands of embers can rain down on your roof and pelt the side of your home like hail during a storm. Embers coming into contact with flammable material is the major reason why homes burn from wildfires.By being ember aware and taking action ahead of time, a homeowner can reduce the ember threat.
Smith, Ed, Sistare, Sonya 2005, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-09-05
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
Boron- and salt-tolerant trees and shrubs for northern Nevada
This fact sheet contains information on boron and salty soils to help readers understand different trees and shrubs tolerance of the minerals. Learn aboutthe boron and salt tolerance through different tables that contain detailed information on different plants.
Kratsch, H. 2012, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, SP-13-04
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. 2020, 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
Certified Nursery Workers, Spring 2020
Certified Nursery Worker Professional List, Spring 2020 Class
Morris, C. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Bulletin
Certified Radon Mitigation 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
Child Abuse and Neglect Training Requirement and Reporting Protocol Extension 1998, Extension
Choosing the Right Plants for Norther Nevada's High Fire Hazard Areas
The most important person in preventing a house from being destroyed by wildfire is the homeowner. And, it is the actions that a homeowner takes before a fire occurs that are critical. One of the most important “pre-fire” activities that a homeowner can do is the creation of a defensible space.
Smith, E., Skelly, J. 2007, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, EB-07-01
Choosing the Right Plants for Northern Nevada's High Fire Hazard Areas - Lake Tahoe Basin
The latest version has been revised to indicate which plants in this publication are also included on the “TRPA Recommended Native and Adapted Plant List” and which are on the suggested “Accent Plant Guide for Lake Tahoe” list.
Skelly, J., Smith, Ed. 2017, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, SP-17-01
Choosing Turf and Erosion Control Grasses for the Lake Tahoe Basin
Planting grass near homes can control soil erosion and help create fire defensible space. Since the tragic Angora Fire in 2007, many Tahoe residents are re-evaluating their landscaping options for areas close to residences.
Cobourn, J., Skelly, J. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, SP-09-07
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. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Cleaning Pesticide-Contaminated Clothing / Lavado de Ropa Contaminada por Pesticidas
This bilingual (Spanish and English) publication describes the proper way to clean pesticide-contaminated clothing while minimizing pesticide contamination in the home. This is one of a series of 10 Pesticide Use and Safety/ Uso y Seguridad de Pesticidas fact sheets.
Hefner, M., Kratsch, H., Fisher, J. and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheet FS-20-08
Clover Clips 4-H Newsletter, Volume 28, Issue 1
Clover Clips Newsletter, January 2020
Mitchell S. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, 4-H Newsletter, Volume 28, Issue 1
Clover Clips 4-H Newsletter, Volume 28, Issue 2
Clover Clips 4-H Newsletter for February, 2020. Find out what events are happening in Carson City, Storey County and Washoe County. Calendar of events included.
Mitchell S., Chvilicek S. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, 4-H Newsletter, Volume 28, Issue 2
Clover Clips Newsletter, Volume 28, Issue 3, March 2020
March issue of the 4-H Clover Clips Newsletter. Monthly publication showing upcoming events, information about 4-H, youth, and being a leader.
Mitchell, S. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, 4-H Newsletter
Clover Clips Newsletter, Volume 28, Issue 4, April 2020
Newsletter for 4-H Youth Development Programs. Part of the University of Nevada, Reno Extension. Published monthly for Washoe, Carson City and Storey County youth and leaders.
Mitchell, S. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, 4-H Newsletter
Clover Clips Newsletter, Volume 28, Issue 5
Monthly 4-H Newsletter for 4-H Youth Development Programs serving Carson City, Washoe and Storey counties. Covers coming events, 4-H news and information on being a leader.
Mitchell, S. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, 4-H Newsletter
Clover Clips Newsletter, Volume 28, Issue 6. June 2020
Monthly 4-H Newsletter for Carson City, Washoe and Storey counties. Include information on upcoming events, news on 4-H (national), and articles about leadership.
Mitchell, S. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, 4-H Newsletter
Clover Clips Newsletter, Volume 28, Issue 7, July 2020
Monthly 4-H Newsletter for 4-H members, family and Leaders. Content includes coming events, news from 4-H National and information about leadership.
Mitchell, S., Barcellos, J. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, 4-H Newsletter
Clover Clips Newsletter, Volume 28, Issue 8, August 2020
Monthly 4-H Newsletter for 4-H members, family and Leaders. Content includes coming events, news from 4-H National and peer-reviewed information about leadership.
Mitchell, S., Barcellos, J., Chvilicek, S. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, 4-H Newsletter
Clover Clips Newsletter, Volume 28, Issue 9, September 2020
Monthly 4-H Newsletter for 4-H members, family and Leaders. Content includes coming events, news from 4-H National and peer-reviewed information about leadership
Mitchell, S., Barcellos, J., Chvilicek, S. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, 4-H Newsletter
prickly pear cacti
Cold-hardy cacti
A list and description of cold-hardy cacti.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
Combine Defensible Space and Best Management Practices (BMP's)
Homeowners at Lake Tahoe need to protect their homes from wildfire. At the same time, they are required to protect Lake Tahoe’s famed water clarity from sediment caused by soil erosion. These goals can be accomplished most efficiently if owners plan their defensible space and their best management practices together.
Cobourn, John 2008, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-08-26
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
Common Plant Problems in Northern Nevada: Look for C.L.U.E.S.
This publication is for master gardeners and green industry professionals who are involved with educating and helping clients with their plant problems. Learn about the problems a plant faces and how to reduce and solve the problem.
Kratsch, H. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, SP-11-12
Cómo los Pesticidas entran en tu Cuerpo / How Pesticides Enter Your Body
Esta publicación describe las diferentes formas en que los pesticidas pueden ingresar al cuerpo y cuales son los signos y síntomas de intoxicación por causa del uso de pesticidas. Esta es una en una serie de 10 hojas que contienen datos sobre el Uso y Seguridad de Pesticidas.
Hefner, M., Fisher, J., Kratsch, H., and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheet FS-20-05
Composting Yard and Vegetable Wastes
A variety of organisms, including bacteria, fungi, worms, sow bugs, nematodes and small arthropods, such as springtails and mites, can be active in the composting process. To compost efficiently, you must provide the proper ingredients and an environment in which these organisms can flourish.
Donaldson, S. and Hefner, M. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-09-16
composting bag
Composting Yard and Vegetable Wastes
Composting is an effective way to take organic materials from landfills and use them to improve soil health. This fact sheet covers the reasons for composting and the basics of getting compost started.
Donaldson, S., and Hefner, Melody 2009, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, FS-09-16
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
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
horses in yard
Dealing with Nuisance Wildlife
This fact sheet discusses ways to reduce conflicts between humans and wildlife, and focuses on vertebrate animals, or animals that have a backbone.
Carpenter, J., Donaldson, S., and Hefner, M. 2011, University of Nevada Extension, FS-2011-40
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.
Mt Wilson road sign
Demographic Characteristics for Lincoln County, Nevada
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.
B. Borden, L.Thomas, J. Lednicky, H. Gatzke 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Desecho de Manera segura del los Pesticidas y contendores de Pesticidas / Disposing of Pesticides and Pesticide Containers Safely
Esta publicación describe la forma correcta de eliminar los pesticidas y los envases que contienen pesticidas en Nevada. Este es uno de una serie de 10 hojas que contienen datos sobre el Uso y Seguridad de Pesticidas.
Hefner, M., Kratsch, H., Fisher, J. and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheet FS-20-09
Designing Landscapes for Northern Nevada's Arid Climate
This fact sheet contains information on designing landscapes for an arid climate in northern Nevada. Learn more about factors that influence a landscape design, potential goals for the landscape, water-efficient landscaping, and many more.
Kratsch, H. and Skelly, J. 2015, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, SP-11-15
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
Disposing of Pesticides and Pesticide Containers Safely/ Desecho de Manera segura del los Pesticidas y contendores de Pesticidas
This bilingual (Spanish and English) publication describes the proper way to dispose of pesticides and pesticide containers in Nevada. This is one of a series of 10 Pesticide Use and Safety/ Uso y Seguridad de Pesticidas fact sheets.
Hefner, M., Kratsch, H., Fisher, J. and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheet FS-20-09
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.
Don’t Put Your Home and Family at Risk from Floods!
If you own or are considering buying property near the bank of a river or stream, beware of building a home there! If the property is mapped as “Zone A” Regulatory Floodplain, that means flooding is a very real possibility — at least 1 percent chance in any year. Learn more about the risk of floods in this factsheet.
Cobourn, J., Lewis, S., and Swanson, S. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-11-70
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
Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge
Economic Characteristics for Lincoln County, Nevada
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.
B. Borden, L.Thomas, J. Lednicky, H. Gatzke 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
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.
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
Emergency First Aid for Pesticide Poisoning / Primeros Auxilios en caso de una Emergencia de Intoxicación de Pesticidas
This bilingual (Spanish and English) publication describes emergency first aid for pesticide poisonings, emergency eye flush procedures and the worker protection standard requirements for decontamination supplies. This is one of a series of 10 Pesticide Use and Safety/ Uso y Seguridad de Pesticidas fact sheets.
Hefner, M., Fisher, J., Kratsch, H., and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheet FS-20-07
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
Equipo de Protección Personal / Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Esta publicación describe el Equipo de Protección Personal (Personal Protective Equipment) o PPE, cuál es el requisito mínimo de un PPE para la mayoría de los pesticidas, consejos para el uso del PPE y cómo cuidarlo. Esta es una en una serie de 10 hojas que contienen datos sobre el Uso y Seguridad de Pesticidas.
Hefner, M., Fisher, J., Kratsch, H., and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheet FS-20-04
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
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.
Extension Awards of Excellence Extension 2020, Extension
Extension Mentoring Program for New Faculty: Reference Guide
Extension Mentoring Program for New Faculty Reference Guide - The goal of University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s Mentoring Program is to provide a professional, educational and personal support system for new faculty of the Extension system.
Bishop, C; Kim, YB; Weigel, D 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Extension Youth Participation for the ES-237 Report Horrillo, S, 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
bag of fertilizer
Fertilizing You Vegetable Garden
This publication offers practical information on plant nutrients, different types of plant fertilizers, and how to apply fertilizers in the vegetable garden.
Kratsch, Heidi 2010, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Fact Sheet 10-68
house on fire
Fire Adapted Communities: The Next Step in Wildfire Preparedness
Do you know what it takes to survive a wildfire? A fire adapted communities is a community located in fire-prone area that requires little assistance from firefighters during a wildfire. Residents of these communities accept responsibility for living in a high fire hazard area.
Smith, E., Sistare, S., Nejedlo, G. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, SP-11-01
The Angora Fire burns hillsides across Lake Tahoe. Smoke plumes in the air.
Fire Adapted Communities: The Next Step in Wildfire Preparedness. Lake Tahoe Basin
There are proven steps that homeowners can take to improve personal safety and home survival during wildfire. The purpose of this publication is to present these steps and encourage neighbors to work together and with their local fire firefighting agency to take action.
Smith, E., Sistare, S. 2014, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, SP-14-05
Firesacping: Landscape design for defensible space
Firescaping is landscape design that reduces house and property vulnerability to wildfire. The goal is to develop a landscape with a design and choice of plants that offer the best defensible space and enhance the property.
Skelly, JoAnne 2001, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, FS-01-33
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
Free short-term radon test kit request form - National Radon Action Month 2020
Nevada residents can use this form to request a FREE short-term radon test kit during National Radon Action Month. (Jan. 1 - Feb. 29)
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
Gardening Guide of High-Desert Urban Landscapes of Great Basin Regions in Nevada and Utah
Tips for gardening in the high desert of Nevada and Utah including plant lists and photos of grasses, perennial and annual flowers, shrubs and tress that grow well in the high desert.
Kratsch, H. and Heflebower, R. 2013, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Special Publication 13-09
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
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
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
Greenstrips: Another Tool to Manage Wildfire
Greenstrips can be used to reduce the opportunity for man-caused fires to start or spread. They can reduce the size of wildfires and increase the effectiveness of the fire fighting effort, which reduces the cost. Greenstrips are also used to protect high value natural resources,
Davidson, J., Smith E. 1997, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-97-36
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.
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 Pesticides Enter Your Body / Cómo los Pesticidas entran en tu Cuerpo
This bilingual (Spanish and English) publication describes the different ways pesticides can enter the body and the signs and symptoms of pesticide poisoning. This is one of a series of 10 Pesticide Use and Safety/ Uso y Seguridad de Pesticidas fact sheets.
Hefner, M., Fisher, J., Kratsch, H., and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheet FS-20-05
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
A wildfire burns brush near a cluster of homes with text: How to Complete a Community Wildfire Protection Plan for Nevada Communities
How to Complete a Community Wildfire Protection Plan for Nevada Communities
A Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) describes the wildfire hazards and mitigation measures for a community. Completing and implementing a CWPP is an important means for residents of Nevada’s wildfire prone areas to address the wildfire threat.
Smith, E., Sistare, S. 2013, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, SP-13-14
A cluster of homes in Washoe County adjacent to the urban interface with text: How to Complete a Community Wildfire Protection Plan for Washoe County Communities
How to Complete a Community Wildfire Protection Plan for Washoe County Communities
A Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) describes the wildfire hazards and mitigation measures for a community. Completing and implementing a CWPP is an important means for residents of Washoe County’s wildfire-prone areas to address the wildfire threat.
Smith, E., Sistare, S., Nejedlo, G. 2013, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, SP-13-06
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
collecting soil
How to Take a Soil Sample
Soil tests can help identify a number of key characteristics of a soil. Knowing these characteristics will help you determine suitable plant materials for your landscape, the right nutrients to add to your soil and the cultural practices you need to change to improve the productivity of your landscape and garden.
Hefner, M., Donaldson, S., and Skelly, J. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-09-13
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
Hydroponics: A Brief Guide to Growing Food Without Soil
Hydroponics comes from the Greek word “hydro,” meaning water, and “ponos,” meaning labor. In other words, hydroponics is gardening without soil. Growing food in a desert can be difficult because of extreme temperatures, low natural precipitation and limited arable soil.
Treftz, C., Kratsch, H., and Omaye, S. 2015, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Fact Sheet FS-15-08
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.
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
Irrigating (Watering) Your Vegetable Garden
Irrigation is an essential practice for people growing vegetables in dry climates. This fact sheet explains uses of different types of irrigation and how to determine when it is necessary.
Kratsch, H. 2010, Extension University of Nevada, Reno, FS-10-16
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 th
Burls, K., Newton, J. 2015, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
Know Nevada Insects Youth Exercise: Sphinx Moths
This publication reviews the life cycle, biology and pest management of some kinds of sphinx moths, including the tomato hornworm, appropriate for youth ages 8-15. It It also has educational activities including a fill-in-the-blank and a maze.
Burls, K., Moffitt, M., and Newton, J. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS 19-15
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. Learn about Monarch lifecycle, catepillar host plants and damage, threats and conservation and resources.
Burls, K., Newton, J. 2017, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-17-13
Know Nevada Insects: Orange Sulphur Butterfly
I am the orange sulphur butterfly! I can be found in all of the United States, except Alaska and Hawaii. I fly most of the summer, from May to October, in Nevada. Learn about my life cycle, why I'm important and what I eat.
Burls, K., Newton, J. 2015, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
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
Sphinx Moth
Know Nevada Insects: Sphinx Moth
This publication reviews the biology of caterpillars commonly called hornworms, including the tomato hornworm, Manduca quinquemaculata, which can be a common pest of tomato plants in Nevada. Integrated pest management techniques for controlling caterpillars are also discussed.
Kevin Burls and Joy Newton 2019, Extension | University of Nevada FS 19-16
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
Lincoln county road sign
Land Use and Fiscal Characteristics for Lincoln County, Nevada
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.
B. Borden, L.Thomas, J. Lednicky, H. Gatzke 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
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
Lavado de Ropa Contaminada por Pesticidas / Cleaning Pesticide-Contaminated Clothing
Esta publicación describe la manera correcta de cómo se debe limpiar la ropa contaminada con pesticidas, y al mismo tiempo cómo reducir la contaminación de pesticidas en el hogar. Esta es una en una serie de 10 hojas que contienen datos sobre el Uso y Seguridad de Pesticidas.
Hefner, M., Kratsch, H., Fisher, J. and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheets FS-20-08
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
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 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.
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
Low Impact Development in Northern Nevada: An Introduction
This fact sheet contains information on low impact development (LID) to help conserve and protect waterways. Learn more about the different benefits of LID, how LID work, reason for being used, the cost of LID, common practices, and many more.
Donaldson, S. and Hefner, M. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-09-22
Low Impact Development in Northern Nevada: Bioretention
This fact sheet contains information on ways to bioretention as a sustainable strategy to handle stormwater. Learn more about the benefits of bioretention, how the features work, where bioretention can be used, how to maintain the features, and many more.
Donaldson, S. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-09-25
Low Impact Development in Northern Nevada: Green Roofs
This fact sheet contains information on how using green roofs as a Low Impact Development (LID) technique can manage stormwater and minimize impacts on waterways. Learn more about the benefits of green roofs, how green roofs work, types of green roofs, the expense, and many more.
Donaldson, S. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-09-27
Low Impact Development in Northern Nevada: Maintenance
Ways to develop Low Impact Development (LID) maintenance plants in order to manage and maintain waterways. Learn more about facility locations, inspections and maintenance responsibilities, facility checks, facility maintenance, and more.
Donaldson, S. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-09-31
Low Impact Development in Northern Nevada: Porous Pavement
This fact sheet contains information on ways to use porous pavement as a method to manage stormwater to minimize impacts on waterways. Learn more about the benefits of porous pavement, permeable pavers, porous concrete and asphalt, maintenance, limitations, and more.
Donaldson, S. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-09-29
Low Impact Development in Northern Nevada: Rainwater Harvesting
This fact sheet contains information on ways to harvest rainwater for Low Impact Development (LID) in Northern Nevada. Learn more about the benefits of rainwater harvesting, things rainwater could be used for, storing rainwater, rain barrels, cisterns, and many more.
Donaldson, S. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-09-24
Low Impact Development in Northern Nevada: Roadway and Parking Lot Design
This fact sheet contains information on ways to use Low Impact Development (LID) in roadway and parking lot design to manage stormwater. Learn more about opportunities for LID in streets and parking lots, roadways, parking lots, barriers to implementing LID on roadways and in parking lots, and more.
Donaldson, S. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-09-30
Low Impact Development in Northern Nevada: Soil Considerations
This fact sheet contains information on soil considerations for low impact development (LID) in Northern Nevada. Learn more about the benefits of good soil, soil compaction, soil properties, soil biology, soil compaction, and many more.
Donaldson, s. and Hefner, M. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-09-23
Low Impact Development in Northern Nevada: Vegetated Swales and Buffers
This fact sheet contains information on ways to manage and minimize impacts on waterways by using vegetated swales and buffers. Learn more about the benefits of swales and buffers, good places for swales and buffers, maintenance, and many more.
Donaldson, S. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-09-26
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
Mail-in coupon to purchase "Protecting Your Home From Radon" for Nevada residents
A do-it-yourself book for consumers to install a radon mitigation system themselves or to become familiar with how a contractor will do the installation.
Howe, S. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
A young child with his family's museum in a box diorama
Make Your Home a Great Place to Play
The many forms of play enrich a child’s brain, body and life in important ways, and STEM in the early years makes a difference in children’s lives. Any time, even this time of coronavirus, can be the right time to make time for STEM. All families can learn more about STEM at home.
Ramirez-Barroeta, L., and Andrews, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Management of pennycress as a winter annual cash cover crop- A Review.
Pennycress
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.
Managing and Reporting Pesticide Spills / Manejo y Reporte de Derrames de Pesticidas
This bilingual (Spanish and English) publication describes dealing with pesticide spills, what materials should be in a spill kit, how to dispose of spill materials and how to report a pesticide spill. This is one of a series of 10 Pesticide Use and Safety/ Uso y Seguridad de Pesticidas fact sheets.
Hefner, M., Kratsch, H., Fisher, J. and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Fact Sheet FS-20-01
Manejo y Reporte de Derrames de Pesticidas / Managing and Reporting Pesticide Spills
Esta publicación describe cómo se debe tratar los derrames de pesticidas, qué materiales deben estar en un kit en caso de derrames, cómo desechar los materiales de derrame y cómo reportar un derrame de pesticidas. Esta es una en una serie de 10 hojas que contienen datos sobre el Uso y Seguridad de Pesticidas.
Hefner, M., Kratsch, H., Fisher, J. and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheet FS-20-01
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
moutain biking lincoln county
Mountain Biking and Other Outdoor Tourism Economic Assessment, Impact, and Opportunities for Caliente and Lincoln County, Nevada
BLM and Nevada State Parks approved the development of approximately 50 miles of new mountain bike trails that should significantly increase outdoor recreational visitors to Lincoln County. This report explores the impacts to Lincoln County.
B. Borden, H. Gatzke, B. Bonnenfant, T. Harris 2019, University Center for Economic Development at University of Nevada, Reno
Panaca Elementary School
NAICS Top Performers for Lincoln County, Nevada
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.
B. Borden, L.Thomas, J. Lednicky, H. Gatzke 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Native Plant Gardens for Native Pollinators: Workshop and Plant Giveaway
This workshop will cover the fascinating ecology of our native pollinators and how to use native plants to provide critical habitat for them and pest control services for you. In addition, there will be a plant giveaway at the end of the workshop!
Burls, K.J. and H. Kratsch 2020, University of Nevada, Reno, Event Calendar
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
NV State Capitol in Carson City
Nevada Economic Assessment Project - PowerPoint Presentation
Process to develop and maintain an extensive data repository and set of analytical tools that are meaningful, consistent, and verifiable. This can be used by Nevada Counties and Communities for various types of planning and policy assessments.
Borden, B., Rebori, M., Lednicky, J., Thomas, Lucas. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Great Basin College in Elko
Nevada Economic Assessment Project Socioeconomic Baseline Report Elko County, Nevada
This report will be used by local, state, and federal agencies as a tool for future planning, aiming to assist the communities of Nevada. It will help readers understand their community’s social, demographic, economic, and environmental trends.
B. Borden, J. Lednicky, M. Rebori, L. Thomas, J. Baker-Tingey 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Humboldt County Courthouse
Nevada Economic Assessment Project Socioeconomic Baseline Report for Humboldt County, Nevada
This report will be used by local, state, and federal agencies as a tool for future planning, aiming to assist the communities of Nevada.
Borden, B., Lednicky, J., Rebori, M., Thomas, L., Schultz, B. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, IP
Cows grazing
Nevada Economic Assessment Project Socioeconomic Baseline Report for Lincoln County, Nevada
This report will be used by local, state, and federal agencies as a tool for future planning, aiming to assist the communities of Nevada. It will help readers understand their community’s social, demographic, economic, and environmental trends.
B. Borden, J. Lednicky, M. Rebori, L. Thomas, D. Deever, H. Gatzke 2020, 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
Nevada Integrated Pest Management Continuing Education Unit Course
Directions on how to use navigate and the online course for the Nevada Integrated Pest Management Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
Hefner, M. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
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
farmer spraying trees
Nevada Online Pesticide Safety Course
Instructions for how to navigate to and take the Nevada Online Pesticide Safety Course.
Hefner, M. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Nevada Pesticide Applicators Certification Workbook
Resource for professionals studying the application of pesticides.
Hefner, M., 2018, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. SP
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 - 2021
The 2021 Nevada Radon Education Program Poster Contest has begun! Entries are due Oct. 31, 2020. Voting will take place in early November and Nevada contest winners will be announced before the end of November.
Howe, S. 2020, 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 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
Gypsum
Nevada Soil Amendment Myths
While many common soil amendments are beneficial when added to soil in the southeastern or northeastern United States or the Pacific Northwest, they are not appropriate for soils in the arid West. They can be detrimental to our soils and water bodies and are, at the very least, a waste of time, effort and money.
Hefner, M. and Skelly, J. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-09-15
Nevada Statewide Radon Potential Map - 2018
On overview of potential radon exposure in Nevada.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
The Governer of Nevada signing a multi-state proclamation with support of Nevadans around him.
Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month County Proclamation Wording
Customize your county proclamation in support of Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month- May 2020.
Roice-Gomes, J. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP-20
soils
Nevada’s Soils – Worth the Toil
Often, gardeners focus on the plants in their landscape. However, successful plants rely on healthy soils to support them. This factsheet is about learning more about soil to help you develop a beautiful and productive garden or landscape.
Hefner, M., Skelly, J., and Donaldson, S. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-09-14
New Faculty Onboarding Checklist
Welcome to our University of Nevada, Reno Extension team. We are glad you have chosen to join us and our mission to discover, develop, disseminate, preserve and use knowledge to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of people.
Horrillo, S; Barnes, L; Greaves, D 2020, March 2020
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
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 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
Peer Review Submission Form
This is the correct form for both Northern and Southern Areas, even though the form mentions Northern Area. NOTE: Save a completed copy to your computer before submitting. Trouble with the submit button? Email your saved copy to UNCEPubReview@lists.unr.edu. Trouble with Adobe PDFs? Reach out to your office's IT person.
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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
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) / Equipo de Protección Personal
This bilingual (Spanish and English) publication describes Personal Protective Equipment or PPE, what the minimum PPE requirement is for most pesticides, tips for using PPE and how to care for PPE. This is one of a series of 10 Pesticide Use and Safety/ Uso y Seguridad de Pesticidas fact sheets.
Hefner, M., Fisher, J., Kratsch, H., and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheet FS-20-04
Pesticide Risk Assessment: Understanding Signal Words on Pesticide Labels
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assesses risk by looking at the toxicity of the pesticide and the likelihood that you will be exposed to that pesticide. The following information will help you understand and reduce risks when using pesticides.
Donaldson, S. and Hefner, M. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-11-37
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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
Planting Trees in Northern Nevada Landscapes
Adding a tree to your landscape is an investment in your property. A tree will add natural beauty to the landscape and provide needed shade for your home and family. Properly planting a tree will give it a good start toward a long life.
Kratsch, H., Hanson Mazet, W. 2015, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Fact Sheet FS-15-02
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
Primeros Auxilios en caso de una Emergencia de Intoxicación de Pesticidas / Emergency First Aid for Pesticide Poisoning
Esta publicación describe los primeros auxilios en caso de emergencia de las intoxicaciones por causa de pesticidas y procedimientos de enjuague de ojos en caso de emergencia. Esta es una en una serie de 10 hojas que contienen datos sobre el Uso y Seguridad de Pesticidas.
Hefner, M., Fisher, J., Kratsch, H., and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheet FS-02-07
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
Protecting Pollinators/ Protegiendo a los Polinizadores
This bilingual (Spanish and English) publication describes how to protect pollinators during a pesticide application. It also describes native bees and provides additional resources for information. This is one of a series of 10 Pesticide Use and Safety/ Uso y Seguridad de Pesticidas fact sheets.
Hefner, M., Kratsch, H., Fisher, J. and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheet FS-20-10
Protegiendo a los Polinizadores / Protecting Pollinators
Esta publicación describe cómo proteger a los polinizadores durante la aplicación de pesticidas. También describe a las abejas nativas y proporciona recursos adicionales para obtener mayor información. Esta es una en una serie de 10 hojas que contienen datos sobre el Uso y Seguridad de Pesticidas.
Hefner, M., Kratsch, H., Fisher, J. and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheet FS-20-10
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 - Continuing Education Flyer
The Nevada Radon Education Program (NREP) offers a one-hour continuing education (CE) course that can be offered at Realtor broker offices, and a three-hour CE course through Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors (RSAR), usually once a year. Learn more about CE courses available.
Howe, S. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Radon in Real Estate - Continuing Education Flyer - RSAR - August 5, 2020
The Nevada Radon Education Program (NREP) offers a one-hour continuing education (CE) course that can be offered at Realtor broker offices, and a three-hour CE course through Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors (RSAR), usually once a year. RSAR hosted Continuing Education Course - August 5, 2020, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Howe, S. 2020, 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 on the periodic table
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 Information for the Home Seller
Buyers are increasingly concerned about exposing their families to health dangers and assuming additional financial burdens. In this competitive buyers' market, it would be wise to do all you can to market your home to its best advantage. A mitigated house in an area of high radon potential is a marketing-plus.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Radon Information for the Real Estate Professional
By learning about radon, real estate professionals can properly answer questions during real estate transactions, and avoid potential liability.
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 - 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
Request a Free Radon Test Kit to be Mailed During National Radon Action Month
For Nevada residents. If you're not able to pick up your free radon test kit in person, follow these instructions to have one mailed to you.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
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
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Science in the Preschool Classroom: Physical Science Byington, T., Kim, Y., and Weigel, D. 2017, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Science in the Preschool Classroom: The Living World - Animals and Plants Weigel, D., Byington, T., Kim, Y. 2017, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-17-09
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.
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
Sign up for Emergency Notifications
Local Emergency Notification Systems, commonly known as Reverse Dial, are used by safety officials to send phone calls, emails and texts to a specific area with a prepared message during an emergency.
Kay, M. 2020, 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
Cows grazing in a field
Social Characteristics for Lincoln County, Nevada
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.
B. Borden, L.Thomas, J. Lednicky, H. Gatzke 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
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.
Soil Properties, Part 3 of 3: Chemical Characteristics
Soil chemistry is the interaction of various chemical constituents that takes place among soil particles and in the soil solution, or the water retained by soil. The chemical interactions that occur in soil are highly complex, but understanding certain basic concepts will better help you manage your soils.
Foster, S., Urbanowitz, S., Gatzke, H., and Schultz, B. 2016, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Fact Sheet FS-16-02
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
Some Good Native Plants for Great Basin Landscapes
This fact sheet contains information on common garden trials that are used to identify, evaluate, and select native plant species for verities of landscapes.
Kratsch H. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-11-13
State 4-H Handbook and Policy Guidelines
This document is intended to be operational guide and an important reference to help Extension faculty, staff, volunteers, and youth accomplish the 4-H mission and uphold the values of the Nevada 4-H Youth Development Program as they work with youth and families. The contents will be regularly reviewed to ensure its relevance and accuracy in meeting the needs of Extension faculty, staff, and volunteers. From time to time, changes and/or additions may be made, however these changes will be communicated with staff when they occur. It is important to note that the policies included in this Policy Handbook supplant any other Nevada state 4-H policies or guidelines otherwise printed or stated which may disagree or conflict with those included in this handbook.
Stark, C. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
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Statewide 4-H Service Project
Help the Nevada 4-H Youth Development program donate 5,000 face masks to communities across the state!
Stark, C 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
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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
Storing Pesticides Safely/ Almacenamiento Seguro de Pesticidas
This bilingual (Spanish and English) publication describes the proper way to store pesticides safely and how to dispose of unwanted pesticides. This is one of a series of 10 Pesticide Use and Safety/ Uso y Seguridad de Pesticidas fact sheets.
Hefner, M., Kratsch, H., Fisher, J. and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheet FS-20-03
A row of black and white houses with a wildfire approaching in the background. Text saying: Wildfires Happen. Is your community prepared?
Summary Report Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month 2019
Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month (NWAM) 2019 was held May 1–31, with events and activities taking place throughout the state. With the collaboration of partnering agencies, the Living With Fire program educated Nevada residents on minimizing the wildfire impact on communities by taking proactive steps to prepare.
Roice-Gomes, J., Thom, A. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP 2019
Testing for Real Estate Transactions
An overview of what you should know about testing homes before real estate transactions.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
The Carson River’s New Regional Floodplain Management Plan
This fact sheet contains information on ways to create a good floodplain management plant. Learn more about the benefits of good floodplain management, how one can do it, limiting river flood damage, and how floodplain management works.
Cobourn, J., Lewis, S., and Skelly, J. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-09-20
A pile of mulch burns in a controlled experiment
The Combustibility of Landscape Mulches
Mulch plays an important role in Western residential landscapes. Unfortunately many mulches are combustible, a major drawback when used in home landscapes located in wildfire-prone areas. Using the results from an evaluation of mulch combustibility, recommendations are offered concerning the use of mulches.
Quarles, S., Smith, E. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, SP-11-04
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
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The importance of ergonomics in the garden
Gardening ergonomics are important for every gardener.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
Thinning and Sanitation: Tools for the management of bark beetles in the Lake Tahoe Basin
From 1994 to 1996, five interstate forest fires in eastern Sierra Nevada forests chronically infested with bark beetles claimed $40 million in housing and property damage, timber loss, and soil stabilization costs.
Donaldson, S., Seybold, S.J. 1998, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-98-42
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
Transporte de Pesticidas de forma Segura / Transporting Pesticides Safely
Esta publicación describe cómo se debe transportar los pesticidas de manera segura, y cómo y cuándo reportar los derrames de pesticidas. Esta es una en una serie de 10 hojas que contienen datos sobre el Uso y Seguridad de Pesticidas.
Hefner, M., Kratsch, H., Fisher, J. and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheet FS-20-02
Transporting Pesticides Safely / Transporte de Pesticidas de forma Segura
This bilingual (Spanish and English) publication describes how to transport pesticides safely and how and when to report pesticide spills. This is one of a series of 10 Pesticide Use and Safety/ Uso y Seguridad de Pesticidas fact sheets.
Hefner, M., Kratsch, H., Fisher, J. and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno Fact Sheets FS-20-02
Use Fertilizers Sparingly on Lawns at Lake Tahoe
If you have turf on your property and want to protect Lake Tahoe’s water quality, one of the most important things you can do is avoid over-fertilizing your lawn. It’s vitally important to prevent plant fertilizers from washing off lawns or infiltrating to groundwater.
Cobourn, J. and Kratsch, H. 2013, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-13-37
Using Audience Response Systems to Assess Program Audiences, Needs and Impacts
Audience response systems (ARS) are wireless personal response systems that allow participants at meetings and trainings to instantly and anonymously provide feedback, answer questions and vote in response to questions posed. The data is immediately available to both teacher and participants.
Donaldson, S., Kratsch, H., and Skelly, J. 2012, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-12-21
Using Preemergence Herbicides for Weed Control in the Home Landscape
Practical tips for using preemergence herbicides correctly in the home landscape, including how preemergence herbicides work and risks to consider when making a preemergence herbicide application. A list of common preemergence products is included.
Donaldson, S. and Skelly, J. 2011, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Fact Sheet 11-67
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
Volunteer Forms Extension 2019, Extension
Washoe County 4-H Market Livestock Record Book
4-H Record Book form for Market Livestock Project. Writable PDF. For tracking weight gain, feed use, expenses and revenue. Plus lessons learned during process.
Mitchell, S. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
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
Washoe County Radon Potential Map for the Reno area - 2019
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Washoe County (Reno area) homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno.
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
What Grows Back After The Fire
In the aftermath of wildfire, many homeowners are alarmed by the sudden change in appearance of the wildland vegetation surrounding their homes. At this time, a frequently asked question is "Will it grow back?" This fact sheet describes the response of some common northern Nevada rangeland plants to wildfire.
Smith, E., Davidson, J. 1996, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. FS96-40
What is Obesogenic Environment?
The obesogenic environment comprises factors in our environment that support being obese. This fact sheet will define obesogenic environment.
Powell, P., Spears, K., and Rebori, M. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-10-11
What to Consider Before Using Soil Sterilant or “Bare-ground” Herbicides
This fact sheet contains information on things to consider before using soil sterilant or “Bare-ground” herbicides so that gardeners, landowners or property managers are awake of the effects before using the herbicides. Learn about the properties of soil sterilants, sample label language, and many more.
Skelly, J. and Donaldson, S. 2011, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, FS-11-69
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
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
WIldfire Evacuation Checklist Information on How to prepare yourself for a quick and safe evacuation
Wildfire Evacuation Checklist
Information on how to prepare yourself, your home, and your family for a quick and safe wildfire evacuation. Be prepared! Please evacuate immediately when asked.
Smith, Ed 2006, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-06-07
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.

County Reports

 
Lyon County Extension Annual Report | July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019
Lyon County Extension Annual Report | July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019
Gatzke, H. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Washoe County Extension Annual Report | July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019
Washoe County Extension Annual Report | July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019
Gatzke, H. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Lincoln County Annual Report | Fiscal Year 2017 - 2018
Lincoln County Annual Report | July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018
Gatzke, H. 2017, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno

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