2021 Green Industry Training Certification List

We are proud to introduce a fresh batch of budding horticulturists that have taken and passed the Green Industry Training “Nursery Worker Certification”! While this year’s series was delivered entirely online, it still provided the same foundational horticulture knowledge that included integrated pest management, best pruning practices, insect identification, and …

Tree Pruning Pointers

You’ve sharpened your pruning shears, polished your loppers, and gassed up your chainsaw.  Your trees need to lighten their woody load and you’re the person to help them do it.  But hold on a moment!  Before you start cutting keep the following pointers in mind: When you cut can matter …

QWEL September 2020: Socially Distanced and Water Efficient

Previous Next Another batch of water efficient professionals are ready to help make sure you’re irrigating effectively.  Head over to QWEL.net to take a look at a full listing of professionals in your area! *This list will be updated as online student irrigation audits are submitted and reviewed* Organizations this …

University of Nevada, Reno Extension Announces 2020 Green Industry Training Certification Recipients

This year’s Green Industry Training has wrapped up, and we are proud to present the newest crop of green industry professionals. This certification provides a wide breadth of horticultural knowledge tailored to Northern Nevada, and covers topics ranging from pruning practices to pest management, soils, noxious weeds, and everything in …

Extension Announces Landscape Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos for the Landscape Photo Contest. It was hard to choose winners, but our judges have deliberated! Desert Garden Area – Becky Colwell Perennial and Shrubs Area – Gary Walker Sustainable Turfgrass Area – Georgette Porter Tree Island Area – No winner.

Question Answered: How do I water my trees?

Question: “Good Day, I live in Sparks and I have some questions about watering a couple of trees in my yard. The trees were put in seven to eight years ago. They are planted in DG so currently they are only watered by drip irrigation near the base of each …

Cooperative Extension Announces QWEL Certification Recipients

The summer 2019 QWEL certification exam results are in! Congratulations to our certified QWEL pros. For a full list of certified professionals visit, www.QWEL.net. Businesses and organizations participating in the QWEL program include: Reno/Tahoe International Airport University of Nevada, Reno Cassinelli Landscaping Truckee Meadows Water Authority May Arboretum Signature Landscapes …

Enter to Win: Landscape Photo Contest

Check out the winners! Contest Details: Enter photos of an area of your landscape for one or more of the landscape areas: Desert garden area – Obsessed with native plants or have a cacti rock garden? This area includes succulents, cacti, native plants and other low water use plants. Shrubs …