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Start scouting for vegetable garden insect pests now

Melody Hefner

Melody Hefner

Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Program Coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Programs: Urban Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Safety
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It is time to start scouting for insect pests in the vegetable garden. Here’s some information on a few common

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It’s Summertime in the Garden, and Plants are… Sticky?

Ashley Andrews
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Ashley Andrews

Horticulture Communications Assistant at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Washoe County
Expertise: Community Outreach, Content Curation, Content Marketing, Editing, Event Planning/Management, Marketing, Newsletters, Newspaper Articles, Press Releases, Public Speaking, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Social Networking, Storytelling, Survey Design, Web Content, WordPress, Writing

Website: www.ashleynickole.com
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During the growing season, cases of stickiness occur in the garden and landscape. Sticky fingers hold melting Popsicles, and sticky

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Spring Weeds to Control Now

Melody Hefner

Melody Hefner

Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Program Coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Programs: Urban Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Safety
Melody Hefner

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Spring time in the Truckee Meadows: tomatoes are planted, iris is blooming, and weeds are growing. Our wet winter is

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Weeds to Control Now

Melody Hefner

Melody Hefner

Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Program Coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Programs: Urban Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Safety
Melody Hefner

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Our wet winter has set us up for some spring weeding chores. Many of our nuisance weeds are annuals. Annual

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Spring Pest Control

Melody Hefner

Melody Hefner

Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Program Coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Programs: Urban Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Safety
Melody Hefner

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Spring is here and many people have garden fever. But, it is far too early to plant tender crops like

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Plant Wildflower Gardens Now to Attract Native Pollinators this Year

Attractive flower gardens can be a beautiful addition to your landscaping while creating suitable habitat for native pollinators. Native insect

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Preventing Weeds from Sprouting this Spring

Melody Hefner

Melody Hefner

Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Program Coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Programs: Urban Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Safety
Melody Hefner

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After several years of drought, we welcome all the precipitation so far this year, but wet winters can lead to

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Floodwaters bring invaders

Wendy Hanson Mazet

Wendy Hanson Mazet

Wendy, a Certified Arborist, is the Northern Area/Washoe County Horticulturist. She has expertise in horticulture, arboriculture, noxious weeds, and vegetable and low water use gardening.

As Master Gardener Program Coordinator, Wendy leads many volunteer horticulture programs including the Northern Nevada Master Gardener Program, Advanced Master Gardener Training Program, Advanced Master Gardener Greenhouse Program and Annual Master Gardener Plant Faire Extravaganza.

She also offers basic and advanced horticulture classes to arborists, green industry professionals and the general public. One of her most well-known programs is the Gardening in Nevada: Bartley Ranch Series, which offers free gardening classes at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno every February and March.

Wendy’s Contact information:

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Northern Area/Washoe County Office
4955 Energy Way
Reno, Nevada 89502

Email: hansonw@unce.unr.edu

Ph: (775) 336-0246, direct line
Ph: (775) 784-4848, main line
Fax: (775) 784-4881
Wendy Hanson Mazet

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Northern Nevada’s winter weather has always been unpredictable, but the winter of 2017 will go down in the record books.

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Pre-Emptive Pest Control

Ashley Andrews
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Ashley Andrews

Horticulture Communications Assistant at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Washoe County
Expertise: Community Outreach, Content Curation, Content Marketing, Editing, Event Planning/Management, Marketing, Newsletters, Newspaper Articles, Press Releases, Public Speaking, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Social Networking, Storytelling, Survey Design, Web Content, WordPress, Writing

Website: www.ashleynickole.com
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The growing season is winding down. Some of us are hoping for an Indian summer so our tomatoes will ripen.

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Controlling Rabbits

Melody Hefner

Melody Hefner

Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Program Coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Programs: Urban Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Safety
Melody Hefner

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We have been getting calls in our office lately about nuisance rabbits. Rabbit populations fluctuate year to year and during

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