Cooperative Extension Announces QWEL Certification Recipients

The spring 2019 QWEL certification exam results are in! Congratulations to our certified QWEL pros. Businesses and organizations participating in the QWEL program include: Heirloom Gardens City of Reno Moana Nursery Wickham Landscaping Truckee Meadows Water Authority Cory’s Lawn Service QM Corp QWEL Certified Pros: Alyssa Buchanan Asa Kennedy Chuck …

Cooperative Extension Announces 2019 Green Industry Training Certification Recipients

The 2019 Green Industry Training certification exam results are in and show our local green industry professionals employed in lawn and landscape, tree care, garden center and grounds and park maintenance industries are qualified to provide Nevadans with nursery and landscape services. Businesses and organizations participating in one or all of …

Gardening Education You Need

If you haven’t started already, now is the time to begin planning your garden for the growing season. You’ve probably already begun receiving plant and seed catalogs in the mail and if you are anything like me, you’re getting the gardening itch. Though as you peruse the catalogs, you may …

Choosing seeds for next spring

The holidays are over. Now your mailbox is full of seed catalogs, and your local nursery is displaying racks and racks of seeds. It’s time to start planning the garden for next spring! But the seed packets and catalogs have terms you’ve never heard of before. What do the terms …

What’s blooming now?

Spring is often referred to as the season of transformation and renewal. Temperatures rise, rainy days begin and flowers appear, signaling gardeners to spring out of their winter funks and begin working their gardens. As you are out in the garden this spring, don’t forget to take some time to …

Get ready in case of heavy rain or flood events this winter

by Ashley Andrews, communications specialist   This time of year is my favorite; I love how autumn-colored leaves drift gently down from above. For me, it is easy to get lost in the beauty of the seasons changing around us, summer to fall and fall to winter. It is important …

Preventing Spring Weeding Chores

By Melody Hefner, Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Program Coordinator As much as I like to garden, by fall I’m grateful for the freezing nights and the reduced garden chores. During a session of garden clean-up, I remembered that it was time to start thinking about a fall preeemergence herbicide …

Season Extension Techniques Are the Secret to Fall and Winter Gardens

The first hard freeze of the year is behind us, so you may not be thinking of extending the season because your vegetable garden has already turned from vibrant green to black. For example, I have friends who picked the last of their tomatoes to prepare for and now have …

Growing Great Gardeners through Successful School Gardens

School garden success is like anything else in life: it takes an understanding of how to grow people, plants and resources. To start a school garden, you will need a good site, great planning and communication, access to community resources, common sense, committed and motivated people, school support and enthusiastic …

University of Nevada, Reno Drought Expertise Resource List

Compiled by Claudene Wharton, whartonc@unce.unr.edu. EXPERTISE RELATED TO DROUGHT   UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO :   Name: Douglas P. Boyle Title: Nevada State Climatologist, Associate Professor of Water Resources and Climate Change Organization: University of Nevada, Reno, College of Science, Nevada State Climate Office Phone: 775-784-1723 Email: douglasb@unr.edu Website: www.climate.unr.edu …