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Research being done on drought-tolerant and high-demand crops.

August 4, 2022

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Tim Hearden

Agriculture producers and others are invited to tour field plots in northern Nevada where the University of Nevada, Reno and its partners are researching drought-tolerant and high-demand crops.

Three free field tours will be hosted, two in Fallon on Aug. 5 and 9, and one in Reno on Aug. 12.

“With a limited water supply, we are always looking for drought-tolerant crops for long-term sustainability,” said Maninder K. Walia, assistant professor and field crop specialist with University of Nevada, Reno Extension, who is conducting the tours and research as part of the Alternative Crops Program. “We are also looking at crops in high demand that our producers are interested in growing.”

The events will include walking tours and discussions of the crops being researched at two farms and at the University’s Valley Road Field Lab, where various research is done as part of the University of Nevada, Reno Experiment Station.

For details on the tours and to register, click here.

Close-toed shoes and a shade hat are recommended during each event, and bottled water and light snacks will be provided. Each tour is limited to the first 75 people who register. For more information, call 775-423-5121 or email Linda Brown. Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance should call or notify Paul Lessick, civil rights and compliance coordinator, at Lessick's email or 702-257-5577 at least three days prior to the scheduled event. 

Source: University of Nevada, Reno, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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