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Hemp, teff, other crops highlighted in research tours

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

Claudene Wharton

August 13, 2021

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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.

The four field plots are in Reno, Fallon and Minden, and the free tours will be held Aug. 16, 19, 23 and 26. 

“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 three 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 each event, click here.

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About the Author(s)

Claudene Wharton

Communications and Senior Marketing Specialist, University of Nevada, Reno

Wharton has more than 30 years of experience in collaborative leadership, community engagement, government and media relations, program development and implementation, fund development and fundraising, management and strategic communications for nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education.

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