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University offers agricultural crop research tours at Field Day

Agriculture producers and others are invited to get a first-hand look at crop trials and research being conducted in northern Nevada by the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources. Field Day in Fallon is free and open to the public, and will take place 9-11 a.m., Aug. 13, at the College’s Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station Newlands Research Center at 2053 Schurz Highway. (Read more...)

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New assistant professor researches reproductive physiology and epigenetics

The University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources welcomes Luis Schütz to the faculty as a lecturer and researcher. Schütz has studied bovine (cattle) reproductive physiology for more than a decade. Recently, he began research in the field of epigenetics, which includes focus on the effects of animal management methods, nutrition and environmental factors on reproduction efficiency and health. (Read more...)

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Charles Schembre brings vineyard experience to Desert Farming Initiative

The Desert Farming Initiative welcomes a new project manager, Charles Schembre, to the Nevada Agriculture Experiment Station. The Initiative is a diversified commercial farm at the University that serves as a demonstration, education, outreach and research farming program. It is a collaborative project of the University's College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources and its Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension units. (Read more...)

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Improving potato genetics

Comprehending how different potato varieties can have different storage lives. This project uses one variety that stores very well and another that stores very poorly to understand the molecular basis of this differential storage capacity. (Read more...)

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Reengineering plants to be more drought and salt tolerant

The Cushman lab is investigating how the expression of CAM derived photosynthesis plant is controlled by environmental stress and the circadian clock. (Read more...)

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Forest post-drought recovery times are increasing

The team studies how much stress drought causes to the vascular system of trees by placing instruments on the trees to understand how they expand and contract; and how water and other environmental factors affect that pulsing. (Read more...)

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Mercury concentrations low in Main Station Farm soil following winter flooding

Soil samples taken from the University of Nevada, Reno's Main Station Farm in Reno show that mercury concentrations are low, and pose no threat to plants, animals or humans. (Read more...)

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Feral Horses - The Effects of Doing Nothing

Failing to manage wild herds in Western states, experts say, could have devastating effects on rangelands—and all of the animals that depend on them. (Read more...)

Yearlings from the Water Canyon area of the Antelope Herd Management Area await an adoption event at the White Pine County Fairgrounds in Ely, Nevada