Human Health and Wellbeing Research

Although water resources are limited and temperature swings are extreme, Nevada does have an abundance of clear, cloudless days provide copious sunlight and energy for plant growth. This project looks to improve fruit and vegetable production through research and outreach, utilizing hoop houses, greenhouses and hydroponics.

Stanley T. Omaye
Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Sciences
Start Date: 7-01-2012

Bio-beads used as alternative to soil.

This project evaluates critical components of hoophouse versus field-grown vegetable production in Nevada’s high desert environments and then provide agricultural researchers, educators, and producers with information needed to improve the sustainability and quality of hoophouse vegetable production. 

Robert Nowak
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
Start Date: 9-01-2013

hoophouse on VRFL