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Current Urban Horticulture and Water Conservation News

Lake Mead
Research | April 2, 2010

While drought conditions in the West continue to produce record drops in water levels at Lake Mead, a rising tide of research at UNLV seeks to address some of the region's most pressing water issues.

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Research | November 1, 2009

While drought conditions in the West continue to produce record drops in water levels at Lake Mead, a rising tide of research at UNLV seeks to address some of the region’s most pressing water issues.

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Research | November 1, 2008

UNLV introduces initiatives supporting research and outreach designed to help the community, state, and region address issues most critical to sustaining and enhancing quality of life.

Urban Horticulture and Water Conservation In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 11, 2018

Thank you for your support of my landscape design class beginning in July. The class size is limited, and the eight-week class I offered filled quickly.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 29, 2018

Q: Wondering if you have any recommendations for varieties of pineapple guava that will fruit in the Las Vegas Valley. Thanks for putting that list of fruit trees that grow well in the Las Vegas area.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 21, 2018

Q: Is Ironite safe to use in a vegetable garden? I have read somewhere that it’s not, but the label says you can use it.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 5, 2018

Tomato plants that were put in the ground early, before this cold spell, didn’t grow much. This is because of cold soils. Cold air temperatures are bad enough, but when warm-season vegetables like tomato plants have “cold feet,” they struggle to put on any new growth, even with warm air temperatures. If they do get larger because of hot caps or Wall O’ Water plant protectors, it’s not because their roots got larger.

July 26, 2012