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May 22, 2014
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Native plant landscaping topic of ag forum

Many landowners in Carson Valley have more property than the standard residential lot.

Keeping these lands vegetated to reduce soil erosion and limit weed invasion can be a big challenge.

Native plants can be a viable option as they are adapted to our climate, typically have low nutrient and water needs, and many do best when they’re neglected. That is great news for the green-thumb impaired.

The Agriculture Innovative Forum will feature Heidi Kratsch, horticulturist with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, discussing creating a native plant landscape that works 6 p.m. Tuesday in the CVIC Hall in Minden.

Kratsch will cover a number of native plants to consider for your landscape and the best locations to establish them. The Agriculture Innovation Forum Series is designed to provide practical information and know-how for agricultural producers and small acreage owners to optimize their land use potential and maintain agricultural open space in Carson Valley.

It is held the last Tuesday of the month. The AIFS is intended to be an open dialogue format allowing attendees ample opportunity to ask questions and learn.

The series is held in the CVIC Hall, 1604 Esmeralda Ave., Minden, from 6-8pm.

For more information on Tuesday’s forum, contact Steve Lewis, extension educator with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension at 782-9960.

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The Record Courier Updated May 23, 2014 04:30PM Published May 22, 2014 09:00PM Copyright 2014 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.