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Free workshop to assist with proper desert irrigation

Posted 2/2/2011

Living in the desert can mean dealing with tricky irrigation situations. To help you evaluate the type of irrigation that’s best for your landscape -bubblers, micro sprays, pop-ups, rotators and more-plan to attend the free, public workshop on the systems and techniques available to irrigate your desert landscape properly.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to Noon at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Outdoor Education Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, LV 89123.

Using the Irrigation Demonstration Board, Cooperative Extension’s Environmental/Water Horticulture Specialist M.L. Robinson will demonstrate the methods available and what irrigation process is best for various types of vegetation. Spray angles, durability, sustainability, distances, soil composition, sub-surface watering and gallons per hour will be discussed for all the types of irrigation.

To register for this free workshop, please call the Master Gardener Help Line at 257-5555 or email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu .

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is an outreach arm of the University that extends unbiased, research-based knowledge from the University-and other land-grant universities-to local communities. Educational programs are developed based on local needs, sometimes in partnership with other agencies and volunteers. For more information about University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, please visit the website at www.unce.unr.edu .

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