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University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, is offering a free workshop Feb. 3 to train people throughout the state how to properly use pesticides to control northern Nevada vertebrate pests. The workshop is meant for certified applicators, people who regularly handle pesticides as part of their jobs, such as farmers, ranchers,

It will also be available via interactive video to 10 other Cooperative Extension locations throughout northern Nevada, including Battle Mountain, Caliente, Carson City, Elko, Ely, Fallon, Gardnerville, Lovelock, Tonopah and Yerington. The training runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Preregister by Jan 29 online at http://2-3-16vertebrate-pest-control-workshop.eventbrite.com, or by contacting Hefner at 775-336-0247 or hefnerm@unce.unr.edu.

green industry classes

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, in collaboration with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, will offer a series of eight classes for those in the green industry beginning Feb. 9.

To register, visit www.growyourownnevada.com/horticulture-programs/green-industry-training/. For more information on classes or certification, contact Ashley Andrews at andrewsa@unce.unr.edu or 775-336-0231.

radon test kits

Free, easy-to-use radon test kits are available through Feb. 29 at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offices and partner locations statewide.

Kits are available in Fallon at 111 Sheckler Road.

Radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas, comes from the ground and can enter homes and accumulate to elevated concentrations. At elevated concentrations, the odorless, colorless gas can raise the risk of lung cancer for unsuspecting homeowners.

Coperative Extension, the EPA and the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health urge all Nevadans to test their homes for radon.

For more information or a list of free kit locations, visit the Nevada Radon Education Program website at www.RadonNV.com, or call the Radon Hotline at 888-RADON10 (888-723-6610).


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