Grapes (Vitis vinifera), are a potentially profitable agricultural crop alternative to alfalfa. Grapes consume less than one-tenth of the water typically required …

Two-row malt barley

Two-row malt barley

Two-row malt barley (Hordeum vulgare var. distichum) is an annual cereal grain. It ranks fourth in the world in terms of quantity …

Spring mix

Also known as “spring mix,” a number of varieties of baby leaf lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and spinach (Spinacia oleracea) are currently grown …



Teff (Eragrostis tef), an annual grass native to the northern Ethiopian Highlands, is a promising low-water use crop in the Walker Basin. …

Historical vegetation patterns

Researchers used written descriptions by early explorers, historical photographs and land surveys to reconstruct what the Walker Basin looked like prior to agricultural development.

The Walker Basin

The view depicted in the map looks south across Walker Basin. The image was created using Geographic Information Systems or GIS.


Onions (allium cepa) are a major agricultural crop in Nevada, one of the top five commodities for the state in 2012.