Valley Road Field Labs & Greenhouse Complex
1899, the need for a dedicated space for agricultural research was realized and
Washoe County purchased 60 acres of land east of Valley Road and deeded it to the
University. The Valley Road Field Laboratory is now just a short walk from the university’s
main campus and has developed into ideal setting for urban agriculture and experimentation.
With 27 acres designated for research and education, the property encompasses four
state-of-the-art research facilities, including a 29,280 ft2 Greenhouse
Complex, the Nevada Genomics Center, biofuels research facilities, the Agricultural
Research Services botanical tissue culturing facility, and a fully-equipped maintenance
engineering shop. Additional assets include an 18 acre equestrian facility with
indoor, outdoor and dressage arenas, stalls and pastures.
Pioneering research on wine grapes is conducted at the Valley Road Experimental
vineyard and fermentation lab with the objective to find optimum grape varieties
adapted to the arid desert climate.
To learn more about research being conducted at the VRFL, check out:
To visit the Greenhouse Reservation System [CLICK HERE]