Leonard Lauriault recognized by NMSU

NMSU press release Leonard Lauriault, forage agronomist at New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari, received the 2011 Extension Advocate Award from the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service Specialists Association during the NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Awards Day program on April 15. Mark Marsalis, NMSU extension agronomist at NMSU’s Agricultural […]

NMSU researchers eye low-moisture crops

Audry Olmstead For the better part of the last decade, farmers in eastern New Mexico have had to plan for their summer growing season without knowing how much water – if any – will be available for irrigation, due to severe water limitations. To help farmers make smart decisions about their crops before planting, researchers […]

Press release: NMSU to host hay, forage conference

Audry Olmstead Alfalfa is New Mexico’s No. 1 cash crop and the annual Southwest Hay & Forage Conference allows producers to come together to learn more about how to better manage this valuable commodity. Highlights at this year’s conference, Jan. 13-14 in Ruidoso, include pest control, resource-use efficiency and maximization of inputs.

Community Notes: Swimming lessons, Pest scout school

Swimming classes openThere are still openings in swimming classes in the second session which is being offered from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. and 10 a.m.-11 a.m. on the weekdays from June 23-July 3, said Kim Garcia, pool manager. For more information, call Kim Garcia at 461-4582. Scout your own fields for insectsFirst-hand experience in scouting your […]

Agricultural Science Center examines drought resistant forage

By QCS Staff A growing dairy industry in the Southern High Plains and the Rio Grande and Pecos River valleys brings with it increased demands for forage crops that provide feed for dairy cattle. But drought conditions, declining aquifers, urban growth and other factors can limit the amount of water available for irrigation of alfalfa […]