New Mexico 2018-20 PDP project

Project Overview

WSP18-011
Project Type: PDP State Program
Funds awarded in 2018: $28,636.00
Projected End Date: 03/31/2020
Host Institution Award ID: G168-19-W7506
Grant Recipient: New Mexico State University Extension
Region: Western
State: New Mexico
State Coordinators:
Omololu John Idowu
New Mexico State University
Co-Coordinators:
Stephanie Walker
New Mexico State University

Commodities

  • Agronomic: cotton, hay, hemp, medics/alfalfa
  • Nuts: pecans
  • Vegetables: peppers
  • Additional Plants: trees
  • Animals: bees, bovine, poultry

Practices

  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, extension, farmer to farmer, networking, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research, workshop
  • Farm Business Management: grant making

    Abstract:

    Agricultural production is a significant driver of New Mexico economy, worth $2.86 billion in 2016 (USDA-NASS, 2017). Contributing to this total are approx. 2,600 farms that produce a variety of crops. Despite the diversity, all producers share the need for initiatives in integrated pest and disease management to combat local challenges. Producers have also expressed interest for information on implement and equipment options for sustainable crop production.

    Project objectives:

    Our goal is to conduct educational programs for New Mexico agriculture support professionals and farmers on integrated pest management and provide information on implement and equipment options to improve delivery of field inputs and aid in field management.

    Objectives/Deliverables:

    1. A field day will be conducted for overview of sustainable agriculture field research at one of the NMSU Agricultural Science Centers
    2. A conference will be hosted that will focus on integrated pest management and farm implements for sustainable agricultural field practices
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.