- Agronomic: cotton, hay, hemp, medics/alfalfa
- Nuts: pecans
- Vegetables: peppers
- Additional Plants: trees
- Animals: bees, bovine, poultry
- Education and Training: demonstration, display, extension, farmer to farmer, networking, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research, workshop
- Farm Business Management: grant making
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.
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.
- A field day will be conducted for overview of sustainable agriculture field research at one of the NMSU Agricultural Science Centers
- A conference will be hosted that will focus on integrated pest management and farm implements for sustainable agricultural field practices