2020 Implementation of WSARE Professional Development Program Plan for New Mexico

Project Overview

Project Type: PDP State Program
Funds awarded in 2019: $28,636.00
Host Institution Award ID: G240-20-W7905
Grant Recipient: New Mexico State University
Region: Western
State: New Mexico
State Coordinators:
Dr. Stephanie Walker
New Mexico State University
Omololu John Idowu
New Mexico State University

Information Products


Not commodity specific


  • Animal Production: grazing management, rangeland/pasture management
  • Crop Production: biological inoculants, conservation tillage, cover crops, crop improvement and selection, cropping systems, irrigation, no-till, pollinator habitat, pollinator health, varieties and cultivars, water management
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, networking, technical assistance, workshop
  • Pest Management: biofumigation, cultivation, cultural control, disease vectors, economic threshold, integrated pest management, mulches - general, mulches - killed, mulches - living, prevention, soil solarization
  • Soil Management: organic matter, soil microbiology, soil quality/health

    Proposal abstract:

    The WSARE PDP in New Mexico will conduct three events, including the annual conference “Innovative implement use and integrated pest management for sustainable crop production in New Mexico”; a producer-led farm walk to showcase sustainable agricultural practices; and a field day for overview of sustainable ag. field research at New Mexico State Univ. Ag. Science Center.

    Project objectives from proposal:

    The Field Day will take place in the spring (2020), the Farm Walk is expected to take place in the summer (2020), and the conference will take place in the fall (December, 2020). Information presented during the proposed NM WSARE Conference and Farm Walk will increase the knowledge of agricultural professionals on integrated pest management and the use of tools supporting sustainable crop production. Agricultural professionals and attendees of these events will increase their knowledge in these areas.

    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.