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Downy Mildew Hits Area Alfalfa

LAS CRUCES - Alfalfa growers can best rid their fields of downy mildew by harvesting early, said a New Mexico State University plant pathologist.

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Gail Muncrief Joins San Juan County Extension

LAS CRUCES - Gail Muncrief is the new home economist/4-H agent in San Juan County for New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

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Celebrate Arbor Month, Plant a Tree

LAS CRUCES - New Mexicans who plant trees for Arbor month need to be careful in choosing and planting their selections, said a New Mexico State University forest entomologist.

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NMSU Researchers Cultivate Weeds

LAS CRUCES - Meticulous New Mexico homeowners squat and pull weeds for hours. While they dream of winning the "best lawn in the neighborhood" award, some researchers at New Mexico State University actually spend their summers growing weeds.

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NMSU Hires James Strickland as Nutritional Toxicologist

LAS CRUCES - James Strickland began work March 1 as an assistant professor of nutritional toxicology at New Mexico State University's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences .

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NMSU Hosts Land-Grant Forums

LAS CRUCES - A series of three forums on the future of land-grant colleges of agriculture will be held on April 3 and in the East Ballroom of Corbett Center on the New Mexico State University campus.

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National, State Family Groups Take Aim at TV Violence

LAS CRUCES -- A national campaign designed to end television violence is urging parents to unplug their TV sets on April 5. The National Association for Family and Community Education and its New Mexico affiliate have begun a campaign called "Let Our Violence End" (LOVE) to prevent children from seeing too much, said Mary Ellen McKay, home economics department head for New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

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National, State Family Groups Take Aim at TV Violence

LAS CRUCES -- A national campaign designed to end television violence is urging parents to unplug their TV sets on April 5. The National Association for Family and Community Education and its New Mexico affiliate have begun a campaign called "Let Our Violence End" (LOVE) to prevent children from seeing too much, said Mary Ellen McKay, home economics department head for New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

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Mesilla Valley Christian Grad wins NMSU outstanding Agriculture Student Award

LAS CRUCES - Jenee Green, a 1991 graduate and co--valedictorian of Mesilla Valley Christian School, received the Outstanding Student in Agriculture Award from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University in an April 21 ceremony.

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NMSU Scientist Studies Mercury Problem in N.M. Reservoirs

LAS CRUCES - Elevated levels of mercury make some fish like wall-eye and bass caught in New Mexico's reservoirs dangerous to eat, according to the New Mexico Fish Consumption Advisory. New Mexico State University fish biologist is trying to find out where the toxic metal is coming from and how it's affecting the ecosystem.

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Belen Native Does More Than Term Papers at WMSU

Most people see college as traditional classrooms with lectures, term papers, computers and books. For 21-year-old Shannon Vallez, of Belen, working at the Colorado Springs Marriot and planning banquets is a big part of her education.

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Artesia Native Does More Than Term Papers at NMSU

Most people see college as traditional classrooms with lectures, term papers, computers and books. For 25-year-old Vanessa Orosco, of Artesia, serving the university president dinner and working at Disney World is a big part of her education.

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Maintaining Healthy Lawn Takes Hard Work

Healthy lush lawns need careful maintenance, said a New Mexico State University plant pathologist.

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Maintaining Healthy Lawn Takes Hard Work

Healthy lush lawns need careful maintenance, said a New Mexico State University plant pathologist.

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Study Breaks Down Economic Impact of New Mexico Agriculture

When a jar of salsa is produced in New Mexico using state- grown chile, money has been spent to pick the chile, label the jar and distribute the product. But just how much money and where it's spent has never been documented. The economic impact of individual sectors of the state's agricultural industry is the focus a new study by NMSU's Cooperative Extension service and Agricultural Experiment Station.

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Farm Safety Involves Proper Dress and Vigilance

LAS CRUCES -- Because of summer's longer days, New Mexico's commercial growers and weekend farmers are spending more time in their fields and orchards. An increased use of heavy equipment also increases the risk of accidents for farm families, said a farm safety coordinator at New Mexico State University.

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NMSU Hires Stan Carbine as Staff Engineer

Stanley Carbine began work June 26 as the staff engineer for New Mexico State University's agriculturalEditor: D'Lyn Ford, (505) 646-6528, dlford@nmsu.edu

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Time to Plant Cole Crops for a Fall Harvest

ALBUQUERQUE - Gardeners should plant cool season cole crops, like broccoli and cauliflower, in July for the best vegetables in the fall, said a New Mexico State University horticulture specialist.

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Martha Archuleta Joins NMSU Extension as Food and Nutrition specialist

LAS CRUCES - New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service has hired Martha Archuleta as a state food and nutrition specialist, beginning July 3.

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1995 Cotton Forecast: High Prices, Insect Threats

LAS CRUCES - For New Mexico cotton growers, the good news is that prices are strong this year. The bad news is that pests are plentiful.

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EPA Awards NMSU Extension $40,000 to Supplement Program

LAS CRUCES - New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service is assisting a nationwide Environmental Protection Agency program designed to help farmers protect themselves and their water supply.

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Surveys Show What's Good, Bad For New Mexico Businesses

LAS CRUCES - A cross section of New Mexico business owners brag about hardworking employees and a favorable business climate but think the state lacks an adequately trained labor force, according to recent surveys in five counties.

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Compost a hot prospect in preventing Chile disease

LAS CRUCES - Compost may deserve its own info-mercial on the Chile lovers channel to tout its success in preventing a seedling disease while enhancing soil and saving landfill space at the same time.

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Study Breaks Down Economic Impact of New Mexico Agriculture

When a jar of salsa is produced in New Mexico using state- grown chile, money has been spent to pick the chile, label the jar and distribute the product. But just how much money and where it's spent has never been documented. The economic impact of individual sectors of the state's agricultural industry is the focus a new study by NMSU's Cooperative Extension service and Agricultural Experiment Station.

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Study Breaks Down Economic Impact of New Mexico Agriculture

When a jar of salsa is produced in New Mexico using state- grown chile, money has been spent to pick the chile, label the jar and distribute the product. But just how much money and where it's spent has never been documented. The economic impact of individual sectors of the state's agricultural industry is the focus a new study by NMSU's Cooperative Extension service and Agricultural Experiment Station.

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NMSU Ag Economist Testified about Grazing Fees before House Subcommittee

LAS CRUCES - Debate on Capitol Hill last week over the controversial Livestock Grazing Act of 1995 brought strong testimony from the livestock industry and well-designed presentations from environmental and wildlife groups, said a New Mexico State University agricultural economics professor.

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NM 4-H Council Officers Announced for 1995-96

LAS CRUCES -- New Mexico 4-H council officers were elected during the state 4-H conference July 17-20 at New Mexico State University, forming the state 4-H leadership team for 1995-96.

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NM 4-H Council Officers Announced for 1995-96

LAS CRUCES -- New Mexico 4-H council officers were elected during the state 4-H conference July 17-20 at New Mexico State University, forming the state 4-H leadership team for 1995-96.

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BEEF Conference Offers Ideas To Help Southwestern Producers Through Tough Times

LAS CRUCES -- Belt-tightening strategies for Southwestern beef producers will be the theme of an upcoming Beef Efficiency Enhancement Forum on September 14-15 in Lubbock, Texas.

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NMSU's Agricultural Experiment Station: Adapting research to New Mexico's counties

LAS CRUCES - Agriculture in eastern New Mexico, as throughout the state, is no stagnant industry. Dairy production is booming; farmers are increasingly growing high-value crops; and erosion-prone land in the federal Conservation Reserve Program will soon come back into production.

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