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N.M. Tourism Survey Shows Welcome Centers' Value

LAS CRUCES -- There's more to New Mexico than meets the eye. That's the message told to travelers at New Mexico's 10 welcome centers across the state, and early results from an ongoing survey indicate the message is working.

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Medicinal Herbs Discussed at September Events

LAS CRUCES -- Growing and using medicinal herbs will be the focus of two events to be held in Alcalde and San Lorenzo in September.

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Shane Ball Hired as NMSU Extension Agronomist

LAS CRUCES -- Shane Ball began working Aug. 16 as an agronomy specialist for New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

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Del Jimenez Hired as NMSU Agricultural Specialist

LAS CRUCES -- Del Jimenez began work July 27 at Alcalde, near Espanola, as an agricultural specialist for New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

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4-H Insect Zoo A Favorite With N.M. State Fair Visitors

ALBUQUERQUE -- The zoo's coming to town, but this one features creatures with six or more legs. The 4-H Insect Zoo opens its doors this year on Sept. 8 at the 1995 New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque.

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Pumpkins Could Command Golden Prices

ALBUQUERQUE -- New Mexicans may scowl when they buy their jack o'lanterns this year. Droughts in the East and Midwest have sliced pumpkin yields up to 50 percent, pushing prices higher, said George Dickerson, horticulturist with New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

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Field Day To Help Farmers Make Choices About Land In Conservation Reserve Program

CLOVIS -- In the next year, High Plains farmers will decide the future of hundreds of thousands of acres of land idled under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

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Teaching and Research Animals Keep NMSU's Animal Science Staff Busy

LAS CRUCES - When your research and teaching program depends on the health of nearly 2,000 head of cattle, 513 ewes, 318 lambs, 95 horses, 55 pigs and a smattering of boars, rams, sows and goats, you should expect some long days and late nights. That's the case for Bobby Rankin, New Mexico State University's animal and range sciences department head, and his crew of about 17 faculty and staff members and 14 student workers.

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NMSU Students Coming to Learn About Local Agricultural Programs

LAS CRUCES - A busload of New Mexico State University students is coming to town this week to learn more about agricultural, technical and extension education.

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West Mesa Industrial Park Plan

LAS CRUCES -- A new study from New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service is helping Las Cruces City planners find the types of industries that could work well together in a new industrial park. The Target Industry Study, a crucial component of the master plan for the West Mesa Industrial Park, was recently completed.

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NMSU Hosts Teaching Symposium

LAS CRUCES - "Teaching, It's Hot That's the theme for the 4th annual Western Regional Teaching Symposium for' university faculty which will be hosted Sept. 22-23 by New Mexico State University's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences .

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NMSU Releases Six New onion varieties

LAS CRUCES - White and crispy, sweet and tasty, late maturing. Perfect for rings. These are just a few of the improved characteristics onion growers in southern New Mexico can chose from with the release of six new varieties from New Mexico State University's Agricultural Experiment Station (AES).

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Innovative Multimedia Brings University to Place-Bound Students

LAS CRUCES - Students who can't leave home to go to college can still go to college class next spring at New Mexico State University, thanks to a unique blend of internet, satellite and communication technologies.

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Fall-planted Green Manure Crops Help Improve Soil

LAS CRUCES - Crops and weather have pushed soils to the limit throughout the year, so fall is _a good time to pamper your soil in both the field and garden, said a New Mexico State University horticulture specialist.

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Goldenrod Control -- Now's the Time

LAS CRUCES -- Autumn is the time for ranchers to apply control measures to rayless goldenrod, a poisonous plant that is toxic to all livestock, said a New Mexico State University brush and weed specialist.

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Celebrate 4-H Week in October

LAS CRUCES -- 4-H clubs across New Mexico will get to strut their stuff during 4-H Week from Oct. 1 - 7.

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Field day to help farmers make choices about land in Conservation Reserve Program

CLOVIS - In the next year, High Plains farmers will decide the future of hundreds of thousands of acres of land idled under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

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Plant Garlic in the Fall for Summer Harvest

LAS CRUCES -- Garlic should be planted in the fall for the best summer harvest, said George Dickerson, horticultural specialist with New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

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Basic Shotgun Shooting Video for Sale

LAS CRUCES -- Learning to shoot a shotgun is the topic of an instructional video entitled "Basic Shotgun Shooting -- A Better Way", produced by the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service.

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Greenhouses Can Be Profitable

LAS CRUCES -- Greenhouse vegetables can mean big profits to growers who take the time to learn the complexities of indoor vegetable production, said a New Mexico State University horticulture specialist.

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