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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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BB and Shotgun Shooting Video for Sale

LAS CRUCES -- Learning to shoot a shotgun by first practicing with a BB gun is the innovative technique described on a video entitled "Flying Targets: From Basic BB Gun To Shotgun Shooting" produced by New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

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Time to Treat Peach Tree Borer

LAS CRUCES - Fall is a good time to protect peach and related trees against their worst enemy: the peach tree borer.

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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 slashed 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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New Mexico Cotton Growers Must Quickly Deal With Destructive Boll Weevil

LAS CRUCES - Cotton growers in the Mesilla Valley are banding together to try to control the boll weevil, which has infested 500 of the area's 30,000 acres of cotton, said a New Mexico State University agricultural agent.

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Robert Flynn Hired at Artesia Agricultural Science Center

LAS CRUCES -- Robert Flynn began work Sept. 1 at New Mexico State University's Agricultural Science Center in Artesia as an assistant professor.

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Multicultural Scholarships Awarded

LAS CRUCES -- Three New Mexico State University freshmen are the first recipients of four-year scholarships from the newly created Fabian Garcia Multicultural Scholars Program.

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Multiculrtural Scholarships Awarded

LAS CRUCES -- Jesus Trujillo, of Loco Hills, NM, is one of the first recipients of a four-year scholarship from the newly created Fabian Garcia Multicultural Scholars Program at New Mexico State University.

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NMSU Horse Team Hosts Regional Show

LAS CRUCES -- New Mexico State University's equitation team, ranked first in the nation in Western-style riding, will host two horse shows Oct. 14 and 15, beginning at 8 a.m. each morning.

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NMSU Desert Research Has Worldwide Implications

LAS CRUCES - Before heading for work, Curtis Monger packs for the day -- a trowel, some common plastic bags, a sturdy straw hat and plenty of drinking water. While this New Mexico State University soil scientist's tools are simple, his work has implications for understanding one-third of the world's surface, which is covered by desert.

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Windstorm Reduces Expected Pecan Crop

LAS CRUCES - Windstorms in mid-September and early October could decrease New Mexico's pecan yields by 5 percent this year, said a New Mexico State University horticulturist.

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California spotted owls may need large reserves to sustain their populations

LAS CRUCES - Managing California spotted owls in a few fairly large conservation areas may be better than in many small areas, said a New Mexico State University wildlife scientist.

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News Tip

In light of all the recent news coming out of Israel, we thought editors might be interested in one of our professors, Rex Pieper, who recently visited Palestine regarding rangeland issues. Information about his trip follows. He can be contacted at 646-4435.

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Turkey Lovers Should Double-Check Doneness For Birds With Pop-Up Thermometers

LAS CRUCES - Trust an old-fashioned meat thermometer to tell you when your Thanksgiving turkey's done, not a pop-up thermometer, said a New Mexico state University food and nutrition specialist.

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Stinging Incident A Reminder To Be Cautious Around Bees

LAS CRUCES - New Mexico's first serious stinging incident involving Africanized honey bees underscores the need for caution this fall, said a New Mexico State University entomologist.

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Scientists at Los Lunas Experiment with Fall Asparagus

LOS LUNAS - Tender, green asparagus is traditionally one of the first crops harvested each spring. But it could become a popular fall crop someday if research pans out at New Mexico State University's Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas.

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Time to Compost Fall Leaves

LAS CRUCES - Fall is a time of cool weather and golden leaves -- leaves that eventually end up in a landfill. As landfill sites become more scarce and costs of creating new landfills increase, homeowners should consider backyard composting, said a New Mexico State University horticulture specialist.

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Flores Hired as Extension Food Technology Specialist

LAS CRUCES - Nancy Flores began work Nov. 13 at Alcalde, near Espanola, as a food technology specialist with New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

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Landfill Grass Project Keeps Dust Level Down

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. - As enormous earthmoving equipment pushes trash into piles at Camino Real Landfill in Sunland Park, N.M., strong winds do their best to kick up disturbed soil and create clouds of dust. This scenario prompted landfill officials to work with New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service and the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to rebuild the topsoil on the land and cover it with green grass.

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Cardenas Hired as Extension Family Educator

LAS CRUCES - Linda Cardenas began work Nov. 22 as a family educator with New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service in Dona Ana County.

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Weatherize Your Home to Keep the Cold Out

LAS CRUCES -- New Mexico homeowners still have time to weatherize before the cold creeps in for good, said a New Mexico State University energy specialist.

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