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NMSU Agricultural Science Center at Clovis to host annual field day Friday

The New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center at Clovis will host its annual field day Friday, Aug. 7. The event is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The center is located 13 miles north of Clovis on Highway 288.

Man talks to a group of people in a field.
New Mexico State University agronomy Professor Mick OíNeill outlines a research project during a special field day focused on canola last year at the Agricultural Science Center at Clovis. (NMSU photo by Darrell J. Pehr)

The field tour begins at 9 a.m. with a catered lunch to follow the tour. The field day at Clovis brings farmers, dairy producers, industry people, extension educators and the NMSU researchers together to visit and interact with each other, and share ideas and opinions about different cultural practices.

Field day also allows area producers the opportunity to ask questions and get answers in a one-on-one setting, while attendees have the chance to view current research plots and to see up close what is working and what isnít working.

Presentations include topics such as cover cropping in conservation tillage systems; weed resistance development and management; potential industrial crops for the High Plains; weed management in canola; insect pest management update; breeding for high oleic Valencia peanut; dairy industry update; and a discussion about winter canola versus spring canola.

For more information, call 575-985-2292 or email clovis@nmsu.edu.