Writer: D'Lyn Ford
LAS CRUCES - A field day featuring peanut research will be held Thursday, Sept. 7 in Clovis.
"The tour will begin at the research facility south of Clovis and continue to the peanut plots in Portales," said Darell Baker, agronomist with New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.
Topics to be discussed are peanut variety trials, peanut breeding projects, peanut herbicide trials, alternative crops, peanut disease control, peanut fertility and peanut soil enhancement.
"All of the research at these facilities is very important to the local producers because it gives us a chance to find better growing methods for all types of crops," he said.
Field tours will be held on the peanut breeding program, drip irrigation studies, crop rotation studies, disease control evaluations, fertility evaluations, weed control plots, cotton varieties, kenaf varieties and windbreak grasses.
The first tour will start at 9 a.m. at the Agricultural Science Center at Clovis' South Research Facility. The South Research Facility is located five miles south of Clovis on County Road 4. The second tour will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the Eastern New Mexico University Farm. The ENMU Farm is on the South Floyd Highway immediately adjacent to the La Casa de Buena Salud Health Care Center. Lunch will be served at noon.
For more information contact Baker at (505) 985-2292 or Roosevelt County Extension Agent Floyd McAlister at (505) 356-4417.
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