Writer: D'Lyn Ford
LAS CRUCES - Pistachio growers can hear presentations on diseases, water needs, drip irrigation systems and insect control during the Pistachio Orchard Management Workshop, April 5 at the Otero County Courthouse in Alamogordo.
The day-long workshop is for anyone thinking about planting or already growing pistachios. The morning portion of the workshop will feature presentations by New Mexico State University's researchers and Cooperative Extension Service specialists. Workshop participants will visit area pistachio orchards in the afternoon.
According to Esteban Herrera, Extension horticulture specialist, pistachio orchards in New Mexico grow best in the Alamogordo area.
"We have had a lot of problems growing pistachios most everywhere in New Mexico except in Alamogordo," said Herrera. "It is the place to grow pistachios in New Mexico."
There is no charge to attend the workshop and registration begins at 8 a.m. For more information, call Herrera at (505) 646-2921.
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