New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service will host the 2022 fruit growers workshop March 2 via Zoom. (NMSU photo by Jay Rodman)
Wine grapes are growing in abundance at the recently planted demonstration and research vineyard at NMSU’s Fabian Garcia Plant Science Center in Las Cruces. The 500 vines will be used for formal varietal trials, preliminary viability indications and research on how local growing conditions affect characteristics like mineral content and fruit quality. (NMSU Photo by Jay Rodman) JUL11

NMSU’s Cooperative Extension Service to host fruit grower workshop March 2

NMSU’s Cooperative Extension Service to host fruit grower workshop March 2

Topics will include overall general maintenance and management of an orchard presented by Harrison Topp of Topp Fruits LLC, in Delta County, Colorado; irrigation management in fruit trees by Koffi Djaman, assistant professor at NMSU’s Agricultural Science Center at Farmington; fruit tree training systems and planting density presented by Shengrui Yao, fruit specialist at NMSU’s Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde; and growing grapes in a challenging environment: northern New Mexico by Gill Giese, Extension viticulturist specialist at NMSU’s Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas.

“Knowledge gained will help with fruit production on any size of plot or acreage,” said Don Martinez, Rio Arriba County Extension agricultural agent.

If additional aid is required, Cooperation Extension Service has publications and agents that are available to do field visits to assist with any issues.

Author: Nicole E. Drake

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