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NMSU hosting pesticide application workshop Dec. 19

New Mexico State University?s Luna County Cooperative Extension Services will host a pesticide application workshop Dec. 19 in Deming, N.M.

The workshop will be held at La Fonda Restaurant in Deming beginning at 8 a.m. with a private pesticide applicators test 3 p.m. for an additional $15. The manual for this private test is available at the NMDA?s website.

Deadline to register for the workshop is Dec. 17.

The workshop will feature experts from NMSU and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, covering topic about disease management, identifying invasive weeds, control techniques and applying pesticides.

The first lecture will feature Stephanie Walker, NMSU Extension vegetable specialist, who will speak about vegetable diseases and management, followed by Jim Wanstall from NMDA, who will talk about identifying weeds and weed management.

Greg Alpers of Dow Agro Sciences will cover several topics including rangeland management.

After lunch, Carol Sutherland, NMSU Extension entomologist will give pest updates, and the last lecture will be given by Tom Dominguez, Otero County Extension agent, on pesticide application, including measuring and mixing.

Five continuing education units will be awarded for individuals who are licensed.

For more information please contact the Luna County Extension office at 575-546-8806.