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NMSU specialist participate in specialty crop symposium in Four Corners region

A specialty crop symposium will be held in the Four Corners region Tuesday, March 10, at the Lewis-Arriola Community Center in Arriola, Colorado.


The event is co-sponsored by Cooperative Extension Service at New Mexico State University and Colorado State University, and Fort Lewis College.

?This is a symposium for existing and potential producers of specialty crops, such as small acreage managers, greenhouse producers and market vendors,? said Bonnie Hopkins, NMSU San Juan County Extension agricultural agent. ?A wide variety of topics will be covered from both local experts and Extension specialists.?

Topics will include:
? ?Integrated Pest Management,? presented by Tess Grasswitz, NMSU IPM specialist.
? ?Herbicide Carryover,? presented by Darrin Parmenter, CSU Extension LaPlata County.
? ?Using Mushrooms for Soil Remediation,? presented by Travis Custer, San Juan Mycology.
? ?Food Safety Update,? Martha Sullins, CSU Extension specialist.
? ?Specialty Berry Production: Goji and Aronia,? presented by Kevin Lombard, NMSU horticulturalist.
? ?Growing Grain Fodder for Livestock,? presented by Bob Ower, Dolores, Colorado.
? ?Notes from the Field: Creative Equipment Ideas,? presented by Dave Elder, Aztec, New Mexico.

The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lewis-Arriola Community Center, 21176 Road S, one mile west of State Highway 491 in Arriola.

Registration is $20. For more information or to register, contact Darrin Parmenter at 970-382-6464.