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NMSU students will answer plant problem questions at outreach event Oct. 26

Got plant problems? Area residents will have a chance to ask questions about problems or challenges with their plants at an upcoming outreach event Oct. 26.


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Students in the fall 2015 Diagnosing Plant Disorders class at New Mexico State University will be holding a Community Outreach event for the Las Cruces area. The event is free and will be held from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at the Fabian Garcia Science Center.

Students in the fall 2015 Diagnosing Plant Disorders class will be holding a Community Outreach event for the Las Cruces area. The event is free and will be held from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at the Fabian Garcia Science Center (http://fabiangarciasc.nmsu.edu/map.html).

?This is a challenging opportunity for NMSU students in the course to engage with our community, and use the skills they have acquired to respond to the needs of the community,? said the students? instructor, Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science Professor Soum Sanogo. ?The course epitomizes developing and enhancing the sense of community service in our students as they address the plant problems faced by the community.?

All participants are encouraged to bring specimens of any legal plants, and questions regarding plant health, growing and maintaining plants to the event.

Assisting the students will be Sanogo; Extension Plant Sciences pesticide program manager and plant diagnostic clinician Jason French; Plant and Environmental Sciences Professor Geno Picchioni; and Extension and New Mexico Department of Agriculture Entomologist Carol Sutherland.