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Tucumcari Extension workshop offers information on wheat production in dry conditions

TUCUMCARI, N.M. - In an effort to keep producers in the forefront of the latest information about wheat crops, the Quay County Extension Service is offering a free workshop to anyone interested in getting the most yield out of their harvest in dryland conditions.


The "Spring Wheat Production Workshop and Variety Trial Evaluation" will be May 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

"The goal of the workshop is to look at the growers' wheat production, help them gain skills on how to estimate their harvest and give them general information for this year's wheat crop," said Tom Dominguez, Extension agricultural agent with New Mexico State University.

At the workshop, Mark Marsalis, Extension agronomist at the Agricultural Science Center at Clovis, will discuss estimating harvest yields. He will also give an update on the tolerance of sorghum herbicide and give an evaluation of variety trials and selection for dryland wheat production.

Mike Roberts, an agronomist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Clovis, will talk about no-till management.

Dominguez will give information about the greenbug and other pests in dryland wheat.

Those wishing to attend can meet at the Forrest Fire Station at 8:30 a.m. and then drive out to the field where the workshop will take place. There is no need to preregister for the event.

General continuing education units through the New Mexico Department of Agriculture will be offered.

For more information about the wheat workshop, contact Dominguez at the Quay County Extension office at (575) 461-0562.