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Wright Hired as Extension Water Quality and Pesticide Specialist

LAS CRUCES -- Marsha Wright began work May 1 as a water quality and pesticide specialist with New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.


Wright, a Clovis native, will provide educational information to agricultural groups statewide on water quality and pesticide application and training. She is currently writing a new chapter for Farm-A-Syst's Integrated Pest Management publication on the proper use of pesticides for protecting groundwater.

Wright is a certified composter through New Mexico's Environment Department. She comes to NMSU from Calhoun Farm Services in Anthony where she was a technical adviser and office manager in their composting division.

She is the co-author of the Farm-A-Syst publication Diagnosing Plant Disorders in the Southwest and was the editor of the Dona Ana and Sierra County Water Quality Newsletter.

Wright received her bachelor's degree in agronomy from NMSU in 1988. From 1991 to 1994, she worked with NMSU as a research assistant in water quality.