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Bug Nights return to NMSU's Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas

LOS LUNAS, N.M. - Back by popular demand: Bug Nights at New Mexico State University's Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas, 1036 Miller Road.

Five Bug Nights will be held beginning July 18. The events will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at approximately 7:30 p.m. An indoor introduction session will be followed by a walking tour of various crops to view different insect problems and discuss control options.

"Find out what's bugging you at these on-farm evening events intended to provide local growers with an opportunity to learn about both beneficial insects and common pests associated with vegetable and fruit crops," said Tess Grasswitz, NMSU's urban/small farm integrated pest management specialist. "Participants will learn how to recognize the various species, the damage they cause and the different approaches to their control."

Come to any or all of the events that will be held July 18, Aug. 1, Aug. 22, Sept. 12 and Sept. 26.

"There is no charge for attending any of these events, but it would help us if participants could pre-register by calling 505-865-7340," Grasswitz said. "Please wear appropriate clothing and bring water for your refreshment."

These events are made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture under its Extension Integrated Pest Management Coordination and Support Program.