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NMSU's Cooperative Extension Service offers pesticide applicator workshop in Deming

New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service will host a pesticide applicator workshop at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at La Fonda Restaurant in Deming, N.M.

Registration is $20 and includes lunch. RSVP with reservation fee is due by Wednesday, Dec. 4, either by mail or in person to the Luna County Extension Office, 210 B Poplar St., in Deming.

Five presentations are scheduled: Stephanie Walker, Extension vegetable specialist, will present "Vegetable diseases, pests and disorders in N.M."; John Idowu, Extension agronomist, will discuss "Pesticides and soil health"; and Carol Sutherland, NMDA entomologist, will present an "Entomology update for pesticide applicators." Following lunch, John O'Laughlin, Southwest noxious weed coordinator, will discuss "Noxious weeds of concern in Southwest New Mexico," and Tess Grasswitz, urban/small farm integrated pest management specialist, will talk about "Insect pests of farm and ranch in Southwest New Mexico."

Five continuing education units will be awarded to attendees.

At 3 p.m., following the workshops, a representative from NMDA will administer the private pesticide applicators test. There is an additional $15 fee for the test; checks should be made out to NMDA. The National Pesticide Applicator Study manual is available at the NMDA website.

For more information contact Jack Blandford, Luna County Extension agent, at 575-546-8806 or jbland@nmsu.edu.