Texas Cooperative Extension and New Mexico State University will sponsor a Regional Alfalfa Workshop in Farwell, TX, on Aug. 9. "We will cover a wide variety of production topics, from variety selection, fertility and irrigation to weed control, entomology and forage quality," says Calvin Trostle, Texas A&M University extension agronomist at Lubbock.
Trostle will present an overview of alfalfa production and a session on weed control. Leonard Lauriault, New Mexico State, will discuss variety selection and the university's alfalfa testing program. Monti Vandiver, extension integrated pest management agent, will provide an insect update.
The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with registration at 8:30 a.m., at the Farwell Community Center. Registration costs $20 per person and includes lunch and an alfalfa crop book containing extension, New Mexico State and National Alfalfa Alliance information.
Pre-register by Aug. 7 by calling the Parmer County extension office at 806-481-3619. For more information, contact Trostle at 806-746-6101 or Mark Marsalis, New Mexico State agronomist in Clovis, at 505-985-2292.