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Extension Plant Sciences

Welcome to Extension Plant Sciences

The Extension Plant Sciences Department performs field demonstrations of crops, provides training for pesticide application, identifies plant diseases and insects, and educates producers on maintaining water quality around agricultural areas. Plant science specialists provide educational programs to numerous commodity and special interest groups throughout New Mexico. The Department strives to provide producers, clientele, and citizens with a broad base of essential knowledge, education, and support. Chile producers, pecan growers, alfalfa hay growers, Master Gardeners, garden clubs, beekeepers, Native American tribes, the Elephant Butte Irrigation District, and the New Mexico Highway Department are just some of the people who seek out the department's support.

THE DEPARTMENT OF EXTENSION PLANT SCIENCES

VISION
strives to bring strong Extension programs to the largest agricultural commodity areas in the state. We are recognized for our efforts in pesticide applicator training, plant disease diagnostics, water quality, and IPM programs.

MISSION
Exists to extend research-based knowledge and technology that will enable producers, clientele and citizens to improve the quality of their lives and enhance the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of the state.

PROGRAM AREAS
Our Extension Specialists work closely with county agents in all 33 counties to deliver information and technology that make New Mexico's diverse agriculture profitable and environmentally sound. See Program Area links in the sidebar to navigate through the Extension Plant Sciences Department.


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Extension Plant Sciences
New Mexico State University, Skeen Hall Room N140
P.O. Box 30003, MSC 3AE
Las Cruces,, NM 88003
Phone: (575) 646-5280
Fax: (575) 646-8085
URL: http://eps.nmsu.edu

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