Alfalfa supports the dairy and beef cattle industries and is the fourth-ranked commodity crop in New Mexico. New Mexico Agricultural Experiment Station researchers are working to improve the varieties of alfalfa and management of other forage grasses grown in the state.

Title Principal Investigator Funding Source
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Developing Forage Management Strategies to Meet Changes in New Mexico Agriculture Leonard Lauriault Federal (Hatch) and State Appropriations
Genetic Improvement of Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) Germplasm For New Mexico Ian Ray Federal (Hatch) and State Appropriations
W006: Plant Genetic Resource Management, Preservation, Characterization and Utilization Ian Ray Federal Appropriation (Multistate Hatch)
Regulatory Mechanism Underlying Posttranscriptional Regulation of Cytosolic Glutamine Synthetase in Alfalfa Champa Sengupta-Gopalan Competitive Grant (USDA)

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