Off-Campus Science Centers

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Artesia | Agricultural Science Center

The Agricultural Science Center at Artesia focuses on the research addressing the agricultural interests of the Pecos River Valley. Ongoing research includes fertility studies and manure use in crop production, integrated pest management, weed management, and performance evaluation of crop cultivars.

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Corona Range and Livestock Research Center

The primary mission of the Corona Range and Livestock Research Center (CRLRC) is to enhance the understanding of woody brush innovation, hydrology, cow-calf production, and big game management and to develop innovative solutions to improve economic development in rangeland-bound communities.

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Los Lunas | Agricultural Science Center

The Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas performs research on agronomic and horticultural crops, and sustainable forming practices for the middle Rio Grande Valley and portions of central New Mexico. The ASC at Los Lunas is co-located with USDA-NRCS Plant Materials Center (PMC), whose mission is to develop native plant materials and effective plant technologies to address natural resource conservation needs in the southwestern United States.

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Alcalde | Sustainable Agriculture Science Center

The Sustainable Agriculture Science at Alcalde is dedicated to research on sustainable agriculture and related issues that benefit small family farms in North Central New Mexico.

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Clovis | Agricultural Science Center

For more than half a century, research at the Agricultural Science Center at Clovis has helped agricultural producers in eastern New Mexico increase profitability and sustainability with research on limited irrigated and dryland farming systems, alternative crops, and needs of the dairy industry in the Southwest, as determined by producers. Located 15 miles north of the city on State Road 288, the center lies in the heart of the largest crop production area in New Mexico.

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Tucumcari | Agricultural Science Center

The Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari focuses on developing forage and grazing systems for irrigated lands in New Mexico and the western United States. It also evaluates nontraditional crops for adaptation to the local area.

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Clayton Livestock Research Center

Scientists at the Clayton Livestock Research Center conduct research on shipping protocols for cattle, particularly evaluating the health and performance of newly received cattle and nutrition and management from feedlot to slaughter. Other research involves irrigated pastures and native grasslands, including grazing and stocking densities on locoweed-infested pastures.

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Mora | John T. Harrington Forestry Research Center

The mission for the John T. Harrington Forestry Research Center at Mora is to conduct research and outreach throughout New Mexico and beyond in the areas of forest biology, native plant production, and reforestation biology.

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Farmington | Agricultural Science Center

The mission of the Agricultural Science Center at Farmington is to provide research-based information for small agricultural producers, industrial operators interested in natural resource management, rural and urban homeowners, and interested growers in the Four Corners region. The station works closely with the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry (NAPI).

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Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center

New Mexico State University operates the Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center to protect and ensure availability of its resources for teaching, research, and extension endeavors that benefit the citizens of New Mexico as originally declared by Congress in 1927. The Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center conducts educational, demonstrative, and experimental development with livestock, grazing methods, and range forage, including investigation of the sustainability and management of natural resources and environmental ecosystems.

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Fabian Garcia Research Center

The first deed signed for Fabian Garcia Research Center was in 1906. Currently the center has 41.10 acres of land available. Fabian Garcia, professor of Horticulture from 1906-1945, was named the first director of the State Agricultural Experiment Station in 1913. He produced the first reliable chile pod, which was the beginning of the hot "Sandia" pepper.

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Leyendecker Plant Science Center

Leyendecker headquarters is nestled among pecan trees. The land was purchased by the University in 1969 and consists of 203.00 acres. Projects occurring at the Leyendecker Plant Science Center include: hoop house project, cotton, chile, alfalfa and onion plant breeding, precision farming, pecan research, drip irrigation research, and a multitude of other projects and programs.