2020 Sustainable Agriculture Fall Workshop Series

October 1st - Seed Saving and On-Farm Breeding

Presented by Dr. Bradley Tonnessen, Program Specialist in Vegetable Extension. Learn what it takes to be your own plant breeder and understand concepts of genetics and plant selection.

Access the recorded presentation for Seed Saving and On-Farm Breeding here.

October 8th – Strategies to Prevent Development and Spread of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds

Weeds in the garden and farm can become resistant to our most depended-upon herbicide treatments. This workshop will help you to understand what this means for your crops. Learn from experts in the field from NMSU: Dr. Brian Schutte, Associate Professor, & Dr. Leslie Beck, Extension Weeds Specialist.

Access the recorded presentation for Strategies to Prevent Development and Spread of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds here.

October 15th – Beneficial Insect Identification and Habitat Management

Cultivating the insect ecosystem on your land is pertinent to sustainable agriculture. Dr. Amanda Skidmore, Extension Integrated Pest Management Specialist & Miranda Kersten will be presenting all about this subject.

Access the recorded presentation for Beneficial Insect Identification and Habitat Management here.

October 22nd – Growing vegetables in NM – Managing challenges for an abundant harvest

Dr. Stephanie Walker, Extension Vegetable Specialist, will give you an informative overview on the farming and gardening methods pertinent to the southwest climate and soil.

Access the recorded presentation for Growing vegetables in NM – Managing challenges for an abundant harvest here.

October 29th – Pruning Fruit Trees for Sustainable Production: Why, When, and How

Getting a grasp on fruit tree management, especially pruning, can be a difficult task. Dr. Marisa Thompson, Extension Urban Horticulture Specialist, will guide you through the process.

Access the recorded presentation for Pruning Fruit Trees for Sustainable Production: Why, When, and How here.

November 5th – Drip Irrigation on the Small Farm

Did you ever want to learn how and why drip irrigation can be useful for your growing operation? Dr. Bradley Tonnessen, Program Specialist in Vegetable Extension, will map out what it takes to start with an empty field and install a working irrigation system.

Access the recorded presentation for Drip Irrigation on the Small Farm here.