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Integrated Pest Management is a valuable management tool available to crop producers. The 19th Annual New Mexico Ag Expo is pleased to bring Monti Vandiver, Texas Agri-Life IPM specialist, to provide training on utilizing IPM strategies in crop production in the High Plains on Feb. 22 at 10:30 a.m. in the McAlister Room of the Jake Lopez Bldg. on the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds.

Vandiver will discuss ways to identify various pests found in this area on various field crops. He will then help producers develop strategies and control thresholds of various pests in order to determine when to apply pesticides. "Depending on the type of pest, the economic threshold for controlling them can vary and dramatically impact profit potential," says Patrick Kircher, Roosevelt County ag agent. This program should be a great opportunity for producers to evaluate pest control options in the field crops of the High Plains. This course has been approved by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture for one continuing education unit to be applied toward a private applicator's license.

The 19th Annual New Mexico Ag Expo is sponsored by the Dairy Farmers of America and Plateau Wireless. For more information or to attend, contact the Roosevelt County Extension office at 575-356-4417 or the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce at 575-356-8541. For a full schedule of Ag Expo events go to the Roosevelt County Chamber website at www.portales.com.

Event: 19th Annual New Mexico Ag Expo

Details: Annual agricultural and dairy expo featuring clinics, workshops, speakers, special presentations and vendors.

Seminar: Integrated Pest Management with Texas Agri-Life IPM Specialist Monti Vandiver.

Date: Feb. 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Fair: Feb. 22 and 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Location: Roosevelt County Fair Grounds, 705 East Lime St.

Information: Extension Office 575-356-4417, Roosevelt Chamber 575-356-8541 or visit www.portales.com.

The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce's mission is to build community and pride in Roosevelt County by serving as an information resource and by coordinating community enriched events and activities that contribute to the prosperity of the area. Roosevelt County, founded in 1900 with the City of Portales following in 1909, is known as one of the primary producers of Valencia peanuts in the world and is considered the "warm heart of the sunbelt." For additional information about Portales, visit www.portales.com or www.portalesnm.org.

The Cooperative Extension Service is the community education arm of New Mexico State University and serves all 33 county governments as well as many tribal areas in New Mexico. Backed by state, federal and local funding and statewide faculty specialists, the Cooperative Extension Service is a collaborative effort between NMSU and county governments which addresses community needs through education. The most well known CES programs are 4-H youth development, agriculture and natural resources, community economic development, and family and consumer sciences programs. All CES education programs are means toward the end of developing a better quality of life for families in New Mexico's communities. For additional information, visit http://extension.nmsu.edu.



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