The Alfalfa/Forage Pests Scout School is 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the NMSU Agricultural Science Center in Tucumcari.
Guest speakers are Mark Muegge, entomologist specialist from the Texas Cooperatove Extension and Leonard Lauriault, forage agronomist and NMSU associate professor
Get first-hand experience in scouting your own fields for harmful insects. Learn how to estimate economic thresholds and when to apply pesticide.
Topics to be discussed:
l Alfalfa Pests: Aphids
l Chewing Pests: Alfalfa Weevil, Grasshoppers, Blister Beetles
l Caterpillar Pests: Armyworm, Alfalfa Caterpillar
l Field Scouting: Sweep net sampling and Scouting & Sampling
Current alfalfa research
l Irrigation Trial, field rrenovation, fall harvest trial, manure, Roundup ready alfalfa and others.
l Herbicide and Pesticides
Five general NMDA CEUs will be offered for Pesticide Applicators.
For m ore details, call Tom Dominguez at 461- 0562