NMSU researchers eye low-moisture crops

Audry Olmstead For the better part of the last decade, farmers in eastern New Mexico have had to plan for their summer growing season without knowing how much water – if any – will be available for irrigation, due to severe water limitations. To help farmers make smart decisions about their crops before planting, researchers […]

Farmers receive relief from rainfall, canals

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Thomas Garcia Restoration of the Arch Hurley irrigation canals, recent rains and cooler temperatures bring relief for area farmers. Members of the Arch Hurley conservancy District began to receive water from irrigation canals on June 15 after two years of having no water allocations. “Rainfall and snowpack melt fed into the Conchas Lake allowing use […]

Researchers at Tucumcari science center look at irrigation termination for alfalfa

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By Audry Olmsted, Special to QCS In a time when sustainability is on the minds of many, farmers are wondering if they will have enough water to properly care for their crops. With that in mind, researchers at New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari are working on an alfalfa project to see […]

Arch Hurley to begin irrigation Tuesday

By QCS Staff The Arch Hurley Conservancy District

10-24-2007: Tuck’s Turf

Just a few important things coming up in the near future. Thanksgiving Turkey Scramble Nov. 18 12:30 p.m. shotgun entry fee $20 per player, 4-Person Scramble. Teams will be selected by a blind draw by the committee. Deadline to sign up is noon Nov. 17. Sign up today for a lot of great turkeys certificates […]

Ag Science Center Field Day set for Aug. 6

Tree and turfgrasses will be featured topics at the Annual Field Day sponsored by the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari. The featured speaker will be Lowell Catlett, regents professor and dean and chief administrator officer of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics, NMSU at Las Cruces. Attendees also will get […]

Irrigation canals will soon be flowing with water

By QCS Staff The Arch Hurley Conservancy District ordered the irrigation water “on” on Tuesday. Area residents can expect to see water in the canals and laterals around town by this weekend. Parents are encouraged to keep a close watch on their children. Landowners are reminded that all fences and gates are to be removed […]

Arch Hurley allocates water for Quay

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Arch Hurley Conservancy District board of directors agreed to allocate six inches of water at its meeting Tuesday night. Chairman of the board Larry Perkins said the allocation would help ranchers and farmers who are members of the district in their planning for crops and in the presentation […]

Questions about title transfer of Arch Hurley brings out large group

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun With the water getting to be a bigger concern, about 70 ranchers and farmers met last night to hear the possibilities of transferring ownership of the Tucumari irrigation canal, which is operated by Arch Hurley Conservancy District, from the federal Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) to the local conservancy district. […]

May 27, 2006 Notable Notes

District sets meeting The Arch Hurley Conservancy District will hold a meeting 10 a.m. June 14. The topic of the meeting is the district’s irrigation canal and ways to improve safety around the area. The meeting will take place at the district’s office at 101 E. High Street. For information, contact the district at 461-2351.