Use Less Salt workshops set for House, Logan, Tucumcari

Salt is essential for good health. But often too much of a good thing is not healthy, according to a press release from the Quay County Extension Office. We must have a balance of sodium and water in our body fluids and tissues at all times. Too much of either, however, will upset the balance. […]

Spraying to eradicate salt cedars

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun By Chelle Delaney A spraying program to kill salt cedars on land along 160 miles of the Canadian River in New Mexico and Texas is hoped to help the flow of water into Lake Meredith, said officials of the Canadian Municipal Water Authority. Last week, Lake Meredith hit an […]

Invasive plants suck New Mexico dry

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS It may not be an invasion of leaf-eating beetles or the body snatchers, but conservationists say the influx of salt cedar trees in New Mexico may be equally as dangerous. Perhaps for indigenous plants the body snatcher allusion is not too far off, according to experts from New Mexico State University, […]

Ag experts seek to stamp out salt cedar

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may declare lands along the Canadian River “critical habitats” — limiting access to the land even to owners — later this year if progress is not made in controlling the spread of salt cedar, officials said. John Williams of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority said the federal agency […]

Area goats combatting salt cedar

LOGAN – About 1,000 goats have been feasting on salt cedar along Ute Creek for the past five months. Like a swarm of locusts, they devour up to 10 acres of invasive trees everyday. “They’re ravenous eaters,” said Kelly Boney, a rancher and goat herder from San Jon. “We expect them to raze about 2,500 […]

Bus tour showcases salt cedar removal methods

New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a bus tour Thursday, Aug. 12, to explore various eradication programs working to rid northeastern New Mexico of the salt cedar. Quay County Extension agriculture agent Pete Walden said the tour is designed to portray the actual spraying and let everyone see what is working in […]

Salt cedar to face aerial attack

TV Hagenah There is an invader in the area and a handful of area residents are taking it on. They will begin with an aerial assault and finish going hand to hand with the invader on the ground. The Invader is the Salt Cedar shrub also known as tamarisx and the battle is between the […]