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Shuwen Wang Presenting on Perennial Wheat at New Mexico Alternative Crops Conference

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020


NMSU Roosevelt County Extension Office
705 East Lime Street
Portales, New Mexico 88130

New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will host a free New Mexico Alternative Crops Conference, with the theme “Enhancing Sustainability of Cropping Systems in New Mexico,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at NMSU’s Roosevelt County Extension office.

Presentations will include:
– Guar: “A low impact alternative crop for the region” by Calvin Trostle, Texas AgriLife Extension in Lubbock, Texas.
– Guar Resources: “Contracting, processing and market” by Alex Muraviyov, general manager of Guar Resources in Brownfield, Texas.
– Winter canola: “A potential dual purpose crop” by Sangu Angadi, NMSU’s Agricultural Science Center at Clovis.
Perennial wheat: “Potential in the Southern Great Plains” by Shuwen Wang, The Land Institute in Salina, Kan.
– Industrial hemp: “What we have learned in Colorado” by Abdel Berrada, Colorado State University.
– Sesame: “A potential stress tolerant alternative crop” by Oran Gar, Equinom, Israel.
– Safflower: “A desert adopted alternative crop” by Trostle and Angadi.
– “Economics of alternative crops in New Mexico” by Paul Gutierrez, NMSU Extension economics specialist.

Learn more.

Register online for the free conference at

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