AgSense: Roundup Ready Alfalfa should be available in 2011

By Leonard Lauriault: NMSU forage agronomist The development of Roundup Ready Alfalfa represents a significant innovation allowing for more effective weed control and lower overall herbicide use with lower toxicity to applicators, as well as reduced use of environmentally-damaging herbicides. In 2005, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service deregulated RRA, […]

Drought management for alfalfa

By Leonard Lauriault: Guest columnist While alfalfa is one of the few legumes that can go dormant during extended dry periods, alfalfa growers should consider several strategies to protect their alfalfa stands during drought to protect it for future years. If enough plants survive the drought (5 plants per square foot or 40 stems per […]

Dec. 15, 1913

The Alfalfa Lumber Company installed an 18-foot Farebanks scale for weighing farm wagons. … The concrete work on the new Santa Fe Hospital in Clovis was finished and the brick work was being rushed for overall completion. … Mrs. Fernetty F. Tracy, 91, was declared the oldest homesteader in Curry County. … Sunshine L.W. soda […]

Aug. 7, 2007 Business Digest

Clovis woman wins sales award Jacqueline Davis of Clovis has been honored as a national achiever with Silpada Designs, according to a company news release. Davis earned the first-place “Personal Sales Award” that recognizes success in sales through home shows. She was selected for the award from more than 20,000 other Silpada Designs independent sales […]

Dairies spur alfalfa production

By Leonard Lauriault: Ag Sense Alfalfa acreage continues to increase in the Texas counties west of I-27 and Curry and Roosevelt counties despite the declining availability of water for irrigation in the region. This increase is directly related to an increase in the number of dairies in the area. Although alfalfa may not produce as […]