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New Mexico State University will host the 2023 New Mexico Chile Conference Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 6-7, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave.
This year’s conference, co-hosted by NMSU’s Chile Pepper Institute and Extension Plant Sciences Department, will feature nearly 20 different speakers and presentations.
The conference will kick-off at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, with opening remarks from Stephanie Walker, NMSU professor, Extension vegetable specialist and conference chair. Derek Barchenger, vegetable breeder at the World Vegetable Center and NMSU alumnus, will then give a talk on world chile production.
“Dr. Barchenger will present information on current world-wide trends and challenges in chile pepper production and serve as a perfect lead into conference presentations addressing the latest research findings and initiatives supporting New Mexico’s signature crop,” Walker said.
Presentations will begin at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, after opening remarks from Leslie Edgar, director of the NMSU Agricultural Experiment Station.
Speakers will include:
Afternoon presentations will cover technology updates and pest and disease updates.
A complete list of speakers and presentations is at https://cpi.nmsu.edu/2023NMCCProgram.pdf.
For more information, call 575-646-3028. Visit https://cpi.nmsu.edu.