Projects & Results

The Agricultural Science Center at Farmington has several projects under way. Below we have information and links on the most recent completed or nearly completed projects and their results.

ASC Farmington Annual Progress Reports

Periodic progress reports of research at the Farmington Research Center are prepared in order to keep you informed of research findings and programs at the Center.

New Mexico 2003 Corn and Sorghum Performance Report

Annual Weeds Research Report NMSU ASC-Farmington

Notice to Users of the Weed Report

This report was not as a formal release; therefore, none of the data or information herein is authorized for release or publication without the written approval of the New Mexico Agricultural Experiment Station.

Mention of a proprietary pesticide does not imply registration under FIFRA as amended or endorsement by New Mexico State University.

Revegetation of Pipeline Right-Of-Way and or Well Sites

Establishment of native and non-native grasses on pipeline-right-of-ways and/or well sites in the San Juan Oil and Gas producing basin.

Collaborative MAIS (Maize of American Indigenous Societies) Experiment

The MAIS (Maize of American Indigenous Societies) Southwest: Ear Descriptions and Traits that Distinguish 27 Morphologically Distinct Groups of 123 Historic USDA Maize (Zea mays L. spp. mays) Accession and Data Relevant to Archaeological Subsistence Models experiment was a collaborative effort between Iowa State University, USDA-ARS North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station and Iowa State University, New Mexico State University's (NMSU) Agricultural Science Center at Farmington, University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. This report describes and organizes maize from 123 Native American accessions that where grown out at NMSU's Agricultural Science Center south of Farmington, NM, in 2004.

This experiment was conducted under optimum irrigation levels that offered an environmentally conducive and consistent water supply for plant growth. Agronomists planned the experiment, collected maize plant growth and development data, and harvested the ears. Once representative maize was harvested, archaeologist harvested remaining ears, photographed maize plant plots and collected soil samples. The location and growing conditions offered the opportunity to compare and contrast the harvested ears from the maize landraces of the Puebloan and non-Puebloan groups living within the U.S. southwest states of Arizona, New Mexico and northern Mexico.

This research project was supported by The James S. McDonnell Foundation, along with other agencies and institutions. Refer to Acknowledgements on page 57, of the MA�S (*Maize of American Indigenous Societies*) Southwest Phase 1 Results, for a complete list of supporters.

Feel free to cite the current report below as: Adams et al. 2006 (Manuscript in possession of K. R. Adams)