Agriculture programs at Santa Fe county


Our county's agriculture must remain competitive within local, national and even international markets. This requires a continuous flow of appropriate technology addressing local needs within New Mexico. Our Extension program works to maintain and strengthen programs that address these needs. Water is one of the most important limiting resources for our county's agriculture. All aspects of water use affect agricultural efficiency and profitability. Water management will become more critical as water demands for urbanization and industrialization increase.

Fruit growers in Santa Fe County continue to encounter problems and request continual assistance with orchard management practices, which will help them, improve the overall condition of their orchards and ultimately enhance their yields. A gradual adoption of new and sound orchard management practices has taken place over the past few years. But keeping the producers up-to-date is critical for them to be able to remain competitive.