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NMSU students to assist community members with plant problems NMSU’s Diagnosing Plant Disorders class will be holding a community outreach event Oct. 16.

  • By Ximena Tapia
  • 575-646-6233
  • xtapia@nmsu.edu
  • Sep 29, 2017
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New Mexico State University’s Diagnosing Plant Disorders class will be holding a community outreach event on Monday, Oct. 16, from 1:30 to 5 p.m.

The event will start with a plant diagnosis neighborhood walk. Students will discuss with homeowners about any plant problems or questions they may have. They will be walking along Idaho Street, starting from Locust Street and ending at Young Park. After the diagnosis walk, students will gather at Young Park and address any plant problems and questions from people in the community.

Soum Sanogo is the course instructor of the Diagnosing Plant Disorders class in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

“The event is about challenging students and giving them the opportunity to serve the community using the skills they have acquired in the classroom,” Sanogo said.

The students will be assisted by Sanogo and other professors and professionals from NMSU, including entomologist Carol Sutherland, plant diagnostic clinician Jason French, Extension weed specialist Leslie Beck and professor of horticulture and plant mineral nutrition Geno Picchioni.

Homeowners on Idaho Street wanting the students to go to their homes may contact Sanogo by phone at 575-640-6484, or by email at ssanogo@nmsu.edu.