Artesia Science Center

Mission Statement

The Agriculture Science Center at Artesia's mission is to support the agricultural enterprises of southeastern New Mexico by promoting best management practices that will sustain natural resources in a changing climate, and stimulate economic development. We are dedicated to research and extension and that enhances agricultural enterprises and sustains natural resources critical for economic development in southeastern New Mexico.

History of ASC Artesia

Founded in 1955, the Agricultural Science Center at Artesia focuses on the research needs and agriculture interests of the Pecos River Valley. Approximately 75 acres are currently under cultivation, using sprinkler, drip and gated pipe irrigation systems supplied by an Artesian well.

Ongoing research includes fertility studies and manure use in crop production, integrated insect pest management, weed management and performance evaluation of crop cultivars. Alfalfa and cotton are the predominant crops in southeastern New Mexico, but research crops also include corn, sorghum, small grains, pasture grasses, chile and other vegetable crops. In response to the growing dairy industry, a dairy heifer grazing study also is underway.


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Artesia Science Center
67 E. Four Dinkus Rd
Artesia, N.M. 88210
Phone: (575) 748-1228
Fax: (575) 748-1229
Email: artesia@nmsu.edu