- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

ABIQUIU, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State University wants to help farmers control unwanted trees.

The school’s Rio Arriba County Cooperative Extension Service is holding a workshop later this month on how to tame elm, willow and Russian olive trees sprouting along the acequias, streams and fence line.

Rio Arriba Extension agricultural agent Donald Martinez says farmers need to learn more about safe practices and treatments to secure good water flow.

Clay Guck, of Helena Chemicals-New Mexico Specialty in Albuquerque, will give a demonstration on controlling the trees with herbicide using hand-held or backpack sprayers during a field demonstration on May 30 in Abiquiu.

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