New Mexico State University Agricultural Experiment Station

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The New Mexico State University Agricultural Experiment Station is a system of scientists who work on facilities on the main campus in Las Cruces and at 12 agricultural science and research centers located throughout the state of New Mexico. It facilitates and administers the botanical gardens, herbaria, and other agricultural facilities associated with New Mexico State University.

  • Fabian Garcia Science Center[1] - botanical gardens, greenhouse, orchard, crop research fields, gazebo rentals, and turf demonstration plots.
  • Mora Research Center[2] - a small forest, about 49 acres (200,000 m2) of irrigated tree plantations, and several research greenhouses. Located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, it is one of New Mexico's leading forest genetics programs and conservation nurseries.
  • Chile Pepper Institute Teaching and Demonstration Garden[3] - over 150 varieties of chile from all of the main species of Capsicum, including C. annuum, C. baccatum, C. chinense, and C. frutescens.
  • New Mexico State University Herbarium (acronym NMC)[4] - about 68,000 specimens mainly representing New Mexico and northern Mexico. Current research is on floristics of New Mexico and northern Mexico, and systematics of Nyctaginaceae, Astragalus, Boechera, and Quercus.
  • Range Science Herbarium (acronym NMCR)[5]- about 18,000 specimens, roughly half grasses, emphasizing the flora of New Mexico, with special strength in Aristida and Bothriochloa from western United States and northern Mexico. Also includes a beginning collection of about 170 mosses from New Mexico.

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  1. ^ "NMSU: Fabian Garcia Science Center - Home". 2005-09-01. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  2. ^ "NMSU: John T. Harrington Forestry Research Center at Mora - Home". 2005-09-01. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  3. ^ "About Us". The Chile Pepper Institute. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  4. ^ "Department of Biology Herbarium (NMC) : New Mexico State University". Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  5. ^ "NMSU: Range Science Herbarium (NMCR) - home". 2005-09-01. Retrieved 2013-10-06.