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2022 WPGA

Scholarship Recipients

Alex Armijo

Alex Armijo

WPGA 2022 Graduate Scholarship Recipient

Meet Alex Armijo a Graduate Student at New Mexico State University. His research focuses on “three species of pecan aphids (yellow complex and black pecan aphid) and what cultural practices influence aphid populations throughout the growing season. He also focuses on economic and physical damage” left by aphids in the Southwest.

Another study he is involved with concerns black pecan aphids and novel approaches to managing and controlling this pest. According to Alex, this study utilizes “OMRI-labeled formulations to find a new management approach that would benefit both organic and conventional growers in the Mesilla Valley.”



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