Agriculture & Horticulture
Our reservation's agriculture must remain competitive within local, national and even international markets. This requires a continuous flow of appropriate technology addressing local needs within New Mexico. Our Extension program works to maintain and strengthen programs that address these needs. Water is one of the most important limiting resources for our reservation's agriculture. All aspects of water use affect agricultural efficiency and profitability. Water management will become more critical as water demands for urbanization and industrialization increase.
The Zuni Reservation has grown blue corn for generations. At one time, years ago, there was up to and exceeding 10,000 acres of Blue Corn Production on the reservation. The Zuni's are interested in producing cash crops to establish a farmers market.
Invasive & Noxious Weeds
Invasive/Noxious Weeds are a major issue on the Zuni Reservation. Invasive/Noxious weeds are taking over agriculture fields and are even invading range/grazing land. Zuni farmers and livestock producers are starting to notice these weeds and are becoming concerned about them and the problems they pose.