Organic Research Station at Rogers Mesa

Rogers Mesa Research Station has nearly 80 acres of land, of which 65 are cultivable and most of it being certified organic. The proposed research foci at RMRS addresses organic agriculture with an emphasis on tree fruits, table grapes, wine grapes, organic seed production and greenhouse studies. The Rogers Mesa Research Station is located 3 miles west of Hotchkiss, Colorado with an average growing season of 125 days. The site elevation of 5,800 feet represents high altitude fruit production of Delta County. The soil is comprised of mesa (loam), utaline (stony loam) and agua fria (stony loam) types.

Research

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Grapes

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Peaches

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Apples

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Incubator Projects

Frank Stonaker

Research Scientist | Site Manager
(970) 250-7559

Community Outreach

Brown Bag Meeting
CSU's Western Colorado Research Center at Rogers Mesa will host the Thursday "Brown Bag Shop Talk" series from 12:00pm - 1:00 pm. Growers and the interested public are welcome to attend. Bring your "Brown Bag" lunch, and ideas for some lively discussion, we look forward to seeing you! If you'd like to be added to our email list please fill out this form.
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