Vegetables http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en Increase in produce expected at Texas borders http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/increase-produce-expected-texas-borders <div class="node-body article-body">Texas A&M study points to uptick in Mexican produce and economic opportunities for Texas business.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/increase-produce-expected-texas-borders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/increase-produce-expected-texas-borders#comments Vegetables Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:14:00 +0000 101521 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Credit: rep0rter/Thinkstock Harvest gallery: Harvest time is a gut check http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/harvest-gallery-harvest-time-gut-check <div class="node-body gallery-body">Harvest is report card time, when the cows come home, the chickens come in to roost and the hay is made.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/harvest-gallery-harvest-time-gut-check" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/harvest-gallery-harvest-time-gut-check#comments Crops Cotton Peanuts Vegetables Wheat Corn Cotton Grain Sorghum Hay Peanuts Vegetables Wheat Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:52:00 +0000 101481 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Harvest time is an opportunity to evaluate.</p> 2016 Fresh Summit is largest PMA expo ever Oct. 14-16 in Orlando http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/2016-fresh-summit-largest-pma-expo-ever-oct-14-16-orlando <div class="node-body article-body">PMA has again organized the event’s content into “communities of interest” designed to help attendees connect to others who share common goals</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/2016-fresh-summit-largest-pma-expo-ever-oct-14-16-orlando" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/2016-fresh-summit-largest-pma-expo-ever-oct-14-16-orlando#comments Vegetables Vegetables Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:52:00 +0000 101391 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Texas High Tunnel Conference, SARE Strawberry Workshop set for Oct. 11, Oct. 12 http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-high-tunnel-conference-sare-strawberry-workshop-set-oct-11-oct-12 <div class="field-byline"> Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Strawberry conferences feature "exceptional agendas."</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-high-tunnel-conference-sare-strawberry-workshop-set-oct-11-oct-12" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-high-tunnel-conference-sare-strawberry-workshop-set-oct-11-oct-12#comments Vegetables Vegetables Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:48:00 +0000 101371 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Texas grown strawberries.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Russ Wallace) Imported produce from Mexico would benefit Texas economy http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/imported-produce-mexico-would-benefit-texas-economy <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Are we going to depend on foreign countries to produce more fruits and vegetables or will we produce more?”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/imported-produce-mexico-would-benefit-texas-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/imported-produce-mexico-would-benefit-texas-economy#comments Vegetables Vegetables Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:23:00 +0000 101301 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Economists with the Center for North American Studies at Texas A&amp;M University in College Station conducted a study on the economic impacts of increased U.S. imports of fresh produce from Mexico by 2023. The U.S. would add 12,897 jobs and the overall economic impact would be $1.54 billion.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Rod Santa Ana) Specialty grants Granted by USDA http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/specialty-grants-granted-usda <div class="node-body article-body">In all, 19 grants totaling $36.5 million for research and Extension to support American farmers growing fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops (including floriculture) were made through the Specialty Crop Initiative.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/specialty-grants-granted-usda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/specialty-grants-granted-usda#comments Vegetables Pecans Vegetables Fri, 02 Sep 2016 15:04:00 +0000 101101 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Guar is a heat and drought tolerant crop with potential to play an important role in maintaining productivity in the semi-arid to arid conditions of the U.S. Southwest.</p> Photo Credit: yogesh_more/Thinkstock Backyard garden yields tasty produce http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/backyard-garden-yields-tasty-produce <div class="node-body gallery-body">This summer, I’ve enjoyed the best tomatoes I’ve ever grown.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/backyard-garden-yields-tasty-produce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/backyard-garden-yields-tasty-produce#comments Vegetables Tomatoes Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:35:00 +0000 100911 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Summer squash. A few plants produce more than you need.</p> Texas AgriLife research to revive robust vegetable production http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-agrilife-research-revive-robust-vegetable-production <div class="node-body article-body">A vegetable production study conducted about three years ago identified several regions in Texas well-suited for vegetable production—the High Plains, South Plains, Overton, Wintergarden and Weslaco.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-agrilife-research-revive-robust-vegetable-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-agrilife-research-revive-robust-vegetable-production#comments Vegetables Tomatoes Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:32:00 +0000 100851 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Kevin Crosby, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife vegetable breeder in College Station, explains to growers new techniques for producing tomatoes.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kathleen Phillips) NMSU chile field day features harvest demonstration http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/nmsu-chile-field-day-features-harvest-demonstration <div class="field-byline"> Jane Moorman, NMSU </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The commercial chile industry faces many issues, including having a labor force for harvest.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/nmsu-chile-field-day-features-harvest-demonstration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/nmsu-chile-field-day-features-harvest-demonstration#comments Vegetables Vegetables Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:47:00 +0000 100701 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>New Mexico State University graduate student Chuck Havlik watches the mechanized chile harvester run on one of his research plots. The machine will be demonstrated during the Chile Field Day at NMSU&rsquo;s Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Field day activities begin at 9 a.m.</p> (NMSU photo by Jane Moorman) Fighting the war on insects and pathogens of vegetable farming http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/fighting-war-insects-and-pathogens-vegetable-farming <div class="node-body article-body">Where there are new insects, there is a high risk of new pathogens not common to the area as well, meaning an ever-changing environment poses a number of challenges for food producers.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/fighting-war-insects-and-pathogens-vegetable-farming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/fighting-war-insects-and-pathogens-vegetable-farming#comments Vegetables Vegetables Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:45:00 +0000 100671 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Protecting vegetables against a host of disease and insect pests is the goal of Dr. Ismael E. Badillo-Vargas, a Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research insect vector entomologist in Weslaco.</p>