Vegetables http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en Food to farm markets making impact http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/food-farm-markets-making-impact <div class="node-body article-body">More Americans than ever before are supporting local food markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/food-farm-markets-making-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/food-farm-markets-making-impact#comments Vegetables Vegetables Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:11:00 +0000 94081 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Farmers&#39; markets are becoming more important sources for food shoppers.</p> Nick Smith New Mexico chile industry wants new guest worker program http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-mexico-chile-industry-wants-new-guest-worker-program <div class="node-body article-body">Labor shortage threatens New Mexico chile industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-mexico-chile-industry-wants-new-guest-worker-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-mexico-chile-industry-wants-new-guest-worker-program#comments Vegetables Vegetables Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:13:00 +0000 94001 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Wild vegetation and vegetable farming practices http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/wild-vegetation-and-vegetable-farming-practices <div class="node-body article-body">Removing wild vegetation from around vegetable fields could be counter-productive.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/wild-vegetation-and-vegetable-farming-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/wild-vegetation-and-vegetable-farming-practices#comments Vegetables Vegetables Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:29:00 +0000 93931 at http://southwestfarmpress.com USDA-NARC project verifies vermicompost can increase yield, soil health http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/usda-narc-project-verifies-vermicompost-can-increase-yield-soil-health <div class="node-body article-body">While organic farming may not be high on the list of most production vegetable farming operations, research conducted by a team of USDA-National Agricultural Research Center plant and soil specialists indicate vermicompost used in greenhouse tunnels not only helps reduce production costs by eliminating the need for chemical fertilizers but significantly increases yield and plant health of hybrid hot house tomatoes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/usda-narc-project-verifies-vermicompost-can-increase-yield-soil-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/usda-narc-project-verifies-vermicompost-can-increase-yield-soil-health#comments Vegetables Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:33:00 +0000 93891 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Mechanical chile harvester tested in New Mexico http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/mechanical-chile-harvester-tested-new-mexico <div class="node-body article-body">Early testing on mechanical chile harvesters provides cause for optimism. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/mechanical-chile-harvester-tested-new-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/mechanical-chile-harvester-tested-new-mexico#comments Vegetables Vegetables Wed, 12 Aug 2015 16:04:00 +0000 93771 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Harvest mechanization could make New Mexico chile more competitive in international markets.</p> Reveille Russet potato noted for taste and flavor http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/reveille-russet-potato-noted-taste-and-flavor <div class="field-byline"> Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New potato variety features taste, flavor, earliness</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/reveille-russet-potato-noted-taste-and-flavor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/reveille-russet-potato-noted-taste-and-flavor#comments Vegetables Vegetables Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:29:00 +0000 93751 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Reveille Russet is a new variety developed by the Texas A&amp;M Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program.&nbsp;</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Kay Ledbetter) Hydroponics lettuce production reduces water use http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/hydroponics-lettuce-production-reduces-water-use <div class="field-byline"> Paul Schattenberg, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Southwest Texas vegetable producers have been interested in water-saving processes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/hydroponics-lettuce-production-reduces-water-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/hydroponics-lettuce-production-reduces-water-use#comments Vegetables Vegetables Wed, 05 Aug 2015 18:56:00 +0000 93681 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Vasile Cerven examines one of the the lettuce varieties grown hydroponically at the Uvalde center.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo) FDA, CDC warn Cyclospora outbreak linked to cilantro from Puebla, Mexico http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/fda-cdc-warn-cyclospora-outbreak-linked-cilantro-puebla-mexico <div class="field-deck"> Consumers urged to take precautions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Centers for Diseaes Control and U.S. Food and Drug Administration taking steps to try to reduce cases of Cyclospora from cilantro grown in Mexico.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/fda-cdc-warn-cyclospora-outbreak-linked-cilantro-puebla-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/fda-cdc-warn-cyclospora-outbreak-linked-cilantro-puebla-mexico#comments Government Management Vegetables Mon, 03 Aug 2015 01:02:00 +0000 93601 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Happy time: Hatch chile is on the way http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/happy-time-hatch-chile-way <div class="field-byline"> Karen Ray, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chile River, Inc., is a busy place these days. Producer Jerry Franzoy has already shipped out some early green chile and semi trucks loaded with onions come and go constantly. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/happy-time-hatch-chile-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/happy-time-hatch-chile-way#comments Vegetables Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:48:00 +0000 93591 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Producer Jerry Franzoy examines his chile crop, Hatch Valley</p> Karen Ray Food-borne illness and future of farming http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/food-borne-illness-and-future-farming <div class="node-body article-body">In a global climate of mass food production and international trade, the issue of food borne illnesses and biosecurity are coming to the forefront among consumers, government health and regulatory agencies and food company officials worldwide.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/food-borne-illness-and-future-farming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/food-borne-illness-and-future-farming#comments Vegetables Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:05:00 +0000 93581 at http://southwestfarmpress.com