Vegetables en 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Tomatoes Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:35:00 +0000 100911 at <p>Summer squash. A few plants produce more than you need.</p> Texas AgriLife research to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Tomatoes Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:32:00 +0000 100851 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Vegetables Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:47:00 +0000 100701 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Vegetables Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:45:00 +0000 100671 at <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> August rainfall cheers some West Texas producers; others still wait <div class="node-body article-body">Overall, with the usual exceptions from one county to another or from one side of the road to the other, weather has helped a lot of producers establish the basis for good crops.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Cotton Vegetables Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:12:00 +0000 100611 at <p>Market-fresh spinach was among several vegetable crops that performed well for Texas producers this year. Texas A&amp;M AgriLife economists said a combination of good soil moisture and light pest pressure provided good overall crop conditions among large producers.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo) Heat, psyllids threaten late potatoes <div class="field-byline"> Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">About 60 producers and researchers gathered recently for the 25th annual Texas Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program field day in the Bruce Barrett potato fields.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Fri, 05 Aug 2016 18:42:00 +0000 100541 at <p>Harlequin Gold is the new pinto potato variety ready for release with a red and yellow skinned with a yellow flesh.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Kay Ledbetter) Summer photos depict leisure, work and scenic memories <div class="node-body gallery-body">This has been a busy summer, including a move, knee surgery, a 10-day 11-state road trip vacation, Little League baseball games, and my usual farm visits, summer meetings, and, for the first time in several years, a small backyard garden.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Peanuts Vegetables Cotton Hay Peanuts Vegetables Thu, 04 Aug 2016 17:36:00 +0000 100481 at <p>Brilliant sunset from my back deck.</p> Green chile harvest gets underway in New Mexico <div class="node-body article-body">Chile growers in New Mexico's agricultural-rich Mesilla Valley region are reporting harvest is now underway on many farms.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Vegetables Mon, 01 Aug 2016 19:21:00 +0000 100401 at <p>Green chile crop is promising for New Mexico farmers.</p> Farm loans still relatively cheap, but repayment more challenging <div class="node-body article-body">“Many farmers who are in precarious financial situations may face forced sales, and a depressed equipment market certainly won’t improve matters.”</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Livestock Management Orchard Crops Peanuts Vegetables Wheat Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:54:00 +0000 100001 at <p><em><strong>Lenders across Mississippi reported that, on average, 61 percent of farmers had less than one year&rsquo;s operating capital available to meet financial obligations, while 39 percent had one to two years&rsquo; operating capital available.</strong></em></p> Getty Images/Chung Sung Jun High Court ruling tough news for New Mexico farmers <div class="node-body article-body"> Farm and ranch supporters say decision will hurt NM agriculture industry.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Non-farm bill agriculture Vegetables Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:20:00 +0000 99941 at <p>A recent&nbsp; New Mexico Supreme Court ruling grants workers&rsquo; compensation coverage to farm and ranch labor.</p>