Vegetables http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en Chili pepper production down in New Mexico http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/chili-pepper-production-down-new-mexico <div class="node-body article-body">New Mexico commercial production fell sharply last year according to a USDA year-end crop production report and confirmed by the latest crop statistics from the New Mexico Department of Agriculture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/chili-pepper-production-down-new-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/chili-pepper-production-down-new-mexico#comments Vegetables Vegetables Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:26:00 +0000 85131 at http://southwestfarmpress.com N.M. chili growers warned about virus http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/nm-chili-growers-warned-about-virus <div class="node-body article-body">New Mexico State University (NMSU) plant and weed specialists are warning growers to watch for factors associated with curly top virus.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/nm-chili-growers-warned-about-virus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/nm-chili-growers-warned-about-virus#comments Vegetables Vegetables Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:21:00 +0000 84771 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Growing strawberries in South Texas focus of study http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/growing-strawberries-south-texas-focus-study <div class="field-byline"> Rod Santa Ana,Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As interest in strawberries continues to increase, Anciso said important data will continue to be compiled, including yield, quality and shelf life.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/growing-strawberries-south-texas-focus-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/growing-strawberries-south-texas-focus-study#comments Vegetables Fruits Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:13:00 +0000 84051 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Juan Anciso, an AgriLife Extension fruit and vegetable specialist, examines one of eight varieties of strawberries growing in a demonstration plot in Weslaco.</p> (AgriLife Communications photo by Rod Santa Ana) So much of what consumers know about food is wrong http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/so-much-what-consumers-know-about-food-wrong <div class="node-body blog-body">Most people base their opinions on the safety of conventionally-grown and GMO food on rumors, anecdote and the misinformation that abounds in the popular press.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/so-much-what-consumers-know-about-food-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/so-much-what-consumers-know-about-food-wrong#comments Vegetables Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:48:00 +0000 83991 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/pay-no-attention-man-behind-curtain <div class="node-body blog-body">Doctor Oz adds to misinformation, confusion about GMO foods.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/pay-no-attention-man-behind-curtain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/pay-no-attention-man-behind-curtain#comments Vegetables Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:45:00 +0000 83641 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Grant offers opportunities for Texas strawberries http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/grant-offers-opportunities-texas-strawberries <div class="field-byline"> Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A $158,391grant from the National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative, funded by the Walmart Foundation and administered by the University of Arkansas Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability, spurs Texas A&M AgriLife research.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/grant-offers-opportunities-texas-strawberries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/grant-offers-opportunities-texas-strawberries#comments Vegetables Fruits Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:31:00 +0000 81861 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Strawberries, grown under a high tunnel, can be productive well after a frost on the Texas High Plains near Lubbock.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Russ Wallace.) While green Hatch harvest winds down, red pepper harvest gears up http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/while-green-hatch-harvest-winds-down-red-pepper-harvest-gears <div class="node-body article-body">With the advent of cooler weather and the biological changes in pepper plants as a result, green pepper harvest is winding down now and harvesting red peppers now takes over as the primary task at hand, with early reports indicating there are still plenty of red peppers being picked and dried and sold at roadside stands and grocery stores across the Southwest.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/while-green-hatch-harvest-winds-down-red-pepper-harvest-gears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/while-green-hatch-harvest-winds-down-red-pepper-harvest-gears#comments Vegetables Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:55:00 +0000 80622 at http://southwestfarmpress.com New Mexico and Texas specialty crop grants http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-mexico-and-texas-specialty-crop-grants <div class="node-body article-body">Specialty crops in New Mexico and Texas will receive another round of support from the USDA-AMS Specialty Crop Grants Program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-mexico-and-texas-specialty-crop-grants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-mexico-and-texas-specialty-crop-grants#comments Vegetables Vegetables Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:52:00 +0000 79862 at http://southwestfarmpress.com New pocket guide to vegetable diseases available for gardeners, commercial growers http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-pocket-guide-vegetable-diseases-available-gardeners-commercial-growers <div class="field-byline"> Kathleen Phillips, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A pocket vegetable disease identification guide is designed for growers, home gardeners and Master Gardeners – anyone who attempts to raise vegetables, whether in pots or on larger acreages.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-pocket-guide-vegetable-diseases-available-gardeners-commercial-growers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-pocket-guide-vegetable-diseases-available-gardeners-commercial-growers#comments Vegetables Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:30:00 +0000 79822 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p> Pocket Guide to Vegetable Diseases</p> (Photo courtesy of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service). Farm workers needed to sustain heritage crop http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/farm-workers-needed-sustain-heritage-crop <div class="node-body article-body">If Congress doesn't properly address a farm worker program in its plans to reform immigration laws, New Mexico's heritage chili pepper industry could falter and slowly crumble into obscurity as growers turn to more profitable crops.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/farm-workers-needed-sustain-heritage-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/farm-workers-needed-sustain-heritage-crop#comments Vegetables Vegetables Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:22:00 +0000 79442 at http://southwestfarmpress.com