Vegetables http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en 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> August rainfall cheers some West Texas producers; others still wait http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/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="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/august-rainfall-cheers-some-west-texas-producers-others-still-wait" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/august-rainfall-cheers-some-west-texas-producers-others-still-wait#comments Vegetables Cotton Vegetables Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:12:00 +0000 100611 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <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 http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/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="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/heat-psyllids-threaten-late-potatoes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/heat-psyllids-threaten-late-potatoes#comments Vegetables Fri, 05 Aug 2016 18:42:00 +0000 100541 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <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 http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/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="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/summer-photos-depict-leisure-work-and-scenic-memories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/summer-photos-depict-leisure-work-and-scenic-memories#comments Cotton Peanuts Vegetables Cotton Hay Peanuts Vegetables Thu, 04 Aug 2016 17:36:00 +0000 100481 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Brilliant sunset from my back deck.</p> Green chile harvest gets underway in New Mexico http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/green-chile-harvest-gets-underway-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="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/green-chile-harvest-gets-underway-new-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/green-chile-harvest-gets-underway-new-mexico#comments Vegetables Vegetables Mon, 01 Aug 2016 19:21:00 +0000 100401 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Green chile crop is promising for New Mexico farmers.</p> Farm loans still relatively cheap, but repayment more challenging http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farm-loans-still-relatively-cheap-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="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farm-loans-still-relatively-cheap-repayment-more-challenging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farm-loans-still-relatively-cheap-repayment-more-challenging#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Management Orchard Crops Peanuts Vegetables Wheat Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:54:00 +0000 100001 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <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 http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/high-court-ruling-tough-news-new-mexico-farmers <div class="node-body article-body"> Farm and ranch supporters say decision will hurt NM agriculture industry.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/high-court-ruling-tough-news-new-mexico-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/high-court-ruling-tough-news-new-mexico-farmers#comments Vegetables Non-farm bill agriculture Vegetables Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:20:00 +0000 99941 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A recent&nbsp; New Mexico Supreme Court ruling grants workers&rsquo; compensation coverage to farm and ranch labor.</p>