Vegetables http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en 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 Locally grown food available at farmer’s market http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/locally-grown-food-available-farmer-s-market <div class="node-body gallery-body">More and more people across the country are getting behind the idea of locally grown food.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/locally-grown-food-available-farmer-s-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/locally-grown-food-available-farmer-s-market#comments Vegetables Vegetables Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:06:00 +0000 93541 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Shoppers have a lot of options for local produce at farmers markets</p> Grasshoppers threaten crops in the Texas High Plains http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/grasshoppers-threaten-crops-texas-high-plains <div class="node-body article-body">"Exceptional swarm" of grasshoppers reported across large areas of the Texas Panhandle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/grasshoppers-threaten-crops-texas-high-plains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/grasshoppers-threaten-crops-texas-high-plains#comments Vegetables Other Forages Vegetables Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:51:00 +0000 93501 at http://southwestfarmpress.com New crop analysis app quantifies green vegetation in crop canopy http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-crop-analysis-app-quantifies-green-vegetation-crop-canopy <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Joiner, OSU </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Canopeo app will allow farmers to monitor crop growth or evaluate damage and use the information to adjust management decisions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-crop-analysis-app-quantifies-green-vegetation-crop-canopy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-crop-analysis-app-quantifies-green-vegetation-crop-canopy#comments Vegetables Technology Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:32:00 +0000 93401 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A new app from&nbsp; Oklahoma State University allows users to monitor crop growth with a smartphone.</p> New Mexico fruit and vegetable farmers get boost from FINI program http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-mexico-fruit-and-vegetable-farmers-get-boost-fini-program <div class="node-body article-body">USDA grant promotes more fruit and vegetable consumption for low-income families in New Mexico.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-mexico-fruit-and-vegetable-farmers-get-boost-fini-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-mexico-fruit-and-vegetable-farmers-get-boost-fini-program#comments Government Vegetables Vegetables Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:28:00 +0000 93381 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Risks of harvesting produce following heavy rains http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/risks-harvesting-produce-following-heavy-rains <div class="node-body article-body">Vegetable growers who wait at least 24 hours after rain or irrigation to harvest crops, greatly reduce the chances of finding listeria in fields.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/risks-harvesting-produce-following-heavy-rains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/risks-harvesting-produce-following-heavy-rains#comments Vegetables Vegetables Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:54:00 +0000 93291 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Harvest timing following rainfall or irrigation could have a significant influence on potential for foodborne disease organism development</p> Broomrape: Invasive, parasitic weed threatens South Texas vegetable crops http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/broomrape-invasive-parasitic-weed-threatens-south-texas-vegetable-crops <div class="node-body article-body">Branched broomrape has been reported this year at six sites in Karnes County, but observers expect additional infestations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/broomrape-invasive-parasitic-weed-threatens-south-texas-vegetable-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/broomrape-invasive-parasitic-weed-threatens-south-texas-vegetable-crops#comments Vegetables Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:08:00 +0000 93261 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>First broomrape flower may appear within three days after emergence and mature seeds may be produced 14 days after flowering.</p> Mexican produce imports jump significantly at Texas ports http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/mexican-produce-imports-jump-significantly-texas-ports <div class="node-body article-body">Produce imports from Mexico have increased substantially in recent years, and produce imports through Texas ports are steadily increasing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/mexican-produce-imports-jump-significantly-texas-ports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/mexican-produce-imports-jump-significantly-texas-ports#comments Vegetables Vegetables Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:12:00 +0000 93231 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Food security issue arises for third consecutive summer http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/food-security-issue-arises-third-consecutive-summer <div class="node-body article-body">A DSHS advisory this week noted that the number of cases of Cyclospora in Texas has reached 70 this year; 54 reported in one week.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/food-security-issue-arises-third-consecutive-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/food-security-issue-arises-third-consecutive-summer#comments Vegetables Vegetables Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:53:00 +0000 93121 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Assuring U.S. consumers of safe food requires constant monitoring.</p>