Vegetables http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en 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> Urban community cultivates interest in conservation http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/urban-community-cultivates-interest-conservation <div class="field-byline"> Quenna Terry, USDA – NRCS </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The South Plains Food Bank uses seasonal high tunnels on their property to extend the growing season for fresh produce.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/urban-community-cultivates-interest-conservation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/urban-community-cultivates-interest-conservation#comments Vegetables Vegetables Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:39:00 +0000 93111 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The plastic covering of the frame is one of the last steps in constructing a high tunnel.</p> USDA-NRCS Texas surpasses California in freight volume from Mexico http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-surpasses-california-freight-volume-mexico <div class="node-body article-body">Texas outpaced California this month (June 2015) and has claimed the title as the state with the highest refrigerated freight volume.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-surpasses-california-freight-volume-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-surpasses-california-freight-volume-mexico#comments Vegetables Vegetables Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:45:00 +0000 93061 at http://southwestfarmpress.com NMSU helps small-acreage farmers meet demand for locally grown produce http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/nmsu-helps-small-acreage-farmers-meet-demand-locally-grown-produce <div class="field-byline"> Jane Moorman, NMSU </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Currently, the primary source of locally grown produce is farmers markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/nmsu-helps-small-acreage-farmers-meet-demand-locally-grown-produce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/nmsu-helps-small-acreage-farmers-meet-demand-locally-grown-produce#comments Vegetables Vegetables Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:38:00 +0000 93031 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The demand for locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables is increasing. New Mexico State University is working with small-acreage growers to satisfy this growing market that includes individuals, restaurants, public schools and government institutions.</p> (NMSU photo by John Garlisch) Texas onion, tomato production takes major hit http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-onion-tomato-production-takes-major-hit <div class="node-body article-body">Many vegetable growers across the state are reeling from costly damage from heavy rain, floods and high winds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-onion-tomato-production-takes-major-hit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-onion-tomato-production-takes-major-hit#comments Vegetables Tomatoes Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:02:00 +0000 92991 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Texas tomato producers have been hard hit by heavy rains, flooding and subsequent disease pressure.</p> Biosensor chip may be key to detecting listeria pathogen quickly http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/biosensor-chip-may-be-key-detecting-listeria-pathogen-quickly <div class="field-byline"> Robert Burns, Texas Agrilife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Listeria is the third-leading cause of death from food poisoning in the U.S.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/biosensor-chip-may-be-key-detecting-listeria-pathogen-quickly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/biosensor-chip-may-be-key-detecting-listeria-pathogen-quickly#comments Vegetables Vegetables Thu, 28 May 2015 21:28:00 +0000 92651 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Carmen Gomes, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research engineer, College Station, said she has developed a biosensor chip that can detect listeria bacteria in a food sample in two to three minutes.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Robert Burns) Dry cycle continuing across much of the Southwest http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/dry-cycle-continuing-across-much-southwest <div class="node-body article-body">The 2011 historic drought resulted in a $7.6 billion loss (2010 and 2011). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/dry-cycle-continuing-across-much-southwest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/dry-cycle-continuing-across-much-southwest#comments Vegetables Water Shortage El Nino Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:11:00 +0000 91301 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>WEATHER EXTREMES, stronger storms, longer droughts, hotter summers and colder winters, may be in store for the Southwest. Agriculture may continue to deal with drought for several more years, according to weather observers.</p> Feds may revise new food safety rules for irrigation water http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/feds-may-revise-new-food-safety-rules-irrigation-water <div class="field-byline"> Rod Santa Ana, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New rules on food safety are part of the proposed Food Safety Modernization Act designed to reduce food-borne illnesses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/feds-may-revise-new-food-safety-rules-irrigation-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/feds-may-revise-new-food-safety-rules-irrigation-water#comments Vegetables Vegetables Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:54:00 +0000 90111 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Juan Anciso, right, horticulture specialist at the Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco, checks emerging onion plants in an irrigation study alongside Hal Hoffman, an onion buyer in Alamo.</p> (Photo courtesy of Hal Hoffman) Water availability limiting factor in ag production http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/water-availability-limiting-factor-ag-production <div class="node-body article-body">“The question of whether water is limiting our ability to produce is an easy one.” But the answer is more complex.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/water-availability-limiting-factor-ag-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/water-availability-limiting-factor-ag-production#comments Vegetables Drought Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:30:00 +0000 89891 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>J. ALLEN CARNES, Winter Garden area farmer, says water remains the No.1 limiting factor for crop production in Texas. Carnes spoke recently at the 26<sup>th</sup> annual Texas Plant Protection Association Conference in Bryan, Texas.</p>