Vegetables http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en New produce expo coming to Austin in March, 2015 http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-produce-expo-coming-austin-march-2015 <div class="field-byline"> TIPA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) will host the inaugural VIVA Fresh Conference and Expo March 26-28, 2015, at the Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-produce-expo-coming-austin-march-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-produce-expo-coming-austin-march-2015#comments Vegetables Vegetables Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:55:00 +0000 86931 at http://southwestfarmpress.com New USDA grants to help specialty crop industry http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-usda-grants-help-specialty-crop-industry <div class="node-body article-body">USDA says the economic, environmental and social sustainability of specialty crop industries and the improved economies of the communities that depend on these industries are the ultimate beneficiaries of the NCPN program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-usda-grants-help-specialty-crop-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-usda-grants-help-specialty-crop-industry#comments Vegetables USDA Vegetables Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:25:00 +0000 86821 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Texas AgriLife expands strawberry efforts http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-agrilife-expands-strawberry-efforts <div class="field-byline"> Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Texas AgriLife is working to make strawberries more available to Texas consumers and have announced two projects that could help reach that goal.</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/texas-agrilife-expands-strawberry-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-agrilife-expands-strawberry-efforts#comments Vegetables Fruits Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:18:00 +0000 86651 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Strawberries ripe for the picking in a Texas high tunnel.</p> (Photo courtesy Dr. Russ Wallace, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service) Western research seeking control for new insect pest http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/western-research-seeking-control-new-insect-pest <div class="field-byline"> Jane Moorman, NMSU </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new invasive pest is spreading across Sunbelt farmland, attacking brassica crops such as bok choy, mustard greens, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/western-research-seeking-control-new-insect-pest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/western-research-seeking-control-new-insect-pest#comments Vegetables Vegetables Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:56:00 +0000 86381 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A new invasive pest &ndash; a stink bug called Bagrada hilaris. (NMSU photo)</p> (NMSU photo) Farmers’ markets play important but not exclusive role http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/farmers-markets-play-important-not-exclusive-role <div class="node-body blog-body">I frequent the Denton farmers’ market and several other fruit and vegetable stands around town to pick up fresh tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and tree-ripened peaches. </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/farmers-markets-play-important-not-exclusive-role" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/farmers-markets-play-important-not-exclusive-role#comments Vegetables Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:42:00 +0000 86371 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Conventional ag critic lets bias show http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/conventional-ag-critic-lets-bias-show <div class="node-body blog-body">We can’t rely on organic alone to feed 9 billion people. And pitting one part of the food industry against another is absurd</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/conventional-ag-critic-lets-bias-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/conventional-ag-critic-lets-bias-show#comments Vegetables Farm Press Blog Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:46:00 +0000 86191 at http://southwestfarmpress.com More water available this year for New Mexico chili pepper growers http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/more-water-available-year-new-mexico-chili-pepper-growers <div class="node-body article-body">New Mexico chili pepper growers and pecan producers in the agricultural-rich middle basin of the Rio Grande River will receive almost twice as much irrigation water this year as they did in 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/more-water-available-year-new-mexico-chili-pepper-growers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/more-water-available-year-new-mexico-chili-pepper-growers#comments Vegetables Drought Mon, 19 May 2014 21:10:00 +0000 85841 at http://southwestfarmpress.com South Texas onion harvest well underway http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/south-texas-onion-harvest-well-underway <div class="node-body article-body">Two weeks into harvest, South Texas onion growers say in spite of another year of drought, water shortages, fewer acres planted, and a smaller yield so far, onions coming out of the ground are in good shape and wholesale prices are steady, a better scenario than expected.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/south-texas-onion-harvest-well-underway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/south-texas-onion-harvest-well-underway#comments Vegetables Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:51:00 +0000 85341 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Industry leaders named to Texas Produce Hall of Fame http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/industry-leaders-named-texas-produce-hall-fame <div class="node-body article-body">Six Texas produce industry leaders will be honored April 28 at the 2014 Texas Produce Hall of Fame Banquet. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/industry-leaders-named-texas-produce-hall-fame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/industry-leaders-named-texas-produce-hall-fame#comments Vegetables Vegetables Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:03:00 +0000 85321 at http://southwestfarmpress.com 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