Vegetables http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en Texas entomologists testing potato psyllids for insecticide resistance http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-entomologists-testing-potato-psyllids-insecticide-resistance <div class="node-body article-body">Psyllids have been able to develop resistance to neonicotinoid-based insecticide management programs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-entomologists-testing-potato-psyllids-insecticide-resistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-entomologists-testing-potato-psyllids-insecticide-resistance#comments Vegetables Vegetables Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:43:00 +0000 98561 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Ada Szczepaniec, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research entomologist, examines psyllid activity.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Kay Ledbetter) Farmers understand Earth Day http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/farmers-understand-earth-day <div class="node-body gallery-body">Many self-proclaimed environmental organizations may use the day to blame farmers and ranchers for environmental crimes and for ignoring basic conservation practices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/farmers-understand-earth-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/farmers-understand-earth-day#comments Management Vegetables Management Vegetables Wed, 20 Apr 2016 19:12:00 +0000 98411 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Earth Day offers an opportunity to celebrate the wonder of our planet.&nbsp; No better place to do that than out in farm country.</p> EWG’s "Dirty Dozen" list once inflammatory, now discredited http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/ewg-s-dirty-dozen-list-once-inflammatory-now-discredited <div class="field-byline"> Alliance for Food and Farming | </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This USDA report states that the findings show “residues do not pose a safety concern.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/ewg-s-dirty-dozen-list-once-inflammatory-now-discredited" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/ewg-s-dirty-dozen-list-once-inflammatory-now-discredited#comments Vegetables Vegetables Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:06:00 +0000 98371 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>For strawberries, a child could eat 1,508 servings of strawberries in a day and still not have any effects from pesticide residues.</p> Texas AgriLife Extension photo Fresh Produce Expo attracts record crowd and vendors http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/fresh-produce-expo-attracts-record-crowd-and-vendors <div class="node-body article-body">Texas is quickly becoming the preferred destination for Mexican produce imports because of the completion of a major Mexican super highway connecting the major produce growing areas of Sinaloa, Mexico, and the Texas border.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/fresh-produce-expo-attracts-record-crowd-and-vendors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/fresh-produce-expo-attracts-record-crowd-and-vendors#comments Vegetables Vegetables Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:24:00 +0000 98201 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Crop marketing red flag — farmers, we have a problem http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/crop-marketing-red-flag-farmers-we-have-problem <div class="field-byline"> Steve Scott, Scott Agri Crop Marketers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers know they will have good years and they will have bad years. The objective is to build up enough equity in the good years to weather the inevitable bad years. It is a pattern every farmer is very familiar with. But what happens when it doesn’t work?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/crop-marketing-red-flag-farmers-we-have-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/crop-marketing-red-flag-farmers-we-have-problem#comments Cotton Grains Management Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Vegetables Wheat Thu, 07 Apr 2016 15:18:00 +0000 98151 at http://southwestfarmpress.com U.S. trade negotiator pushes TPP trade deal, explains benefits http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/us-trade-negotiator-pushes-tpp-trade-deal-explains-benefits <div class="field-deck"> Ambassador Darci Vetter makes case in Little Rock </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Trade Ambassador Darci Vetter was in Arkansas in late March to explain the agriculture side of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/us-trade-negotiator-pushes-tpp-trade-deal-explains-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/us-trade-negotiator-pushes-tpp-trade-deal-explains-benefits#comments Cotton Government Grains Livestock Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Vegetables Wheat Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:29:00 +0000 98081 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p><em>Darci Vetter, the United States&rsquo; chief agricultural trade negotiator, visited Little Rock to promote the TPP trade deal. She is pictured with Harrison Pittman, director of the National Ag Law Center at the University of Arkansas.</em></p> Can South Texas close gap in fruit and vegetable demand? http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/can-south-texas-close-gap-fruit-and-vegetable-demand <div class="field-byline"> Rod Santa Ana, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body"> “Even if people wanted to comply with recommended consumption of fruits and vegetables, there’s just not enough.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/can-south-texas-close-gap-fruit-and-vegetable-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/can-south-texas-close-gap-fruit-and-vegetable-demand#comments Vegetables Vegetables Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:02:00 +0000 97991 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Billions of pounds of fruits and vegetables would have to be imported if Texans were to follow recommended consumption of fruits and vegetables, according to Dr. Luis Ribera, an AgriLife Extension ag economist in College Station.</p> (AgriLife Communications photo by Rod Santa Ana) AgriLife Research eyes vegetables for improved water use http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/agrilife-research-eyes-vegetables-improved-water-use <div class="field-byline"> Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Communications </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As water concerns continue to rise, the potential for making more money with the available water is really good, he said, so that’s one of the reasons to look at this new production system with high tunnels and high-value vegetable crops.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/agrilife-research-eyes-vegetables-improved-water-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/agrilife-research-eyes-vegetables-improved-water-use#comments Vegetables Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:46:00 +0000 97911 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Charlie Rush and Jimmy Gray, both with Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research in Amarillo, discuss building beds for tomatoes under high tunnels.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Kay Ledbetter) NMSU researcher develops model to help chile growers battle weeds http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/nmsu-researcher-develops-model-help-chile-growers-battle-weeds <div class="field-byline"> Kristie Garcia, NMSU </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The tall morning glory weed can be problematic for chile growers. The presence of this weed in crops may lead to an increase in harvesting time or hoeing time and may also result in fewer chile pods.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/nmsu-researcher-develops-model-help-chile-growers-battle-weeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/nmsu-researcher-develops-model-help-chile-growers-battle-weeds#comments Vegetables Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:57:00 +0000 97881 at http://southwestfarmpress.com AgriLife Extension part of three year nearly $250,000 grant http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/agrilife-extension-part-three-year-nearly-250000-grant <div class="field-byline"> Steve Byrns, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New interest in high tunnels stems from their research supported the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service High Tunnel Seasonal Initiative Cost-Share Program in Texas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/agrilife-extension-part-three-year-nearly-250000-grant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/agrilife-extension-part-three-year-nearly-250000-grant#comments Vegetables Vegetables Mon, 21 Mar 2016 22:09:00 +0000 97831 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>High quality strawberries such as these ripening under high tunnels in Lubbock are the goal of a project team headed by Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturists.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Russ Wallace)