South Central

FPAA, TIPA back standard definitions in Tomato Suspension Agreement

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas and the Texas International Produce Association applauded on July 28 the efforts of Congressman Vicente Gonzalez in leading a bipartisan letter addressed to the Secretary of Commerce, Gina... more »

AgriLife Extension brings new experience to Texas’ organic production scene

For Bob Whitney, the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service organic program specialist based at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Stephenville, agriculture has been a “worldly” experience. Whitney, who served as an Texas... more »

New Mexico ag department opens Healthy Soil Program grant applications

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture is accepting grant applications for its Healthy Soil Program, which was created in the 2019 Healthy Soil Act. The act’s purpose is to promote and support farming and ranching... more »

Southern bacterial wilt causing problem in vegetables

Weeks of wet weather in Louisiana and SE Texas has led to damage from one of the most serious diseases of crops such as tomatoes, eggplant and bell peppers. Louisiana State University AgCenter plant doctor Raj Singh... more »

Pepper seeds ready to spice up space station

Researchers from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center planted pepper seeds in seed carriers inside the Space Life Sciences Lab on April 8, 2021, as part of the Plant Habitat-04 (PH-04) experiment. The pepper seeds will fly... more »

Texas Tech’s new provost, senior vice president is MSU’s Hendrick

Ronald L. Hendrick, dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at Michigan State University (MSU), has been appointed provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Texas Tech University, effective July... more »

New Mexico effort touts innovative smart farming skills

The New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering and College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences along with Doña Ana Community College have formed a partnership to prepare the next-generation workforce to use innovative smart... more »

Texas onion industry spearheads first-ever marketing campaign

In an effort to tell the story of the Texas 1015 Sweet Onion, the Texas International Produce Association has taken advantage of a USDA Specialty Crop Grant administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture. This... more »

Current Issue

Vertical greens growing trend gets its own USDA grant

Multiple factors shape 2021 vegetable crop

Auxin herbicide problems crop up for growers

New research seen on Reflex’s crop safety on vegetables

Government, industry eye E. coli in leafy greens

Farm Market column: Consider procs and cons of selling at farmers’ markets

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: It’s all about focus as homestretch of reform beckons

Notes from the Farm column: Stand-up tree planter works; keep a list for doctor

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