Ryan Herbon with the green chile de-stemmer machine developed by New Mexico State University and the New Mexico Chile Association.
Pepper conference speaker Suman Bagga, left, NMSU Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, and Amy Gonzales, Syngenta Seeds, Inc., Gilroy, Calif.
Comparing pepper varieties are processor Silvia Roman, Res FPI, Inc., Chihuahua, Mexico, and grower Julio Licona, Agricola Nochistongo, Hermosillo, Mexico.
Attending the pepper conference, from left, all from New Mexico: crop consultant Dave Layton, Double Tree Castle, Inc., Deming; processor Andy Wiles, Olam, Las Cruces; and grower Rick Ledbetter, Z-7 Farms, Inc., Portales.
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