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The Chile Pepper Institute started publishing the Chile Pepper Institute Newsletter in 1992. If you are interested in obtaining copies of past newsletters, please email us at cpi@nmsu.edu.

2014

  • Spring/Summer – DLC Update, ‘NuMex Easter’, 2014 NM Chile Conference
  • Summer/Fall – Chile Pepper Consumption, Emma Jean Cervantes, Domesticated Chile Peppers

2011

  • Winter/Spring – Chile Peppers in Spain, Top Producer, LED Light, Seed Sample
  • Summer/Fall- DLC Update, Red Chile Might Help Curb Appetite, Red & Blue Peppers

2010 

  • Winter- Chile Production in Kenya, Inexhaustible Energy- Emma Jean Cervantes, NuMex Heritage Big Jim
  • Spring- Capsicum History in Brazil, Chile Peppers for Livestock, Mrs. Renfro’s

2009

  • Winter- New Faces, Growing Chile, NM Production
  • Spring- CPI Garden, Changing Demographics, Mechanization
  • Summer- CPI Hot Spot, New Book, Virus Research
  • Fall- Super-Flavored Chile, Downside, Enchanted

2008

  • Winter- The Chile Piquin, Cajamarca, Bhut Jolokia Publicity, Anesthesia Research
  • Spring- Chile Peppers in Spain, Pepper Spray for Private Citizens
  • Summer- New NMSU Guide, Member’s Success with Bhut Jolokia, Pepper Mild Mottle Virus Update

2007

  • Spring- New Varieties, Endowed Fund, New Record
  • Summer- Earliest Evidence of Chile Cultivation and Distribution, Chile Diversity
  • Fall- Russian See List, Just How Hot, Effects of Pepper Spray

2006

  • Winter- The World’s Hottest Chile Pepper, Pepper Spray, Two Berries
  • Spring- New Mexico Chile Conference 25th Annual Meeting, Vitamin B-6, Antioxidant Activity
  • Summer- Chiles from Guatemala, Insect Repellents, Company Profile, Capsaicin & Cancer
  • Fall- Chile Pepper Hottest Item, International Pepper Conference Update, Psyllids

2005

  • Winter- Chiles in China, Food Lab, Seed Sample, Chile Cleaner
  • Spring- Chiles in India, Profile-Renee’s Garden, Chile Peppers Good for Stopping Cravings, Food Technology at University Highlighted
  • Summer- Fabian Garcia inducted into ASHS Hall of Fame, 3000 B.C. Society Grew Chiles, Chiles Curb Over-Eating
  • Fall- 2004 Pepper Production Statistics, Chili Cook-Off, Thanksgiving Peppers, Halloween Pumpkins

2004

  • Winter- Chile Pepper Ornamental Varieties, Honored Board Members, Company Profile, Chile Task Force
  • Spring- Amazon Adventure, Chile Pots, Task Force Update
  • Summer- Company Profile, Pepper Boost, Chile Task Force, Upcoming Events
  • Fall- Migrant Students Learn Research through CPI Program, New Mechanical Chile Cleaners Boost Efficiency, Ag Practices Program Introduced, etc.

2003

  • Winter- Colorful Males, Task Force, Seed Gift, New Mexico Landrace Question
  • Spring- Intl Chile Conference Highlights, CPI Teaching Garden, NMSU Chile Task Force Updates, Letter from Member
  • Summer- Chile Pepper Institute Center for Chile Education Opens, Pepper Beauty, NMSU Chile Task Force, Disease Resistance in Tropics
  • Fall- Switzerland Chile, Task Force, From the Mailbag, Phytophthora

2002

  • Winter- Piment d’Espelette, Publications, Matching Gift Programs, CPI Celebrates 10 Years
  • Spring- Bosland Recieves Award, New NMSU Cultivars, Why Cooks Spice Up Foods
  • Summer- Chile Pepper Institute Director Featured in Educational Textbook, Curry Myths
  • Fall- Chiles in Senegal, Regulations on Chile Roasters, Comida de Campos, Cervantes Recieves Award

2001

  • Winter- Pungency Tests, Spanish Piquillo, Nematode Resistant Cayenne
  • Spring- Conference Highlights, Silent Auction, Mechanical Harvesting, Natural Food Colors
  • Summer- Capsaicin as an Insect Repellent, NMSU Pungency Research, EUCARPIA Meetings, Pods are Healthy
  • Fall- Spices Protect Bacteria, Capsaicin as a Dietary Regulator, Holland Heats Up

2000

  • Winter- The Chiles of Mole, Elephant Repellent, Bear Repellent, Great Year for Chiles
  • Spring- Cultivar & Germplasm Release, Chile Pepper Exploration in Paraguay, “Ig-Nobel” Award to CPI Director, etc.
  • Summer- You Name It, Professor Translates Rumphius Book, Capsicum or Ritsjes, Chile Conference 2000, The Pepper Trail, etc.

1999

  • Spring- Red Chile and Kimchi in Korea, Capsicul y Cultura La Historia Del Chilli, Plastic Mulch Speeds Development, 1999 Chile Conference
  • Summer- What is the Root of Capsicum, Common Quality Standard for Pepper, Demand for Colored Peppers Increased, etc.
  • Fall- What’s in a Name, Really Chile Festival, Oleoresin, Health Benefits of Chile, Piquillo Peppers Stuffed with Codfish

1998

  • Winter- Suncoast Pepper Inc, Chile is Hot Item as Pest Repellent, Hatch Chile Festival Highlights
  • Spring- Ethiopian Chiles, Mangoes in Indiana, Chile Canning, Conference Highlights
  • Summer- Peppers for Mechanical Harvest, Hot Dates to Remember, Capsaicin Receptor Discovered
  • Fall- Chile Peppers in China, The Chipotle Mystery-Solved at Last, Easy Access to the World of Chile

1997

  • Winter- Bio-Control Popular in Chile Greenhouse, Meet the CPI Board (Part 2), Chile-More Than a Food
  • Spring- Steinmans Contribute to CPI, Spelling of “Chile”, Transplants Give Chile Crop a Head Start, Chile Conference Highlights
  • Summer- Chile Exhibit Becoming a Reality, NM Red Child Feeds Growing Demand, Measuring Chile Pungency: Feel the Heat
  • Fall- Introducing Peruvian Ají Chiles, Meet the CPI Board (Part 1), Weed or Vegetable

1996

  • Winter- Mcllhenny Donates $5,000 to Institute, Homemade Chile Powder: Tailored to your Tastes, Make Your Own Ristra, Florida Pepper Conference Highlights
  • Spring- A Fond Farewell to Our Editor, Professionals Turn to NMSU Chile Experts for Help
  • Summer- Pillsbury and Old El Paso Donate $5,000, Chile as an Insecticide, Paprika’s Bright Future Linked to its Bright Color
  • Fall- Plant Variety Protection Art, Fiery Food Sales Will Continue to Increase, Measuring the Surface Color of Chile, Chile Exhibit at Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

1995

  • Winter- Datil Do It, Fertilizing Chiles, Capsicum News
  • Spring- Flower Fertilization and Making Controlled Crosses, The Pepper Paradise of Ara, Nigeria
  • Summer- Eat the Leaves and the Fruit, Chile Prevents Biofouling, Distinguishing Between Sun Scald and Blossom-End Rot
  • Fall- The Chile Peppers of Highland Bolivia, Factors Affecting Hot Sauce Heat, Capsicum News

1994

  • Winter- The Case of the Elusive Pollinator and Other Pepper Puzzles, The Nomenclature Controversy, Message from the Director
  • Spring- Stalking the Coyotes of the Plant World, The Chile Cancer Scare, Measuring Chile Pungency
  • Summer- Plans for ICC Released, Dr. Pepper-Pepper Doctor, Post-Harvest Shipping and Handling of Peppers: A Brief Guide

1993

  • Spring- Message From the Dean: Dr. John Owens, Capsicum Communiqué, Chile Slides Available, Chile Conference
  • Fall- Hot Peppers are for the Birds, Message from the Director, Home Drying and Storage of Capsicums, Chile Imports, Deficit Way Up

1992

  • Fall- Message From the Director, The Balance of Chiles Deficit Triples, The Chile Pepper Museum, Chile Conference Roundup