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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 click on the links below. 


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



  • Winter- Inexhaustible Energy, NuMex Heritage Big Jim 5                                                                     
  • Spring- Chile Peppers for Livestock, Mrs. Renfro's                                                                                         


  • 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


  • Winter- Cajamarca, Bhut Jolokia Publicity, Anesthesia Research
  • Spring- Pepper Spray for Private Citizens
  • Summer- New NMSU Guide, Member's Success, Pepper Mottle


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


  • Winter- Pepper Spray, Two Berries, It's the Thought That Counts
  • Spring- Vitamin B-6, Antioxidant Activity
  • Summer- Insect Repellents, Company Profile, Capsaicin & Cancer
  • Fall- Chile Pepper Hottest Item, International Pepper Conference Update, Psyllids


  • Winter- Food Lab, Seed Sample, Chile Cleaner
  • Spring- Profile-Renee's Garden, Chile Peppers Good for Stopping Cravings, Food Technology at University Highlighted
  • Summer- 3000 B.C. Society Grew Chiles, Chiles Curb Over-Eating
  • Fall- Chili Cook-Off, Thanksgiving Peppers, Halloween Pumpkins


  • Winter- 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.


  • Winter- Colorful Males, Task Force, Seed Gift
  • Spring- Intl Chile Conference Highlights, CPI Teaching Garden, NMSU Chile Task Force Updates, Letter from Member
  • Summer- Pepper Beauty, NMSU Chile Task Force, Disease Resistance in Tropics
  • Fall- Task Force, From the Mailbag, Phytophthora


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


  • Winter- Annual Seet Pkt, 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


  • Winter- Preparing Chiles, 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.


  • Spring- 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


  • Winter- Suncoast Pepper Inc, Chile is Hot Item as Pest Repellent, Hatch Chile Festival Highlights
  • Spring- Mangoes in Indiana, Chile Canning, Conference Highlights
  • Summer- 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


  • Winter- Bio-Control Popular in Chile Greenhouse, Meet the CPI Board (Part 2), Chile-More Than a Food
  • Spring- Steinmans Contribute to CPI, 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Fall- The Balance of Chiles Deficit Triples, The Chile Pepper Museum, Chile Conference Roundup