Yesterday, the Coastal Research and Extension Center hosted its annual Producer Advisory Council meeting. Representatives of various commodities from across southeast Mississippi came together to help shape research and outreach efforts. I chaired the Vegetable Producer Session. We had approximately 30 attendees! Below are just some of the topics we discussed.
Low tunnels: there is interest in educational opportunities about how to best utilize low tunnel technology to protect early crops.
GHP and GAP certification: growers requested education regarding Good Agricultural Practices as well as Good Handling Practices.
Wildlife control: growers continue to battle wildlife in their fields, especially white-tailed deer and feral hogs.
Thanks to all who attended and contributed to making our programs more robust for our state’s agricultural industries.