Monthly Archives: June 2013

Beaumont Field Day Recap

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Beaumont Field Day Recap

On June 13, 2013 the annual Vegetable Field Day was held at the Beaumont Horticultural Unit in Perry County, MS.  The event was a great success.  Thanks to our speakers and participants for making the day so great!

Dr. Blair Sampson from the USDA-ARS Thad Cochran Southern Horticulture Lab discusses pollinators.

Dr. Blair Sampson from the USDA-ARS Thad Cochran Southern Horticulture Lab discusses pollinators.

Dr. Barakat Mahmoud and Research Associate, Randy Coker.  Dr. Mahmoud discussed Food Safety and Postharvest Handling.

Dr. Barakat Mahmoud and Research Associate, Randy Coker. Dr. Mahmoud discussed Food Safety and Postharvest Handling.

Dr. David Nagel updated growers on current trials in sweet corn and southernpeas.

Dr. David Nagel updated growers on current trials in sweet corn and southernpeas.

Dr. Alan Henn, Extension Pathologist.

Dr. Alan Henn, Extension Pathologist, discussing southern stem rot in vegetables and other crops.

Scott Langlois explaining the new hops variety trial.

Scott Langlois explaining the new hops variety trial.

Dr. Eric Stafne discussing grape production in the South.

Dr. Eric Stafne discussing grape production in the South.

Be sure to mark your calendar for next year’s Field Day on June 12, 2014!

Program for Beaumont Field Day – June 13

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Vegetable Field Day

Beaumont Horticultural Unit

June 13, 2013

8:00    Registration and Biscuits

8:30     Welcome

8:45     Overview of the Beaumont Horticultural Unit

                        Dr. Christine Coker

9:00    Pollinators for Vegetables

                        Dr. Blair Sampson

9:15      Safe Handling of Produce

                        Dr. Barakat Mahmoud

Move to Field Station Presentations (15 mins each)

9:40     Management Practices for Small-Scale Vegetable Production

                        Christian Stephenson

10:00   Southernpeas and Sweet Corn Trials

                        Dr. David Nagel

10:20   Southern Stem Rot in Peanut

                        Dr. Alan Henn

10:40   Hops Production in Mississippi

                        Scott Langlois

11:00    Bunch Grapes for the South

                        Dr. Eric Stafne

11:20    Visit Exhibitors; Q&A

Dr. Vasile Cerven – high tunnel construction, technology, and production

Randy Coker – Mississippi MarketMaker

Special Thanks to Mike Ely, Thomas Freeman, and Corey Wheeler.