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. 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. Alan Henn, Extension Pathologist, discussing southern stem rot in vegetables and other crops.
Scott Langlois explaining the new hops variety trial.
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!
Vegetable Field Day
Beaumont Horticultural Unit
June 13, 2013
8:00 Registration and Biscuits
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
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
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.