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.

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About veggiedr

Christine is an Associate Research and Extension Professor of Urban Horticulture at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, MS. She works as the resident scientist at the Beaumont Horticultural Unit in Perry County, MS. Her research interests include urban agriculture, backyard farming, container gardening, high tunnel production, local foods, horticultural therapy, green roofs, and small farm issues. Christine is passionate about feeding people and growing farmers.

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