MSU workshop teaches grape pruning basics

MSU workshop teaches grape pruning basics STARKVILLE, Miss. — The Mississippi State University Extension Service invites grape growers in the state to a pruning workshop to be held Feb. 3 in Beaumont. The event will cover the basics of vine anatomy and pruning techniques for bunch grapes and muscadines. After the presentations, in-field demonstrations will…

Farm in a box: Shipping containers reused for fresh produce – Houston Chronicle

Freight Farms and other indoor agriculture companies are looking to meet the growing demand for high-quality, locally grown and sustainable produce by farming fruits and vegetables in non-traditional spaces such as warehouses, industrial buildings and containers. The company says its Leafy Green Machine helps farmers produce a consistently bountiful crop — roughly the typical yield…

Know Your Local Garlic Growers!

Originally posted on Mississippi MarketMaker Blog:
U.S. Garlic Consumption According to Penn State Extension, “garlic consumption has quadrupled in the United States since 1980 and now stands at about 2 pounds per capita. Around 24,000 to 26,000 acres of garlic are planted annually in the United States with total production of around 400 million pounds.…

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for the VeggieDr blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 690 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 12 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…