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Mark Your Calendars!  

The annual field day at the Beaumont Horticultural Unit is June 1st!

Registration begins at 7:30 with biscuits and breakfast burritos!

The program begins at 8:15, and we have a great line-up of speakers this year!  

Topics will include:

New crape myrtle releases

Pest management

Floral Design

Edible Landscaping

and much, much more!

And you won’t want to miss Paul Cavanaugh and the PineBelt Master Gardeners’ Salad Table project!

No RSVP is necessary, and the program is FREE!

The Beaumont Horticultural Unit is located at 478 Hwy. 15N, Beaumont, MS  39423 (Perry Co.)

Beaumont Horticultural Unit Field Day is Coming Soon

MSU workshop teaches grape pruning basics

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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 show participants correct pruning techniques. Novice and seasoned growers are invited to attend.

The event will be held at the MSU Beaumont Horticultural Unit in Perry County from 10 a.m. to noon. There is no cost to attend, and no preregistration is required. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather expected, as part of the workshop will be spent outdoors.

The Beaumont Horticultural Unit is located at 478 Highway 15 in Beaumont. Contact Eric Stafne at 601-403-8939 or eric.stafne@msstate.edu for more information.

Perennial Specialty Crops

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Perennial Specialty Crops

We had a great turn out at the Beaumont Horticultural Unit’s annual field day last week!  We had a terrific program filled with lots of good information.  Today, I’d like to share a couple of handouts about perennial specialty crops.

Dr. Wayne Porter and myself received a Specialty Crop Block Grant from the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce.  Our objective was to evaluate perennial crops in Mississippi.  Two of the crops we are looking at are asparagus and hops.  Below you will find handouts for each of these crops.  (A special thanks to Scott Langlois for his work with the hops project!)

 

BHU Field Day Perennial Crops

Beaumont Field Day 2014 Hops

Save the Date! Beaumont Horticultural Unit Field Day

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Save the Date!  Beaumont Horticultural Unit Field Day

Save the Date!

 

The Annual Field Day at the Beaumont Horticultural Unit will be held June 12, 2014!

Registration begins at 8:00 and the program runs from 8:30 to noon!

Please make plans to join us!

Mississippi State University

Beaumont Horticultural Unit

478 Hwy. 15 N

Beaumont, MS 39423

601.788.6616

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!