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
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.)
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 email@example.com for more information.
Please join us next Thursday, June 4th at the Beaumont Horticultural Unit for our annual Field Day!
Registration and Biscuits @ 8:00
Program begins @ 8:30
Click below to see the full program!
2015 Annual Field Day_June 4th
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.