Beaumont Horticultural Unit Field Day is Coming Soon

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…

Season Extension and Commercial Strawberry Production Field Day

Season Extension and Commercial Strawberry Production Field Day A joint presentation of Mississippi State University and the Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production APRIL 4, 2017, 9 A.M.-4 P.M. MAFES Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station 2024 experiment Station Rd. Crystal Springs, MS 39056   Lunch provided by the Mississippi Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, including a strawberry…

Growing, Making, and Improving Wines Workshop

Growing, Making & Improving Wines Workshop  October 21, 2016  A.B. McKay Food Research & Enology Laboratory   Presented by Drs. Eric Stafne & Juan L. Silva  Mississippi State University   8:00 am               Registration 8:30 am               Introduction 9:00 am               Grape Varieties & other fruits  Bunch grapes Muscadines Others: Blueberry, Strawberry, Blackberry 10:00 am             Vine Management techniques to…

Muscadine Field Day

Mississippi State University will host the annual Muscadine Field Day Aug. 27 at the McNeill Research Unit. Speakers from the MSU Extension Service, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service will discuss muscadine cultivars, best production practices, and insects and diseases. The field day is from 9-11…

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…

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…

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