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…

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…

Travelogue: IPPS International Tour Day Two

Another day full of beautiful plants and delicious food! Our day began at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station in Hammond, LA.  Allen Owings gave an incredible tour of the gardens and the beds were just amazing! Our next stop was Crosby Arboretum.  The Arboretum is part of the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and…

Fun and Informative Garden Events @ MSU

Pollinator Condos  Mississippi State Trial Gardens will present a workshop on ‘Pollinator Condos’ on Tuesday, March 17 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Dorman Hall Greenhouse on the campus of Mississippi State University in Starkville. Please come join us and learn how to create a unique habitat for native bees and pollinators. For a…

Farm Bill Introduction

Are you interested in the new Farm Bill and how it affects you? Mississippi State Extension Service and the Department of Agricultural Economics will be hosting workshops to learn more about the recently enacted 2014 Farm Bill. These workshops are for anyone who would like to attend, but the primary focus will be crop producers,…

Blueberry Workshop Feb. 13th

MSU-Extension Service, USDA-ARS, and the Gulf South Blueberry Growers’ Association will be hosting a workshop in Hattiesburg at the Forrest County Extension Office on February 13 from 1-5pm.  Although primarily focused on blueberries, some of the topics will be of interest to other fruit growers (i.e. SWD update, FSMA, mechanical harvesting, etc.).  I have attached…