Suggestions for Getting Better Information in Online Searches

In January I will be giving a talk about online resources that are available for muscadines at the SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference in Savannah, GA.  My presentation will be on where the best, most useful information about muscadines … Continue reading

More Upcoming Fruit-Related Educational Events in 2013

In case the Muscadine Field Day wasn’t enough for you, there are other events to help you learn about muscadines (and other fruit crops). First up is another Muscadine Field Day, this one in Arkansas (http://arkansasagnews.uark.edu/7849.htm) : The University of … Continue reading

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) workshop

The MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center (CREC) will host an FDA Food Safety Modernization Act workshop.  For more details see below.  Click the link to the attached document for dates and registration. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) … Continue reading

The Link to MS State University Fruit Publications

Do you have trouble finding publications about Mississippi fruit crops?  Is www.msucares.com difficult to navigate?  Well, here is the easy solution — click the link below: http://msucares.com/cgi-bin/htsearch?config=htdig&restrict=msucares.com%2Fpubs%2F&exclude=msucares.com%2Fpubs%2Fimages&method=and&format=long&sort=score&words=fruit That will take you to all the MSU extension service publications on fruit … Continue reading

Insecticides that may manage Spotted-Wing Drosophila (SWD) in MS

Spotted Wing Drosophila is a concern for fruit growers in Mississippi.  Questions arise on what materials are available for spraying that could provide control.  See the image below that lists available materials. Insecticides that may help manage SWD

New Conservation Initiative Assists Specialty Crop Producers

Below is a press release from NRCS on a new program they have available in Mississippi:   A new initiative in Mississippi aims to encourage specialty crop producers to make conservation improvements to their operations. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service … Continue reading

Fruit Problems Reported in Mississippi 2012

Each year the MSU Plant Diagnostic Clinic compiles a list of diseases/insects/disorders they see during the year.  Below are those that were seen in 2012. Apple (Malus x domestica)  Black Rot (Sphaeropsis malorum) – (1)  Captan Burn Suspected … Continue reading

New Presidential Report on Agricultural Preparedness

First off, let me say that I have plenty of other things to be doing today, but when I saw this report I could not let it go by without thinking about it some. There is a new report out … Continue reading

Elements of Site Selection for Fruit Crops

Elevation Elevation can be looked at two ways, as the elevation within a certain location (high point vs. low point) or as the absolute elevation (feet above sea level).  Since Mississippi does not have mountainous regions, we are most concerned … Continue reading

Mississippi Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference Coming Up

I will be at the MFVG Conference in Jackson talking about blueberry pruning.  Will you be there too?  More info on how to register below: IT’S NOT TO LATE TO REGISTER!!!! Mississippi Fruit & Vegetable Growers / Agritourism Conference & … Continue reading