Microfarming – Growing for Farmers’ Markets Conference

Microfarming – Growing for Farmers’ Markets Conference Eagle Ridge Conference Center 1500 Raymond Lake Road Raymond, MS August 27-28, 2014 Small farm? Locally grown? Specialty crops? If you have ever thought about selling your produce at one of Mississippi’s farmers’ markets, … Continue reading

2014 Mississippi Strawberry Short Course

It is time to announce the 2014 Mississippi Strawberry Short Course!  This 2-day course will be held in Choctaw, MS (just outside of Philadelphia).  The focus will be to educate those who want to grow strawberries to sell on a … Continue reading

Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture: Fruit Crops

On Friday, March 21, 2014 I was a presenter at the Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production Field Day at their Demonstration Farm near Goodman, MS.   Topics for the event were high tunnel construction, mulching, irrigation, and fruit crops (site … Continue reading

Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production Field Day

On March 21, I will be at this field day to talk about fruit varieties and site selection for fruit crops.  To get more info, read below and download the pdf at the link.  Once the field day is over … Continue reading

2014 Blueberry Workshop Presentation — Mechanized Harvest

The keynote speaker for this year’s blueberry workshop in Mississippi was Dr. Fumiomi (Fumi) Takeda of the USDA-ARS in Kearneysville, West Virginia.  Dr. Takeda is a recognized leader in the evaluation and improvement of mechanized harvest technology.  You can view … Continue reading

2014 Blueberry Workshop Presentation — Post Harvest Handling

Post harvest handling of blueberries is a concern of blueberry growers.  Food safety and shelf-life are important components in the blueberry industry.  Dr. Frank Matta, professor at Mississippi State University in Starkville, stood in for Dr. Juan Silva (also of … Continue reading

2014 Blueberry Workshop Presentation — SWD Update

The dreaded Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) is drawing a lot of interest from blueberry growers in Mississippi.  Some growers have had serious issues with it, but others have not yet been impacted.  It is only a matter of time until … Continue reading