Fruit Problems Reported in Mississippi 2013

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 2013.  You can access the entire list here: http://msucares.com/lab/2013list.pdf The general format of the list shows … Continue reading

MS Farm to School Trainings 2014

Just a reminder about the upcoming Farm to School Trainings; the first one will be this Friday, January 10 in Jackson, MS.  Growers and School Nutrition Directors are invited to attend!   Mississippi Market Ready Mississippi Market Ready Training is back with a … Continue reading

Politics and Agriculture

What do politics and agriculture have to do with each other?  A lot.  And unfortunately not all farmers/growers/producers realize this.  Agriculture is a complex web of connected parts — there are growers, suppliers, researchers, educators, consumers, consultants, etc. that all … Continue reading

Food-Safety Workshops

Fruit and vegetable growers can learn techniques to make their produce safer for the consumer during one of four upcoming Mississippi State University workshops. Specialists with the MSU Extension Service and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station will conduct … Continue reading

Site Selection Considerations for Orchards and Vineyards

Yesterday I was in Choctaw, Mississippi giving talk at the Mississippi Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association annual conference.  The topic I delivered was “Site Selection Consideration for Orchards and Vineyards”.  As I promised, I have put the entire presentation at … Continue reading

Critical Resources for Southern Fruit Growers

The Southern Region Small Fruits Consortium has a mission to involve collaborative efforts at various sites across the region between small fruit growers and grower organizations, industries and service organizations allied with and/or serving small fruit growers, agricultural extension programs and … Continue reading

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