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

Budgeting for Fruit Growing Enterprises

Establishing a fruit crop business can be cash intensive, therefore it is best to have as much information up front as possible.  The Mississippi State University Agricultural Economics Department has some budget publications that help get you started.  Below is … 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

Last Notice for Workshop on SWD!

This is a reminder about an important meeting, 1:00 PM till 5:00 PM, this Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the MSU Forrest County Extension Office, 952 Sullivan Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39401. There is no charge for attending the meeting. We will discuss insect … Continue reading

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