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

Addressing The Top Pests of Mississippi Blueberries

There are many pests of blueberries in Mississippi; however, most of them are easily controlled or do not create an economic amount of damage.  For many years blueberries in Mississippi have been grown with little pest control inputs, especially Rabbiteye … Continue reading

The Growing Problem of Agricultural Labor

The following is from an OP-ED article in a local newspaper written by Jerry Hutto, a blueberry grower from Wayne Co. Mississippi.  It is reproduced here with his permission: “I grow blueberries in southeastern Mississippi on land that has been … Continue reading

Upcoming Workshop for all Food Producers

Food Defense, Biosecurity, and Traceability at the Farm Level as Essential Elements to Risk Management for Mississippi Producers and Processors The purpose of this one-day workshop is to promote awareness of the principles of Food Defense, Biosecurity and Traceability at … Continue reading

Emerging Insect and Disease Issue Workshop

Date: January 17, 2013 (Thursday)  Time: 1 PM to 5 PM  Location: MSU Forrest Co. Extension Office  952 Sullivan Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39401-2714 Mississippi State University-Extension Service, USDA-ARS, and the Gulf South Blueberry Growers will present a workshop with focus … Continue reading