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 — USDA-ARS Update

The 2014 Blueberry Educational Workshop was held on February 13 in Hattiesburg, MS at the Mississippi State University Forrest County Extension office.  By our estimates, there were 66 attendees to hear updates on new research by experts in their fields. … Continue reading

Fruit Crops for North Mississippi

Last week I was in Verona and gave a talk on Fruit Crops for North Mississippi at the Northern Mississippi Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association annual conference.  The weather was cold, but the crowd inside was good.  Lots of interest … Continue reading

Mississippi Vaccinium Journal Jan-Mar 2014

The latest issue of the Mississippi Vaccinium Journal is now available.  It is below as a pdf.  Remember, you can always access past issues here: http://msucares.com/newsletters/vaccinium/index.html In this issue we discuss SWD, new blueberry breeding efforts, as well as the … Continue reading

Mississippi Vaccinium Journal October-Dec. 2013 Issue

The latest issue of the Mississippi Vaccinium Journal is now available.  Included in this issue: New publication for download Upcoming educational events Recap of the Blueberry Field Day and Trade Show Book Review You can get the pdf file here: MSVJ_2_4 … 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

Mississippi Vaccinium Journal July-September 2013

 The latest issue of the Mississippi Vaccinium Journal is now available.  Included in this issue: Cherry Fruitworm Leaf-footed Bugs Carpenter Bees ‘Pearl’ blueberry Gulf South Blueberry Growers Field Day and Trade Show Info Initial Harvest Recap You can get the … Continue reading