Mississippi Vaccinium Journal Oct-Dec 2015

The latest issue of the Mississippi Vaccinium Journal is out. In it several topics are covered including some SWD research, red leaf color, government programs, revised publications, and more.  Check it out by downloading the PDF at the link below: … Continue reading

2015 Mississippi Blueberry Education Workshop Presentations

Last week (February 12), MSU Extension, USDA-ARS, and the Gulf South Blueberry Growers’ Association co-hosted a blueberry education workshop for Mississippi blueberry growers.  The agenda was as listed below.  Click on the name of the presentation to see the PowerPoint … Continue reading

2015 Mississippi Blueberry Education Workshop

The 2015 Mississippi Blueberry Education Workshop will take place February 12, 2015 from 1-5pm at the MSU Forrest County Extension office in Hattiesburg, MS.  Mississippi State University Extension Service, in conjunction with the USDA-ARS and the Gulf South Blueberry Growers … Continue reading

NABREW: Exo and SWD Info Nuggets

The 2014 North American Blueberry Research and Extension Workers (NABREW) conference was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  This conference is held every 4 years and this was the first one I attended.  It was highly informative with great presentations … 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

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

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

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

Read the Latest Blueberry Newsletter

The new edition of the Mississippi Vaccinium Journal is posted.  It contains current information on Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD), Exobasidium Leaf and Fruit Spot and more.  SWD is a serious pest of not only blueberries but other soft fruits, especially … Continue reading