Seminars set for fruit and vegetable growers
“The program at this meeting is expanding each year as more and more growers become involved in the association,” said Scott Cagle, conference organizer and Chickasaw County Extension coordinator.
Morning sessions will explore vegetable production, marketing, schools and local produce, bramble production, irrigation, local ag research, and tomato diseases.
Afternoon breakout sessions will have tracks for five different interest areas:
• Fruits: blueberry production, best varieties for Mississippi, blackberry production, spotted wing drosophilia control, weed control, orchard management, fruit tree diseases and grafting
• Vegetables: greenhouse production and tomato varieties, pumpkin production, high-tunnel vegetable production, grower experiences, vegetable diseases, strawberry production, weed control
• Organics: insect control, organic certification, growing organically, summer cover crops
• Agritourism: enhancing tourism on your farm, education on the farm, one farmer’s experiences
• Beginning growers: getting started, major plant pests, hightunnel flowers, USDA funding sources
fruits, vegetables, organics, agritourism and beginning growers, covering subjects as varied as strawberry, blueberry and blackberry production; tomato and pumpkin production; organic growing, insect control and certification; agritourism and agri-education, fruit tree weed control, diseases and grafting; high-tunnel flower and vegetable production; vegetable varieties and weed control; and new grower startup and USDA funding sources.
“Other fruit and vegetable producer meetings are held around the state, but this meeting is geared to our smaller-acreage producers in north Mississippi and is aimed at trying to meet their specific production needs,” said Jeff Wilson, extension horticulturist.
The $20 conference registration covers a one-year association membership, monthly electronic newsletters during the growing season, informational materials and lunch both days of the conference. On-site registration begins at 7:45 a.m. each day, and sessions begin at 8:15 a.m.
For more information or to preregister, contact a county Extension office.
- Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
- Click to print (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)
- Click to Press This! (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)
About Floyd Ingram
- SCORES: Thursday, April 28 softball and baseball April 29, 2016
- Okolona aldermen address downtown buildings May 3, 2016
- Vardaman sweeps Biggersville May 3, 2016
- DAN MULLEN: ‘No intention of ever leaving’ May 3, 2016
- Mississippi black bears are on the move May 3, 2016
- Rain doesn’t stop Relay May 6, 2016
- Hilltoppers top Corinth May 6, 2016
- Hilltoppers dominate Commodores May 6, 2016
- Lady Toppers down Senatobia May 5, 2016
- Houston to host National Day of Prayer today May 5, 2016
- THEOUSTEDONE: Oh yes. It is very interesting since Mrs. Dendy al...
- Consolodation | Home: […] Chickasaw consolidation likely headed to...
- Karie)Chapel: Thought-provoking article - I loved the facts . Do...
- Cortez Whittaker: Practical commentary . I am thankful for the infor...
- Byrne Cpa Firm Houston Ms | Rates for CPA Services for SMB: […] Globetrotters fun for all kids – Sulli...
- RT @wcbiweather: The heat index has surpassed 100 in many spots today. Stay cool out there! #mswx #alwx #wcbi http://t.co/Lt2LRZTDcm 3 years ago
- RT @dennisseid: OSHA: 24 work-related deaths in Miss. last year http://t.co/lgEYYtK7ZR 3 years ago
- Speech pathologists work to better communication skills | Monroe Journal http://t.co/lyHLvb0OS1 3 years ago
- Mumford & Sons bassist has blood clot on brain http://t.co/4xNLMhxaif 3 years ago
- Mobile home fire claims one | Itawamba Times http://t.co/FHouwxbnsp 3 years ago