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Muscadine field day changes its location
MISSISSIPPI STATE – Muscadine grape growers interested in the latest research and recommendations will gather at the Beaumont Experiment Station in Perry County on Aug. 16.
After meeting in Pearl River County for several years, the Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station moved the annual meeting to Beaumont.
“Several muscadine cultivars are grown at the Beaumont Experiment Station, including Black Beauty, Carlos, Magnolia, Supreme and Tara, so we wanted to bring growers here for a closer look,” said Eric Stafne, Extension fruit crops specialist.
Experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service and MSU Extension Service will discuss a variety of topics, including insects and diseases, best production practices, how to fertilize muscadine vines and cultivar selection.
This free program is from 9 to 11 a.m., and registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
For more information, contact Stafne at (601) 403-8939 or firstname.lastname@example.org.