Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course
December 4 – 6, 2017
The 2017 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University on December 4 – 6, 2017.
Lunch will be provided each day. Additionally, a social mixer and dinner will be held Monday evening at the Cotton Mill Conference Center. A social event and steak/shrimp dinner will be held at 6 p.m. at the Cotton Mill Conference Center on Tuesday. All meals are provided free of charge if you preregister prior to November 27th. Registration after November 27th, including at the door is $40 which includes all meals.
- Register online until November 27th.
- Registration after November 27th, including at the door will be $40 per person. As in years past, lunch and dinner will be provided free of charge for those that preregister.
We have blocks of rooms available at the following hotels:
- Courtyard by Marriott
Room rate is 129.00. Mention the row crop short course for the blocked rooms and rate.
- Comfort Suites
Room rate is 129.00 and includes warm continental breakfast. Mention the row crop short course for the blocked rooms and rate.
Room rate is 119.00. Mention the row crop short course for the blocked rooms and rate.
Other motels within a short driving distance:
- Hilton Garden Inn
For more information, contact Kathy Johnson - (662) 325-2701 - Kjohnson@pss.msstate.edu
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Cover crop usage is gaining momentum on Midsouth farms and will be a major focus of the 2017 Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course.
The MSU Extension Service will host the course at the Mill Conference Center in Starkville Dec. 4-6.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- A recent survey revealed that thousands of farmers are planting cover crops and reporting benefits from the practice.
While only a few respondents to the fifth annual cover crop survey were from Mississippi, the study revealed more landowners appreciate the practice of growing crops to protect and enrich the soil. Most respondents were from the Midwest in the survey conducted by the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program and the Conservation Technology Information Center.
Growers managed major disease problems in the peanut crop this year to produce high yields and good profits.
Brown marmorated stink bugs took up residence in the Northeast nearly 20 years ago, but established populations of the destructive pest are now confirmed in the Southeast, including two reports in Mississippi.
Blake Layton, an entomology specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, is asking homeowners and producers to report any sightings of the insect. These insects are on a different level than other stink bugs in the South because of the damage they cause in fruit and the issues they cause when they invade buildings, he said.
As the time for pecan harvest approaches, some Mississippians are contemplating adding new orchards or expanding or renovating old ones.
Eric Stafne, fruit and nut crops specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said growers want to capitalize on the demand for pecans, which is increasing domestically and overseas.