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Area Lodging

The following hotels and RV parks are the closest ones to the Greenhouse Tomato Short Course, located at Eagle Ridge Conference Center (1500 Raymond Lake Road, Raymond, MS 39154). Call for prices. You may be able to get a better rate by stating that you are with the Greenhouse Tomato Short Course, requesting corporate rate, government rate, state rate, or mentioning other memberships that you may have (AAA, AARP, etc.). Every major hotel chain is in Jackson, just a few miles further from Eagle Ridge. Please call to make your own reservations!

Eagle Ridge Conference Center Hotel
1500 Raymond Lake Road
P.O. Box 1100
Raymond, MS
(601) 857-7100
Limited number of rooms at Eagle Ridge
Note: no restaurants at Eagle Ridge or within walking distance

Days Inn
482 Springridge Road, Clinton, MS
(601) 925-5065
9.2 miles from Eagle Ridge

Best Western
102 Clinton Loop Drive, Clinton, MS
(601) 926-4323
8.9 miles from Eagle Ridge

Comfort Inn & Suites
5010 Hampstead Blvd, Jackson, MS
(601) 925-8250
11.1 miles from Eagle Ridge

Econo Lodge
103 Clinton Center Drive, Clinton, MS
(601) 924-9364
8.9 miles from Eagle Ridge

Fairfield Inn & Suites Clinton
105 Hampstead Blvd, Clinton, MS
(601) 925-5750
11.3 miles from Eagle Ridge

Hampton Inn
493 Springridge Road, Clinton, MS
(601) 925-9393
8.7 miles from Eagle Ridge

Holiday Inn Express
495 Springridge Road, Clinton, MS
(601) 708-0400
8.7 miles from Eagle Ridge

Quality Inn Express
103 Johnston Place, Clinton, MS
(601) 924-0064
8.8 miles from Eagle Ridge

Super 8 Clinton
201 Johnston Place, Clinton, MS
(601) 925-4040
9.0 miles from Eagle Ridge


RV and Camping

Lefleur’s Bluff State Park
2140 Riverside Drive, Jackson, MS
(601) 987-3923
Camping and RV hookups
21.1 miles from Eagle Ridge

Swinging Bridge RV Park
5750 I-55 South
100 Holiday Rambler Lane
Byram, MS 39272
(601) 502-1101
Camping and RV hookups
14.4 miles from Eagle Ridge

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Filed Under: Green Industry, Insects-Pests March 21, 2018

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- A new moth has become a serious pest to the greenhouse and nursery industries since it entered the state in 2010.

Blake Layton, an entomologist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said the European pepper moth was detected in California in 2004 before showing up in Mississippi six years later. Its caterpillars attack a wide range of ornamental plants and vegetables.

Filed Under: Corn, Grains, Farm Safety March 16, 2018

PITTSBORO, Miss. -- Emergency responders and farmers will learn grain bin safety practices and rescue procedures during two workshops on April 17.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service is hosting the grain bin rescue training programs at the Calhoun County Extension Office. Both programs are coordinated with the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation.

Training for producers and farm laborers will be held from 2-4 p.m. Agricultural workers will learn preliminary steps to take when someone gets trapped in a grain bin.

Filed Under: Commercial Horticulture March 12, 2018

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Miss. -- The Southern Region of the American Society for Horticultural Science recognized what Mississippi gardeners already knew: Rick Snyder’s monthly gardening column is informative, entertaining and high quality.

 Snyder, a vegetable specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, received a Blue Ribbon Extension Publication Award in February for his work. Since 2005, Snyder’s column has appeared monthly in Mississippi Gardener magazine.

Filed Under: Fruit, Technology March 7, 2018

POPLARVILLE, Miss. -- Designing an app that helps fruit growers know how many chill hours their crops have accumulated earned one Mississippi State University Extension Service specialist a regional award.

Filed Under: Commercial Fruit and Nuts, Green Industry, Organic Fruit and Vegetables, Other Vegetables, Corn, Cotton, Nuts, Peanuts, Soybeans, Equine, Goats and Sheep, Poultry, Lawn and Garden, Forestry, Seafood Economics, Seafood Harvesting and Processing March 7, 2018

ELLISVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi State University representatives met with agricultural clients in Ellisville recently to discuss research and education needs for 2018. More than 115 individuals attended this year's event.


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