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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
http://eagleridge.hindscc.edu
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
http://www.daysinn.com
9.2 miles from Eagle Ridge

Best Western
102 Clinton Loop Drive, Clinton, MS
(601) 926-4323
http://www.bestwesternmississippi.com
8.9 miles from Eagle Ridge

Comfort Inn & Suites
5010 Hampstead Blvd, Jackson, MS
(601) 925-8250
http://www.choicehotels.com
11.1 miles from Eagle Ridge

Econo Lodge
103 Clinton Center Drive, Clinton, MS
(601) 924-9364
http://www.choicehotels.com
8.9 miles from Eagle Ridge

Fairfield Inn & Suites Clinton
105 Hampstead Blvd, Clinton, MS
(601) 925-5750
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/jancl-fairfield-inn-and-suites-jackson-clinton
11.3 miles from Eagle Ridge

Hampton Inn
493 Springridge Road, Clinton, MS
(601) 925-9393
http://hamptoninn.com
8.7 miles from Eagle Ridge

Holiday Inn Express
495 Springridge Road, Clinton, MS
(601) 708-0400
http://www.holidayinn.com
8.7 miles from Eagle Ridge

Quality Inn Express
103 Johnston Place, Clinton, MS
(601) 924-0064
http://www.choicehotels.com
8.8 miles from Eagle Ridge

Super 8 Clinton
201 Johnston Place, Clinton, MS
(601) 925-4040
http://www.super8.com
9.0 miles from Eagle Ridge

 

RV and Camping

Lefleur’s Bluff State Park
2140 Riverside Drive, Jackson, MS
(601) 987-3923
http://mississippistateparks.reserveamerica.com
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
http://www.rvresort.net
Camping and RV hookups
14.4 miles from Eagle Ridge

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Publications

Publication Number: IS1587
Publication Number: IS0873
Publication Number: P2624
Publication Number: P3154

News

Light green lettuce, dark purple eggplant and cucumbers sit on black shelves.
Filed Under: Crops, Local Flavor July 13, 2018

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi’s roadsides are seeing more farmers markets, produce stands and pickup trucks filled with fruits and vegetables.

Commercial horticultural crops, commonly called truck crops in the agricultural industry, include berries, fruits, melons, nuts, potatoes and vegetables. Last year, they combined with other horticultural crops -- flowers, sod and Christmas trees – for a total production value of $107 million, according to statistics gathered by the Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine.

Large field of mature, golden wheat with green trees on the far side.
Filed Under: Wheat July 6, 2018

STONEVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi's wheat yields were the silver lining in an otherwise depressing season with reduced acreage and a weak market.

Until recent years, growers averaged 200,000 acres of wheat in the state. This year, growers planted about 50,000 acres, and estimated yields have averaged 62 bushels per acre, a 4-bushel increase from last year.

Larry Falconer, agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said prices are up about 6 cents per bushel compared to this same point last year.

The leaves of green tomato plants droop on the plants
Filed Under: Tomato Pepper and Eggplant, Vegetable Gardens July 6, 2018

Common Diseases of TomatoesCRYSTAL SPRINGS, Miss. -- Conditions have been ideal this summer for a disease outbreak that makes tomatoes wilt and look like they are just too dry.

Southern blight is a fungal disease of tomatoes commonly characterized by white, thread-like growth and brown or tan, round structures known as sclerotia at the base of the stem.

A watermelon with a dark green outer shell and light green stripes rests in a field.
Filed Under: Agriculture, Crops, Watermelons, Farmers Markets, Food June 29, 2018

TAYLORSVILLE, Miss. -- Before the first batch was picked on June 22, two fields at Ford Farms were covered with red and yellow watermelons. That wasn’t the case a year ago.

Any kind of melon crop at the Smith County farm is an improvement over 2017.

Filed Under: Soils, Soil Health, Environment June 28, 2018

CLARKSDALE, Miss. -- Growers who planted cover crops for the first time last year will share their experiences with other producers at a cover crop field day.

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