The 28th Annual Greenhouse Tomato Short Course Agenda will be available soon. Please check back.
As an example of our program, the 2017 Agenda is available here.
Presentations from the 2017 Short Course are listed below. These are password protected. The password was made available to all registered participants.
- BARNES - 7 Reason Your Agribusiness Should Master Social Media Ads
- CANALES - Cost Analysis for Greenhouse Tomatoes
- FROEHLICH - Design Your Greenhouse For Success
- FROEHLICH - Why are my plants unhappy
- HARKESS - Life Cycle for Your Greenhouse Crop 2017
- HENDRICKS - Understanding Grafting
- KEMBLE - When Bad Things Happen to Good Part 1 - Nutrition
- KEMBLE - When Bad Things Happen to Good Part 2 - Abiotic
- LAYTON - Insect Pests of Greenhouse Tomatoes
- MELANSON - Disease Management - Are YOU Prepared
- MERKL - Complying With New Worker Protection Standards
- REYNOLDS - Grower’s Perspective
- SNYDER - Greenhouse Tomatoes - Listen Up!
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.