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Directions to Eagle Ridge

Eagle Ridge Conference Center  is conveniently located on Highway 18, just off Interstate 20, west of Jackson. It is about a 30-minute drive (25 miles) from the Jackson Evers International Airport (code: JAN).

The closest hotels are at the Springridge Road exit (exit 36) from Interstate 20, about a 12 minute drive from Eagle Ridge Conference Center on scenic country roads.

To Eagle Ridge from hotel area: Head south on Springridge Road for 4 miles, turn right at the light on Highway 18 (heading southwest) and go 4.5 miles, then turn left on Raymond Lake Road, at the Eagle Ridge Conference Center sign.


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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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