DVD Greenhouse Tomato Survival Kit
The latest information on growing greenhouse tomatoes
Dear Greenhouse Tomato Grower:
A complete 10 DVD Greenhouse Tomato Survival Kit is available to help greenhouse vegetable growers succeed in the business of raising high quality tomatoes and other greenhouse vegetables. The DVD’s include all of the speakers and presentations from a recent three-day Greenhouse Tomato Short Course.
You can order the DVD set for $75, which includes shipping within the U.S. and Canada.
The Greenhouse Tomato Short Course is a national conference with growers and exhibitors participating from over 25 states, Canada, and other countries. If you are unable to come to the Short Course, this is your chance to have reference materials at your fingertips to help you succeed.
To order, download and use the Order Form (PDF), and send it with a check or money order to Dr. Richard G. Snyder, Professor & Vegetable Specialist, Mississippi State University, P.O. Box 231, Crystal Springs, MS 39059.
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The MSU Extension Service will host the course at the Mill Conference Center in Starkville Dec. 4-6.
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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.