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Closeup of a dial on a pressure canner.
Some foods must be canned using a pressure canner to kill bacteria that can cause foodborne illness.
May 17, 2024

Home canning is an economical way to preserve the bounty of your garden. This Q&A may answer some questions for you, whether you’re new to canning or you’ve been canning for years.

A cucumber leaf with disease lesions rests on a hand.
Home vegetable garden plants, like this cucumber plant, are one of the many plants the Mississippi State University Extension Service Plant Diagnostic Laboratory can test for disease. Photo by Olya/stock.adobe.com
April 25, 2024

Did you know the Mississippi State University Extension Service has a laboratory that is designated to diagnose plant diseases and nematodes? Yes, it does! Learn how the Mississippi State University Extension Service Plant Diagnostic Laboratory and its scientists protect the crops that provide our food and fiber along with other home and garden crops.

February 28, 2024

With nearly a decade of horticultural production experience, the new vegetable specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service plans to serve growers statewide.

Success Stories

A woman smiling and holding a planter full of lettuce.
Volume 10 Number 1

Susie Harmon laughs when she relates her granddaughter’s observation of her favorite pastime.

A man wearing a denim shirt and a Master Gardener nametag smiling with a table frame around him listing #1,000 on wood.
Volume 9 Number 2

Paul Cavanaugh became a Master Gardener when he came off the road as a truck driver and his wife encouraged him to find a hobby.

A smiling teenage girl stands behind a table covered in ingredients for a recipe displayed on a phone screen she holds in front of her.
Volume 7 Number 2

Mississippi fresh chef

4-H’er’s recipe appears in national cookbook

When Sydnee Thompson found out the National 4-H Council was putting together a cookbook, she decided to submit one of her family’s favorite recipes.

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