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Gardeners can get latest info at Oct. 1 field day
POPLARVILLE, Miss. -- Home gardeners and industry professionals can hear research updates and see the top performing plant varieties of 2015 during the Ornamental Horticulture Field Day.
The event will be held Oct. 1 at the Mississippi State University South Mississippi Branch Experiment Station in Poplarville.
Scientists with the MSU Extension Service, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service will present information about managing pests, attracting pollinators and using native plants in the landscape.
Other topics include self-watering containers, techniques for cutting flowers for vase arrangement, plants and stream bank restoration, new honeybee research projects and a demonstration of growing hops in the Gulf South.
On-site registration begins at 9 a.m., and the program begins at 9:30 a.m. The $10 registration fee covers lunch and refreshments. The registration fee for students is $6.50.
The South Mississippi Branch Experiment Station is located at 711 W. North Street in Poplarville, across from Pearl River Community College. For more information or a complete list of topics, see http://bit.ly/1EQ8LEH or call Gene Blythe at 601-795-4525 or 601-403-8774.