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Protecting Honey Bees from Pesticides will outline the best management practices to better protect honey bees from pesticides in urban and agricultural environments.

Target Audience(s):

Beekeepers, row crop farmers, and homeowners

Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Learn about the importance of colony and apiary placement
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Sprayer Calibration Simplified will educate herbicide applicators on a calibration procedure for boom and boomless applicators.

Target Audience(s):

All applicators of herbicides

Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Learn how to calibrate,
  • Understand how calibration is simple,
  • Learn about how calibration increases profit by
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Identification and Treatment of the Most Commonly Encountered Diseases of Honey Bees will provide basic information through curricula that will help beekeepers recognize the most common and serious diseases that affect honey bees.

Target Audience(s):

Small-scale beekeepers and large commercial beekeeping operations

Objectives:

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Insect Management in Cotton will educate clientele on identification of insect problems and measures needed to correct the problem.

Target Audience(s):

Agriculture consultants, chemical retailers, and growers

Objectives:

Participants will be able to identify:

  • The difference between different insecticide modes of action,
  • Key seeding
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Maintaining Home Landscapes will help participants improve home landscapes and retain property value through regular maintenance and proper care.

Target Audience(s):

Homeowners, Master Gardeners, and landscapers

Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Gain understanding in the need of landscape maintenance, even in low-maintenance landscapes;
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Master Gardener will train volunteers in home horticulture to assist the county offices in dissemination of home horticulture information.

Target Audience(s):

Master Gardener volunteers (direct audience) and the clientele they help to educate in home horticulture (indirect audience)

Objectives:

Participants will:

Mississippi Soybean Demo Program will provide the resources, information, and training for clients to make informed decisions regarding best management options for soybean production in Mississippi.

Target Audience(s):

Clients

Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Gain understanding in the importance of variety selection with respect to soybean
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The Pipe Planner 101 is a free web-based application that provides information on how to manage water usage through designed irrigation plans. Participants will learn about the aquifer problem in the Delta, how Pipe Planner can address declining aquifer levels, and how to use Pipe Planner for designing irrigation plans for specific situations. For more information contact Dr. Jason Krutz at...Read more

Practical Gardening through Hands-On Learning will open up horticulture education to the general public in a way that is both stimulating and practical.

Target Audience(s):

General public, more specifically young professionals (ages 18 to 30) who are interested in gardening and want to build on their knowledge based on present needs and gardening desires

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Principles of Mississippi Rice Production will outline current best management practices for rice production.

Target Audience(s):

Producers

Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Identify optimal production practices in rice production, and
  • Become more familiar with University-recommended practices

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Promoting Specialty Crops as Local will help producers make informed choices about promoting farms and specialty crops.

Target Audience(s):

Specialty crop producers

Objectives:

Participants will learn how to:

  • Define “local” food,
  • Understand the decisions behind purchasing “local” food,
  • Understand methods to disseminate the
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Sustainable Home Lawn Management will educate Extension clientele on how to better manage their home lawns.

Target Audience(s):

Home and property owners, property managers for municipalities, and private entities

Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Increase knowledge about recommended agronomic practices and behaviors,
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Training the Trainer: Plant Disease will provide skilled trainers for the Plant Disease section of the Master Gardener Program.

Target Audience(s):

Master Gardener students, especially those attending live classes.

Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Learn and understand the three basic principle factors that drive development of
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The Understanding Fundamental Agronomy and Crop Physiology to Guide Soybean Production in the Mississippi Delta program will teach soybean producers about basic soybean agronomy and physiology. After completing this program, participants will be able to identify soybean growth stages, understand management consideration associated with each growth stage, know the importance of light...Read more

Weed Control in Mississippi Row Crops covers general weed science concepts and preparing for weed control in Mississippi crops.

Target Audience(s):

Growers

Objectives:

Participants will learn:

  • Basic concepts of weed science,
  • About minimizing the effects of weeds on row crops in Mississippi, and
  • The steps
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