Decorate for Christmas with Mississippi trees (12-06-2013)
I hope everyone has Christmas traditions that their family looks forward to each year. One of the traditions I enjoyed growing up in the Great White North was going to get the Christmas tree.
Sarver joins MSU Jan. 3 as state peanut specialist (12-06-2013)
Starting in January, Mississippi peanut farmers will have a dedicated source to turn to for information.
Homemaker volunteers' project is 'sew' sweet (12-06-2013)
Little dresses sewn with love in Mississippi make their way to children in need around the world throughout the year as part of the Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers’ international project.
MSU experts give tips on crop, equipment selection (12-05-2013)
Commercial growers, farmers and home gardeners can get advice on the best crops to grow and the best equipment to use during the final field day of a year-long series at the Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production Demonstration Farm in Goodman.
MSU releases app for beef producers (12-04-2013)
Cattle producers have access to a free app that calculates a variety of factors impacting their livestock management decisions.
Cotton Incorporated Support Program sponsors fashion show (12-03-2013)
Mississippi State University Fashion Board member Alyce Turner, a sophomore from Raymond, models a scarf in the Colvard Student Union Tuesday night during a fashion show, sponsored by the Cotton Incorporated Support Program. Apparel, textiles and merchandising majors designed and made items of at least 60 percent cotton for the futuristic fashions. (Photo by MSU Office of Public Affairs/Beth Wynn)
MSU workshop available for new business owners (12-02-2013)
Starting a small business can be challenging, but a workshop for new business owners can help them know what to expect once they open the doors.
Color choices give poinsettias variety (12-02-2013)
In their native Mexico, the bright red flowers of poinsettia are known as Flores de la Noche Buena – or Flowers of the Holy Night – as they bloom each year during the Christmas season.
MSU researcher supports girls’ education in India (11-27-2013)
Aparna Krishnavajhala is a postdoctoral researcher at Mississippi State University who practices giving back year-round as she works from Starkville to aid the education of girls in India.
Service-learning helps students teach others (11-26-2013)
Building a habit of learning by doing is beginning early for some Oktibbeha County students.
Food safety workshops set for produce growers (11-25-2013)
Fruit and vegetable growers can learn techniques to make their produce safer for the consumer during one of four upcoming Mississippi State University workshops.
MSU students exhibit futuristic fashions (11-25-2013)
Mississippi State University students in the Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising Program will host a futuristic fashion show, sponsored by the Cotton Incorporated Support Program.
Bushes with red berries offer winter garden color (11-22-2013)
Fall weather is always a treat because some of the plants that provide summer backgrounds step up and show off their stuff.
When buying pecans, look at variety, color (11-22-2013)
Pecans are a staple of the holiday season, but with so many options, some consumers find it hard to decide what to buy.
Specialists offer keys to caregiving success (11-20-2013)
Caregivers cannot neglect themselves without hurting the quality of service they give those who need them.
MSU Extension Service reaches clients in new ways (11-20-2013)
When people hear “Extension Service,” they typically do not think of cemeteries or archery contests, but Mississippi State University Extension agents and specialists are reaching out to clients with creative programs.
Agriculture college, MSU Extension Service welcome new fundraiser (11-19-2013)
Dees Murphy is the new assistant director of development for both the Mississippi State University Extension Service and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Ornamental cabbage and kale add garden pizzazz (11-18-2013)
It’s not too late to plant your winter color, but when you go to the garden center, resist the temptation to head straight for the pansies and violas. Consider putting some colorful ornamental kale and cabbage in your landscape this winter.
MSU freshman learns research ropes in flu lab (11-18-2013)
Lucas Ferguson is a little different from most other Mississippi State University freshmen.
MSU forest serves as a research and teaching site (11-18-2013)
Scientists at Mississippi State University are transforming a piece of property in Oktibbeha County into a unique habitat for conducting research and teaching best land management practices.
New app, website reveal Mississippi county data (11-18-2013)
A wealth of county-level information is available in seconds through a set of profiles created by experts with the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
Agriculture highlighted at Biloxi career expo (11-18-2013)
More than 6,000 eighth-graders got help deciding what they want to be when they grow up during Mississippi’s first Pathways2Possibilities career expo Nov. 13 and 14.
December seminar targets wild hog damage, control (11-15-2013)
Farmers and landowners know that wild hogs are not just nuisances; they are disease-carrying, destructive, invasive thieves that cannot be ignored.
Special seminar addresses unique forage management (11-15-2013)
A special Nov. 19 seminar at a Mississippi State University greenhouse classroom will train participants in pasture and forage management for dual cattle systems.
Row crops short course preps farmers for 2014 (11-15-2013)
The annual Row Crop Short Course that offers three days of intensive agricultural education in December will start with a heavy focus on irrigation.
MSU experts make tarnished plant bug recommendations (11-14-2013)
New research shows potential for offering new strategies to limit tarnished plant bug damage in cotton, but sure options already exist.
Four crops see yield records in Mississippi (11-14-2013)
Three Mississippi row crops are expected to post record yields for the 2013 growing season, and a fourth major crop may also break its previous record.
Insect workshop poses solutions for global hunger (11-13-2013)
Insect-rearing enthusiasts from all over the world gathered at Mississippi State University to learn from specialists in the field at the 16th annual Insect Rearing Workshop. This year’s workshop focused on raising insects for protein to help reduce world hunger.
Buffers benefit bobwhite area quail and songbirds (11-13-2013)
Quail season will open in Mississippi Nov. 21 with relatively low bird populations, but new agricultural practices may provide a boost for the bob-white-whistling game fowl.
Sweet potato conference wins a national award (11-13-2013)
A sweet potato production conference organized by Mississippi State University faculty and collaborators in other states won a national award on Nov. 10 for excellence in promoting multistate research.
MSU administrator elected to regional post (11-12-2013)
The director of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station is the new chair-elect of the Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors.
Citrus trees yield sweet fruit in state (11-11-2013)
Last year, I wrote about the wonderful citrus we can grow in Mississippi and how I was inspired by my friend Terry, who actually picked 1,800 Satsuma oranges from his two trees. You have to realize his trees are huge, and since they haven’t been pruned at all, he has to prop up the heavily laden branches with boards to keep them from snapping off.
Buy Christmas trees early to get best options (11-08-2013)
Thanks to impressive live Christmas tree sales last year, customers seeking the best Christmas trees may need to buy early this year.
Check priorities, relax to reduce holiday stress (11-08-2013)
Family gatherings, marathon cooking sessions and shopping trips induce waves of anxiety instead of moments of joy for some.
Holidays offer chance to teach kids to serve others (11-08-2013)
During the holidays, children often focus on the gifts that await them, but now is the perfect time for parents to reinforce the importance of giving.
Electronics ‘fit’ people, budgets (11-08-2013)
New technologies are making it easier than ever to shop for that hard-to-buy-for person.
Rich or poor… Budgeting is key to holiday survival (11-07-2013)
The amount of money available to a person does not change the importance of sticking to a budget during the holidays.
Holiday traditions bring meaning, fun, connections (11-07-2013)
In the rush of parties, shopping and decorating, families can enjoy traditions that bring some predictability to the craziness that often comes with the holidays.
Drip irrigation helps nursery save water, labor
Standing Pine Nursery is growing flowers – and its profit margin – by experimenting with an irrigation system designed for field crops.
Fall activities bring agritourists to farms (11-06-2013)
Corn mazes, pumpkin patches and Christmas tree farms are becoming more popular tourist destinations across the country.
MSU experts give tips on crop preparation (11-05-2013)
Growers can get tips on preparing for spring planting during a Nov. 22 field day at the Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production Demonstration Farm in Goodman.
MSU wildlife biologist receives regional award (11-05-2013)
Richard M. Kaminski, a longtime Mississippi State University professor, is being recognized for his contributions and service to wildlife science and conservation.
MSU students beautify community park project (11-05-2013)
A group of Mississippi State University students made a new music trail in Starkville more beautiful by improving its landscape.
MSU forestry professor named a society fellow (11-04-2013)
A Mississippi State University forestry professor was recently named a Fellow in the Society of American Foresters.
Prepare plants now for the cold weather (11-04-2013)
All gardeners know this is going to happen every year, and yet many are still surprised when it does. I’m talking about the arrival of freezing temperatures.
Slow cooker meals save time, money (11-04-2013)
Slow cooker season is here, when cool weather and longer nights make coming home to a ready-made meal the perfect end to a busy day.
Annual MSU horse sale goes high-tech (11-01-2013)
Preparing for the production sale of horses from the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station has required part old-fashioned hard work and part new-fangled technology.
Winter wheat planting is on track across state (11-01-2013)
Fall planting of the state’s winter wheat crop is on schedule, and early-season growth looks good in fields planted so far.
MSU conducting survey to find resistant fungus (11-01-2013)
A statewide survey that Mississippi State University began this summer will continue next year as researchers look for a particular fungal disease that is developing resistance to chemical control.
Extension agent is living a dream in Rolling Fork (10-29-2013)
Emily Reid Carter is living her dreams and reliving the memories of Helen Johnstone Harris, a Delta woman who died in 1917.
MSU student veterans work with 4-H club (10-29-2013)
Two groups known for their dedication to others met recently to talk about healthy living and community service.
Pink Gulf muhly grass offers a fall color treat (10-28-2013)
Gardeners don’t always think of native grasses as a landscape highlight, but fall is the time when one really puts on a show. Gulf muhly grass is at its best in the fall and winter months.
Large donation expands MSU’s beetle collection (10-25-2013)
A career spent in forestry in the Southeast gave Leon Cambre the opportunity to collect more than 10,000 long-horned beetle specimens that he recently donated to Mississippi State University.
Mild season gives rice high-quality harvest (10-25-2013)
After a late start for the planting season raised fears that a hot August could damage the crop, Mississippi’s rice has yielded a high-quality harvest.
MSU-CVM hosts online beef workshop Nov. 20 (10-25-2013)
The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting a free webinar on preharvest beef safety Nov. 20.
MSU leaders tapped for national program (10-25-2013)
Two Mississippi State University administrators have been accepted into a two-year leadership development program that will connect them with food systems peers and industry professionals.
Wildlife society honors MSU associate director (10-22-2013)
The associate director of two research centers at Mississippi State University is a new Fellow in The Wildlife Society.
FARMtastic experience awaits school children (10-22-2013)
A new agricultural event targeting third-graders will take place at Mississippi State University Nov. 5-9.
Natural horsemanship promotes leadership (10-22-2013)
A decade after watching her first demonstration of Pat Parelli’s natural horsemanship techniques, Katie Cagle was in the arena with her horse for some personal instruction from the world-renowned horseman.
MSU Deer Lab launches food plot planting app (10-22-2013)
Wildlife managers can get expert tips on what to plant in food plots year-round with a new app from the Mississippi State University Deer Lab.
MSU Dairy Science Club wins big at state fair (10-22-2013)
Fourteen members of the Mississippi State University Dairy Science Club, none of whom had shown dairy cattle before, proved hard work pays off when they took home several awards at the Mississippi State Fair.
Introduce color with Cool Wave pansies (10-21-2013)
As much as I’ve tried the last few weeks to encourage you to give summer annuals a chance to put on one last show, it’s time to start thinking about cool-season color. Probably the most recognizable cool-weather bedding plant is the pansy, a tough and reliable garden performer.
2013 conditions yield ‘best ever’ pumpkins (10-18-2013)
Mississippi’s pumpkins have experienced something of a holiday miracle with one of their best seasons ever.
Partnership allows MSU swine nutrition research (10-18-2013)
A partnership with Prestage Farms Inc. is allowing Mississippi State University to improve its swine research facility as university scientists prepare to resume swine-related studies.
Field days, conference build forage expertise (10-18-2013)
Mississippi State University has planned three upcoming events to supply forage producers with the latest and best information possible to help them with production.
Summit offers guidance improving tax refunds (10-17-2013)
An upcoming seminar will help people discover ways to secure, save and safeguard tax refunds for themselves or the clients they serve.
Tree farmer starts first
tea farm in Mississippi (10-17-2013)
When Hurricane Katrina destroyed his timber stand in 2005, Lincoln County landowner Jason McDonald searched for an alternative crop.
MSU landscape symposium plants seeds of inspiration (10-17-2013)
Gardeners with landscape challenges walked away with wheelbarrows full of ideas after three landscape designers shared tips at the nation’s oldest symposium of its kind.
Master Gardeners return to college (10-17-2013)
Master Gardeners know one of the basic principles that university students around the country are discovering: Education is about more than books.
MSU horses for sale in first online auction (10-16-2013)
Mississippi State University is moving a popular horse sale into cyberspace with a special online auction.
Poultry show returns to state fair after absence (10-16-2013)
After a 30-year absence, the 4-H poultry livestock show returned with great fanfare to the Mississippi State Fair this year.
MSU-CVM to offer free presentation for schools (10-16-2013)
Starkville-area teachers are invited to bring their students Nov. 1 to the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine to listen to the adventures of National Geographic explorer Helen Thayer.
MSU experts promote rural tourism conference (10-15-2013)
Two Mississippi State University units are helping sponsor a conference for people interested in developing outdoor recreation and tourism businesses.
Head lice is not a hygiene problem (10-14-2013)
With the school year well underway, families across Mississippi commonly encounter illnesses, viruses or the contagious and bothersome head lice.
American beautyberry shines in Mississippi (10-14-2013)
You probably have figured out by now that I have a lot of favorite plants. Since it’s autumn, I get to talk about one of my favorite native plants that is in its full glory right now.
MSU experts contribute to Ask This Old House segment (10-14-2013)
Biloxi homeowner Jesse Aguilar got a little help installing a high tunnel in his backyard from two Mississippi State University horticulture scientists and the traveling home improvement show “Ask This Old House.”
MSU host thousands at Wood Magic event (10-11-2013)
About 4,000 fourth-graders, teachers and parents from across the state will be at Mississippi State University Oct. 14-18 for the annual Wood Magic Science Fair.
Poplarville Field Day (10-11-2013)
John Michael Anderson, a research associate with the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, explains propagating daylilies from seed to Penny Smith during the Ornamental Horticulture Field Day Oct. 10 at Mississippi State University’s South Mississippi Branch Experiment Station in Poplarville.
Peanut acreage is down as harvest is underway (10-11-2013)
The cool, damp nights that are making it feel like fall in Mississippi are slowing peanut harvests way down across much of the state.
MSU’s Farmweek TV show gets new time slot on MPB (10-09-2013)
Mississippians interested in the state’s latest agricultural news will need to tune in or set their digital video recorders to a different time.
National observance week highlights 4-H program (10-09-2013)
Mississippi 4-H provides a year-round youth development activity in Mississippi, but it gets an extra share of the spotlight with fall activities that include National 4-H Week Oct. 6-12.
4-H is a Family Affair at the Mississippi State Fair (10-07-2013)
Caleb Mauldin (left) and Cade Mauldin get some help mixing cattle feed from their dad Lance Mauldin at the Mississippi State Fair Oct. 4. Caleb and Cade show beef cattle as members of Jones County 4-H. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Susan Collins-Smith)
4-H Beef Showmanship at the Mississippi State Fair (10-07-2013)
Simpson County 4-H’er Madisyn Lee prepares for the beef showmanship competition at the Mississippi State Fair with a few practice rounds in the ring Oct. 4. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Susan Collins-Smith)
Let Zahara zinnia bloom in fall settings (10-07-2013)
I have to admit that I’m ready for this hot and really humid Mississippi summer to be over. Even though we are officially in the fall season, those high temps have been lingering into October.
MSU scientists battle herbicide resistance (10-07-13)
Mississippi State University scientists are leading the charge in the fight against glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass with a research-based plan of attack.
MSU students receive national award of excellence
More than 100 students representing six Mississippi State University disciplines were recognized Tuesday [Oct. 1] with the American Society of Landscape Architecture's Award of Excellence in Student Collaboration.
Deer population poses problems for farmers (10-04-2013)
While hunters may see Mississippi’s 1.75 million white-tailed deer as potential antlers on their walls, many farmers see reduced crop yields instead.
State’s grain sorghum crop late, but good (10-04-2013)
Mississippi’s farmers showed their ability to adapt when wet spring weather forced many of them to change their planting intentions from corn, cotton and soybeans to late-planted grain sorghum.
Fruit, vegetable growers to meet Nov. 13-15 (10-04-2013)
Fruit and vegetable growers can learn the latest tips and techniques at an upcoming conference near Philadelphia.
National apparel designer works with MSU students (10-03-2013)
An apparel designer for a prominent national retailer told Mississippi State University students that the clothing industry is a good career choice since about 25 percent of the global economy is involved in it.
Irrigation, water conservation issues are high MSU priorities (10-03-2013)
When water runs clear and fast from a tap, it’s often hard to believe there could be a challenge for individuals, farmers and communities to keep it clean and plentiful.
Late summer, early fall is time for bat exclusion (10-03-2013)
As summer ends and fall begins, homeowners who don’t want host neighbors from the natural world should begin preparing their houses for cooler weather.
Seventh annual Bugfest draws large crowd (10-01-2013)
“Endangered,” “nocturnal” and “habitat” might not be words that appear on every second-grader’s vocabulary test. But West Hancock Elementary School teacher Teri Borne said insects help her teach everything from science to language arts.
Southern Gardening - Huge fall flower, garden festival offered Oct. 18-19 (09-30-2013)
One of the best horticulture field days in the Southeast has three extra benefits: It’s free, it’s in Mississippi and it’s scheduled just around the corner.
Sweet potato growers reap a tasty harvest (09-27-2013)
In spite of recent rains, the state’s sweet potato growers have a lot to be excited about this harvest season.
Vilsack praises MSU's agricultural research contributions (09-25-2013)
Mississippi State University officials toured U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack around campus Wednesday in a rare opportunity to brief a sitting Cabinet member on significant federally funded research projects.
Date set for landowner workshop in Belzoni (09-25-2013)
Landowners who want to branch out and earn extra income can attend a Natural Resource Enterprises Business Workshop on Oct.16.
MSU hosts floriculture executive, fall plant sale (09-25-2013)
Mississippi State University will host two major horticultural activities for the public on Oct. 4.
MSU landscape design event set for Oct. 16 (09-25-2013)
People eager to learn about new plants and how to deal with challenging conditions can hear from experts at Mississippi State University’s annual landscape design event Oct. 16.
Trees need site prep for replanting success (09-25-13)
Landowners interested in maximizing the value of their investment need to plan for proper site preparation when replanting trees after harvesting timber.
4-H Day at MSU football game - 300 ppi (09-24-13)
Fans celebrated a win and 4-H Youth Development Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Mississippi State University’s football game against Troy University.
Workshops address ag lending topics (09-24-2013)
Two organizations devoted to promoting agriculture are joining forces to help educate financial lenders in daylong workshops held in three locations around the state.
Annual fall fest: Oct. 18-19 - Thousands will converge on flower, garden show (09-24-2013)
Garden and landscape enthusiasts will flock to the Fall Flower and Garden Fest on Oct. 18 and 19 at the Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station in Crystal Springs for plant and health recommendations.
MSU’s veterinary college sponsors kids’ art contest (09-24-2013)
The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine invites children to use their creative talents in an art contest that celebrates the connection between humans and animals.
MSU website focuses on white-tailed deer (09-24-2013)
As hunters gear up for the Oct. 1 opening day of the state’s white-tailed deer archery season, scientists at Mississippi State University are announcing a new tool to help manage Mississippi’s most popular game animal.
Containers extend fresh herb season (09-23-2013)
With fall officially here, many gardeners hooked on cooking with herbs may start to worry about how they’re going to cook once it’s too cold to grow herbs outside.
Changes continue for swine industry (09-20-2013)
Mississippi swine producers are discovering the only constant in their industry is change.
MSU appoints new CALS associate dean (09-20-2013)
A Mississippi State University professor and administrator is the new associate dean in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Sweet potato undercutter studies show promise (09-20-2013)
A machine designed by a group of Mississippi State University researchers could help sweet potato farmers reduce skinning injury to potatoes and speed up harvest.
New head named for MSU’s Delta center (09-20-2013)
Mississippi State University’s largest agricultural research center will get a new leader Nov. 16.
Landowners learn methods to manage wildlife, timber (09-19-2013)
Landowners are learning they do not have to decide between managing for wildlife or managing for timber production.
Weather cancels tour of MSU trial gardens (09-19-2013)
The threat of inclement weather forced organizers to cancel a game-day tour of new trial gardens at Mississippi State University.
Regional 4-H workshop polishes area volunteers (09-19-2013)
Since the 4-H goal of making the best better applies not only to young people but also to the volunteer leaders who oversee local clubs, ongoing training is key to staying prepared.
Delta farmer wins title, credits MSU (09-17-2013)
After farming for 42 years, Abbott Myers of Dundee, Miss., has been named the Mississippi winner of the 2013 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award. The award is sponsored by Swisher International and the Sunbelt Expo.
MSU graduate receives national thesis award (09-17-2013)
A recent graduate of Mississippi State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics has received a national award for his master’s thesis.
Class preps teachers to give financial lessons (09-17-2013)
Anyone who teaches financial education in the classroom, community or home school setting is invited to attend a free, one-day workshop offered by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
Tour and open house set for new MSU trial gardens (09-16-2013)
Bulldog fans in town early for the Sept. 21 game can spend the morning getting ideas for their home landscapes at a tour and open house at Mississippi State University’s new trial gardens.
Women take aim at bow hunting action (09-16-2013)
Many Mississippi bow hunters eagerly await the first hunt of the season and each year, more of those hunters are women.
Pumpkins, gourds make attractive fall displays (09-16-2013)
Sept. 22 may be the first day of fall, but the best way to know summer is ending is to look at all the colorful pumpkin and gourd displays at local garden centers around the state.
Feed prices challenges state’s dairy industry (09-13-2013)
2013 continues the trend of high feed prices, making it very challenging for Mississippi dairy farms to make a profit.
Extension reaches out through social media (09-13-2013)
Mississippi State University Extension Service is expanding its presence through an increased use of social media to provide information to the public.
Mississippi legislators learn about wild hogs (09-13-2013)
Mississippi legislators attended a special meeting on Sept. 9 to learn about the “greatest emerging wildlife challenge of the 21st century.”
Family business benefits from cottage food law (09-13-2013)
Now that dozens of jars of jams, jellies, pickles and vegetables gleam on his booth’s shelves, it is hard to believe that eight years ago, Claude Jones refused to sell his wares at the Mississippi Farmer’s Market.
MSU field day connects peanut growers, experts (09-12-2013)
Peanut producers learned about irrigation strategies, diseases, insect control and harvest methods at the North Mississippi Peanut Field Day in Clarksdale.
Base irrigation decisions on maturity, soil moisture (09-12-2013)
Knowing when to say when is key to successful soybean irrigation that conserves water and money while producing peak yields.
Blueberry field day and trade show set (09-12-2013)
The state’s blueberry growers can gather in Covington County Oct. 10 for a farm tour, demonstrations and exhibits at the annual field day and trade show.
Oct. 10 MSU field day focuses on horticulture (09-10-2013)
Leisure gardeners and horticulture industry professionals can learn about new plant varieties, insect and disease control and the latest research findings during an Oct. 10 field day in Poplarville.
4-H’ers display talent Oct. 12 at state fair (09-10-2013)
Mississippi 4-H’ers will showcase their talents at 4-H Day at the Fair during the Mississippi State Fair Oct. 12.
MSU and Alcorn State celebrate Extension partnership (09-09-2013)
Mississippi State University Extension director Gary Jackson took to the field Sept. 7, 2013, at the MSU home opener to present a commemorative football to visiting Alcorn State University partners. From left are Jackson; Alcorn Extension administrators Dalton McAfee and Anthony Reed; and Gregory Bohach, MSU vice president for the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine.
Plant mari-mums in fall gardens for color (09-09-2013)
You may be familiar with the saying, “What was old is new again,” as related to clothing and decorating styles, but it’s also true of the landscape.
Make farm safety a valued family tradition (09-06-2013)
Farming families believe the country is a great place to raise kids, but sometimes familiarity with farming equipment can lead to a false sense of security.
Corn defies odds, approaches record (09-06-2013)
Mississippi growers’ determination to plant corn last spring is paying off as harvests approach 2012’s record yields of 165 bushels per acre.
Annual event spotlights taste, nutrition of rice (09-06-2013)
Mississippi farmers want to show off their rice crop at its best, served in hundreds of dishes for sampling at the 23rd annual rice-tasting luncheon in Cleveland.
New center, courses offer service-learning emphasis (09-06-2013)
Some Mississippi State University students are testing their problem-solving skills with real challenges instead of hypothetical situations this semester.
MSU in-field training helps schedule soybean irrigation (09-06-2013)
A group of soybean professionals met in Stoneville as harvest approached to learn how to be more efficient with irrigation at the end of the growing season.
Sept. field day covers fall crops, legal issues (09-05-2013)
Fruit, vegetable and flower growers can learn about growing fall crops and a new legal services program during a Sept. 20 field day at the Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production Demonstration Farm in Goodman.
Exhibitors sought for Piney Woods Festival (09-03-2013)
The traditional skills, crafts and arts of Mississippi’s Piney Woods region will be showcased during the Piney Woods Heritage Festival at Mississippi State University’s Crosby Arboretum Nov. 15 and 16.
MSU’s deer lab finds Midwest antlers largest (09-03-2013)
Research conducted by Mississippi State University Deer Lab scientists has determined northern deer may have bigger bodies but they don’t necessarily have bigger antlers.
MSU ranks in the top 10 for ag sciences research (08-30-2013)
Mississippi State University’s commitment to its land-grant mission and to the state’s $7.5 billion agriculture and forestry industry resulted in a top spot in a recently released National Science Foundation report.
Goldenrod can be garden asset, not allergy problem (09-02-2013)
I am a firm believer that many of our flowering landscape plants are only one or two steps out of the ditch. The goldenrod is no exception.