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MSU event hosts region's muscadine grape growers
CARRIERE, Miss. -- Muscadine growers are invited to the Mississippi State University McNeill Research Unit in Pearl River County Aug. 29 to learn more about their crop.
The 2015 Muscadine Field Day at the MSU research unit will allow visitors to see fruit on the vine at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service cultivar trial vineyard. Speakers will address timely topics related to muscadine vines. Each year, more than 100 growers from Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida attend this educational event.
Speakers from MSU and USDA-ARS will address cultivars, insects and diseases, best production practices and more.
There is no cost to attend, and registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The program runs from 9 to 11 a.m.
The McNeill Research Unit is located at 7 Ben Gill Road in Carriere. Contact MSU Extension Service fruit crop specialist Eric Stafne, 601-403-8939 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.