First 2016 Issue of Mississippi Vaccinium Journal

Dear Faithful Readers: Below is the link to the latest issue of the Mississippi Vaccinium Journal.  In this issue we cover new cultivars, diseases, presentations from the Mississippi Blueberry Education Workshop, and more. Mississippi Vaccinium Journal Volume 5 Issue 1 … Continue reading

Discovering the Value of Social Media in Horticulture Research and Extension

Many of us are challenged to find ways to better disseminate our research and Extension findings. Administrators, legislators, and the public are demanding to know our “impact”.  Thus, using all available tools to our advantage only makes sense. Social media … Continue reading

On the IARC, Red Meat, and the Media

Recently, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization (WHO) came out with a statement that said, based on a literature review, red meats are probable carcinogens (Group 2A) and processed meats are carcinogenic (Group … Continue reading

Mississippi Vaccinium Journal Oct-Dec 2015

The latest issue of the Mississippi Vaccinium Journal is out. In it several topics are covered including some SWD research, red leaf color, government programs, revised publications, and more.  Check it out by downloading the PDF at the link below: … Continue reading

Commentary: Should We Be Worried About Funding for Science?

Recently, I saw a post on Twitter that linked back to this article: “Should the Government Fund Only Science in the “National Interest”?  After reading the article I was appalled.  Now, for full disclosure, I have never received (or even … Continue reading

Translating the Value of Extension Scholarship

Earlier this summer I was asked to give a webinar for Next Generation Extension – University of Nebraska Southeast Research and Extension Center (http://nextgenerationextension.org/) on the topic of online scholarship.  This grew out of a webinar that I gave in … Continue reading

Mississippi Vaccinium Journal April – June 2014

The latest issue of the Mississippi Vaccinium Journal is now available.  It is below as a pdf.  Remember, you can always access past issues here: http://msucares.com/newsletters/vaccinium/index.html In this issue we discuss chilling hours, recap the 2014 blueberry workshop, Kudzu bug … Continue reading

Mississippi Vaccinium Journal Earns Award

At the 2014 American Society for Horticultural Science, Southern Region meeting held in Dallas, TX the Mississippi Vaccinium Journal was given a Blue Ribbon Extension Communication Award (see below).  This is a great honor as the chosen communications must show … Continue reading