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

2016 Mississippi Blueberry Workshop

The 2016 Mississippi Blueberry Educational Workshop will be held in Hattiesburg on January 14, 2016 from 1-5pm.  Several topics will be covered including mechanized harvest, Farm-to-School, Social Media marketing, blueberry cultivars, and disease control basics. Everyone with an interest in … Continue reading

Be Careful Using Herbicides

Glyphosate (i.e. RoundUp) has been getting a lot of bad press lately, mainly as it relates to GMOs.  This post is not about GMOs, but rather prudent use of herbicides. Herbicides are great tools, but must be used with caution. … Continue reading

April-June 2015 Issue of Mississippi Vaccinium Journal

The new issue of the Mississippi Vaccinium Journal is now available. Inside are articles on southern blueberry pollinators, a visit with Dr. Scott NeSmith from University of Georgia, and resources from recent meetings.  As always you can see past issues here: http://msucares.com/newsletters/vaccinium/index.html … Continue reading

MPBs Mississippi Roads to Feature Poplarville and Hattiesburg

I was fortunate enough to be involved in the blueberry portion of the filming. Look for me (and some other blueberry folks) on October 16 at 7pm.  For more info, read below. A Road Trip To A Blueberry Jubilee And … Continue reading

Attack of the Walnut Caterpillar

The Walnut Caterpillar (aka Walnut Datana) (Datana integerrima) is a common pest of pecan trees.  The adults are moths with light-brown wings marked with dark-brown, wavy lines.  The hind wings are lighter brown and without lines.  The moths are about … 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

2014 Blueberry Workshop Presentation — Mechanized Harvest

The keynote speaker for this year’s blueberry workshop in Mississippi was Dr. Fumiomi (Fumi) Takeda of the USDA-ARS in Kearneysville, West Virginia.  Dr. Takeda is a recognized leader in the evaluation and improvement of mechanized harvest technology.  You can view … Continue reading