Growing Bunch Grapes in Mississippi

Last Friday I gave a presentation at the Fall Flower & Garden Fest entitled “Growing Bunch Grapes in Mississippi”. This festival is held every year in Crystal Springs, Mississippi at the Mississippi State University Truck Crops Experiment Station. I usually … Continue reading

Education and Experimentation via Mississippi Bunch Grapes

And when I say “grape harvest” I mean bunch grapes, not muscadines (which will come later in the season).  This year the vines in my vineyard were in the 3rd leaf.  I harvested a little fruit last year, but this … Continue reading

2015 Grape and Muscadine Short Course Update

UPDATE: The MSU Grape and Muscadine Short Course will be held Tuesday, March 10 in Pontotoc, MS.  The address is:  MSU Pontotoc Extension Office at 402 C.J. Hardin Jr. Drive Pontotoc, MS 38863   The MSU Grape and Muscadine Short … Continue reading

2015 Mississippi Grape and Muscadine Short Courses Announced

Thanks to a grant from the Specialty Crops Block grant program and the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, MSU Extension Service will be hosting two short courses for grape and muscadine growers.  One will be held in Verona and … Continue reading

Fruit Crops for North Mississippi

Last week I was in Verona and gave a talk on Fruit Crops for North Mississippi at the Northern Mississippi Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association annual conference.  The weather was cold, but the crowd inside was good.  Lots of interest … Continue reading

Powdery Mildew Resistance in Grapevines

Powdery mildew is a problematic disease for growers of winegrapes around the world.  Without control it can be a devastating disease.  As part of the VitisGen project, this video was produced to help educate current and future grape growers on … Continue reading