Mississippi Fruit Problems 2015

Every year the Mississippi State University Extension Plant Diagnostic Lab published a list of the pathogens/problems that were identified.  The Lab can be found online here: msucares.com/lab.  In 2015 several pathogens/problems were seen on fruit crop plants in Mississippi.  Below is … Continue reading

Agenda for 2015 Muscadine Field Day

Below is the agenda for the 2015 Muscadine Field Day.  It will be held tomorrow morning.  More detailed information, including location, times, etc. was published on this blog here: https://msfruitextension.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/mississippi-muscadine-field-day-2015/

Ambrosia Beetles Found in Muscadine Vines

Now muscadine growers have a new pest to concern themselves with in south Mississippi.  Recently, Chris Werle (USDA-ARS Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Laboratory Poplarville, MS) found ambrosia beetles attacking muscadine vines.  These beetles are extremely harmful to the plants they … Continue reading

Online Muscadine Resources Presentation

This past weekend I gave a presentation at the SE Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, GA.  The topic was “Online Muscadine Resources: Present and Future”.  It was in the Muscadine section and we had some great talks and … Continue reading

Fungicide applications affect fruit diseases and quality of muscadine grape

Another teaser for the 2013 Muscadine Field Day — see the abstract below provided by Dr. Barbara Smith, USDA-ARS Plant Pathologist. Fungicides can significantly reduce losses due to disease in the yield and quality of muscadine grapes. In four studies … Continue reading