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
As always, you can see past issues at this link: http://msucares.com/newsletters/vaccinium/index.html
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me.
The 2016 Mississippi Blueberry Education Workshop was held on January 14 in Hattiesburg. There were 55 attendees that heard the following speakers. To access a PDF copy of each talk (if available), click the linked title.
Speaker Line-Up and Schedule:
1:10-1:40 pm Dr. James Barnes (MSU-ES):
The Economics of Marketing Blueberries Using Facebook: Some Lessons Learned from the Mississippi Bricks to Clicks Extension Program
1:40-2:10 pm Chaille Clements (Mississippi Dept. of Agriculture and Commerce):
Farm to School Presentation (Market Ready)
2:10-2:40 pm Dr. Eric Stafne (MSU-ES):
Update on Harvest-aid Technologies to Improve Harvest Efficiency
2:40-3:00 pm Mechanical Harvest Survey and Break
3:00-3:30 pm Dr. Rebecca Melanson (MSU-ES):
Recognizing and Managing Blueberry Diseases
3:30-4:00 pm Dr. Donna Marshall-Shaw (USDA-ARS, Poplarville):
Blueberry Cultivars for Small and Local Markets
4:00-5:00 pm Questions/Discussion/Evaluation