Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station’

Scientists warn of possible water shortages; work on solutions

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — When water runs clear and fast from a tap, it’s often hard to believe there could be a challenge for individuals, farmers and communities to keep it clean and plentiful. Joe Street, associate director of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, warned that water supplies could be depleted, even in the South, […] [...]

MSU scientists develop new undercutter for sweet potatoes

STARKVILLE — A machine designed by a group of Mississippi State University researchers could help sweet potato farmers reduce skinning injury to potatoes and speed up harvest. The undercutter prototype, made from off-the-shelf components, shows early potential to help lower harvest and post-harvest losses caused by skinning, said Jason Ward, assistant Extension professor in MSU’s […] [...]

Could energy beets offer income, alternative energy to farmers?

STARKVILLE — Energy beets could be the answer to Mississippi farmers’ quest for off-season income and provide an alternative energy source for the nation’s expanding biofuels markets. Mississippi State University researchers and Extension agents are examining the growth and profit potential for varieties of energy beets, a nonedible relative of sugarbeets used only in biofuel […] [...]

Value of state’s truck crops continues to rise, tops 6,700 acres

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Greater consumer demand for locally grown produce has made truck crops a bigger part of the state’s overall agricultural production and increased related research at Mississippi State University. Truck crops get their name from the fact that they are often sold from the back of pickup trucks. They are produce crops, including […] [...]

Building named for Hurt

Mississippi State University recently named a building in honor of retired agricultural researcher and administrator Verner G. Hurt. The Verner G. Hurt Research and Extension Building contains more than 19,000 square feet of office and research space. During Hurt’s service of more than four decades to MSU, he served as director of the Mississippi Agricultural […] [...]

MSU scientists recognized

Mississippi State University researchers and graduates received top awards this year from the Southern Weed Science Society. Dan Reynolds, a Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station researcher and professor in MSU’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, was named the 2012 weed scientist of the year by the society, the highest honor awarded. Jason Bond, […] [...]

MSU scientists earn honors

Three Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station faculty members were recently recognized for their significant contributions to their fields. Peter Ryan, Mark Woodrey and Ramon Arancibia were honored at the MAFES and Mississippi State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences annual spring meeting. Ryan, MSU associate provost and animal and dairy sciences professor, received […] [...]

Growing demand

Mississippi Foundation Seed Stocks still ginning 50 years later While the public planting seed market is well down from its peak in the 1980s, there is still a demand. And as it has for a half-century now, the Mississippi Foundation Seed Stocks, a unit of Mississippi State University’s (MSU’s) Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station […] [...]

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