Posts Tagged ‘Stoneville’

Research center aim — grow more with less

by Lisa Monti Published: March 7,2014

Tags: agriculture, Business, Leland, Mississippi, Stoneville

The Jamie Whitten Delta States Research Center in Stoneville is one of the major research establishments of the Agricultural Research Service, the main in-house research arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dr. Krishna Reddy, acting location coordinator, said the center is working on several aspects of agriculture, starting with crop production and focusing on […] [...]

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 […] [...]

New agricultural research center opens in Delta

STONEVILLE — DuPont Pioneer has opened its new $3 million research center in Stoneville. The Stoneville research center will conduct testing, breeding, characterization and product development of soybeans and corn. It will have 20 full-time worker and 30 part-time employees. The center is the first such research facility in the state of Mississippi. The center […] [...]

Researchers look at improving catfish farmers’ profitability

STONEVILLE — Mississippi State University scientists looking to help catfish producers keep costs low and quality high have found catfish can thrive for the first six weeks after hatching by feeding on naturally occurring zooplankton. Several aquaculture researchers at MSU’s Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center compared the growth and survival of two groups of […] [...]

MSU scientists honored

Wayne Ebelhar, a research professor with the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, recently received recognition for outstanding career achievements by the Southern Branch of the American Society of Agronomy. Ebelhar has conducted research at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville since 1980. His research emphasis has been on nutrient management for cotton, […] [...]

Martin moving north

by MBJ Staff Published: December 14,2012

Tags: Mississippi State University, Steve Martin, Stoneville

Steve Martin has been named head of Mississippi State University’s North Mississippi Research and Extension Center. He currently serves as the director of the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, where he has been an administrator since 2008. Martin began his career with MSU in 1997 as a graduate research assistant in the Department […] [...]

Ag researcher sees good times ahead for farmers

He has the same name as a famous comedian and even though he’s serious about the work he does, Mississippi’s Steve Martin can be humorous too. He serves as the head of the Delta Research & Extension Center and extension professor at the Mississippi State University facility in Stoneville. His areas of research include production […] [...]

Avery honored with award

Mississippi State University has recognized Extension professor Jimmy Avery with a Spirit of Excellence Award. As Mississippi’s only Extension catfish specialist, Avery has spent the last several years working to revitalize an industry in which Mississippi excels. That leading position has been hit hard recently due to foreign imports and falling prices. He coordinated efforts […] [...]

Delta Branch Experiment Station continues to grow

Folks in the Delta know exactly what it is. They might call it Delta Research and Extension Center or Delta Branch Experiment Station — or they might just call it “Stoneville.” Whatever the name, they know the work being done at the Mississippi State University-operated agriculture research complex is vitally important to farmers across the […] [...]

Rice producers make team

Tim Walker, an agronomist at Mississippi State University’s Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville and Curtis Berry, a rice producer from Tunica, were participants in the Rice Foundation’s International Leadership Development Program, which included traveling to Mexico and Cuba. The Foundation’s five-member leadership team attended Cuba’s International Trade Fair held in Havana. More than […] [...]

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