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MSU's Keenum chosen for SEC commissioner search committee

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum has been named to a committee that will search for a new commissioner of the Southeastern Conference. Commissioner Mike Slive announced last week he will retire from the post next July, after 13 years in that position. Others on the search committee are David Gearhart, chancellor of the University of Arkansas; Judith ...

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Scientists trying to solve 'mystery' behind soybean disease

LEFLORE COUNTY — LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Trey Price said soybean growers in Louisiana have been finding a fungal disease called black root rot in their crops. “This disease started showing up here about five years ago, and we called it a mystery disease,” Price said. The disease makes leaves turn yellow, orange-brown or mottled even though their veins remain ...

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EPA task force recruits MSU to battle farmland runoff into river

STARKVILLE — A task force established by the Environmental Protection Agency to curtail farmland pollution that flows into the Mississippi River has reached an agreement with 12 universities, including one in Mississippi. The EPA says states already collaborate with universities on local water quality research and agricultural programs but to date there hasn’t been a formal process for sharing university ...

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Tabler comes south

Thomas Tabler, a poultry specialist with industry and Extension Service experience, recently joined the Mississippi State University Extension Service. Tabler began work as an Extension professor in MSU’s Department of Poultry Science after teaching a year in Shungnak, Alaska, 20 miles north of the Arctic Circle. As an Extension specialist, Tabler will deliver education and outreach programs for the integrators ...

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Extension welcomes Stafne

Mississippi State University’s Extension Service has hired Eric Stafne as the assistant Extension professor of fruit crops. He is located at MSU’s Coastal Research and Extension Center in Poplarville. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in forestry, Stafne received his master’s in horticulture and doctorate in plant science, both from the University of Arkansas. From 2005 until ...

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