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MSU sets Muscadine Field Day for August 21
MISSISSIPPI STATE – Anyone growing muscadine grapes in Mississippi is invited to attend the Aug. 21 Muscadine Field Day in Pearl River County.
Mississippi State University’s Extension Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service are offering the free event in the vineyard at the McNeil Research Station. The field day begins Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and will feature speakers, tours and samples of the fruit MSU is growing.
MSU Extension horticulturist Wayne Porter will discuss muscadine production. From USDA, Blair Sampson will talk about insect pests and beneficial insects, and Steve Stringer will offer an update of new and upcoming muscadine varieties.
Visitors can explore the vineyard, see the performance of the different varieties and taste the fruit. Bags will be provided so visitors can take some grape samples home.
The McNeil Unit is located on Highway 11 just south of McNeil. For more information, contact Donna Marshall, USDA horticulturist at (601) 403-8762 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Eddie Smith at (601) 403-2280 or email@example.com.