Mississippi: Blueberry Workshop Set Feb. 13 in Hattiesburg

    An expert in the mechanized harvesting of blueberries and other fruit crops will be the keynote speaker at an educational workshop for blueberry growers on Feb. 13.

    The workshop will be from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Forrest County Extension Office, located at 952 Sullivan Drive in Hattiesburg.

    Registration is $10 per person and due before Feb. 6. Pre-registration forms and an agenda are available online here.

    Fumiomi Takeda from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service in Kearneysville, W.Va, will discuss horticultural and engineering research to improve machine harvest efficiency.

    Additional speakers are experts from the Mississippi State University Extension Service, the USDA-ARS unit in Poplarville,  and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.

    The Gulf South Blueberry Growers are co-hosting the event.

    For more information, contact Eric Stafne at 601-403-8939 or

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