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Muscadine Event Will Address Fruit Production

CARRIERE, Miss. -- Producers can learn about issues related to muscadine production and other fruit-related topics at an upcoming field day in Pearl River County, south of McNeill.

The Muscadine Field Day will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. on August 30th. The Mississippi State University Extension Service is organizing the field day at the McNeill Research Unit of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.

Event organizer Eric Stafne said the first hour will include short educational presentations on basic concepts and challenges muscadine and fruit producers face. The second hour is set aside for muscadine tasting and vineyard exploration. There is no charge to attend.

“We will provide a 1-gallon bag for collecting fruit,” Stafne said. “There will be a shaded seating area, and water will be provided by Pearl River County Master Gardeners.”

The MSU McNeill Research Unit is located at 7 Ben Gill Road in Carriere, across from Jack’s Fish House.

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