Muscadnie vine cuttings prepared for distribution to farmers
by the Center for Conservation Research at Alcorn.

Alcorn State University Center for Conservation Research will distribute over 10,000 free muscadine grape vine cuttings to farmers December 16- 19, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the parking lot of the Ecology and Natural Resources Building (to the left of the security gate) on the Lorman campus.

“The two muscadine varieties that will be distributed, Dixie and Summit, are most highly adapted. The Center has been evaluating the performance of these varieties for the last 20 years,” said Dr. Girish Panicker, the Center’s director. “These cuttings are 4 to 5 feet long and can be planted right away on the main field or utilized for establishing nurseries. Both of these varieties are excellent for consumption as fresh fruit, and for making wines, jellies, and juice.”

Farmers will also be trained on clonal propagation and nursery establishment during the distribution.

For more information, contact Dr. Girish K. S. Panicker at (601) 877-6598/3372 or [email protected] , or Willie Mims, farm manager, at (601) 786-7669 or [email protected] .