Bee hazard icon, labels help protect pollinators

The bee hazard icon and accompanying label information are designed to provide warnings and information that will allow chemicals to be used against pests while protecting pollinators from exposure. (Graphic by Environmental Protection Agency)

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Chemical companies have added a new bee hazard icon on labels of certain insecticides to protect pollinators from chemicals hazardous to their health.

Blake Layton, an entomologist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said the icon … Read more

In Our Community – 08/19/15

The Sting of Rejection

By Lisa Harris

Well after two years and eight months I got the shaft from the Starkville Daily News. They are “revamping” their Lifestyles section and will no longer have a place for my submissions. Good … Read more

The right process of blanching produce

Written By: Pamela Redwine, MSU Extension Service
Submitted By: Juli Hughes, County Coordinator/Family & Consumer Science Agent/4-H
Mississippi State University Extension Service – Choctaw County

I often get calls from clients wanting to know if they really have to blanch … Read more

Jeff Koonz Coach’s Show returns for HCC this season

From school reports

The Jeff Koonz Coach’s Show returns for its second year at Sombra Mexican Kitchen in Ridgeland. It airs at 7 p.m.

This week’s show, which aired Monday, featured Koonz, the Holmes Community College head football coach, several … Read more