Nature's Gleaners

Canada Geese Gleaning on North Farm
Photo by Kat Lawrence

Canada geese glean a field Wednesday morning [Oct. 7] at Mississippi State's R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Center. Known by many as North Farm, the 750-acre facility includes 550 acres of tillable land for a variety of research projects in the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES). Research crops include cotton, soybeans, corn, sweet potatoes, grain sorghum and peanuts, among others. Along with tillable acreage, research is performed with turf, ornamentals, and aquatic weeds and plants. The Veterans Memorial Rose Garden is located at the entrance of the R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Center.