A garden dedicated to identifying, evaluating, and promoting plants that excel in Mississippi landscapes and appeal to southern garderners. The mission of this garden is to be used for both research and demonstration purposes. Because growers, gardeners and landscapers are faced with an ever -increasing number of new plant material, it is important that all of the new plant varieties be tested for adaptability to our hot, humid climate in Mississippi.
Roses are among the most popular additions to home landscapes, and the Veterans Memorial Rose Garden at Mississippi State University provides a panorama of traditional and new rose varieties. Visit the website here.
The R. R. Foil Plant Science Research Center, known by many as North Farm, is comprised of approximately 750 acres. This facility includes 550 acres of tillable land for a variety of research projects in a diverse agricultural community. Some examples include: cotton, soybeans, corn, sweet potatoes, grain sorghum, peanuts and many others. Along with tillable acreage, research is performed with turf, ornamentals and aquatic weeds/plants.
Soil-Plant-Atmosphere-Research (SPAR) Facility is a controlled environment research facility located on the Mississippi State University's campus. SPAR has a set of ten outdoor naturally-lit chambers, with computer control of the environmental factors. This facility was established in 1977 and has since been used for determining plant responses to a variety of environmental factors.
In December 1997, the programs that use MSU's campus greenhouses moved into their first new home in 100 years. Located behind Dorman Hall, the facility includes 11,000 square feet of greenhouse space, plus a 6,000 square-foot head house with office, workshop, and classroom space.
Dorman Hall was formerly the location of Dudy Noble Field. In 1964, the baseball field was closed to make way for the construction of the building. Dorman Hall houses the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology. Approximately 200 faculty members and graduate and post-doctoral students have offices in Dorman Hall. In addition, Dorman classrooms accommodate approximately 1,000 students daily.