Eric T. Stafne

Eric T. Stafne

Extension/Research Professor

Agronomy - Fruit Crops

Mailing Address:
Coastal Research and Extension Center
1815 Popps Ferry Rd
Biloxi, MS 39532
Physical Address:
South MS Branch Experiment Station
810 Highway 26 West
Poplarville, MS 39470
  • Ph.D., University of Arkansas
  • M.S., University of Arkansas
  • B.S., Michigan State University

Recognitions and Awards:
  • 2012 eXtension Community of Practice Individual Achievement Award
  • 2012 Henry M. Covington Extension Award, Southern Region of the American Society for Horticultural Sciences


  • DelPrince, J. M., B. C. Posadas, C. E. Coker, E. T. Stafne. 2019. Muscadine wreath for the farmer florist. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication P3387.  Download
  • Little, E., P. Brannen, P. Smith, B. Cline, N. Gauthier, K. Fontenot, R. A. Melanson, E. T. Stafne, A. Sial, F. Hale, H. Burrack, O. Liburd, D. Pfeiffer, R. Bessin, D. Lockwood. 2019. 2019 Southeast regional organic blueberry pest management guide. University of Georgia Bulletin 1440-02:22. Download
  • Nita, M., H. Burrack, D. Pfeiffer, W. Mitchem, D. Lockwood, B. Bellinger, F. Hale, B. Cline, E. T. Stafne, D. Horton, A. Straw, S. Bost. 2019. 2019 Southeast Regional Bunch Grape Integrated Management Guide. University of Georgia Bulletin 46.  Download
  • Schnabel, G., H. Burrack, R. Bessin, D. Pfeiffer, W. Mitchem, K. Jennings, D. Lockwood, G. Fernandez, A. Sial, E. Sikora, M. Ivey, R. A. Melanson, E. T. Stafne. 2019. 2019 Southeast Regional Caneberries Integrated Management Guide. University of Georgia Bulletin 47. Download
  • Stafne, E. T., B. Carroll. 2019. Crop forcing and simulated abiotic injury alters yields of southern interspecific hybrid grape cultivars. Horticulturae 5(2). Download
  • Zhu, H., E. T. Stafne. 2019. Influence of paclobutrazol on shoot growth and flowering in a high density pecan orchard. HortTechnology 29(2):210-212. Download
  • Gallardo, K., E. T. Stafne, L. DeVetter, Q. Zhang., C. Li, F. Takeda, J. Williamson, W. Yang, W. Cline, R. Beaudry, R. Allen. 2018. Blueberry producers' attitudes toward harvest mechanization for fresh market. HortTechnology 28:10-16. Download
  • Particka, C., E. T. Stafne, T. Martinson. 2018. Assessment and valuation of the Northern grapes project webinar series. HortTechnology 28:524-528. Download
  • Rezazadeh, A., B. Sampson, E. T. Stafne, D. Marshall-Shaw, S. Stringer, K. Hummer. 2018. Susceptibility of bunch grape and muscadine cultivars to berry splitting and spotted-wing drosophila oviposition. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture 69:258-265. Download
  • Rezazadeh, A., E. T. Stafne. 2018. Comparison of seed treatments on the germination of seven passion fruit species. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Science 7(11):3074-3083. Download
  • Rezazadeh, A., E. T. Stafne. 2018. Effect of chilling and photoperiod on bud burst in three southern bunch grape cultivars. HortTechnology 28(6):737-742.  Download
  • Bachman, G. R., S. R. Broderick, C. E. Coker, G. C. Denny, E. T. Stafne. 2017. 2017 Mississippi Medallion Plants. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3115. Download
  • Barton, E., E. Barton, S. Barton, C. Boyer, J. Brosnan, P. Hill, J. Hoyle, J. Reid, J. Seger, E. T. Stafne. 2017. Using technology to enhance extension education and outreach. HortTechnology 27(2):177-186. Download
  • Seger, J., P. Hill, E. T. Stafne, E. Swadley. 2017. Twitter chats: Connect, foster, and engage internal extension networks. Journal of Extension 55(2). Download
  • Stafne, E. T. 2017. Chilling-hour requirements of fruit crops. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3067. Download
  • Stafne, E. T., B. Carroll, D. Marshall-Shaw. 2017. Effect of precocious grapevine fruiting on subsequent year's growth and yield. Journal of the American Pomological Society 71:47-54.
  • Stafne, E. T., F. B. Matta, T. C. Barickman. 2017. Effects of inoculation with ericoid mycorrhizal fungi on leaf nutrients and yield of two field-grown rabbiteye blueberry cultivars. Acta Horticulturae 1180:117-122. Download
  • Stafne, E. T., K. Alexander. 2017. A web-based chill hours app for fruit growers. Journal of Extension 55(6). Download
  • Denny, G. C., G. R. Bachman, S. R. Broderick, E. T. Stafne. 2016. 2016 Mississippi medallion plants. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2996. Download
  • Mahmoud, B.S.M., E.T. Stafne, C.E. Coker, G.R. Bachman, N. Bell. 2016. Implementing good practices programs to encourage production of high-quality, safer produce in Mississippi. Journal of Extension 54(4). Download
  • Sampson, B., E. T. Stafne, D. Marshall-Shaw, S. Stringer, T. Mallette, C. Werle, D. Larson. 2016. Environmental ethanol as a reproductive constraint on spotted wing drosophila and implications for control in Rubus and other fruits. Acta Horticulturae 1133:411-418. Download
  • Stafne, E. T. 2016. A history of bunch grape research in Mississippi. Journal of the American Pomological Society 70:158-164.
  • Stafne, E. T., 2016. Fruit and nut review: Bunch grapes. Mississippi State University Extension Service Information Sheet 1608. Download
  • Stafne, E. T., G. Ingels, J. Ingels, B. Carroll. 2016. Collaboration of extension and grape industry members to create a new extension publication. Journal of Extension 54(4). Download
  • Joh, Y., E. T. Stafne, W. McGlynn. 2015. Quantification of quality attributes, functional compounds, and antioxidant capacity of blackberry and blackberry wine Journal of the American Pomological Society 69:148-157. Download
  • McMahon, E. A., B. L. Dunn, E. T. Stafne, M. Payton. 2015. Cutting and Seed Propagation of Chickasaw Plum (Prunus angustifolia). International Journal of Fruit Science 15(3):313-323. Download
  • Stafne, E. T. 2015. Injecting Extension into the American zeitgeist. Journal of Extension 53(3). Download
  • Stafne, E. T., B. Carroll, D. Smith. 2015. Black rot control and bud cold hardiness of 'Noiret' winegrape. Journal of Applied Horticulture 17(2):106-108. Download
  • Stafne, E. T., S. M. Sleezer, J. R. Clark. 2015. Grapevine breeding in the Southern United States. Pages 379-410 in A.G. Reynolds, editor, Grapevine breeding programs for the wine industry. Elsevier/Woodhead Publishing Ltd.
  • Bachman, G., G.C. Denny, and E.T. Stafne. 2014. Mississippi Medallion Plants: 2014. Mississippi State University Extension Service, Information Sheet 1988, Mississippi State University. Download
  • Stafne, E.T. 2013. A View of Digital Scholarship in Extension. Journal of Extension. Download
  • Stafne, E.T., and M.W. Fidelibus. 2013. Reader Time Investment as a Partial Impact Measure of Online Extension Content. Journal of Extension.
  • Stafne, E.T. 2012. Extending vitculture education through blogging. Journal of Extension 50. Download