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R. R. Foil Plant Science Research Center


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.

This facility furnishes the research scientists with necessary greenhouse environments, laboratory needs and a variety of storage areas. The research support staff on this station is responsible for land assignments, labor, and equipment to aid researchers in implementing their various protocols along with maintaining overall aesthetics of the entire facility.

Veterans Memorial Rose Garden

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. The garden is located at the Highway 182 entrance to the R. Rodney Foil Plant Science Research Facility. Rose planting at the site began during spring 2006. By fall 2007, construction was complete, and more than 30 rose cultivars were established at the garden.

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Soil-Plant-Atmosphere-Research Facility

The 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.

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