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Welcome to the

Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Research Laboratory!

Thad Cochran Southern Horticulture Laboratory 

United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service (USDA-ARS)

Poplarville, MS.

Our mission is to improve cultural and management practices for the production of small fruits, ornamental plants, vegetables and other crops grown in the Gulf Coast region.  
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All USDA-ARS personnel belong to the Southern Horticultural Research Unit (SHRU). Within SHRU, work in the laboratories, greenhouses and research plots is divided into 2 main disciplines:

Small Fruit and Ornamental Genetic Research

    Prince blueberry            Sahara Sunset hydrangea                Native Blue ornamnetal blueberry

Production Management Research for Horticultural Crops                                                                                                                                                       

   TCSHL Greenhouses                         greenhouse