2017 Research News

These are 2017 funded research projects benefitting corn producers.

Continuation of Program: Information and Applied Technology

Erick Larson, Jason Krutz, Angus Catchot, Tom Allen
Corn Verification Program

Randy Loper
Web site maintenance and support for the Mississippi Corn Promotion Board

Jason Krutz, Larry Falconer, Lyle Pringle, Darrin Dodds, Trent Irby, Erick Larson
Row-Crop Irrigation Science Extension and Research (RISER) Program

Jeff Johnson
Delta Agricultural Weather Project

Erick Larson, Brien Henry
Non-Uniform Corn Stand Assessment

Brad Burgess, Erick Larson
Standardization of Mississippi Corn Hybrid Trials

Programming to communicate research results to producers

Brien Henry, Louis Wasson
UAV Videos to Extend Research to Producers

Angus Catchot, Don Cook
Evaluation of Insecticidal Seed Treatments in Field Corn

Water Quality/Irrigation

Jason Krutz, Martin Locke, Erick Larson, Brien Henry, Bobby Golden, Lyle Pringle, Larry Falconer
Irrigation and Soil management Strategies that Improve Irrigation Application Efficiency, Soil Quality, Water Quality, and Corn Yield

Joby Czarnecki, Brien Henry, Louis Wasson, Christopher Fuhrmann
Facilitating irrigation scheduling with unmanned aerial vehicles

Raja Reddy
Evaluating corn hybrids for drought stress tolerance during early-season

Brien Henry, Jason Krutz, Normie Buehring, Erick Larson
Drought tolerant hybrids and short season hybrids to mitigate risk, optimize yield and profit, while reducing supplemental irrigation

Precision Agriculture Technology

Michael Cox, William Kingery, Shankar Shanmugam
Spatio-Temporal Variability of Soil Health Parameters in Mississippi Corn Production Settings

Ganesh Bora
Evaluation of in-field-crop sensors for variable rate nitrogen application and yield prediction in corn

Nutrient Management

Bobby Golden
Correlation of Soil Test Potassium and Phosphorus Indices with Plant Tissue Concentrations and Corn Yield

Brien Henry, Wayne Ebelhar, John Orlowski, Normie Buehring
Optimizing Corn Yield through enhanced fertilizer inputs and increased plant populations (Corn Row Spacing)

Jiaxu Li, Brien Henry
The effect of silicon on the growth and yield of corn grown on dryland

Brien Henry, Jac Varco, Erick Larson, Normie Buehring, Bobby Golden
Fertility, Hybrid Selection, and Input Strategies to Optimize Yield and Early Harvest (Ultra-Early Corn Varieties)

Harvest Management (reducing harvest losses)

No reports.

Planting Systems

No reports.

Cover Crops and Soil Health

Brian Baldwin, Brien Henry, Jesse Morrison
Use of Winter Legumes as Late Summer through Spring Cover Crops

Residue Management

Jac Varco
Winter Cover Crops and Fall Applied Poultry Litter Effects on Corn Yield, Nutrient Cycling, and Soil Health Indicators

Normie Buehring, Wayne Ebelhar, Billy Kingery, Larry Falconer
Corn and Soybean Crop Residue Management Impact on Soil Quality, Yield and Returns

Tillage Systems

No reports.

Crop Protection

Jeffrey Gore, Angus Catchot, Don Cook, Fred Musser
Trapping Program to Monitor Southwestern Corn Borer Populations in Mississippi

M.T. Bararpour, Jason Bond
Evaluation of current weed control programs for long term management of Palmer amaranth, morningglory, and grass weeds in corn

Don Cook, Larry Falconer, Angus Catchot, Jeff Gore, Fred Musser
Optimum Strategies for Managing Caterpillar Pests in Mississippi Corn

Don Cook, Angus Catchot, Jeff Gore, Fred Musser
Impact of Whorl Feeding Caterpillars on Yield of Field Corn

Corn Storage, facilities and equipment

No reports.

Corn Marketing Strategies

No reports.


Tom Allen, Tessie Wilkerson
In-furrow Fungicide Applications for Disease Prevention and Yield Enhancement