MSU Extension Corn News (Source: extension.msstate.edu)

  • Corn harvest underway, not hurt by Tropical Storm Gordon – September 7, 2018

    Tropical Storm Gordon interrupted harvest across Mississippi, but the storm left most of its wind along the coast and does not seem to have damaged the state’s corn crop.

  • Row crop producer earns regional acclaim – July 26, 2018

    Lonnie Fortner has been named the Mississippi winner of the 2018 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award.

  • Corn planting, progress hindered by cold, rain – April 20, 2018

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — More than half of Mississippi's expected corn crop has been planted and is emerging, although cool and wet weather have made progress difficult. Erick Larson, grain crops agr …

  • Extension plans grain bin rescue workshop – March 16, 2018

    PITTSBORO, Miss. — Emergency responders and farmers will learn grain bin safety practices and rescue procedures during two workshops on April 17. The Mississippi State University Extension Service is …

  • MSU representatives hear client needs, concerns – March 7, 2018

    ELLISVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi State University representatives met with agricultural clients in Ellisville recently to discuss research and education needs for 2018. More than 115 individuals atten …

  • 2017 saw rebounds in cotton, soybean values – December 19, 2017

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — The 2017 production value of Mississippi’s four largest row crops is forecasted to outperform the previous year by more than 7 percent. Brian Williams, agricultural economist with …

  • Row crop course set for Dec. 4-6 – November 15, 2017

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — Cover crop usage is gaining momentum on Midsouth farms and will be a major focus of the 2017 Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course. The MSU Extension Service will hos …

  • Growers expect record corn harvest for 2017 – September 1, 2017

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi producers are optimistic that the remnants of Hurricane Harvey that moved through the state in late August were not enough to stop corn harvests from reaching a new re …

  • Rains, night temperatures push state's corn yields – July 14, 2017

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — Early or not, Mississippi’s corn crop is well on the way to its best yield in years, barring any major disasters. Erick Larson has spent more than two decades as the Mississippi S …

  • Wet weather challenges row crop producers – June 2, 2017

    RAYMOND, Miss. — Although favorable spring weather helped many producers plant their corn, cotton and soybean crops early, most growers now need fields to dry out. Well-timed early spring rains helpe …