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

  • 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 …

  • Lull in spring rains helps corn planting – April 7, 2017

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — Fall preparation paid off for many Mississippi corn producers who were able to take advantage of a gap in spring rains to plant much of their crop early. Erick Larson, corn specia …

  • Producers forecast to grow more cotton, less corn – March 31, 2017

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — Strong export demand for cotton and soybean is causing Mississippi producers to shift away from corn and rice as they finalize their planting plans for 2017. The U.S. Department o …

  • Agriculture value is part of state's economy – December 15, 2016

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — The estimated $7.6 billion value of Mississippi agriculture increased by 1.8 percent in 2016, helping the industry retain its prominence in the state's overall economy.

  • Bright spots contribute to crop value increases – December 15, 2016

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — Good seasons for cotton and corn should increase Mississippi's agronomic crops production value by 12.5 percent increase in 2016. Brian Williams, agricultural economist with …

  • Rainy weather slows state’s corn harvest – August 26, 2016

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — Wet, cloudy weather through much of August has prevented corn from drying as it should before harvest, possibly cutting into farmers’ profit margins. Erick Larson, corn specialist …

  • Constantly wet soils hinder corn planting – April 15, 2016

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — Frequent spring rains and standing water have kept farmers out of their fields, reducing expectations for the state’s corn crop. Erick Larson, grain crops specialist with the Miss …

  • State ag values took a small hit in 2015 – December 18, 2015

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — Neither crop yields nor prices were particularly bad in 2015, but Mississippi’s estimated state agricultural production value still dropped to $7.2 billion, a 4.9 percent decrease …

  • Heat not helping state's corn crop – July 24, 2015

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — Wet spring weather prevented Mississippi farmers from planting as many corn acres as they intended, but despite the heat, the crop is mostly looking good in fields across the stat …

  • Frequent rains slow state corn planting – April 24, 2015

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — Almost three-fourths of the state’s corn crop has been planted, but many areas — especially farms outside the Delta — still have been too wet to plant. “Rainfall has definitely …