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

  • 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 …

  • 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 …