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

  • Crop harvest in Mississippi is going well, average yields – October 10, 2022

    “Snow” appearing on the sides of highways and bare ground visible for miles is a sure indication that row crop harvest in Mississippi is well underway. As of early October, the majority of the 2022 cr …

  • Hot, dry summer reduced state’s average corn yield – September 15, 2022

    The state’s corn crop suffered through a very hot and dry summer after a later-than-usual planting season, so yields will be lower this year — but not much lower overall. The U.S. Department of Agric …

  • Rains disrupt state’s corn planting schedule – April 29, 2022

    Corn producers who risked current high input costs in hopes of reaping high market prices at harvest are now waiting for a series of warm, sunny days to complete planting. Will Maples, an agricultural …

  • Producers expect to plant more cotton, soybeans in ‘22 – April 1, 2022

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — More than half of the 4.29 million total acres of row crops expected to be planted this year in Mississippi are soybean fields, but the growth in cotton acreage may be the most si …

  • MSU research examines cover crop use with corn – November 30, 2021

    Researchers at Mississippi State University looking at how to successfully use cover crops in corn production systems must develop strategies to overcome challenges unique to this row crop. Cover crop …

  • State’s mostly good corn crop nears harvest’s end – September 14, 2021

    Mississippi’s corn crop faced challenges ranging from a midseason flood to an early-September hurricane, but yields and quality look positive on the nearly complete harvest. On Sept. 13, the U.S. Depa …

  • Agencies tackle high volume of ag damage assessments – June 24, 2021

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — MSU Extension agents will be assessing agricultural damage from early-June flooding until well into July, but preliminary estimates indicate losses could break records. The 2019 Y …

  • Wet weeks split state’s planting season in two – May 20, 2021

    Because it is the first crop planted starting in March, Mississippi corn is in much better shape than other row crops struggling with the challenges of wet, cool weather.

  • Producers lock in 2021 planting intentions – April 1, 2021

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi row crop growers are planning to plant more soybeans and corn in 2021 than they did last year but not as much cotton, rice or hay. The National Agricultural Statistics …

  • Producer Advisory Council meetings go virtual – February 2, 2021

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — Each February marks the occasion for producers to share their research and programming needs with Mississippi State University agricultural specialists in person. To comply with C …