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

  • 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 …

  • Ag values set to top $7B for third year – December 19, 2014

    MISSISSIPPI STATE — Despite low prices for many commodities, the overall projected totals for Mississippi’s crop values should top $7 billion for the third straight year and essentially match the rec …

  • Dryland corn closes gap on irrigated acres – September 12, 2014

    MISSISSIPPI STATE — Ample rains helped dryland corn close the yield gap between irrigated and nonirrigated fields, leading to what should be a new state yield record. The U.S. Department of Agricultu …

  • MSU researchers explore early corn planting – July 22, 2014

    MISSISSIPPI STATE — As early corn comes to market in July, growers are reminded that timing counts for a lot when it comes to planting corn. That’s why Mississippi State University scientists are res …

  • Corn growers feel the bite from a bear market – July 18, 2014

    MISSISSIPPI STATE — Who knew Mississippi corn growers should worry about bears? The bears are not in the fields eating the crop; they are in the market, eating the profits. When economists refer to a …