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  • COVID-19 crisis could modify planting intentions – March 31, 2020

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — Weather always plays a role in the spring planting decisions of Mississippi row-crop producers, but the market impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is another variable they wil …

  • Mississippi agriculture nears $7.4 billion – December 18, 2019

    In 2019, Mississippi’s agricultural industry faced the prospect of dipping below $7 billion for the first time in eight years, but federal payments pushed its value up enough to post a slight gain ove …

  • MSU Row Crop Short Course set for Dec. 2-4 – November 5, 2019

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — Cotton leafroll dwarf virus is capable of causing significant yield loss and was reported for the first time in Mississippi earlier this year. The implications of this disease wil …

  • Corn looks good at harvest despite struggles in season – September 13, 2019

    A difficult planting season followed by heavy rains and drainage issues challenged corn producers, but growers are still expected to produce a good crop despite these tough conditions.

  • Continued flooding keeps farmland out of production – June 20, 2019

    Although numbers on paper look about right for Mississippi row crops, the reality is actually quite grim in places.

  • After delays, corn plunges into summer – May 15, 2019

    Corn producers rushed to finish planting — or replanting — as much as sunny weather has allowed so far in May.

  • UAS technology helps assess tornado damage – April 18, 2019

    HAMILTON, Miss. — Determining the extent of tornado damage to farms in Monroe County will take weeks, but video shot from flying drones will speed up the process. Mississippi State University Extensi …

  • South Delta farmers wait for flood waters to recede – April 11, 2019

    Near a bridge that connects Issaquena and Sharkey counties, Waye Windham leaned toward the side of his boat and dipped a paddle down into flood water to gauge its depth. The water was too deep for the …

  • Wet conditions may delay planting efforts – March 15, 2019

    Recent rainfall in north Mississippi has flooded many areas and made much Delta farmland unworkable as the time approaches for planting and other traditional tasks.

  • High turnout expected for Row Crop Short Course – October 29, 2018

    The 2018 Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course will feature speakers from seven states covering topics ranging from nematode management in cotton and soybeans to the potential effects of …