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

  • 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 …

  • State's largest research station hosts field day – June 4, 2014

    STONEVILLE — Researchers will provide farmers and consultants with insight into crop studies and listen to ideas for future projects during the June 17 field day at the Mississippi State University D …

  • Mississippi corn faces another delayed start – April 25, 2014

    MISSISSIPPI STATE — Spring rains are delaying the state’s corn planting much as they did in 2013, but growers will not complain if the season ends with another record harvest like last year’s. The U. …

  • Corn posts record average yield, but prices drop value – December 19, 2013

    MISSISSIPPI STATE — Corn retained its No. 4 spot in Mississippi agriculture with an estimated value of $631 million, despite a 31 percent decrease in value caused mostly by reduced commodity prices.