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  • 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 …

  • Rains batter cotton, soybeans mid-harvest – October 5, 2018

    Most of Mississippi’s corn and rice crops had been harvested when prolonged, late-September rains soaked much of the state, but the wet weather could not have come at a worse time for soybeans and cot …

  • Corn harvest underway, not hurt by Tropical Storm Gordon – September 7, 2018

    Tropical Storm Gordon interrupted harvest across Mississippi, but the storm left most of its wind along the coast and does not seem to have damaged the state’s corn crop.

  • Row crop producer earns regional acclaim – July 26, 2018

    Lonnie Fortner has been named the Mississippi winner of the 2018 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award.

  • Corn planting, progress hindered by cold, rain – April 20, 2018

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — More than half of Mississippi's expected corn crop has been planted and is emerging, although cool and wet weather have made progress difficult. Erick Larson, grain crops agr …

  • Extension plans grain bin rescue workshop – March 16, 2018

    PITTSBORO, Miss. — Emergency responders and farmers will learn grain bin safety practices and rescue procedures during two workshops on April 17. The Mississippi State University Extension Service is …