Mississippi: Ag Producers Consider Export Options Feb 8, 2019

🕔Feb 8, 2019
Almost 10 percent of Mississippi’s $11 billion in annual exports are agricultural products, and Mississippi State University Extension Service experts are working to see that amount increase. In late January, […]

Mississippi: Forestry Gains Lost Ground While Holding No. 2 Ag Spot Dec 18, 2018

🕔Dec 18, 2018
Forestry has been a billion-dollar heavyweight in the state’s economy for the last six years, and the 2018 estimated value of $1.25 billion came despite a sluggish market. John Auel, […]

Mississippi Wheat: Frequent Rain Limiting Acreage Nov 9, 2018

🕔Nov 9, 2018
Dry fall weather in recent years delayed wheat planting and reduced acreage significantly, but rains in 2018 are creating a different problem for wheat producers. Erick Larson, grain crops agronomist […]

Mississippi Pumpkins: Summer Weather Provided Good Crop Conditions Oct 19, 2018

🕔Oct 19, 2018
Summer weather allowed Mississippi pumpkin growers to have a good harvest, but there still are not enough pumpkins grown in the state to meet fall demand for this colorful crop. […]

Mississippi Sorghum: Acres Down – Blame Low Price and Sugarcane Aphid Sep 28, 2018

🕔Sep 28, 2018
Grain sorghum has never been a major agricultural commodity in Mississippi, but it has seen better days: For two years in a row, acreage of the crop has been less […]

Mississippi Cotton: Fruit Set Is Good for Most of State Jul 27, 2018

🕔Jul 27, 2018
As most cotton across Mississippi is setting bolls ahead of schedule this year, some fields look fantastic and others are struggling, depending on the weather and irrigation. The U. S. […]

Mississippi: Rains Have Challenged Row Crop Weed Control Jun 22, 2018

🕔Jun 22, 2018
There’s always something for farmers to monitor or manage, and in many row-crop fields across the state, weed control is the big concern of the moment. Jason Bond, weed scientist […]

Mississippi: 3 Ag Producer Advisory Meetings Scheduled for Feb. Feb 2, 2018

🕔Feb 2, 2018
The 2018 annual agricultural producer advisory meetings kick off in February as Mississippi State University Extension Service personnel report on current projects and listen to producer needs. Three producer advisory […]

Mississippi: Cover Crops Present Challenges, Advantages Jan 22, 2018

🕔Jan 22, 2018
Producers who plant winter crops with no intention of harvesting them reap the benefits of soil conservation, weed control and nutrient retention. On the flip side, however, the practice of […]

Mississippi: Pecan Workshop, Raymond, Jan. 18 Dec 19, 2017

🕔Dec 19, 2017
A daylong Mississippi State University Extension Service workshop Jan. 18 will provide an in-depth look at horticulture and pest management with pecan orchards. The Pecan Education Workshop will be held from 8 a.m. […]

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