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Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course

December 4 – 6, 2017

The 2017 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University on December 4 – 6, 2017.

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Lunch will be provided each day. Additionally, a social mixer and dinner will be held Monday evening at the Cotton Mill Conference Center.  A social event and steak/shrimp dinner will be held at 6 p.m. at the Cotton Mill Conference Center on Tuesday.  All meals are provided free of charge if you preregister prior to November 27th.  Registration after November 27th, including at the door is $40 which includes all meals.

Registration

  • Register online until November 27th.
  • Registration after November 27th, including at the door will be $40 per person.  As in years past, lunch and dinner will be provided free of charge for those that preregister.

We have blocks of rooms available at the following hotels:

  • Courtyard by Marriott
    Room rate is 129.00. Mention the row crop short course for the blocked rooms and rate.
  • Comfort Suites
    Room rate is 129.00 and includes warm continental breakfast. Mention the row crop short course for the blocked rooms and rate.
    Hampton Inn
    Room rate is 119.00. Mention the row crop short course for the blocked rooms and rate.

Other motels within a short driving distance:

  • Hilton Garden Inn


For more information, contact Kathy Johnson - (662) 325-2701 - Kjohnson@pss.msstate.edu
 

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Publications

News

Three men crouch in a field to look at tiny corn seedlings.
Filed Under: Agricultural Economics, Corn 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 agronomist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said planting began in late March but has been hindered by frequent rains.

Green wheat plants emerge from the ground.
Filed Under: Agricultural Economics, Wheat April 6, 2018

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- 2017 marked a 54-year low for wheat acreage in Mississippi, and 2018 is not much better.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports an estimated 50,000 acres in winter wheat for 2018, an increase of 11 percent. Production dropped to 45,000 acres last year, just three years after wheat growers planted 230,000 acres in 2014.

Two young men pour seed into bright yellow bins while a man watches.
Filed Under: Crops March 29, 2018

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Rains may delay field work, but they don’t dampen farmers’ optimism for 2018. 

Along with plantings that have already taken place, another sign of the new season is the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Prospective Plantings report. Released at the end of March every year, this report estimates planting acres for state and national crops.

Brian Williams, an agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said most of the crop markets are steady at year-ago levels. 

 A tiny brown moth sits beside a penny for scale.
Filed Under: Green Industry, Insects-Pests March 21, 2018

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- A new moth has become a serious pest to the greenhouse and nursery industries since it entered the state in 2010.

Blake Layton, an entomologist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said the European pepper moth was detected in California in 2004 before showing up in Mississippi six years later. Its caterpillars attack a wide range of ornamental plants and vegetables.

Filed Under: Corn, Grains, Farm Safety 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 hosting the grain bin rescue training programs at the Calhoun County Extension Office. Both programs are coordinated with the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation.

Training for producers and farm laborers will be held from 2-4 p.m. Agricultural workers will learn preliminary steps to take when someone gets trapped in a grain bin.

Success Stories

Four separate cucurbit crops grown in a field.
Agriculture, Crops, Lawn and Garden, Plant Diseases, Vegetable Diseases

MSU scientists are on the lookout for a cucurbit crop bandit. And they need your help!

Cucurbit downy mildew is a sneaky thief with the ability to quickly and significantly reduce yields or wipe out entire crops of susceptible cucurbits, including cucumbers, melons, pumpkins and squash. (File photo by Rebecca A. Melanson)

Three men and a dog stand in front of farm equipment.
Soybeans, Farming
Volume 4 Number 1

Just because something happens by chance doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea.

After more than a decade of farming with traditional methods, Donald Gant started no-till farming in 1981 on some rented ground.

A mixture of rice, apples, raisins and almonds is displayed in a colorful bowl.
Rice, Food, Nutrition

Looking for something a little different for your holiday menu this year?

Consider adding Orange Wild Rice with Raisins and Apples to your lineup. Apples, raisins and orange juice add some sweetness to the savory rice, and the almonds give it a bit of added texture. Leaving out the parsley will allow more of the fruity notes to come through.

A combine and tractor in the center of a corn field
Corn
Volume 3 Number 4

Photo by Jonathan Parrish

During a short break from August rain, Bubba Simmons, a partner in Simmons Planting Company in Hollandale, begins harvesting corn. Altogether, Simmons farms about 6,000 acres of corn, soybeans, and rice in Washington County.

a red and blue ribbon from the Neshoba County Fair
4-H, Commercial Horticulture
Volume 3 Number 4

When Mississippi’s Giant Houseparty kicked off at the end of July, hundreds of exhibitors displayed thousands of items that showcase their handiwork to the Neshoba County Fair’s many visitors.

The Exhibit Hall, organized and operated by the Neshoba County office of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, annually displays the handiwork of adults and children in several categories, including fresh fruits and vegetables, field crops, food preservation, arts and crafts, posters, and food and nutrition.  

Watch

Rice Rice Baby October 22, 2017
The Food Factor

Rice Rice Baby

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 2:45am
Farmweek, Entire Show, September 23, 2016
Farmweek

Season 40 Show #10

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 7:00pm
Farmweek, Entire Show, June 17, 2016
Farmweek

Season 39 Show #49

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 7:00pm
Farmweek, Entire Show, Nov. 20, 2015
Farmweek

Season 39 Show #20

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 6:00pm
Farmweek, Entire Show, November 6, 2015
Farmweek

Season 39 Show #18

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 6:00pm

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Contacts

Assoc Extension/Research Prof
Cotton Agronomics