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Mississippi Crop Situation

The Mississippi Crop Situation podcast is provided by Mississippi State University Extension Service specialists responsible for agricultural row crops.
Our goal is to provide Mississippi agricultural producers, consultants, and industry with up-to-date, timely, science-based information you can use to help maintain profitability.


May 17, 2022

Drew and Erick visit with Tom and Jason from the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville about initiation of irrigation in corn.  We recorded this on Friday, May 13 when temperatures were high and conditions were mostly dry.  Many areas received multiple rains over the weekend, but we wanted to release this episode anyway because the information is relevant when we do get to the point of irrigating corn.  Topics include current crop status in Mississippi, corn growth and development related to temperature and moisture, use of soil moisture sensors to help inform irrigation decisions, and factors to consider when deciding on when to trigger irrigation.

May 12, 2022

Jason did a recent episode of the Weeds AR Wild Podcast with Tommy Butts from the University of Arkansas Systems Division of Agriculture.  Jason and Tommy discuss sedge control in corn, soybean, cotton, and rice.

May 10, 2022

Hunter Bowman visits the Crop Doctors Podcast Studio in Stoneville to talk about his new role as the Mississippi State Extension Rice Agronomist.  Hunter recently completed a PhD in weed science at Mississippi State.  Hunter, Jason, and Tom talk about Hunter’s background in agriculture as well as some short-term plans for his new position.

May 3, 2022

Whitney joins Jason and Tom in the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio to discuss Mississippi State Extension’s survey efforts for red banded stinkbugs so Mississippi growers and practitioners have the most up-to-date information on this important insect pest of soybean.

April 26, 2022

From the recording studio on the campus of Mississippi State, Tom and Brian link up witjh Jason in the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to discuss all things early-season in cotton.  They discuss acreage, nematode treatments, early-season disease treatment with seed treatments, and residual herbicides.


Extension/Research Professor
Portrait of Dr. Jason Bond
Extension/Research Professor
Portrait of Dr. Darrin Dodds
Professor and Head
Portrait of Dr. Jeffrey Gore
Ex/Res Prof & Int Head DREC
Portrait of Dr. Jon Trenton Irby
Associate Extension Professor
Portrait of Dr. Erick J. Larson
Extension/Research Professor

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