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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.


March 28, 2023

Brian visits the Crop Doctors’ Podcast Studio in Stoneville to talk cotton.  Acreage forecasts have dipped due to recent price reduction.  Following a discussion on acreage guesses for 2023, Brian, Jason, and Tom discuss the commercialization of the ThryvOn trait and how it should be utilized.  The discussion wraps up with nematode management. 

March 21, 2023

Dr. Mark McConnell, quail biologist with the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station, calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to discuss opportunities with conservation programs in the U.S. Farm Bill.  Mark works with precision ag data to increase field revenue by identifying low yielding areas where a Farm Bill conservation payment exceeds revenue from production. He and his group have developed software that helps inform this decision and are currently working to provide technical assistance to farmers across MS.

March 14, 2023

Erick calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to discuss the early planting for corn that has taken place over the last couple of weeks.  Erick, Jason, and Tom discuss 2023 corn acres, temperature and moisture effects on planting and emergence, and management that may need to be adjusted on early acres.  They end up with a brief discussion nitrogen fertilizer in wheat.

March 6, 2023

Craig Hankins from the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation visits with Tom and Jason in the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville as a Platinum sponsor of the 2022 Row Crop Short Course.

February 27, 2023

From the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville, Jason and Tom have a one-on-one conversation related to controlling Italian ryegrass with postemergence burndown treatments. They discuss the contrasting weather in 2021-22 and 2022-23 and its effects on Italian ryegrass growth stages, the positives and negatives of clethodim- and paraquat-based treatments in the spring, and best treatments for major row crops in Mississippi.


Extension/Research Professor
Portrait of Dr. Jason Bond
Extension/Research Professor
Portrait of Dr. Darrin Dodds
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Portrait of Dr. Jon Trenton Irby
Associate Extension Professor
Portrait of Dr. Erick J. Larson
Extension/Research Professor

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