Posts Tagged ‘harvest’

Row crops in, but weather still a factor

by Wally Northway Published: November 18,2010

Tags: agriculture, harvest, Weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Nov. 14. That might have been more time than farmers needed as the row crop harvest is complete, reports. Most areas across the state received rainfall toward the end of the […] [...]

Farmers continue to harvest at record pace

by Associated Press Published: October 4,2010

Tags: agriculture, harvest, Weather

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The recent dry and hot weather has put some north Mississippi farmers ahead of schedule for harvesting. At this time last year, excessive rains had left many farmers to work in the mud and some to abandon their crops in the field, experts say. “Last year at this time we had zero […] [...]

Sweet potato farmers seeing bounce-back season

by Wally Northway Published: September 21,2010

Tags: agriculture, harvest, Weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — This year is shaping up to be a sweet one for Mississippi sweet potato growers, a total change from the rains that destroyed 75 percent of last year’s crop at harvest. Benny Graves, sweet potato specialist with the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce’s Bureau of Plant Industry, said, “We have extremely […] [...]

State’s rice harvest setting new record

by Wally Northway Published: September 15,2010

Tags: agriculture, harvest, Weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Early planting and higher-than-average temperatures have led to Mississippi’s earliest rice crop harvest to date. Optimal planting for rice is before May 1, and favorable conditions allowed most of the state’s crop to make it in by that date. Then, hot summer temperatures accelerated the crop’s maturation process, allowing more than half […] [...]

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