Posts Tagged ‘wheat’

Cold weather protects wheat crop from freezing?

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — This year’s cold winter slowed wheat growth, so the late-March freeze across much of Mississippi probably did not cause major damage to the state’s wheat crop. Erick Larson, grain crops agronomist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said most wheat across the state had not reached a growth stage where it […] [...]

State’s winter wheat crop struggling with cool weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Cool temperatures through March kept some Mississippians comfortable, but they slowed the development of wheat, the state’s only row crop grown through winter. Erick Larson, corn and wheat state specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said wheat acreage is high this year, with 420,000 acres planted in the fall. State […] [...]

State’s ag production tops $7B for second consecutive year

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Significant production levels and high market prices combined to give Mississippi’s agricultural commodities their second year in a row of over $7 billion in total value. Mississippi State University agricultural economists gathered preliminary data from crop production reports, world agricultural supply and demand estimates, industry resources and U.S. Department of Agriculture outlook […] [...]

Wheat crop maturing rapidly, but yields not exceptional like 2011

by Published: June 7,2012

Tags: agriculture, crops, farmers, farms, row crops, wheat, yields

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A rapidly maturing 2012 wheat crop proved to be a timing challenge for Mississippi growers. The state’s growers planted 480,000 acres, up from 360,000 acres the previous season. They were inspired by strong market prices and the record-average yields of 64 bushels per acre grown last year. “Harvest is two or three […] [...]

Ag commodities groups identify priorites for research, education

ABERDEEN — Advocates for agriculture met recently at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona to identify priorities for research and Extension Service education programs at Mississippi State University. Scientists from the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, specialists with the MSU Extension Service and almost 250 members of the North Mississippi Producer […] [...]

Stripe rust identified in wheatfields in the Delta

by Published: February 14,2012

Tags: agriculture, disease, farmers, farms, plant disasease, stripe, wheat

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Wheat stripe rust was spotted in Mississippi and Arkansas in January, an unusual occurrence this early in the year made possible by the warm and wet winter. Tom Allen, Mississippi State University Extension plant pathologist at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, said the rust was spotted Jan. 27 in […] [...]

Wheat fields looking good despite snow geese

by Published: March 28,2011

Tags: agriculture, snow geese, Weather, wheat

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A drier-than-normal winter has put this year’s winter wheat crop in good shape as it heads into the heavy growth stages of spring. Erick Larson, grain agronomist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said the state has about 300,000 acres of wheat. This figure is up from the meager 125,000 acres […] [...]

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