STARKVILLE -- Cotton and corn acreage in Mississippi are more than 30% below March projections, while growers of soybeans and peanuts planted much more than initially forecasted.
RAYMOND -- Good spring weather conditions in southeast Mississippi kept watermelon production on track.
Some growers in these southeastern counties, where most of the state’s watermelons are grown, are just beginning to harvest their crops.
Spring is on the way and now is the time to get a soil sample.
Follow these tips to make your yard or garden thrive this year.
• Define the area to be tested. Divide the property into three different areas (for example, front yard, back yard, and garden). Each area requires its own soil sample box.
Mississippi Farm Bureau President Mike McCormick was presented with the Mississippi State University Director's Award given by MSU Extension Director Dr. Gary Jackson and MSU President Dr. Mark Keenum at the 2019 Extension Annual Conference held in Starkville earlier this month.
STARKVILLE – All of Mississippi’s 2019 cotton crop has emerged, but it’s off to a slow start.
Of approximately 700,-000 acres of cotton planted statewide this year, 57-percent is rated fair or worse by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as of July 8.
MSU Extension Service
RAYMOND, Miss. -- Some Mississippi watermelon producers lost crops or got a late start because of wet spring weather. But consumers should find the sweet, summer treats on shelves in time for the July 4 holiday.