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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.


June 29, 2022

From the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville, Tom and Jason have a one-on-one conversation about fungicide applications on soybean during reproductive growth stages.  Topics include the history of the R3/R4 automatic fungicide application, effects of fungicide treatments in the absence of disease, and crop injury following fungicide application. 

June 28, 2022

Trent and Drew visit the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk about soybean irrigation. Tom, Jason, Trent, and Drew discuss critical growth stages for soybean to avoid moisture stress, signs of drought stress, the use of moisture sensors to inform irrigation decisions, and the economic value of using moisture sensors.

June 23, 2022

In this installment, Dr. Erick Larson and Mr. Nolan Stapleton take a realistic look at the impacts the unseasonably high temperatures will have on this year's corn crop, especially as it hits during the early reproductive stage. Items discussed include yield drag, seed weight, and irrigation recommendations.

June 21, 2022

Corey Bryant and Hunter Bowman visit the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to discuss their first year managing research/Extension programs at the Delta Research and Extension Center.  Jason, Tom, Corey, and Hunter discuss projects that have been started this year, the challenges of starting a new job, and plans for the future.  Hunter also offers tips for making water run uphill.

June 14, 2022

Jay Mahaffey, manager of The Learning Center with Bayer in Scott, MS, visits the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville for a deep dive into cotton management.  Jay, Don, Tom, and Jason start with the thrips problem in 2022 and then discuss Jay’s evolving philosophy of setting a cotton crop up for success by utilizing early-season applications of growth regulators. 


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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