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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Rains, night temps push corn yields

 

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Early or not, Mississippi’s corn crop is well on the way to its best yield in years, barring any major disasters.

Erick Larson has spent more than two decades as the Mississippi State University Extension Service corn specialist. Larson said 2017 weather generally has been better than he can remember for any past growing season. Timely rains in some areas and cool nights during the crucial early grain-filling periods were important keys.


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