Lelia Kelly

Catfish studies to reduce economic losses
Mississippi State University researchers are working to develop a new vaccine to protect catfish from a devastating
Mississippi pumpkins yields hurt by dry weather
Mississippi’s hot, dry summer reduced pumpkin yields to a ghost of what most growers hoped to see. David Nagel,
Consumers await a bumper Mississippi pecan crop
Mississippi’s pecan growers had to overcome a lot in recent years, but 2007 looks like the year their hard work and
Timely rains help Mississippi sweet potato crop
Timely rains in July and now during sweet potato harvest have been the keys to any success Mississippi’s growers have
Long-awaited rains help Mississippi crops
A week of almost daily rains after July 4 could not overcome three years of deficit rainfall, but Mississippi’s
Mississippi rice heads toward strong year
Mississippi’s rice may be on track for another strong yield, but it will be on fewer acres. Nathan Buehring, rice
Dairy farmers mark month with good, bad
Mississippi dairy farmers have a reason to celebrate dairy month (June), but don’t expect a big party. Bill Herndon,
Corn prices send acreage soaring
Corn market prices are almost double what they were a year ago, and Mississippi farmers are responding in
Hay shortage drives producers’ decisions
Mississippi livestock producers saw it coming, but the hay shortage is forcing some tough decisions that may have
USDA funding genome database at MSU
A multidisciplinary effort at Mississippi State University to create an agricultural genomic database has resulted in a
Mississippi’s top crops suffer ’06 value declines
Flooded markets and dry fields were leading causes of an estimated 11 percent decline in Mississippi’s farm value of
MSU insects rearing has international appeal
Universities often offer parenting classes, but Mississippi State University recently held an international workshop
Parasitic trematodes infest some catfish ponds
Catfish farmers should monitor ponds for parasites that can seriously hurt pond production, says David Wise of
Mississippi peanuts show drought’s impact
Mississippi State University Extension Service agronomists anticipate the state peanut average yield to be near 3,000
Corn fields divide into ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’
Mississippi’s corn crop can be divided into the “haves” and “have nots”; fields with access to irrigation have
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