Dr. Erick Larson

State Corn Specialist|Mississippi State University Extension Service

2024 Abstract - WHAT CAN WE DO TO IMPROVE MIDSOUTH CORN YIELDS?: Increasing corn yield potential depends upon managing cultural practices to address needs and having favorable environmental conditions to fulfill the crop’s potential. These cultural practices center around hybrid selection, planting practices and plant nutrition. However, our rainy, warm climate presents unique problems for producers growing corn in the Midsouth. While corn is typically responsive to irrigation or rainfall, we must also realize abundant water has negative consequences that present unique challenges which reduce yield and profitability. We will discuss key strategies to enhance our southern corn production systems, while minimizing risks with our climate.


Cell Phone: 662-418-7802

Address: Mail Stop 9555

Mississippi State, MS 39762

Email: elarson@pss.msstate.edu

2024 Conference is Being Updated Daily.