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By GALEN HOLLEY
Staff Writer

   Crops in Grenada are two to three weeks behind their normal, growing schedule, but all together they’re looking pretty good, according to a farm expert.
   “We had a wet spring so farmers were delayed in getting their crops in the ground,” said Steve Winters with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. “We got everything planted late -- corn, cotton and beans,” said Winters.
   Corn is looking pretty good, Winters said. Usually corn is planted around the first of April, but this year, because of wet fields, most of it went in the ground around the end of April, according to Winters.
   “Normally we’d start seeing some corn cut next week,” said Winters. “Now, it will probably be the first of September before we start cutting. Still, I’d say that we’re looking at an average to an above average yield for corn, somewhere between 130-150 bushels per acre,” said Winters. He estimated that Grenada County will have 6,000-7,000 acres of corn this year.
 
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