Michael Cox

Professor/Graduate Coordinator

Specialty: Environmental Soil Management

Mailing Address:

Box 9555
Mississippi State, MS

Physical Address:

440 Dorman Hall
Mississippi State, MS


Phone: (662) 325-2767


  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University
  • M.S., Purdue University
  • B.S., Purdue University

Research/Extension Assignments:

  • Soil management issues with the objective of increasing the efficiency of crop production practices while minimizing their potential for adverse environmental effects
  • Evaluation of Best Management Practices to reduce nutrient and sediment movement from food and fiber production areas to adjacent water bodies

Teaching Assignments:

  • PSS 3303/3301 Soils and Soils Laboratory
  • PSS 4373/6373 Geospatial Agronomic Management
  • PSS 8000 Advanced Soil Fertility
  • PSS 4603/6603 Soil Chemistry

Society Memberships:

  • Member of American Society of Agronomy
  • Member of Soil Science Society of America


Corbin, J.L., J.M. Orlowski, D.L. Harrell, B.R. Golden, L. Falconer, L.J. Krutz, J. Gore, M.S. Cox, T.W. Walker. 2016. Nitrogen strategy and seeding rates affect rice lodging, yield, and economic returns in the midsouthern United States. Agronomy Journal 108: 1938-1943. Download
Corbin, J.L., T.W. Walker, J.M. Orlowski, L.J. Krutz, J. Gore, M.S. Cox, B.G. Golden. 2016. Evaluation of trinexapac-ethyl and nitrogen management to minimize lodging in rice. Agronomy Journal 108:2365-2370. Download
Lemus, R., K. Crouse, M.S. Cox, J.J. Varco, J. White, and J.I. Morrison. 2013. Effect of AVAIL and Nutrisphere-N Application on Annual Ryegrass Production and Quality. Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Vol. 6(2). Download
Cox, M.S., P.D. Gerard. 2012. Crop and soil management zone delineation based on soil property or yield classification. Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 11:223-240.
Dillon, K.A., T.W. Walker, D.L. Harrell, L.J. Krutz, J.J. Varco, C.H. Koger, III, M.S. Cox. 2012. Nitrogen source and timing efforts on nitrogen loss and uptake in delayed flood rice. Agronomy Journal 104:466-472. Download
Beavers, B.W., Z. Liu, M.S. Cox, W.L. Kingery, G. Brink, P.D. Gerard, .C. McGregor. 2010. Phosphorus dynamics in soil, runoff, and sediment from three management systems. Pedosphere 20:217-228. Download
Cox, M.S., P.D. Gerard. 2010. Yield classification changes in a soybean-rice rotation. Precision Agriculture 11(5):507-519. Download
Curtis, J.H., W.L. Kingery, M.S. Cox, Z. Liu. 2010. Distribution and dynamics of phosphorus in an agricultural watershed with a long-term history of poultry waste application. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 41(17):2057-2074. Download
Schramm, H.L., M.S. Cox, T. Tietjen, A.W. Ezell. 2009. Nutrient dynamics in the lower Mississippi River floodplain: Comparing present and historic hydrologic conditions. Wetlands 29(2):476-487. Download
Cox, M.S., P.D. Gerard. 2007. Soil management zone determination by yield stability analysis and classification. Agronomy Journal 99(5):1357-1365. Download
Walker, T.W., W.L. Kingery, J.E. Street, M.S. Cox, P.D. Gerard, J.L. Oldham. 2007. Soil chemical properties and rice yield response to nitrogen rate and timing after precision leveling. Crop Management. Download
Cox, M.S., P.D. Gerard, M. Abshire. 2006. Selected soil properties' variability and their relationship with yield in three Mississippi fields. Soil Science 171(7):541-551. Download
Cox, M.S., P.D. Gerard, D.B. Reynolds. 2005. Selected soil property variability and their relationships with cotton yield. Soil Science 170(11):928-937. Download