Michael Cox

Michael Cox

Graduate Coordinator

Agronomy - Environmental Soil Management

Mailing Address:
Box 9555
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Physical Address:
440 Dorman Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762
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

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

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

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


  • Faust, D. R., R. Kroger, B. H. Baker, J. P. Brooks, M. S. Cox, S. A. Rush. 2020. Investigating the role of organic carbon amendments and microbial denitrification gene abundance in nitrogen removal from experimental agricultural drainage ditches with low?grade weirs. Water Environment Research 92(6):899-910.  Download
  • Li, Y., P. Su, Y. Li, K. Wen, G. Bi, M. S. Cox. 2018. Adsorption-desorption and degradation of insecticides clothianidin and thiamethoxam in agricultural soils. Chemosphere 207:708-714. Download
  • McCoy, J. M., G. Kaur, B. R. Golden, J. M. Orlowski, D. Cook, J. A. Bond, M. S. Cox. 2018. Nitrogen fertilization of soybean affects root growth and nodulation on two soil types in Mississippi. Communication in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 49:181-187. Download
  • McCoy, J. M., G. Kaur, B. R. Golden, J. M. Orlowski, D. Cook, J. A. Bond, M. S. Cox. 2018. Nitrogen fertilization of soybeans in Mississippi increases seed yield but not profitability. Agronomy Journal 110(4):1505-1512. Download
  • Hankins, S. C., M. S. Cox, W. L. Kingery, S. G. Shanmugam, P. Gerard, R. W. Lemus. 2017. Crop growth and nutrient uptake from an Inceptisol and Vertisol with high biochar application rates. International Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Research 3(5):3965-3989. Download
  • McNeal, J. P., L. J. Krutz, M. A. Locke, M. M. Kenty, R. L. Atwill, D. M. Pickelmann, C. J. Bryant, C. W. Wood, B. R. Golden, M. S. Cox. 2017. Application of polyacrylamide (PAM) through lay-flat polyethylene tubing: Effects on infiltration, erosion, N and P transport, and corn yield. Journal of Environmental Quality 46(4):855-861. Download
  • Wang, R. A., J. A. Thomasson, M. S. Cox, R. Sui, E. G. Marley Hollingsworth. 2017. Cotton fiber quality prediction based on spatial variability in soils. Journal of Cotton Science 21(3):220-228. Download
  • 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
  • Shanmugam, S. G., N. W. Buehring, M. W. Ebelhar, M. S. Cox, J. L. Oldham, D. G. Peterson, W. L. Kingery. 2016. Short-term effects of tillage treatments on soil microbial biodiversity under soybean-corn rotation. International Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Research 2(5):1277-1303. 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. Download
  • 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. Changes in yield classification 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
  • Han, F. X., W. L. Kingery, H. M. Selim, P. D. Gerard, M. S. Cox, J. L. Oldham. 2004. Arsenic solubility and distribution in poultry waste and long-term amended soil. Science of the Total Environment 320:51-61. Download
  • Walker, T. W., W. L. Kingery, J. E. Street, M. S. Cox, J. L. Oldham, P. D. Gerard, F. X. Han. 2003. Rice yield and soil chemical properties as affected by precision land-leveling in alluvial soils. Agronomy Journal 95:1483-1488. Download