Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station

Delta Research and Extension Center


The Delta Research and Extension Center, or DREC, focuses its research and extension activities on cotton, rice, soybean, corn and catfish production.

Scientists and Extension specialists work cooperatively to solve crop and aquaculture production problems and transfer new information and technology to area producers.

The major goal of the DREC is to increase the yields of commercial agriculture and aquaculture producers, while at the same time preserving the Mississippi Delta's environment and natural resources.

The DREC is located in Stoneville, Miss., in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. The Center is a component of the Mississippi State University's Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine. It encompasses personnel employed by the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES), the MSU Extension Service (MSU-ES) and the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine (MSU-CVM).

The DREC, also known as the Delta Branch Experiment Station, is the largest of MSU's 16 branch experiment stations and research units located throughout the state. The DREC in Stoneville has nearly a dozen regional and federal agencies with which to share knowledge located within its immediate vicinity.

Contact Us

Telephone: 662-686-9311
Fax: 662-686-7336

Mailing Address:
PO Box 197
Stoneville, MS 38776

Physical Address:
82 Stoneville Road
Stoneville, MS 38776