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06:34, 27/03/2021

A bevy of issues amounted to below-average yields for most tốt producers in East and Central Texas, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.

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A bản đồ of the 12 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension districts.


Conditions were extremely dry throughout most counties. Triple-digit temperatures increased evapotranspiration in all plant life. Trees were stressed, và any plant not being watered suffered. Some areas received some rainfall, but not enough lớn turn conditions around. Williamson County reported trace amounts up lớn 1.5 inches of rain, but most areas received only light rainfall. Irrigated crops looked good. Most native sầu dryland pecan orchards were dropping nuts due khổng lồ drought bức xúc.Proper và timely management of some pastures allowed them lớn stay productive despite the heat. Some xuất xắc fields greened up, but growth was slow. Cotton was being defoliated, & bolls were open for harvest. Some cotton fields were being harvested, & average yields were expected. Stock tanks were getting low.Corn & sorghum harvests were nearly completed. Some farmers were plowing corn fields. Nearly all counties reported very short soil moisture và poor overall rangelvà & pasture conditions. Livestoông xã conditions were fair lớn poor.


Conditions were favorable for producers as most areas received beneficial rains. Cotton continued to lớn progress in fair to good condition and began setting bolls. Wheat producers continued preparing fields for planting. Pasture & rangelands improved with recent moisture. Cattle were being supplemented with minerals & hay in areas where forages were in short supply.


Hot, dry and humid conditions continued. Fieldwork continued, mostly disking. Good crop production reports were received for all crops. Cotton yields were two khổng lồ three bales per acre with some reports of four bales per acre. Most cốt tông acres were harvested, though a few fields had yet to be defoliated. Gin yards were filling rapidly. Rice harvest was nearing completion. Although giỏi pastures were parched, production continued with a second cutting, và some producers were fertilizing for a third cutting. Rangelvà and pasture conditions continued lớn decline with hot and dry weather. Livestoông chồng were in fair to lớn good condition in most areas.


Most of the district did not report rains from Hurricane Laura. Many areas were looking forward to relief from drought. Shelby County reported high winds & rain. Damage khổng lồ their power grid caused a loss of power during và after the storm for hours and days for some. Sabine County reported as much as 6 inches of rain. They also had destructive sầu winds that caused damage to lớn many barns. Pond levels were low and showing signs of low-quality water. Pasture & rangeland conditions were good overall. Subsoil and topsoil conditions were adequate. Hay and vegetable production slowed. Livestoông xã were fair to lớn good. Horn flies were very active sầu. There were reports of armyworms & Bermuda grass stem maggots. Wild pigs continued lớn damage pasture và tốt meadows.


Dry conditions continued. Cotton finished setting bolls. Producers started to lớn reduce irrigation as most plants were mature. Several producers were busy harvesting corn this past week. Sorghum is starting lớn color well. Pumpkins were doing well & continued khổng lồ mature. Cattle were in good condition with supplemental feeding.

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Spotty showers delivered moisture khổng lồ a few areas. Northwestern parts of the district reported adequate topsoil and subsoil moisture. Pastures and rangelands were in good to fair condition. Corn conditions were good khổng lồ fair. Cotton was in good to fair condition, & sorghum conditions were good. Soybeans were in good to lớn excellent condition. The northeastern corner of the district was very dry with very poor crop, pasture & rangelvà conditions. Soil moisture levels were short to very short in the central Panhandle, và very short in southern areas. Peanuts were in good lớn fair condition.


Topsoil moisture throughout the district ranged from very short to adequate. Temperatures were in the upper 90s with sporadic rain. Temperature highs were in the 80s a few days. Most areas received some rainfall from Hurricane Laura, with trace amounts khổng lồ 2.5 inches reported. Corn was still being harvested but nearly complete. Soybeans that received rain were doing well. Soybeans and cotton in areas that missed rains were struggling. Livestoông chồng were in good condition. Spring-born calves were looking good as weaning season approaches. Summer pastures that received rainfall looked good, but drier areas were starting to lớn show signs of drought. Armyworms continued khổng lồ be a problem in some areas.


Daytime temperature highs reached beyond 100 degrees, with low temperatures in the mid-60s. Only trace amounts of rain were reported. Reservoirs were not being recharged, which could be devastating for irrigation during the next growing season. Dry conditions increased the threat và concern for large wildfires. Corn và sorghum harvests finished. Cotton bolls were opening at a relatively rapid pace. Irrigated cotton made a good stvà and has had plenty of heat units. Drylvà cốt tông that survived was burning up. Harvest should begin soon. Despite the dry conditions, cattle were still in good overall condition. A few producers were preparing khổng lồ calve sầu. Pecan orchards looked very good, although root knot nematodes were found in an orchard.


Conditions continued to lớn be hot & dry. Drylvà cốt tông was basically done, & irrigated fields were nearing the cutout stage. Grain sorghum & corn was harvested. Pastures were dry. Some livestoông xã producers started selling calves & other livestoông chồng. Livestoông chồng were in fair condition.


Most people và producers were preparing for the hurricane. Rice producers harvested as fast as possible. Fortunately, the hurricane did not hit, & rice that was not harvested made it. The harvest was expected khổng lồ continue as soon as possible. Grimes County remained dry & drought conditions increased. Rangel& & pasture ratings were excellent khổng lồ very poor with fair being the most comtháng rating. Soil moisture levels ranged from adequate khổng lồ very short with short levels being most common.


High temperaturescontinued in the triple digits.Fire dangerincreased due todrought conditions.Kendall County reported water levels in streams,ponds and water wells were dropping.Pasture and rangelvà conditions were decliningwith the laông chồng of moisture.Corn & grain sorghum harvests were complete withreports ofaverage to good yields. Cotton harvest began.Livestockwereinfair to lớn good shapewithsupplemental feeding.Caldwell County reported a stable cattle marketwith sheep và goat prices remaining the same.Fall shearing continued.Wildlife were in good condition.


Northern, eastern & western parts of the district reported hot conditions and short to very short soil moisture levels. Soil moisture levels were adequate lớn short in southern areas. Daytime temperatures reached 100 degrees or more most days. Grain sorghum and corn harvests were completed, and cốt tông harvest was underway. Atascosa County reported 15% of cotton was harvested and roughly 15% of fields defoliated. Most other counties reported cotton fields were being harvested, being defoliated or nearly mature. Many cotton fields damaged by Hurricane Hanna were being shredded và stalks were being pulled. Quality irrigated hay was cut and baled in Atascosa và Maveriông xã counties. Oat producers with irrigation water were planting oats while drylvà producers were waiting for some moisture. Seedbed preparation continued for spinach, cabbage and onion plantings. Strawberry producers were planting early varieties. All crops were being irrigated. Moisture levels for fall vegetables were being managed. Pasture and rangelvà conditions ranged from good lớn poor, & while some continued to lớn decline due to lớn lack of moisture and hot temperatures, some were improving due to recent rains. Livestoông xã in most areas required supplemental feed và water. Prickly pears were ripe and being cleared of thorns for livestoông chồng and wildlife. Ranchers were beginning lớn wean & sell spring calves, và whitetail bucks were finishing their antler growth cycle. Beef cattle conditions were good, but sale volumes were increasing as dry weather continued. Maverichồng County reported watermelon and cantaloupe harvest continued. Pecan orchards were in good condition and nut development was going well. Local ranchers were preparing for dove sầu season. Hay producers made a second cutting as prices ranged from $50-$65 per round bale. Ranchers continued lớn stochồng up on bales due to conditions & in preparation for winter. Some sesame fields were being harvested, & some were being destroyed.