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Wheat harvest in full swing


The northern part of the state received up to 2 inches of rainfall during the week ending June 28, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Texas Field Office, June 29, while the rest of the state observed scattered showers.

Wheat harvest was in full-swing and cotton, grain sorghum, and irrigated corn progressed well in the Northern High Plains. In the Northern Low Plains, wheat harvest neared completion and dry-land cotton was in need in rain. In South Texas, cotton set bolls, peanut plants emerged, and watermelon harvest was active. Supplemental feeding of livestock continued in localized parts of the state. Pastures and hay meadows suffered due to hot, dry conditions across the state. Top soil moisture was mostly very short to short across the state.

Wheat harvest was in full-swing in the Northern High Plains as hot weather dried out the crop. In the Northern Low Plains, wheat harvest neared completion and yields varied depending on freeze damage and rainfall. Wheat and oat harvest in the Blacklands was completed and yields were low due to the freeze in early April. Statewide, wheat condition was mostly very poor to fair and oat condition was mostly very poor to fair.

In the Northern High Plains, cotton progressed well due to the warm weather providing heat units. Dry-land cotton was in need of moisture in the Northern Low Plains. Dryland cotton planting continued in the Edwards Plateau. In South Texas, cotton boll setting continued. Cotton condition was mostly poor to fair statewide.

Irrigated corn in the Northern High Plains progressed well due to favorable weather conditions. Hot temperatures caused corn to suffer in the Blacklands during its most critical time. Irrigated corn progressed well in South Central Texas. In South Texas, corn in the mature stage progressed well under heavy irrigation. Corn condition was mostly fair to good statewide.

In the Northern High Plains, grain sorghum progressed well as producers planted sorghum behind wheat. Very hot, dry conditions caused sorghum to suffer in the Southern Low Plains. Sorghum suffered in the Blacklands due to lack of moisture. Sorghum matured rapidly in the Coastal Bend. Baling of zeroed-out sorghum in the Upper Coast was active. Sorghum condition was mostly fair to good statewide.

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