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Rainfall sparse across state texas


Rainfall was sparse across the state during the week ending July 7, with many areas experiencing light showers, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Texas Field Office, July 8.

Scattered areas of South Texas and the High Plains received just over an inch with very isolated reports of nearly three inches along the Upper Coast.

Small grain harvest neared completion across the state. Producers in the Northern Low Plains were spraying and plowing fields.

Sorghum headed and was coloring in the Blacklands and North East Texas. Early planted grain sorghum was being harvested in the Coastal Bend. Irrigated crops in the Plains progressed well, with cotton fields establishing stands. In the High Plains, dry land cotton struggled, and some producers expected to zero out the crop. Grasshoppers continued to be problematic in the Blacklands and North East Texas. Sunflower harvest continued in the Edwards Plateau.

In South Texas, cantaloupes, watermelons, and cabbage were being harvested, and pecan development progressed. North East Texas producers continued to harvest vegetables, and farmers in the Edwards Plateau harvested summer fruit.

Many pastures across the state continued to be in need of additional moisture, although several areas received adequate rainfall to preserve fair pasture conditions. Hay production continued, especially across the Blacklands, North East Texas, the Upper Coast and South Texas.

Date: 7/15/2013



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