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    Texas: Hot Temperatures Help Development of Irrigated Crops – US-DA

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    From USDA

    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 30, 2013.

    Summary

    Many areas of the state received scattered showers with isolated reports of more than one inch. Hot dry conditions prevailed and depleted moisture statewide.

    Small Grains: Small grain harvest continued across the state. While some producers continued to graze cattle on previously damaged wheat acres, others plowed fields and prepared for fall crops.




    Row Crops: Irrigated cotton crops progressed well in the Plains. Cotton in South and South Central Texas continued squaring and setting bolls. High temperatures have increased the maturation rate of row crops in the Southern part of the state, with many producers harvesting or preparing to harvest corn and sorghum. Peanuts in the Plains were blooming. Producers in South Central Texas harvested sunflowers.

    Fruit, Vegetable and Specialty Crops: Harvest of warm season vegetables continued in North East Texas. In the Trans‐ Pecos, pecans were at the enlargement stage, and onion harvest was wrapping up. Cantaloupe and watermelon harvest continued in the Lower Valley.

    Livestock, Range and Pasture: Pasture and rangeland across the state continued to suffer from hot, windy conditions, and took additional damage from a large grasshopper population. Pasture conditions in the Blacklands, East Texas, and South Texas were otherwise favorable, and cattle were reported to be in good condition. Elsewhere, producers increased supplemental feeding. Hay production was very active across the state.


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