Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 26
Precipitation fell across much of the state. Areas of the Trans-Pecos and the Plains received one or more inches of rainfall. Portions of the Lower Valley received two or more inches of precipitation. The rest of the state received little to no rainfall.
Winter wheat and oat seeding continued in many areas of the state. Producers in the Blacklands continued spraying as armyworms were still present in fields. Sowing of wheat fields continued in many areas of the Coastal Bend.
Corn harvest was active in many areas of the Northern High Plains as dry weather aided farmers. Cotton harvest continued around the state with many fields defoliated and ready for picking. Stalk removal progressed in the Upper Coast, while bolls continued to open in the Edwards Plateau.
In South Texas and the Plains, peanut harvest was in full swing.
Fruit, Vegetable and Specialty Crops:
Pecan harvest continued in many areas of the Cross-Timbers and South Texas. Harvest of Pawnee pecans had wrapped up and Western pecan shucks continued to separate in the Trans-Pecos. In South Texas, cabbage harvest was nearing completion, while onions and cabbage were being planted in the Lower Valley.
Sugarcane harvest was active in many areas of the Lower Valley, while tomatoes and peppers were progressing due to recent moisture.
Livestock, Range and Pasture:
Winter pastures and rangeland across the state continued to benefit from recent rainfall. Signs of wild hogs continued to be seen in parts of the Blacklands and North East Texas. Livestock remained in good condition across the state.