Scattered showers were received around the state last week. Areas of the Low Plains, the Cross Timbers, and the Blacklands received upwards of 2 inches, while the rest of the state observed little to no rainfall. Along with the rains, hail storms were experienced in areas of the Northern Low Plains and the Cross Timbers.
Small Grains: Producers continued with field preparations for small grains, as plowing and fertilizer application continued.
Cotton in areas of the High and Low Plains continued to develop, with some producers in areas of the Blacklands starting to harvest. Corn and sorghum harvest continued in many areas of the state aided by warm dry weather.
Some sorghum producers in areas of the Northern High Plains continued with pesticide applications to mitigate the threat of sugarcane aphids. Hot weather conditions and lack of moisture have impacted soybeans in areas of the Blacklands, however harvest progressed in areas of the Blacklands and South Texas. Peanuts continued to develop in South Texas.
Fruit, Vegetable and Specialty Crops: Pecans remained in mostly good condition in areas of the Cross Timbers, the Edwards Plateau, and South Texas.
Livestock, Range and Pasture: Pasture conditions declined in areas of the Cross Timbers due to hot dry weather conditions. Producers continued supplemental feeding of livestock in some areas of the state.