Texas: Cotton Harvest Wraps Up as Lower Valley Planting Begins – USDA

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending February 14, 2016.

Little to no measurable precipitation was experienced across the state last week. Areas of North East Texas received upwards of 0.5 of an inch of rainfall, with isolated areas experiencing over 2.0 inches.

Small Grains: Producers in areas of the Northern High Plains continued to top dress winter wheat. In areas of the Blacklands, some producers began fertilizer applications.

Row Crops: Cotton producers in areas of the Lower Valley began planting. In other areas of the state, the 2015 cotton harvest reached 100 percent complete. In areas of the Coastal Bend corn planting was active. Some producers in the Lower Valley began corn and sorghum planting.

Fruit, Vegetable and Specialty Crops: Vegetable, sugarcane, and citrus harvest continued in the Lower Valley, while in areas of North Texas, onion and potato planting was underway. South Texas growers continued irrigation operations. In areas of the Cross Timbers pecan harvest neared completion.

Livestock, Range and Pasture: Supplemental feeding remained active across much of the state. Pastures continued to progress. In areas of the Southern Low Plains small wildfires were contained.




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