Texas: Cold Fronts and High Winds – USDA

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 27, 2016.

Cold fronts and high winds were reported throughout the state with most precipitation ranging from 0.1 to upwards of 1.0 inch, concentrating primarily towards the eastern part of the state. Little to no rainfall was received in parts of the Southern Low Plains, South Texas, and the Edwards Plateau.

Small Grains: Some producers in the Northern High Plains began irrigating wheat. Winter wheat in areas of the Northern and Southern Low Plains and Cross Timbers continued to progress, however most areas could benefit from more rainfall. Oats entered the heading stage in South Texas.

Row Crops: Corn planting continued in areas of the Southern High Plains and the Blacklands. In areas of the Northern Low Plains cotton producers began field preparations. In South Texas, sorghum planting continued.

Fruit, Vegetable and Specialty Crops: Vegetables planting was active in areas of Northeast Texas. Onion harvest in areas of the Lower Valley continued as the potato crop entered flowering stage in South Texas. Pecans began blooming in areas of the Blacklands.

Livestock, Range and Pasture: Livestock producers in South Texas reported that supplemental feeding was limited due to more abundant grazing. Pastures conditions improved over the past week and began greening up from recent rainfall in many areas of the state. Pasture and range conditions were rated good to fair.


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