Plants are perking up after continued hot, dry weather has awakened rain-stunted fields from the Upper Gulf Coast to West Texas and up through the Panhandle. Oklahoma and Kansas are also banking on bright skies and higher temps to help crops catch up.
Southwest Cotton: Temps – and Pests – on the Rise Jun 12, 2021
The heat is on in West Texas and the Texas Panhandle where 100-degree temperatures are forecast this week. That’s welcome news for growers ready for the sunshine after enjoying plenty of rainfall. But crusting issues following those rains have growers pondering whether replants are needed.
The 2021 wheat harvest is on the move in most areas of Southwest, Oklahoma. Some places around the Frederick region have been slowed due to heavier rains, but producers are […]
Oklahoma Wheat: Sooty Mold Being Reported Jun 11, 2021
During the last two days there have been a couple reports of dark wheat heads being observed in fields. This is a condition call sooty mold (aka black head mold) […]
N deficiencies are apparent in the Upper Gulf Coast, where deluge after deluge has kept many fields flooded. The southern Blacklands are also seeing excessive rain, as is the Coastal Bend. But cotton is resilient and can often handle more water pressure than other crops, notes Ben McKnight, College Station-based AgriLife cotton specialist.
Five years after the Trump administration dropped the planned listing of the lesser prairie chicken in the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week announced a […]
“The cold, the wet and the ugly” best describes most cotton ground in parts of the Upper Gulf Coast, where up to 20 inches of rain have drenched early growth.
Wheat Tour Estimates 58.1 BPA Yield – DTN May 21, 2021
The Wheat Quality Council’s 2021 Hard Winter Wheat Tour concluded Thursday, May 20, with a total weighted average yield estimate of 58.1 bushels per acre (bpa), a likely tour record […]
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Preparing grain bins and storage facilities prior to wheat harvest is one of several critical steps to help ensure that grain quality is maintained throughout the storage period. If preparation […]