USDA Crop Report: Grains Still Lag, Cotton On Track – DTN

🕔Sep 4, 2019Corn Corn condition improved just 1 percentage point last week, while soybean condition remained unchanged. Development of both crops continues running well behind normal. As of Sunday, Sept. 1, the […]

Texas Field Reports: Game Populations Suggest Favorable Hunting Season

🕔Aug 27, 2019Drought following good spring conditions could impact Texas game animals, but early population reports and estimates suggest a favorable hunting season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. […]

Texas Plains Pests: Hot, Dry Conditions Keeping Activity Limited

🕔Aug 27, 2019General Status Not much has changed again this week. We are still in a prolonged extremely hot and dry pattern. We have had a few below triple digit days due […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Keep Watching for Aphids

🕔Aug 23, 2019For some, August has brought some rain showers which have helped. While others have received nary a drop. So, this patchwork of wet and dry has made it difficult to […]

Texas Blacklands Cotton: Potassium Deficiency Rearing Its Head

🕔Aug 23, 2019GENERAL Triple digit temperatures have set in the area, causing stress on area crops. It has been almost a month since the county has received a good rain, and when […]

Texas AgriLife Sorghum Breeding Program Finds New West Texas Home

🕔Aug 21, 2019The longtime tradition of Texas A&M AgriLife having a sorghum breeding program in West Texas will continue, just in a new location, said Bill Rooney, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research […]

Feed Outlook: Corn Crop Grows on Yield Increase

🕔Aug 21, 2019The 2019/20 U.S. corn crop projection is raised 26 million bushels this month as a 3.5-bushel-per-acre increase in yield to 169.5 bushels virtually offsets a 1.6-million-acre decline in harvested area […]

Texas Field Reports: Weather Swings from Extreme to Extreme

🕔Aug 20, 2019Weather went from extremely wet to extremely hot and dry across most of Texas, according to the Texas State Climatologist. John Nielsen-Gammon, Ph.D., College Station, said the weather turned from […]

Texas Plains Pests: Migratory Bollworms Remain an Uncertainty

🕔Aug 20, 2019General Status Very little has changed over the past week in weather or pest status with crops, mites, and aphids only getting ‘hotter.’ A change in the weather during crunch […]

Gap Growing Between Irrigated, Rainfed Crop Yields

🕔Aug 20, 2019A 65-year comparative analysis between U.S. yields of irrigated and rainfed crops has sounded a message to farmers, land managers and policymakers: Mind the gap. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Suat […]

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