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Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report

WEEKLY SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 2 – 8

Published Jan. 9, 2012 @ 9:49 p.m.

Areas of South East Texas, the Upper Coast, the Coastal Bend, and the Lower Valley received up to 0.50 inches of rainfall, while the rest of the state observed little to no rainfall.

Small Grains: Winter wheat continued to make good progress in areas of the Plains and the Trans-Pecos due to earlier rainfall; however, more moisture was needed to adequately replenish the soil. In areas of the Blacklands, producers fertilized the wheat crop. Winter wheat made good progress in areas of the Edwards Plateau and South Central Texas due to warmer temperatures and earlier rainfall.

Fruit, Vegetable and Specialty Crop: In areas of the Trans-Pecos, some pecans were still falling, while across the rest of the state, harvest neared completion. Producers prepared fields for potato planting in southern areas of the state. Fall onions progressed well in areas of the Lower Valley.

Livestock, Range and Pasture: Across the state, supplemental feeding to livestock was active due to earlier drought conditions. Producers searched for hay out of state due to low supplies. Earlier rainfall helped replenish some stock tanks; however, many remained low. Winter annual pastures continued to green due to earlier rainfall. In eastern areas of the state, cattle were culled and feral hogs damaged pastures.

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