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Texas Crop Progress and Condition

May 21 - May 27

Published June 4, 2012 @ 6 a.m.

Summary Parts of North Texas, the Panhandle and the Trans-Pecos received rainfall last week with totals reaching three inches or more in isolated areas. Most other areas of Texas experienced warm and dry

Small Grains: Dry weather across much of the state allowed producers to continue small grain harvest last week. Wheat harvest was beginning to wrap up in some areas. In areas of North Texas, wet field conditions temporarily halted small grain harvest. Fungal diseases and army worms were reported in some wheat fields.

Row Crops: Cotton and sunflower planting was active in the Plains as corn planting wound down. In parts of Central Texas, corn and cotton progressed well due to recent rains followed by warm, sunny weather. Elsewhere,
recently planted row crops remained in need of rainfall. In South Texas, peanut planting was underway and producers were preparing for sunflower harvest. Irrigation was active on corn, cotton and sorghum fields.

Fruit, Vegetable, and Specialty Crops: Fruit and vegetable harvest was underway in East Texas. Blueberry and blackberry harvest was just beginning. In South Texas, cabbage, onion and cantaloupe harvest continued. Pecans and peaches continued to progress well, with some reports of smaller-than-normal peach size in the Low Plains.

Livestock, Range, and Pasture: Range and pastureland was in need of moisture in many areas. Winds were quickly drying out pastures in East Texas. Warm and cool season grasses were thin due to dry conditions and
grazing pressure. Livestock condition was generally good in most areas with supplemental feeding active in parts of South Texas. Feral hogs were a problem for some producers in East Texas.

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