Texas crop, weather for July 22, 2014

Hay situation good in east, southeast, iffy in others Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – While some parts of Texas have been lucky when it comes to hay production, others will likely have an expensive go at feeding cattle this winter, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “We’ve been blessed […]

Texas crop, weather for July 15, 2014

Sugarcane aphids found early in northeast Texas sorghum fields Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – It’s not too late to control sugarcane aphids on northeast Texas sorghum fields, but it will be very soon, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “The aphids just showed up here in northeast Texas the […]

Texas crop, weather for July 8, 2014

‘Out-of sight’ beef prices pose opportunity for those with grass Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Record high cattle and beef prices are actually making rebuilding herds a good bet, at least for some beef cattle producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “’Out of sight’ is a good term […]

Texas crop, weather for July 1, 2014

Fall pecan crop estimated to be about 50 million to 55 million pounds Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Because of significant damage from an April freeze along with other factors, it’s become difficult to estimate the size of the Texas pecan crop, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. But that […]

Texas crop, weather for June 24, 2014

Glyphosate resistance and early rains pose issues for weed control in cotton Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – More rain over the Texas High Plains and Rolling Plains continues to improve the growing conditions for cotton, but also for weeds, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. The weeds are particularly […]

Neches white clover released

New variety blooms and makes seed early Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON — Texas A&M AgriLife Research has released a new white clover, named Neches after the Texas river, that promises higher yields and much earlier flowering and seed production than any heretofore variety adapted to East Texas and the southeastern U.S. The clover […]

Texas crop, weather for June 17, 2014

El Niño forecast weaker than earlier predicted Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Though nearly 70 percent of the state remains in drought, crops in many areas are doing well thanks to rains over the last month, according to reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel and the U.S. Drought Monitor. Many […]

Texas crop, weather for June 10, 2014

More rain stimulates planting Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Nearly all of Texas continued to receive rain after Memorial Day storms, further improving the prospects of spring crop plantings and existing pastures and rangeland, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reports from throughout the state. In some areas, accumulations were heavy. […]

Texas crop, weather for June 3, 2014

Drought recedes a little, but many reservoirs remain critically low Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The drought may be far from gone, but from all indications it has been pushed back somewhat in the last couple of weeks, according to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and other sources. The National Weather […]

Texas crop, weather for May 28, 2014

Memorial Day weekend brought the perfect rainstorms for many Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Many areas, some of which were under exceptional drought, received drenching rains over the Memorial Day weekend, greatly improving the prospects for crops and forages, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. Even better, the rains generally […]