Texas crop, weather for March 31, 2015

Peach crop could be the best in years Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Conditions are so favorable for an outstanding Texas peach crop this year that he almost hates to talk about them lest he jinxes the crop, joked Dr. Larry Stein, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist for fruits, nuts and […]

Texas crop, weather for March 24, 2015

Too much of a good thing further delays plantings Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – All parts of the state received more precipitation in the last week, further delaying planting of spring crops in many areas, according to reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. On March 24, the National Weather Service […]

Texas crop, weather for March 17, 2015

Wet weather continues to deter corn planting Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Frequent rains and the resultant soggy field conditions continued to keep producers from planting corn and other crops in some parts of the state, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. “We just had cold weather that kept people […]

Texas crop, weather for March 10, 2015

Expert: Continued wet weather will affect sorghum and cotton planting acreages Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — By delaying corn planting, wet weather could mean more grain sorghum and cotton will be planted than earlier predicted, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. In early February, the National Cotton Council was predicting […]

Texas crop, weather for March 3, 2015

State Climatologist optimistic about less severe drought for next two decades Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – As far as drought is concerned, for the next 20 to 30 years, State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, College Station, said he is optimistic. “And then I turn seriously pessimistic,” he said. While reports from Texas […]

Texas crop, weather for Feb. 24, 2015

Stripe and leaf rust infestation on wheat early and heavy Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – There have been considerably more reports of both leaf and stripe rust on wheat than is normal for this time of year, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist. “There’s been a number of reports […]

Texas crop, weather for Feb. 18, 2015

Despite rains, many reservoirs lower this year than last Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The drought may have receded in much of Texas, but reservoir levels are, if anything, worse in many areas than they were a year ago, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “If we look at […]

Texas crop, weather for Feb. 10, 2015

Expert: Farmers could be growing more grain sorghum, less cotton Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – By all indications, Texas farmers will likely be planting considerably less cotton this year and more grain sorghum, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. In the face of much lower commodity prices, farmers are […]

Texas crop, weather for Feb. 3, 2015

Expert: Wheat, other small grains and canola in fine shape Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Thanks to good fall and spring rains throughout much of the state, most winter wheat and other small grains and cool-season oilseed crops like canola are in good shape, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Texas crop, weather for Jan. 27, 2015

Rains improve pasture, wheat outlook, but bring soggy fields Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – All of the state received moisture in one form or another during the last week, which generally benefited forages and crops, but slowed fieldwork, according to reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. Parts of the Central, […]