Texas: Corn Planting in the South, Rain Delays Elsewhere – USDA

    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 15, 2015.

    Most areas of the state received rainfall last week, from 0.10 to 10 inches. Areas of the Upper Coast and East Texas received the heaviest amounts of precipitation, with upwards of 10 inches reported.

    Small Grains: Winter wheat progressed well throughout the state. Areas of the Northern High Plains reported issues with army cut worms in some fields. Oats progressed well in the Cross Timbers.

    Row Crops: Corn and Sorghum planting was delayed due to wet conditions in many parts of the state; however, South Texas continued planting corn. In South Central and the Coastal Bend sorghum planting continued.

    Fruit, Vegetable and Specialty Crops: In South Texas spring vegetables planting continued. Vegetable producers were preparing fields for planting in South East Texas.

    Livestock, Range and Pasture: Supplemental feeding remained active, but began to slow as a result of warmer temperatures. Livestock condition was favorable throughout the state. Range and pasture made favorable progress with warmer temperatures experienced this past week.

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