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Winter pasture in this East Texas greened up thanks to recent rains, but the region remained moisture-short in terms of long-term averages. (Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo by Robert Burns)
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Snow is usually a once-in-a-lifetime event for most livestock in East Texas. Though snow and cold weather increases the need for supplemental feeding of livestock, the January 2011 snowstorm was generally a good thing because it brought moisture after an unusually dry fall and early winter, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel. (Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo by Robert Burns)
-- Northwest Kansas
These Comanche County cotton modules were still in the field by early January 2011. In 2011, Comanche County producers planted cotton for the first time in 15 years, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel. (Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo by Whit Weems)
-- North central Ohio
Other topics with much interest were; 1. timing of liquid 28% N application on wheat during heading to bump up protein levels, 2. use of cover crops, 3.field tiling. Much of eastern ND froze up with very wet....spring flooding in the Red River Valley and having fields dry out for seeding are on everyone's minds. Many did not get on as much fall applied fert. as hoped, so spring will be very busy. (Read more wheat-related comments at AgWeb's www.VirtualWheatTour.com)
-- Modesto, Calif.
-- Central North Dakota (Jamestown area)
-- Jackson County, Iowa
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