Rains Boost Texas Wheat Crop Condition

February 21, 2012 09:24 AM
 

Texas state statisticians say the condition of the state's winter wheat crop improved last week, with crop rated "good" to "excellent" up three percentage points from last week to 32%. However, 36% of the crop is rated in "poor" to "very poor" shape.

State statisticians note precipitation fell over much of the state last week, mostly ranging from 0.01 inch to 3 inches. Areas across North Texas and the Panhandle received significant snowfall with some areas reporting as much as 5 inches. Dry conditions persisted in much of the High Plains and Trans-Pecos where high winds dried out any moisture received.

"Recent precipitation improved wheat and oat crops across much of the state. In the Blacklands, some crops were maturing earlier than normal and producers applying fertilizer or herbicides had to be cautious not to damage the plants. In the High Plains, wheat fields remained in need of additional moisture. Irrigated fields continued to be watered," it says.

Crop condition
Very Poor
Poor
Fair
Good
Excellent
Texas - 02/21/12
13
23
32
25
7
02/13/12
15
25
31
22
7
02/06/12
16
27
31
21
5

 


 

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