Gov. Greg Abbott has placed numerous resources on standby across the state and elevated the State Operations Center to level 3 (Increased Readiness) as severe weather approaches the Gulf Coast of Texas. The Texas Division of Emergency Management will be rostering four Texas A&M Task Force One Boat Squads in … Read More

Hot and dry conditions remained throughout Texas last week. Precipitation across most of the state remained below 2.0 inches, with some isolated areas across the Upper Coast reaching 4.0 inches. There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Livestock condition remained mostly rated fair to good across the state. The use … Read More

Source: droughtmonitor.unl.edu 
Map data released Sept. 12, 2019 | Data valid Sept. 10, 2019

Current Conditions: Fortunately for the Southeast, Category 5 Hurricane Dorian stalled just east of Central Florida, slowly weakened, and gradually turned northward, finally accelerating northeastward into Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Its only U.S. landfall … Read More

Source: NOAA/NWS Climate Prediction Center

According to the latest report from the National Weather Service and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society released on Sept. 12, 2019, conditions are 75% that a weather pattern marked by average long-term ocean temperatures, tropical … Read More

Peanuts are about a month away from digging, and so far 2019 looks to be a good year, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Texas peanut producers planted up to 185,000 acres compared to 155,000 acres last year, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. Last … Read More

Hot and dry conditions continued throughout Texas last week. Precipitation in South Texas and the Lower Valley ranged from 1 inch up to 4 inches and areas of the Trans-Pecos, the Southern Low Plains and the Northern High Plains received upwards of 2 inches. However, the rest of the state … Read More

With hunting season upon us, many Texans are headed to hunting leases and other open areas across the state. This influx of people into natural environments means a greater potential for human-caused wildfires.

While northeastern, southwestern, and southeastern Texas, most of Oklahoma, and northwestern Louisiana received widespread light to moderate rains (1 to 3 inches, locally to 6 inches), little or no rain fell on the Oklahoma Panhandle, southern and Central Texas. Accordingly, a 1-category short-term deterioration was made in southern and Central … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today

Texas hay and forage producers should be prepared to protect their pastures from fall armyworms, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension forage specialist, Overton, said 2019 has been a good year for hay production, but … Read More

exas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana saw sharp gradients and some complicated rainfall patterns, with heavy precipitation in some places and little to none in others. Many areas saw improvement in short-term dryness and drought while many others saw degradation. Conditions improved across part of the Oklahoma Panhandle into northern Texas … Read More