Source: USDA NASS Texas | July 8, 2019
Average temperatures remained high throughout the week. Precipitation ranged from trace amounts to 3inches, with isolated areas in the High Plains receiving upwards of 5 inches. No damage was reported from the scattered hail events in the Northern Plains. There were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork
Small Grains: Wheat harvest was nearing completion in the Plains and the Edwards Plateau. Small grains harvest was completed in the Cross Timbers and the Blacklands.
Row Crops: Cotton continued to struggle in some areas of the Northern Plains, with some producers replanting acreage to alternative crops. Cotton in the Southern Plains progressed, aided by warmer temperatures. Cotton was blooming in areas of the Blacklands and the Edwards Plateau and setting bolls in South Texas and the Coastal Bend. Corn was nearing harvest in the Upper Coast and South Texas, while corn development was behind average in areas of the Northern High Plains and the Blacklands. Sorghum continued to make good progress throughout the state. Peanuts were blooming in the Southern High Plains and pegging in areas of South Texas
Fruit, Vegetable and Specialty Crops: Melon harvest was in full swing in the Cross Timbers and South Texas. Pecan growers were irrigating orchards in South Texas
Livestock, Range, and Pasture: Livestock condition remained mostly good to fair across the state. Ranchers were applying fly control in the Northern Plains. Sheep producers in the Northern Low Plains were having problems with coccidiosis. Armyworms and Bermuda stem maggots were reported in North East Texas. Pasture and range condition continued to be rated mostly good to fair across the state.tx-cw-07-07-2019