Source: USDA NASS Texas | June 2, 2019
Warm temperatures, along with isolated thunderstorms continued across most of the state last week. Precipitation ranged from trace amounts to 3 inches, with isolated areas getting upwards of 5 inches in the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands and North East Texas. There were 4.9 days suitable for fieldwork.
Small Grains: Winter wheat was mostly in good to fair condition in the High Plains. Harvest was underway in the Low Plains. Conditions in the Blacklands, South Central Texas, and the Edwards Plateau were more favorable for small grains harvest.
Row Crops: Cotton planting in the Plains, the Cross Timbers, East Texas, the Trans-Pecos, the Edwards Plateau and the Blacklands was active where conditions allowed. Wet conditions and hail caused concerns in areas of the Northern and Southern High Plains, with some producers considering replant options. In some extreme cases cotton acreage may be prevented from being planted at all. Producers in South Central Texas, the Coastal Bend, and South Texas were applying weed control to cotton fields. Warm temperatures improved corn and sorghum condition in the Southern High Plains, South Texas and the Edwards Plateau. Producers in the Upper Coast were trying to complete rice planting before the May 31 RMA final planting date. Peanut planting continued in South Texas, the Northern low Plains and the Cross Timbers.
Fruit, Vegetable and Specialty Crops: Watermelons were developing in the Southern Low Plains. Potato harvest continued in South Texas, while cabbage and onion harvest reached completion. Vegetable crops progressed in South Texas. Producers were irrigating pecans in the Trans-Pecos.
Livestock, Range and Pasture: Livestock condition remained mostly good to fair across the state. Producers in the Edwards Plateau were controlling internal parasites in sheep and goats. Insect activity remained high in the Northern Low Plains and East Texas. Pasture and range condition continued to be rated mostly good to fair.tx-cw-06-02-2019