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Cold weather could help eradicate boll weevil
The recent cold weather could yield the best chance in a decade to eradicate the boll weevil in South Texas according
Continued cold temps affect crops
The cold and dry weather in many parts of the state led to stressed crops and the need to continue to provide
State gets the big chill
A big chill came to Texas, stalling winter forage growth and stressing cattle and plant life, according to Texas
AgriLife Extension administrators sum up 2009 in agriculture
Drought, flood, fluctuating energy costs, high feed costs, low milk prices – 2009 was a challenge for many Texas
Cold weather slows pasture growth; west dries out
Producers in most parts of the state needed drier conditions while the Panhandle and Far West districts needed more
Cold, wet weather promotes some crops, hinders others
Cold weather, in some instances accompanied by drizzling rain, came to much of Texas, temporarily delaying harvests,
Winter hits hard; slows cotton, peanut harvests
Winter weather slowed the cotton harvest in the western parts of the state, according to Texas AgriLife Extension
Most Panhandle wheat in fair condition
With a few notable exceptions, soil moisture levels in much of the state were adequate or better, thanks to rain and
Rain slows harvests, planting but boosts wheat
Where weather permitted, harvesting of cotton, soybeans, hay and other crops continued in many parts of the state,
Smart irrigation controllers not so smart 1
Tests of "smart" irrigation controllers found most of the devices currently on the market were not as smart as hoped,
Mild, warm conditions promote harvesting
Mother Nature served up mild, warmer weather with a little rain on the side to some Texas customers, a recipe that
Pesticide applicator training set Dec. 1 and Dec. 3
Licensed pesticide applicators will have two chances to earn five continuing education units at upcoming training
Wet weather delays cotton harvest
In some areas, rains let up and fields dried, allowing agricultural producers to get back into fields for planting and
Rain too much of a good thing
Many parts of Texas had excessive rain, taking them from drought to flood, but overall it's a good thing, according to
Cool weather slows but doesn't stop armyworms
Though cooler weather slowed down the advance of armyworms, the pest is still eating up pastures and small grain fields
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