Water Shortage http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6261/more en Soil moisture profiles still low http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/soil-moisture-profiles-still-low <div class="node-body article-body">Despite the continuing drought and poor soil conditions, rainfall Texas has received so far this year have proved beneficial. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/soil-moisture-profiles-still-low" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/soil-moisture-profiles-still-low#comments Water Shortage Drought Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:21:00 +0000 87101 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>In Texas, planted sorghum acreage was about the same as last year but has seen a 9 percent increase in harvested acres early in the year</p> Oklahoma’s water quality improving, recent de-listings suggest http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/oklahoma-s-water-quality-improving-recent-de-listings-suggest <div class="node-body video-body">Recently, nine Oklahoma streams were removed from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s impaired waterways—bringing the total to 46 in the past several years. This video news release from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service explains how farmers, ranchers and other stakeholders worked together to make that happen. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/oklahoma-s-water-quality-improving-recent-de-listings-suggest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/oklahoma-s-water-quality-improving-recent-de-listings-suggest#comments Water Shortage Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:06:00 +0000 87091 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Drought conditions mostly unchanged http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-conditions-mostly-unchanged <div class="node-body article-body">Southwest farmers and ranchers will have their eyes on the skies this week as weather reports indicate lower temperatures and good chances of rain covering much of the region. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-conditions-mostly-unchanged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-conditions-mostly-unchanged#comments Water Shortage Drought Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:04:00 +0000 86981 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dried up stock tanks may begin to fill if predictions of rain hold for this week.</p> Groundwater decline more complicated than irrigation http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/groundwater-decline-more-complicated-irrigation <div class="field-byline"> Kay Ledbetr, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Water-level declines are leveling off recently in some parts of Texas, including GMA 8, suggesting a recovery from historical drawdown due to implementation of conservation and regulatory strategies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/groundwater-decline-more-complicated-irrigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/groundwater-decline-more-complicated-irrigation#comments Water Shortage Drought Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:35:00 +0000 86961 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>This graphic was generated by Dr. Sriroop Chaudhuri and Dr. Srinivasulu Ale with Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research in Vernon to depict the water-level declines over the decades.</p> Mixed conditions persist with Texas weather http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/mixed-conditions-persist-texas-weather <div class="node-body article-body">In spite of recent rainfall across much of the Southwest, large parts of Texas remain stuck in extreme and exceptional drought status</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/mixed-conditions-persist-texas-weather" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/mixed-conditions-persist-texas-weather#comments Water Shortage Drought Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:59:00 +0000 86831 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>BARE GROUND shows the effect of long-term drought on Texas farms,</p> Changing weather could bring relief, risks to New Mexico agriculture http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/changing-weather-could-bring-relief-risks-new-mexico-agriculture <div class="node-body article-body">With four consecutive years of drought across New Mexico and the greater Southwest, farmers and ranchers in the Land of Enchantment are expressing hope this week as the first of typical monsoon rains have filtered into the state, in some cases bringing substantial seasonal moisture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/changing-weather-could-bring-relief-risks-new-mexico-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/changing-weather-could-bring-relief-risks-new-mexico-agriculture#comments Water Shortage Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:46:00 +0000 86761 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Drought conditions continue to improve but at slower rate http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-conditions-continue-improve-slower-rate <div class="node-body article-body">It’s better than it has been but drought continues to stress more than 70 percent of Texas. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-conditions-continue-improve-slower-rate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-conditions-continue-improve-slower-rate#comments Water Shortage Drought Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:21:00 +0000 86591 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Palmer amaranth, commonly known as pigweed, has been one of the most problematic weeds in Texas for many years, according to Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service experts. The development of glyphosate-resistant pigweed has made a tough weed, even tougher to manage for High Plains cotton growers. A new publication, &ldquo;4‐Step Program for Managing Glyphosate-Resistant Pigweeds in Texas Cotton,&rdquo; is available at <a href="http://cotton.tamu.edu">http://cotton.tamu.edu</a> .</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Gaylon Morgan) “Adapting the global food system to climate change should be a priority,” says CCGA. http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/adapting-global-food-system-climate-change-should-be-priority-says-ccga <div class="field-byline"> Daryll Ray and Harwood Schaffer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Daryll Ray's and Harwood Schaffer's most recent “Policy Pennings” column deals with a controversial topic—climate change. But they contend that failing to prepare for climate change may be worse for agriculture and the world’s population than denying its existence. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/adapting-global-food-system-climate-change-should-be-priority-says-ccga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/adapting-global-food-system-climate-change-should-be-priority-says-ccga#comments Water Shortage Forecasting Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:01:00 +0000 86431 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Droughts may become more severe and more frequent with climate change.</p> El Niño may not be as robust as expected http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/el-ni-o-may-not-be-robust-expected <div class="field-byline"> Robert Burns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The best chance of Texas agriculture receiving enough rain to recharge the subsoil moisture profile and refill reservoirs and lakes will be an El Niño this fall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/el-ni-o-may-not-be-robust-expected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/el-ni-o-may-not-be-robust-expected#comments Water Shortage El Nino Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:08:00 +0000 86401 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>This NASA satellite image of May 2 was the reason for predicting a very strong El Ni&ntilde;o this year, which would have likely resulted in a very wet late fall and winter in Texas, according to Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, state climatologist, College Station. &ldquo;But the recent computer model forecasts are not so enthusiastic,&rdquo; he said. (NASA graphic)</p> (NASA graphic) Crop options guide offers alternatives to failed crops. http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/crop-options-guide-offers-alternatives-failed-crops <div class="node-body article-body">Lingering drought has made the annual publication an almost “must read” for West Texas farmers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/crop-options-guide-offers-alternatives-failed-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/crop-options-guide-offers-alternatives-failed-crops#comments Water Shortage Drought Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:34:00 +0000 86391 at http://southwestfarmpress.com