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Wheat deteriorating, rangelands dormant, planting at a standstill in Texas Panhandle
4/11/2018 12:00:00 AM



CATEGORIES:
Agriculture
Plants & Wildlife
AFFECTED AREAS:
Armstrong County, TX
Briscoe County, TX
Carson County, TX
Collingsworth County, TX
Dallam County, TX
Deaf Smith County, TX
Donley County, TX
Gray County, TX
Hall County, TX
Hansford County, TX
Hartley County, TX
Hemphill County, TX
Hutchinson County, TX
Lipscomb County, TX
Moore County, TX
Ochiltree County, TX
Oldham County, TX
Potter County, TX
Randall County, TX
Roberts County, TX
Sherman County, TX
Wheeler County, TX

Start Date: 4/10/2018 -  
The Panhandle needed moisture throughout the entire district because soil moisture was very short. Wheat condition continued to deteriorate while wheat irrigation continued. The dry conditions kept rangelands dormant. Most producers could not plant and must wait until rain falls. Wheat, rye and pasture needed rain for summer growth. The Bryan-College Station Eagle (Texas), April 10, 2018 and North Texas e-News (Texas), April 18, 2018
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