Saturday, June 25, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found


VideoLost: Lab/Pit, missing evening of Mon., June 6, between 5-8 p.m., from Shannon Ridge Subdivision, Floresville, his name is Buster. Call 210-331-8966 if found.
Found: Husky on Hwy. 181 in Floresville near Whataburger. Call 210-997-6010.

VideoFound: Great Pyrenees on CR 124, June 5, young male, not neutered, red banded collar, no tag, black spot on tip of tongue, cannot keep. 830-216-2380.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Experienced electrician needed. Call 210-885-4101, fax 830-393-0909, or email srallaelect@netzero.net.
Maverick Grill is hiring wait staff, bus staff, line cook, and dishwasher. Apply in person Mon.-Fri. between 2-5 p.m., 6671 U.S. Hwy. 181 North, Floresville. 830-216-2712.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

Agriculture Today


Corn plantings, potential yields on track after frosts, freezes


Corn plantings, potential yields on track after frosts, freezes
This Brazos Valley corn showed leaf burn after late frosts in early May, but should completely recover, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist.


E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
Robert Burns
June 5, 2013
5,481 views
Post a comment

COLLEGE STATION -- Though corn in some areas showed considerable damage from late frosts and freezes in April and early May, most is back on track, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist.

“Cooler weather has delayed planting a little bit in the Panhandle, but now that we’ve warmed up, everything has taken off,” said Dr. Ronnie Schnell, AgriLife Extension agronomist specializing in corn and grain sorghum cropping systems, College Station.

Though most corn wasn’t planted or emerged yet in the High Plains, the frost damage to corn during early May in Central Texas and the Brazos Valley looked pretty dramatic, Schnell said. Leaves were yellowed and wilted in many low-lying areas, but even then the corn was at a growth stage where it recovered.

“The five-leaf stage is what we consider to be critical,” he said. “Before then, the growing point will be below the soil surface. After the five-leaf stage, it’s much more susceptible to damage. Everything was young enough that the growing points were protected. There was some leaf burn, foliage damage, but if it happens early, it generally does not have an effect on yield.”

The May 28 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Texas Crop Progress Report, which is compiled from AgriLife Extension county agent reports, showed 95 percent of corn planted, with 44 percent rated as in good condition, 38 percent fair, 8 percent excellent, and the remainder in poor to very poor condition.

On an average year, Texas farmers produce more than 200 million bushels of corn on 2 million acres, according to a Texas A&M University Department of Soil and Crop Sciences summary.

Approximately 50 percent of Texas corn is grown in the Panhandle under irrigation, Schnell said.

AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries for the week of May 22-28:

AgriLife Extension district reporters for the Coastal Bend District, including Karnes County, reported isolated areas received heavy rain, but low soil-moisture levels challenged future production as temperatures rose and winds increased going into summer. Corn was tasseling, and sorghum heading. Much planted cotton had not yet emerged due to the dry conditions. A lot of failed cotton acreage was being replanted to sesame or grain sorghum. Pasture-grass growth slowed down. Ponds remained low in most areas due to lack of runoff. Livestock producers continued to cut herds.

AgriLife Extension district reporters for the Southwest District, including Wilson, Gonzales, Guadalupe, and Bexar counties, reported from 2 to 5 inches of rain improved conditions enormously. Row crops were in good condition, and stock-water tanks caught a lot of runoff -- some were even filled. The rain allowed irrigators to stop running pivots, which saved them money daily. Most of the rain fell in the aquifer-recharge zones, which brought water levels up several feet. Corn greatly benefited from the rain and was tasseling. Grain sorghum neared heading in most fields. Pastures and rangeland showed significant improvement. Livestock were in good condition because water and forage were readily available. Scouting of pecan orchards revealed little casebearer activity.

Robert Burns has nearly 30 years’ experience writing about agriculture and agricultural-related research. He writes about Texas AgriLife Research and Texas AgriLife Extension Service activities at the Overton Center and centers in Stephenville and Temple.
 

Your Opinions and Comments


Be the first to comment on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Agriculture Today Archives


Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. County committee nomination period begins (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Hartmann takes the steer by the horns to win state championship (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. La Vernia FFA wraps up school year with honors, scholarships (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Livestock Market Reports (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Root rot knocks out roses (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TDA Market Recap (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas Hay Report (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. A student’s ag-related journey (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Family Land Heritage news (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Five dirty truths on agriculture (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Horseherb galloping through yards (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Kristin Storey: South Texas queen to compete for national title (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Livestock Market Reports (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Miller announces assistance for farmers devastated by floods (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. No “rain, rain, go away” as precipitation persists (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Schwartz takes lead as Texas state veterinarian (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TDA Market Recap (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas Hay Report (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas Rural Leadership Program (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. It’s almost rodeo time in Stockdale (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Livestock Market Reports (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Save seed pods for next fall (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TDA Market Recap (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas Hay Report (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Big Time Texas Hunts entries now on sale (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Burbridge leads the way in Buck Taylor roping event (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Farm Bureau solicits AgLead, FarmLead participants (June 1, 2016)
June 2016 Gardening Calendar (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Livestock Market Reports (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Save squash from vine borers (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. State Farm Bureau testifies on agricultural use valuation (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TDA Market Recap (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas Hay Report (June 1, 2016)
Coupons ag-right
Allstate & McBride RealtyHeavenly Touch homeVoncille Bielefeld homeTriple R DC Experts

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.