From the Lower Rio Grande Valley on the tip of Texas to the Mid-coast or Coastal Bend of Texas, both corn and grain sorghum harvest has been completed, and depending on who you talk to, early reports indicate a fair-to-extremely-good harvest so far
Various stages of crop progress are being reported across the Southwest region. In Central and Southwest Texas, corn is beginning to dry down; sorghum and cotton can be found at varying developmental stages; and in the case of watermelons, harvest...
When assessing damage in cotton, research has shown that a population as low as 20,000 plants per acre can partially compensate for the reduced stand, although this will vary with the degree of damage.
“It looks like we may have significant cotton acreage replanted to something else or fallowed,” says Brent Bean, director of agronomy, National Sorghum Producers (NSP) in Lubbock. “Sorghum is a good option. It’s something to look at.”