GETTING READY FOR ANOTHER cropping season, Eric Silhan is confident that rain will come. “We’ve never failed to harvest something,” he said.
KIMBERLY SILHAN shows off the dress she made for a 4-H project out of fabric woven from a new variety her father, Eric grew in a seed block last year. Fiber quality of the new variety, UA 48 was exceptional.
LAND PREPARATION has begun for Eric Silhan’s Cochran County, Texas, farm. He’s planting mostly conventional cotton varieties and tried a new one last year UA 48, developed at the University of Arkansas. He was extremely pleased with grades.
ERIC SILHAN is getting ready to make another cotton crop, hoping for a good planting rain to get the crop off to a good start. He’ll plant a bit more cotton than usual this year. He also grows wheat, peanuts and grain sorghum but will not plant peanuts this year because of rotation issues.
TRACTORS ARE ROLLING across the Texas High Plains as farmers prepare land for spring crops.