Texas AgriLife looks at weather, crops
POSTED: Monday, July 9, 2012 - 8:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, July 9, 2012 - 8:14pm
While crops were doing reasonably well in Central Texas, much of the rest of the state is backsliding into drought pretty quickly, said a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert.
“The area north of Waco, up through the (Dallas/Fort Worth) metroplex and a bit east of there, is in probably as good of shape as anywhere,” said Dr. Travis Miller, AgriLife Extension program leader and associate head of the Texas A&M University soil and crop sciences department. “Go a little south of there, into the Williamson County/Georgetown area – and it’s pretty darned dry.”
Many counties south of that area haven’t seen a rain since about May 7, Miller noted.
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