Ag Update 10.5 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/5/02

Ag Update 10.5

First, we start with a cotton crop update. This year's cotton crop is coming out of the field and looking good, but warmer weather will be a big help to farmers who are still defoliating. So far, we're about 1% of the way through this year's harvest with 25,000 bales through the classing office so far. Cotton amounts for West Texas are projected at a little more than three million bales this year, which is up about a million from last year.

The cloud seeding controvery has finally come to an end. The High Plains Underground Water Conservation District #1 Board of Directors terminated the precipitation enhancement program on October 1st. The district says it's focusing on future challenges of ground water management including water quality and conservation.

October marks Texas Peanut Month. Texas is the second largest producer of peanuts in the nation. And here in West Texas, it's one of our largest cash crops. NewsChannel 11 takes you to Birdsong Peanuts in Brownfield, where manager Jimmy Shaver gives us an update on this year's peanut crop.

"Overall, the weather's been pretty good. We'd like to see a little more rain in July to help us along, but we did get a little bit of early rain at planting time and that seemd to help. Seemed like our temperatures were a little more mild throughout the summer than they have been. We had three or four days that were 100 degrees. That's real good. Ideally, we'd like to see 90 degrees as a high temperature, but the cold nights really help our peanut crop out here. What we've got in and we've only got about three million pounds so far, but the crop looks good," says Shaver.

West Texas will harvest a total of about 165,000 acres of peanuts this year.

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