Texas Drought Threatens Corn, Cotton, Row Crops

Monday, April 4, 2011
By Paul Martin

Drought conditions threaten ’11 harvest

by Jeanne Williams
April 4, 2011

CAMERON – April showers may be the only chance for corn, cotton, row crops, home gardens and May flowers.

The National Weather Service reported that for the first time in more than two years, the entire state is in at least the abnormally dry category, and 43 percent is in extreme drought, the greatest extent since the 2005-06 dry spell with October 2010 to March among the driest on record in Texas.

Milam and Bell counties are experiencing moderate to extreme drought conditions, said Dr. Travis Miller, Texas A&M University associated head for soil and crop sciences and AgriLife Extension program leader in College Station.

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