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Crop options guide offers alternatives to failed crops.

Lingering drought has made the annual publication an almost “must read” for West Texas farmers.

It’s one of those necessary but often unwelcome chores folks have to perform on a regular basis, like renewing your homeowners insurance, hoping you never need it but fearing to do without it—the Texas AgriLife annual “Alternative Crop Options after Failed Cotton and Late-Season Crop Planting for the Texas South Plains.”

Extension agronomists Calvin Trostle and Mark Kelley compiled the comprehensive 24-page guide that includes:

  • Evaluating crop damage and stand reduction in cotton, corn, grain sorghum, and sunflower;
  • Replanting after cotton and late-plant considerations for alternative crops, including herbicide use;
  • “First Things” management guidelines for replant and late-planted crops.  This includes last recommended planting dates for 11 crops, basic agronomics including seeding rates, and contractor contact information.

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Lingering drought has made the annual publication an almost “must read” for West Texas farmers. The full edition is available on the main page at Look for updates as well.


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