Source: Texas Farm Bureau

Extraordinary cool and wet weather continued to bog down all field work and delay corn planting in most of the state, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service statewide agronomist.

"February weather was somewhat amazing," said Travis Miller, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension specialist and associate department head of the Texas A&M University soil and crop sciences department.

Miller said that according to Texas A&M climatologists, mean temperatures throughout Texas averaged about 8 degrees below normal for February. Precipitation ranged from 80 percent to 346 percent of normal, but averaged about 150 percent of normal.

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