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Too much, too late. After struggling through a hot, dry summer, the region surrounding Amarillo and Lubbock has now received more than 5 inches of rain since mid-September, setting back cotton harvest for many area farmers. The Texas crop and weather report produced by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6 noted rainfall totals from 4 to 12 inches in the Panhandle and anywhere from 0.7 to 7 inches across the South Plains. Late cotton may see some beneficial growth, Blayne Reed, AgriLife Integrated Pest Management agent said, but mature fields are too far along to see any ...

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Lamesa Press-Reporter

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