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    • After the Conservation Reserve Program: Economic Decisions with Farming and Grazing in Mind 

      Cearley, Kenneth A.; Amosson, Stephen H.; Warminski , Patrick; Jones, DeDe; Kenny, Nicholas (2009-04-07)
      As Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts begin to expire, landowners must decide to re-enroll the land in the program, convert it back to crops or leave it in permanent cover for grazing and for wildlife. This ...
    • After the Conservation Reserve Program: Economic Decisions with Wildlife in Mind 

      Cearley, Kenneth A.; Amosson, Stephen H.; Warminski , Patrick; Jones, DeDe (2009-04-07)
      As Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts begin to expire, landowners must decide to re-enroll the land in the program, convert it back to crops or leave it in permanent cover for grazing and for wildlife. This ...
    • After the Conservation Reserve Program: Land Management with Wildlife in Mind 

      Cearley, Kenneth A.; Kowaleski, Chuck (2008-11-25)
      When contracts for the Conservation Reserve Program expire, landowners must find profitable ways to manage their properties. These management decisions affect wildlife and habitat. Former CRP land can be returned to crop ...
    • Leasing Texas Rangelands 

      White, Larry D.; Whitson, Robert E. (1996-10-25)
      Leasing rangeland for a variety of uses can be a viable alternative to operating the enterprise yourself. This publication gives the landowner sensible guidelines for negotiating a lease, and includes discussions on ...
    • Linking Water Conservation and Natural Resource Stewardship in the Trinity River Basin 

      Cathey, James; Locke, Shawn; Feldpausch, A.M.; Parker, I.D.; Frentress, C.; Whiteside, J.; Mason, C.; Wagner, M. (2007-09-04)
      Water conservation is a critical issue in Texas today. This publication explores the relationship between ecosystem health and land stewardship in the Trinity River Basin. It also describes how responsible land stewardship ...
    • Pasture and Soil Management Following Tidal Saltwater Intrusion 

      Provin, Tony; Redmon, Larry; McFarland, Mark L.; Feagley, Sam E. (2009-05-26)
      When land is flooded by saltwater, as after a hurricane tidal surge, it can long-term effects on soil productivity and fertility. This publication explains how to reclaim flooded pasture land. Having soil tested for salinity ...
    • Range Condition: Key to Sustained Ranch Productivity 

      McGinty, Allan; White, Larry D. (2000-04-25)
      Range condition, or a rangeland's "state of health," is an ecological measurement of the current condition of a range. Range condition is evaluated by the plant species composition. This leaflet explains the importance of ...
    • Rangeland Resource Management for Texans: Total Resource Management 

      Hanselka, C. Wayne; Fox, William E.; White, Larry D. (2004-03-26)
      The Total Resource Management approach helps ranchers make strategic, tactical and operational decisions for the best, most cost-effective use of resources. This publication offers step-by-step directions for implementing ...
    • Rangeland Resource Management for Texans: Total Resource Management (Spanish) 

      Hanselka, C. Wayne; Fox, William E.; White, Larry D. (2004-12-22)
      The Total Resource Management approach helps ranchers make strategic, tactical and operational decisions for the best, most cost-effective use of resources. This publication offers step-by-step directions for implementing ...
    • Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Will You Succeed as a Rangeland Manager? 

      White, Larry D.; Hamilton, Wayne T. (2000-11-01)
      To make correct decisions, a rangeland manager must evaluate all possible outcomes. This publication explains the concepts of risk, probability and uncertainty; illustrates the use of a risk assessment index; and describes ...
    • Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Common Brush and Weed Management Mistakes 

      McGinty, Allan; White, Larry D.; Clayton, Lindi (2000-11-01)
      To manage brush and weeds effectively, managers must select the right treatments and the right timing for them. They must know how to care for the land both before and after treatment. The tips in this publication can ...
    • Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Patch Grazing and Sustainable Rangeland Production 

      Hanselka, C. Wayne; Lyons, Robert K.; Teague, Richard (2002-10-28)
      Grazing distribution is a major concern to livestock producers. This publication addresses uneven grazing patterns in livestock and recommends ways to overcome such behaviors.
    • Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Rangeland Health and Sustainability 

      McGinty, Allan (2000-11-01)
      Some warning signs of unhealthy rangelands are pedicelled plants, bare ground, erosion, and domination of annual plants. Monitoring for such warning signs makes it possible to take corrective action before the resource is ...
    • Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Types of Risk 

      White, Larry D.; Hanselka, C. Wayne (2000-11-01)
      Types of risk associated with range ecosystems include climatic, biological, financial and political risks. These risks are explained so that managers can know how to handle them.
    • Rangeland Watershed Management for Texans: Are Your Pastures Healthy? 

      White, Larry D.; Rector, Barron S.; Hays, K. Brian (2000-10-30)
      The productivity of rangeland is closely tied to the amount of moisture captured when it rains and the presence of desirable plant species to use that moisture. Learn where your rainfall goes, how to determine pasture ...
    • Reference Guide for Texas Ranchers (Spanish) 

      McGinty, Allan (2005-11-16)
      Effective ranch management requires a tremendous amount of information about subjects such as livestock husbandry, grazing management, weed and brush control, and seeding rangeland. Practical information about these topics ...
    • Soil Testing Following Flooding, Overland Flow of Wastewater and other Freshwater Disasters 

      Provin, Tony; Feagley, Sam E.; Pitt, John L.; McFarland, Mark L. (2009-05-26)
      Freshwater flooding can seriously affect soil fertility and the physical and chemical properties of soil. This publication explains how to reclaim flooded soil. Having the soil tested for microbes, pesticides, hydrocarbons ...