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    • Air Quality Standards and Nuisance Issues for Animal Agriculture 

      Mukhtar, Saqib; Auvermann, Brent W. (2006-05-24)
      Animal feeding operations face increased scrutiny and accountability for how they affect the air quality of their neighbors and communities. This publication helps operators become familiar with fundamental air quality ...
    • Home Safety: Radon Gas 

      Shaw, Bryan W.; Denny, Monica L. (1999-11-12)
      Every home should be tested for radon, an invisible, odorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally. This publication explains the health risks, testing methods, and mitigation and reduction techniques.
    • Improving Rainfall Effectiveness on Rangeland 

      McGinty, Allan; Thurow, Thomas L.; Taylor Jr., Charles A. (2000-01-11)
      Rainfall is a major limiting factor for livestock production on Texas rangelands. This publication explains how to more effectively use water for forage production on rangelands, and how to reduce runoff, evaporation, ...
    • Land Application of Organic Fertilizers or Amendments 

      Harmel, Daren; Mechell, Justin; Lesikar, Bruce J. (2007-12-13)
      Applying organic materials to your land can add beneficial nutrients to the soil. But when too much is applied, or when it is applied incorrectly, organic material can cause environmental problems. This publication will ...
    • Manure Harvesting Frequency: The Key to Feedyard Dust Control in a Summer Drought 

      Auvermann, Brent W.; Parker, David B.; Sweeten, John M. (2000-11-27)
      Summer drought can make dust control in feedyards more challenging than usual. Supplemental water may not keep pace with daily evaporation. The key to dust control is managing the depth of dry manure in the pens by harvesting ...
    • Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Responding to Power Outages and Floods 

      Lesikar, Bruce J.; Mechell, Justin; Alexander, Rachel (2008-10-23)
      People and the environment can be harmed if a home's onsite wastewater treatment system does not work properly after a flood or power outage. This publication explains the steps to take after such an event to get the system ...
    • Particulate Matter: What is it and Why does it Matter to Agriculture? 

      Mukhtar, Saqib; McGee, Russell (2009-04-16)
      Particulate matter is the dust and other small particles that are suspended in the air. The Environmental Protection Agency regulates particulate matter because it can cause health problems when inhaled. This publication ...
    • 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 ...
    • Rangeland Watershed Management for Texans: Are Your Streams Healthy? 

      White, Larry D.; Rector, Barron S.; Hays, K. Brian (2000-10-30)
      It is important to monitor the health of the streams on your property. A photo guide in this publication helps you determine the stability of stream banks and spot problems that might cause erosion and other water quality ...
    • Rangeland Watershed Management for Texans: Increasing Bare Ground Indicates Poor Watershed Health 

      Hays, K. Brian (2000-10-30)
      If the amount of bare ground on your rangeland is increasing, there could be problems with water quality. Learn a simple method of monitoring the vegetative cover on your land, so that you can recognize and correct problems ...
    • Restoring Native Grasslands 

      Hays, K. Brian; Wagner, Matthew; Smeins, Fred; Wilkins, Neal (2005-03-23)
      Much of Texas' native grasslands has been converted to improved pastures and cropland, neither of which is suitable for wildlife habitat. Now, many landowners are interested in restoring native grasses because they are ...
    • Soil and Vegetation Management: Keys to Water Conservation on Rangeland 

      Schuster, Joseph L. (2001-01-11)
      The amount of water that soaks into the soil largely determines plant productivity. We can manage and conserve water where and when it falls, and by controlling the kind of vegetation we can make the fullest use of rain ...
    • 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 ...
    • Techniques for Wetlands Construction and Management 

      Locke, Shawn; Frentress, C.; Cathey, James; Mason, C.; Hirsch, R.; Wagner, M. (2007-09-04)
      Wetlands are important ecosystems that contain a vast array of plants and animals. Wetlands perform a variety of vital functions, such as purifying water. This publication explains the role of wetlands and how to construct ...
    • Using Compost for Erosion Control and Revegetation 

      Mukhtar, Saqib (2005-08-08)
      Composting refers to the biological decomposition and stabilization of organic materials by microorganisms under aerobic conditions. Compost from various materials (yard trimmings, manure, food processing residuals and ...
    • The Watershed Management Approach 

      Persyn, Russell A.; Griffin, Molly; Williams, Amy T.; Wolfe, Clint (2008-08-11)
      Watershed management is a coordinated environmental management framework that focuses on highest priority problems. This publication explains the data collection and data assessment that is part of such a system, and ...