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    • African Rue Biology and Management 

      Hart, Charles R. (2002-10-17)
      African rue is a toxic and highly invasive plant found in western parts of Texas. This publication describes the plant and explains the symptoms it can cause in livestock that ingest it. There are suggestions for controlling ...
    • Brush Busters: How to Manage Macartney Rose 

      Hanselka, C. Wayne (2004-12-22)
      Macartney rose poses serious management problems for livestock producers in Southeast Texas to the Middle Coastal Prairie. It is best controlled using the three-step method described in this publication.
    • Brush Busters: How to Estimate Costs for Controlling Small Cedar 

      Ueckert, Darrell; McGinty, Allan (2001-04-25)
      Simple directions help you determine the density of cedar on rangeland or improved pastures, and then estimate the cost of controlling these plants with any of the three Brush Busters methods.
    • Brush Busters: How to Put a Halt to Saltcedar 

      McGinty, Allan; Hart, Charles R. (2002-01-07)
      Saltcedar is an invasive, hard-to-control woody plant. This publication describes both the leaf spray method and the stem spray method for controlling saltcedar. Whichever method you choose, you should be able to control ...
    • Brush Busters: How to take the Green out of Greenbriar 

      Cadenhead, J. F. (2005-10-31)
      Greenbriar can become a problem on rangelands and croplands. The basal stem spray method described in this publication will control greenbriar effectively. There are instructions for preparing the herbicide mix and for ...
    • Descriptions of Range and Pasture Plants 

      Ragsdale, Bobby; Welch, Tommy G. (2000-05-03)
      Characteristics of common range and pasture plants are listed in this publication. The common and scientific name of each species are given, along with the species' value as a grazing plant for wildlife and livestock.
    • Grazing and Browsing: How Plants are Affected 

      Lyons, Robert K.; Hanselka, C. Wayne (2001-12-13)
      Grazing and browsing can have a neutral, positive or negative effect on rangeland plants. This publication explains the effects of grazing and browsing on plants, details the indicators of overuse of the range, and lists ...
    • Integrated Toxic Plant Management Handbook: Livestock Poisoning Plants of the Trans-Pecos Region of Texas 

      Hart, Charles R.; McGinty, Allan; Carpenter, Bruce B. (2001-01-11)
      Photographs, plant descriptions, and symptoms of poisoning help ranchers identify toxic plants that may be harmful to their livestock in West Texas. There is also information on grazing, livestock management, and toxic ...
    • Juniper Biology and Management in Texas 

      Lyons, Robert K.; Owens, M. Keith; Machen, Richard V. (2009-04-23)
      Junipers (or cedars) are a major management concern on Texas rangelands. This publication discusses physical characteristics of the two major species in western Texas--ashe juniper and redberry juniper. Watershed management, ...
    • Master Plant List for Texas Range and Pasture Plant Identification Contests 

      Ragsdale, Bobby (2000-05-03)
      Entrants in range and pasture plant identification contests will find this reference useful. It includes explanations of plant characteristics and a master list of plants.
    • Rangeland Drought Management for Texans: Toxic Range Plants 

      Hart, Charles R.; Carpenter, Bruce B. (2001-05-03)
      Toxic plants can pose a major threat to livestock during a drought. This publication explains the importance of knowing which plants are toxic, keeping the range healthy, and preventing toxic plant problems.
    • Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Drought 

      Hart, Charles R. (2000-11-01)
      Drought is a fact of life on most rangelands. This publication offers tips on reducing the risks associated with drought, such as using light to moderate stocking rates, maintaining as much carryover forage as possible, ...
    • Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Seeding Rangeland 

      Rector, Barron S. (2000-11-01)
      Range seeding is risky; deciding whether and how to seed can be difficult. This publication guides the manager through necessary decisions and explains how to improve one's odds of success.
    • Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Toxic Plants 

      Hart, Charles R. (2000-11-01)
      Toxic plants can cause serious losses to livestock, but with the information in this leaflet producers will know how to manage grazing to minimize the danger of toxic plants. It is important to recognize problems early and ...
    • 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 ...
    • Rangeland Watershed Management for Texans: Know Your Plants to Protect Your Watershed 

      Rector, Barron S. (2000-10-30)
      Plants are the foundation of the range ecosystem. The plant species growing on a property can indicate the health of the watershed and the success of the land manager. Learn how to "read your plants to understand the effect ...
    • Reducing Livestock Losses To Toxic Plants 

      McGinty, Allan; Machen, Richard V. (2000-04-25)
      Poisonous plants are among the most significant causes of economic loss sustained each year by the livestock industry. This publication gives background information and dispels myths about poisonous plants. It will help ...
    • 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 ...
    • Saltcedar: Biology and Management 

      Hart, Charles R. (2009-05-04)
      Saltcedar is a small tree that causes major problems along rivers in the western half of Texas and throughout the U.S. Southwest. This publication explains its biology and ecological impacts, water use and control strategies.
    • Seeding Rangeland 

      Welch, Tommy G.; Hafercamp, Marshall R. (2001-01-04)
      Most Texas rangeland produces below its potential. Improving rangeland requires brush control and/or seeding to restore production to the site's potential. This publication is a guide to seeding rangelands, and discusses ...