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    • Emergency Alternative Crops for South Texas 

      Livingston, Stephen; Bade, David H. (1996-10-21)
      When hail, drought, flooding or untimely freezes destroy an established crop, planting an emergency alternative crop may be the producer's only hope for a profitable season. This publication helps producers determine which ...
    • 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 ...
    • Farm and Ranch Financial Management: Cash vs. Accrual Accounting 

      Klinefelter, Danny A. (1996-11-01)
      Most agricultural producers use cash accounting, although accrual accounting systems are best for measuring business performance. This publication explains how producers can adjust cash basis income to accrual income to ...
    • Ratooning Grain Sorghum on the Texas Gulf Coast 

      Livingston, Stephen; Coffman, Cloyce G. (1997-01-03)
      Sorghum has characteristics that make it able to regenerate the above-ground portion of the plant. These features allow producers to seek a second grain crop within the same growing year by preparing the old plants immediately ...
    • Texas Alfalfa Production 

      Stichler, Charles (1997-05-05)
      With proper management, alfalfa will produce forage with the highest protein and total digestible nutrient of any hay crop. To aid in alfalfa production, this publication provides information on pre-plant factors, planting ...
    • The Small Laying Flock 

      Thornberry, Fredrick D. (1997-05-21)
      This publication helps families interested in maintaining a small laying flock to produce eggs for home consumption. It covers housing, feeding and management of pullets and laying hens.
    • Irrigated and Dryland Sorghum Production in South and Southwest Texas 

      Stichler, Charles; McFarland, Mark L.; Coffman, Cloyce G. (1997-06-03)
      After decades of research, the effects and interactions of fertility, row and plant spacing, planting date, environmental conditions, insects, diseases and hybrids are better understood. All are important in determining ...
    • Mineral Supplementation of Beef Cows in Texas 

      Herd, Dennis B. (1997-06-04)
      Nutrient balance is the key to any effective nutrition program, especially where trace minerals are concerned. Many factors cannot be optimized when mineral intake is not properly balanced. Recommendations are given for ...
    • Coping with Coyotes 

      Rollins, Dale (1997-06-19)
      Coyotes are found throughout Texas. This publication describes their physical characteristics and behavior, as well as the signs that indicate coyote presence and damage to livestock. Suggestions on how to prevent damage ...
    • Pesticide Properties that Affect Water Quality 

      Stevenson, Douglas; Baumann, Paul A.; Jackman, John A. (1997-06-30)
      In order to keep our water supplies safe from pesticide contamination, we must understand which pesticide properties affect water quality, and how. The subject is complex, as properties such as pesticide class, formulation, ...
    • Sorghum Ergot - Field Identification 

      Krausz, Joseph P. (1997-07-21)
      Sorghum ergot is a disease that attacks the unfertilized ovaries of the flowers of grain and forage sorghums and johnsongrass. This publication contains 3 color photographs to aid in diagnosis.
    • TEX-A-SYST: Reducing the Risk of Ground Water Contamination by Improving Fertilizer Storage and Handling 

      Harris, Bill L.; Hoffman, D.; Mazac Jr., F. J.; Kantor, A. S. (1997-08-29)
      Fertilizer is a major source of ground water contamination. This publication emphasizes the best management practices for storing fertilizers, whether you are building a new facility or modifying an existing one. It also ...
    • TEX-A-SYST: Reducing the Risk of Ground Water Contamination by Improving Well-Head Management and Conditions 

      Harris, Bill L.; Hoffman, D.; Mazac Jr., F. J. (1997-08-29)
      The condition of a water well and its proximity to contamination sources determine the risk it poses to ground water. Topics covered include well location, well construction, well age and type, well depth, well maintenance, ...
    • TEX-A-SYST: Reducing the Risk of Ground Water Contamination by Improving Petroleum Product Storage 

      Harris, Bill L.; Hoffman, D.; Mazac Jr., F. J.; Kantor, A. S. (1997-08-29)
      This publication focuses on safe storage of gasoline, diesel, kerosene and liquid heating fuels. It includes information about storage tank location, tank design and installation, tank monitoring, and tank closure.
    • TEX-A-SYST: Reducing the Risk of Ground Water Contamination by Improving Livestock Manure Storage and Treatment Facilities 

      Harris, Bill L.; Hoffman, D.; Mazac Jr., F. J. (1997-08-29)
      Improperly managed manure can contaminate both ground and surface water. Storing manure allows producers to spread it when crops can best use the nutrients. This publication explains safe methods of manure storage, as well ...
    • TEX-A-SYST: Reducing the Risk of Ground Water Contamination by Improving Livestock Holding Pen Management 

      Harris, Bill L.; Hoffman, D.; Mazac Jr., F. J. (1997-08-29)
      Open lots or holding pens for feeding or holding livestock can be sources of ground water contamination. The safety of such operations depends on their separation from water wells, characteristics of the site, and proper ...
    • TEX-A-SYST: Reducing the Risk of Ground Water Contamination by Improving Milking Center Wastewater Treatment 

      Harris, Bill L.; Hoffman, D.; Mazac Jr., F. J. (1997-08-29)
      Storing wastewater from the milking center and applying it to crops is the best method of preventing ground water contamination. This publication discusses proper methods of storing and applying such waste, with illustrations ...
    • TEX-A-SYST: Reducing the Risk of Ground Water Contamination by Improving Household Wastewater Treatment 

      Harris, Bill L.; Hoffman, D.; Mazac Jr., F. J. (1997-08-29)
      Household wastewater treatment systems (septic systems) can contaminate ground water unless they are properly designed, constructed and maintained. This publication describes various kinds of systems and guides the homeowner ...
    • TEX-A-SYST: Reducing the Risk of Ground Water Contamination by Improving Pesticide Storage and Handling 

      Harris, Bill L.; Hoffman, D.; Mazac Jr., F. J. (1997-08-29)
      Proper pesticide management is important to preventing ground water contamination. This publication contains helpful information about pesticide storage facilities, mixing and loading practices, and spill cleanup. A chart ...
    • TEX-A-SYST: Reducing the Risk of Ground Water Contamination by Improving Hazardous Waste Management 

      Harris, Bill L.; Hoffman, D.; Mazac Jr., F. J.; Kantor, A. S. (1997-08-29)
      Products such as paints, solvents, adhesives, oils, cleaners, batteries, pesticides and wood preservatives are commonly used in households and on farms, but they can be hazardous to ground water if handled improperly. This ...