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  • 2013
  • July

Wise management practices improve soil quality

Surface soil produces our food and is vital for life. This precious resource is often called "skin of the Earth" and, just like skin, it is important to protect and maintain its quality.
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  • 2013
  • January

Techniques help establish gardens, orchards in clay soil

If you are struggling to garden on tight, poorly drained clay soils or want to establish an orchard or garden on clay soils, don't despair. Many techniques can be used to make clay soils more people and plant friendly.
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  • 2012
  • July

Using Surface Water for Drip Irrigation

Many growers have no choice but to rely on pond or stream water for irrigation because groundwater is too deep to justify the cost of drilling or the quality is too poor to be used for irrigation.
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Livestock Water Guidelines

Water is one of the most important nutrients for livestock. It is vital for many metabolic processes essential for life, growth and reproduction.

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  • 2017
  • November

Questions to Ask When Choosing Crop Land

Consider terrain, soil type and fertility, water, weed and brush encroachment, and forage resources before buying land with the goal of crop or hay production.

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  • 2011
  • October

Water Quality in Times of Drought

During times of drought, water quantity is an obvious concern to livestock producers. Livestock consume water daily, but evaporation is the primary means of water loss from earthen impoundments.
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  • 2013
  • June

Healthy soil aids drought and flood management

Other than the lack or abundance of precipitation, the reason for droughts and floods is the soil's inability to effectively absorb and release water.
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  • 2012
  • September

Drought Stress on Pecan Trees

Drought conditions cause extreme stress on pecan trees. It is important for producers to understand the effects of drought and how pecan trees cope with the stress it brings.
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  • 2011
  • September

Fish Population Renovation During Drought

If your pond is low, this might be the perfect time to renovate poor or marginal largemouth bass, bluegill and channel catfish populations or eliminate undesirable fish such as bullheads, common carp, warmouth and green sunfish. If your pond is dry, you will need to make plans to deepen it before stocking fish next spring when, hopefully, it's full again.
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  • 2011
  • August

Pond Renovation During Drought

Landowners are often tempted to take advantage of droughts by deepening or enlarging existing ponds when water levels drop low enough or when ponds dry up completely. This can be an opportunity to increase water supply for fisheries and livestock, but certain factors should be considered before spending money and time deepening or enlarging a pond.
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