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  • Burn/Do Not Burn Checklist
    Checklist from Texas Department of Agriculture to help land managers decide whether to carry through or cancel a prescribed burn.
  • Chemical Weed/Brush Control Suggestions- Rangeland
    Publication which provides general herbicide recommendations for controlling brush and weeds on Texas rangelands (updated 4-07).
  • Cut Stump Method of Individual Plant Treatment
    Brush busters publication from Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Details the cut-stump brush control method on individual plants.
  • Descriptions of Range and Pasture Plants
    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. (15 pp.)
  • Estimating Costs For Controlling Small Mesquite
    This publication includes simple directions for determining the density of mesquite and then estimating the cost of controlling these plants with either the leaf spray or stem spray method.
  • Grazing Systems for Profitable Ranching
    Texas AgriLife Extension Service publication which discusses how to produce livestock and wildlife at the lowest cost through good herd and forage management.
  • Herbicide Efficacy for Pricklypear Management
    Comparison of herbicides for the control or prickly pear using individual plant treatments. Herbicides used included Tordon 22K, Surmount, Pasturegard, and Vista.
  • Herbicides- How They Work & Symptoms They Cause
    Publication from Texas AgriLife Extension Service which sheds light on herbicide mode of action and the symptoms they cause.
  • How To Beat Mesquite
    This publication presents a three-step way to control mesquite with herbicides applied by the leaf spray method or the stem spray method.
  • How to Collect, Press, Mount and Store Plants
    Creating a plant collection is easy with these simple instructions. Photographs illustrate the steps involved in pressing plants successfully. (2 pp., 3 photos)
  • How To Estimate Costs For Controlling Small Cedar
    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.
  • How To Master Cedar
    Three safe and effective ways to control small cedar (juniper) are explained in this publication.
  • Integrated Toxic Plant Management Handbook
    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 plant control. (50 pages, 23 color p
  • Know Your Plants to Protect Your Watershed
    Rangeland Watershed Management For Texans. 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
  • Leasing Texas Rangelands
    This publication gives the landowner sensible guidelines for negotiating a lease, and includes discussions on lessor/lessee objectives.
  • Master Plant List for TX Range & Plant Id Contest
    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. (44 pp.)
  • Photo Guide to Forage Supplies on Texas Rangelands
    This publication helps ranchers to estimate pounds of forage per acre, improving the consistency and accuracy of their stocking rate determinations.
  • Prescribed Range Burning In Texas
    Texas AgriLife Extension Service publication which discusses the use of prescribed burning to effectively suppress woody plants while encouraging grass and forb production.
  • Protection of Rangeland and Pastures from Wildfire
    Publication by Texas AgriLife Extension Service detailing measures to protect pastures and property from wildfires.
  • Ranching For Rookies
    Short publication from the Texas A&M Real Estate Center. Provides land stewardship considerations for new landowners.
  • Range Management Applied Research
    Presentation of research & demonstration brush control projects in Sutton County area.
  • RangeCondition
    Texas AgriLife Extension Service publication which discusses range condition as the key to sustained ranch productivity.
  • Rangeland Cost -share Programs
    Presentation (from 2009 workshop) on EQIP and similar cost-share programs available to land managers.
  • Rangeland Drought Management: Supplemental Feeding
    When forage quality and/or quantity is affected by drought, producers must decide whether to supplement. This publication offers guidelines.
  • Rangeland Drought Management: Toxic Range Plants
    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. (2 pp.)
  • Reducing Livestock Losses To Toxic Plants
    Texas AgriLife Extension Service publication featuring symptoms and diagnosis of plant toxicity, grazing management alternatives, and toxic plant control.
  • Stocking Rate Decisions
    This Texas AgriLife Extension Service publication discusses the factors that affect stocking rate, the relationship of stocking rate to carrying capacity, and how ranchers can determine actual forage production.
  • Use & Management of Browse in TX’ Edwards Plateau
    Publication which examines woody plants: as brush or browse.
  • Use Forage Harvest Efficiency To Set Stocking Rate
    Rangeland Risk Management for Texans. Texas AgriLife Extension ServiceĀ  publication which discusses stocking rate as the critical factor factor in animal performance, financial return and the long-term condition of the range.
  • Watershed Management Model
    Demonstration illustrating where rainfall goes by use of a rainfall simulator.
  • Why Herbicides Are Selective
    Publication from the California Exotic Pest Plant Council which discusses the selectivity of herbicides.

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