Prescribed Range Burning in Texas
Prescribed burning is an effective brush management technique for improving pasture accessibility and increasing the production of forage and browse. Fire also suppresses most brush and cactus species. This bulletin discusses how to plan and implement a prescribed burn, including predicting fire and weather behavior, topography, fuel, firing techniques, fire containment, safety precautions, and costs. A graph illustrates factors that influence prescribed burning and a table shows the relationship between range conditions and optimum use of brush management practices. (9 pages)
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Learners will increase their understanding of drought management strategies. They will develop an increased understanding of risk management strategies, identify the best risk management tools, and recognize the importance of advanced preparation for when a drought occurs. You will need to view all of the course material and complete the post-module survey. Risk Management Products […]
The Generation Next curriculum targets new landowners, those who are inheriting land, or those who are looking to start a new agricultural operation on an existing ranch.
This course will help land owners and managers become familiar and confident to manage invasive and encroaching brush species with individual plant treatment (IPT) herbicide applications.
An aerobic septic system, or aerobic treatment unit (ATU), uses oxygen to breakdown both dissolved and solid constituents into gases, cell mass, and non-degradable material contained in wastewater. This online course will teach you how to properly maintain and operate your ATU. You will have 30 days from the day you register to complete this program. If you do not complete the program within this limit, your registration will expire, and you will need to pay the registration fees again to start over.
Welcome to the Texas Watershed Steward online course! Here you will learn about watersheds, water quality, and watershed management and gain access to all of the information supplied in the face-to-face workshops we hold around the state.
This 1-hour course exposes learners to information regarding The Texas Watershed Steward (TWS) Program. Students will learn about the importance of water, the role of watersheds in the water cycle, and much more. Students have the option of obtaining school credit for this course.