Efficient crop production requires an adequate supply of all essential plant nutrients. However, the use of commercial nitrogen (N) fertilizers to increase production, maintain profits, and provide low-cost food and fiber is a necessity of modern agriculture. To effectively use nitrogen and to limit its adverse impact on the environment, producers need to develop an awareness of the chemistry of nitrogen and how it is added to and removed from the soil.(3 pages)
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This course aims to help beef cattle producers protect Texas waterways from contamination that is linked with the production of livestock. These contaminations may also pose a health risk to Texas citizens.
This publication explains what happens to rainwater in a watershed and discusses practices that can help prevent excess runoff, avoid erosion, increase forage or plant production, and protect water quality.
This manual is intended for use as an instructional guide accompanying a short course discussing wastewater loading to onsite wastewater treatment systems.
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.
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.