Agrilife Extension Resources

Texans use a wide range of equipment and tools in their homes, businesses and agricultural operations. We have educational resources and in-person programming designed to help Texans manage and maintain their equipment and machinery.

Related Departments: Agricultural Economics

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    The center pivot is the agricultural irrigation system of choice for large acreage because of its low labor and maintenance requirements, convenience, flexibility, performance, and easy operation. Center pivot systems, when properly designed and equipped, conserve valuable resources such as water, energy, money, and time. The wise selection of a center pivot system will result […]

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    Aquaponics combines aquaculture and hydroponics, resulting in a natural, symbiotic system of raising both fish and plants. This publication examines the methods and benefits of establishing an aquaponics system. (7 pages.)

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    This pocket-sized guide gives step-by-step instructions for calibrating ground sprayers. Tables provide instructions, examples, and sample formulas for determining the speed of application, flow rate, and the amount of pesticide to add to the tank. (9 pages)

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    Biosecurity on poultry farms includes proper disposal of dead carcasses. In many cases, that means using an incinerator. Calculating the cost of an incinerator means considering long and short-term expenses and the cost of fuel. This publication explains how to select the right size incinerator and calculate all associated costs. (8 pages)

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    La mayoria de los propietarios no consideran que el mantenimiento del cesped sea peligroso. Sin embargo, las cortadoras de cesped, recortadoras, bordeadoras y otros equipos de energia pueden causar quemaduras y laceraciones leves a graves, huesos rotos y dislocados, lesiones oculares y perdida de dedos de manos, dedos de los pies y piernas. Puede evitar […]

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    It is important to know how to operate backup power generators safely. The tips in this publication can prevent problems with CO poisoning, electrocution, fire and other hazards. (2 pages)

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    Agriculture is among the most dangerous industries. Being alert and understanding the physical challenges that come with aging is the key to successful, safe farming by senior farmers and ranchers. The changes they make in work tasks and activities help ensure that they, their co-workers, and their family are safe. (4 pages)

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    About 50 tractor drivers are killed each year in collisions with other vehicles on public roads. Many of these accidents could be prevented. This publication describes the legal requirements for operating a tractor on public roads, safe driving and towing practices, and other precautions to keep you and your family safe. (3 pages)

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    A subsurface drip irrigation system should last more than 20 years if properly maintained. Important maintenance procedures include cleaning the filters, flushing the lines, adding chlorine and injecting acids. Details of these procedures are presented in a practical format. (6 pages)

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    About 250 people are killed each year in tractor accidents, and rollovers cause more than half of these fatalities. In this publication you'll learn about the physics of tractor stability, how to prevent side and rear rollovers, and the importance of rollover protective structures. (4 pages)