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Author Archives: morgan.treadwell
Brush Busters in now ONLINE!
Click here for a self-paced, online, take anywhere, CEU course on Brush Busters Rangeland Herbicide Applications! This course is all inclusive covering equipment, nozzles, surfactants, sprayers, target species, resources, and much more!
Fighting Fire with Fire: Rx Fire Toolbox to Combat Identified Social Barriers
Interested in attending our online webinar on July 27, 2020 at 9:00 AM showcasing the research findings from Texas A&M University Dr. Urs Kreuter’s Joint Fire Science Program project: “Fighting Wildfire with Prescribed Burning in the Southern Great Plains: Social and Regulatory Barriers and Facilitators” (funded by the Bureau of Land Management Joint Fire Science Program (Contract #L16AC00206))?? Please register HERE!
Range Concepts – Ground Broadcast Herbicide Applications UTV Boom Sprayers
Check out this week’s new Range Concepts video! Broadcast Herbicide Applications Handout
Range Concepts – Ecological Site Descriptions and State & Transition Models
Check out this week’s Range Concepts video on Ecological Site Descriptions and State and Transition Models! And, don’t forget the ESD STM Handout!
ERM-1466 “Chemical Weed and Brush Control Reference Guide for Rangeland”
ERM-1466 “Chemical Weed and Brush Control Reference Guide has been updated to include MezaVue and other new herbicides! Check it out here!
Range Concepts – Texas Ecosystem Analytical Mapper and Seed Mix Map
This week’s Range Concepts dives into the Texas Ecosystem Analytical Mapper (TEAM) from Texas Parks and Wildlife. TEAM is an easy-to-use FREE resource that includes soil mapping, plant community descriptions, threatened and endangered species, and much more! The Seed Mix Map from Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute displays a FREE custom seed mix for an identified area defined by soil type within each ecoregion. Both of these tools can be synergistically used together to build reseeding recommendations for disturbed rangelands, or for enhanced understanding of rangeland soils and… Read More →
Range Concepts – Plant Identification
Check out this week’s Range Concepts: Handout
Range Concepts – Web Soil Survey
Check out our new YouTube Channel featuring videos and handouts dedicated to increasing County Extension Agent knowledge and enhancing landowner’s understanding of tools, resources, techniques, and strategies on rangelands! Our latest post features application and utility of Web Soil Survey, an online free resource for understanding soil mapping and tools. Nearly all farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners across the country rely on one common resource for production: their soil. If you’re interested in learning more about this medium that grows our nation’s food, fuel, and fiber, here is… Read More →
Range Concepts – Rangeland Analysis Platform
Check out our new YouTube Channel featuring videos and handouts dedicated to increasing County Extension Agent knowledge and enhancing landowner’s understanding of tools, resources, techniques, and strategies on rangelands! Our latest post features application and utility of Rangeland Analysis Platform, an online free resources for understanding trends in vegetative cover on rangelands. Get the Rangeland Analysis Platform Handout here and watch the YouTube video here!
Thinking like a grassland…means thinking BIG!
Thinking like a grassland. What does this mean to you? Well, to Dr. David Augustine from the USDA-ARS Station in Fort Collins, CO and others, it means large-scale movement of many species. This large-scale movement enables the Great Plains evolved strategies to contend with drought, floods, and even wildfires…in a nutshell….extreme variability in weather resulting in low forage production. Currently, our pattern of land ownership and use of Great Plains grasslands challenges native species conservation. For example, too much management is focused at the scale of individual pastures or… Read More →