Drought Resources Publication Listing

dried clay soilNew Mexico continues to struggle through extreme drought conditions that show no sign of abating. Ranchers, farmers, and even homeowners will increasingly have to make do with less precipitation and available irrigation water for their livestock, crops, and home gardens and landscaping. A lack of water can also cause changes in ecosystems; for example, some poisonous plants and noxious weeds may outcompete grasses and other forages on rangelands, which can be dangerous for cattle. The following publications can help agricultural producers and homeowners cope with drought conditions.

The publications are available as PDF files. To use files in PDF format, you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is free to download from the Adobe web site.


A-147: Agronomic Principles to Help with Farming During Drought Periods

Circular 542: Planning and Operating Pecan Orchards With Drip and Microspray Irrigation

Circular 555: Conservation Farming in New Mexico

Circular 573: Drip Irrigation for Row Crops

Circular 646: Managing Alfalfa During Drought

Circular 687: Managing Organic Matter in Farm and Garden Soils

Circular 690: Biochar and Arid and Semi-arid Agricultural Soils

Circular 694A: Executive Summary-Soil Health-Importance, Assessment, and Management

Circular 694B: Soil Health-Importance, Assessment, and Management
H-249: Chile Pepper Disorders Caused by Environmental Stress

H-652: Water Management in Pecan Orchards

Livestock and Rangeland Management

B-113: Groundsels and Livestock Poisoning

B-114: Rayless Goldenrod and Livestock Poisoning

B-126: Early Weaning Beef Calves

B-217: Beef Cow Efficiency in the Southwest

B-221: Minimizing Weaning Stress on Calves

B-231: Estimating Water Intake for Range Beef Cattle

B-709: Milkweed Poisoning of Horses

B-710: Russian Knapweed and Yellow Star Thistle Poisoning of Horses

B-711: Help Your Horse Handle Heat Stress

B-806: Brush and Weed Control on New Mexico Ranges

B-816: Management of Rangelands and Cattle in Drought-Prone Areas of the Southwest

B-818: Using a Supplementation Program as a Grazing Management Tool

B-825: Defining Drought on New Mexico Rangelands

BL-793: Seasonal and Yearlong Grazing in the Northern Chihuahuan Desert: Impacts on Forage and Cow-Calf Production

Circular 374: New Mexico Range Plants

Circular 557: A Guide to the Common Locoweeds and Milkvetches of New Mexico

Circular 564: Protein and Energy Supplementation to Beef Cows Grazing New Mexico Rangelands

Circular 571: Supplement Delivery Systems

Circular 575: Managing and Feeding Beef Cows Using Body Condition Scores

Circular 597: Chemical Weed and Brush Control for New Mexico Rangelands

Circular 612: Using Byproduct Feedstuffs in Grazing Nutrition

Circular 636: An Annotated Checklist of Poisonous or Injurious Range Plants of New Mexico

Circular 637: Preconditioning Beef Calves

Circular 641: Hay Quality, Sampling, and Testing

Circular 642: Silage Microbial Inoculants: Use in Hot Weather Conditions

Circular 642 (Spanish): Inoculantes microbiales para ensilaje: Su uso en condiciones de clima cálido

Circular 649: Developing a Grazing System for Arid Climates

Circular 678: Poisoning Plants of New Mexico Rangelands

Circular 684: Sheep Breeds Best Suited for Arid Climates

M-112: Water Quality for Livestock and Poultry

RR 759: Perspectives on Rangeland Management: Stocking Rates, Seasonal Forecasts, and the Value of Weather Information to New Mexico Ranchers 

W-107: PLAYA LAKES: Understanding Their Importance and How to Protect Them and Improve Their Function

Home Gardening and Landscaping

H-510: How to Perform a Catch Can Irrigation Audit on a Home Lawn Sprinkler System

H-707: Landscape Water Conservation

RR 773: Low-Pressure Drip Irrigation for Small Plots and Urban Landscapes

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