Drought Resources Publication Listing
New 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.
- Livestock and Rangeland Management
- Home Gardening and Landscaping
- Relevant Drought Journal Articles
Circular 555: Conservation Farming in New Mexico
Circular 573: Drip Irrigation for Row Crops
Circular 646: Managing Alfalfa During Drought
Livestock and Rangeland Management
B-126: Early Weaning Beef Calves
B-709: Milkweed Poisoning of Horses
B-711: HTML VersionHelp Your Horse Handle Heat Stress
B-806: Brush and Weed Control on New Mexico Ranges
Circular 374: New Mexico Range Plants
Circular 531: Livestock-Poisoning Plants of New Mexico Rangelands(high resolution version - 76MB) (PDF Version)
(low resolution version - 12MB) (PDF Version)
Some pages of the low-resolution version may look fuzzy when viewed or printed.
Circular 571: Supplement Delivery Systems
Circular 612: Using Byproduct Feedstuffs in Grazing Nutrition
Circular 637: Preconditioning Beef Calves
Circular 641: Hay Quality, Sampling, and Testing
- Circular 642 Spanish: Inoculantes microbiales para ensilaje: Su uso en condiciones de clima cálido
Circular 649: Developing a Grazing System for Arid Climates
RR 759: Perspectives on Rangeland Management: Stocking Rates, Seasonal Forecasts, and the Value of Weather Information to New Mexico Ranchers
Brian H. Hurd, L. Allen Torell, Kirk C. McDaniel
Home Gardening and Landscaping
H-707: Landscape Water Conservation
Relevant Drought Journal Articles
Relevant journal articles that can help agricultural producers and homeowners cope with drought conditions.