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Dry Weather Prompts Drought Management Program in Brady
Mike Innis
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 • Posted July 27, 2011

BRADY – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a drought management program from 9 a.m.- noon July 29 at the Brady Housing Authority meeting room located at 405 E. Main Street in Brady.“We’re so dry, about the only thing flowing around here are the calls flooding into our office about dying lawns, saving trees, finding livestock feed and whether or not to keep or cull livestock,” said Vance Christie, AgriLife Extension agent in McCulloch County.“How to survive this drought, save plant life and reduce input costs are the questions everyone needs answers to as we struggle through our area’s lowest rainfall year on record,” he said. “This program is for everybody — homeowners, ranchers and landowners alike — trying to save what they can.”The program’s topics will include efficient watering of lawns and landscapes, reduced use of fertilizer and chemicals during drought, Brush Busters for controlling competitive brush in waterways, range drought management, and livestock feeding and culling strategies.Christie also will discuss the past year’s rainfall, the extended forecast, projections for wildlife survivability and the supplemental feeding of wildlife.Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be available.Individual registration is $10 due at the door.

For more information call Christie at 325-597-1295.

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