Tag Archives: External Web Resource

Water My Yard

Source:  WaterMyYard.org WaterMyYard.org is a free website that lets Texas residents know when and how much to water based on local weather patterns, the type of irrigation they use and other factors. [ Click to View Water Education Resource ]  

Texas Tree Selector and Planting Guide

Source: Texas A&M Forest Service Information compiled from dozens of regional and local Texas tree planting guides. Then, over two centuries of Texas A&M Forest Service forester’s tree planting knowledge was used to help decide which trees will grow best in your yard. [ Click to View Water Education Resource ]

Texas Water Wars

Source:  Texas Agriculture Law Blog In the past several years, Texas has been fighting against its neighbors for water on various fronts. In South Texas, a battle between the United States and Mexico is directly impacting farmers in the Rio Grande Valley. This battle has become so critical that legislation is pending in the United States Congress to seek to require Mexico’s compliance with their obligations under a 1944 treaty. In North Texas, the Tarrant Regional Water Board took its fight for water from a Red River tributary… Read More →

Soil, Water and Forage Testing Laboratory

Source: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Soil, Water and Forage Testing Laboratory The laboratory’s primary mission is to provide research based analysis and non-bias recommendations for agronomic and non-agronomic soil analysis, plant tissue analysis, forage nutritive analysis, and non-drinking water analysis. The laboratory also aids the research and extension communities with analysis needs. We also work closely with a number of Texas A&M University service laboratories, other state agency laboratories, and private laboratories with method development, troubleshooting and quality assurance/quality control issues, as well as, forwarding clientele to… Read More →

Groundwater Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Source: Texas Groundwater Protection Committee One- to two-page summaries of topics related to groundwater quantity, groundwater quality, septic systems, water wells, administrative entities, and publications. These popular press articles are available to assist state-wide newsletter editors and webmasters in disseminating groundwater-related information to the public. [ Click to View Water Education Resource ]

Tree Care Guide & Kit

Learn how to improve urban tree health, position urban trees to better withstand severe weather (hurricanes, ice storms, wind), and minimize damage and loss from the ongoing Texas Drought. Read More →

Texas Drought Resistant Plants

Use the Earth-Kind Plant Selector to find Texas Drought Resistant Plants. Read More →

Texas Drought Map

View current drought conditions in Texas using the U.S. Drought Monitor’s Texas Drought Map. Read More →

Texas A&M AgriLife center goes green

In the city, rain doesn’t so much clean things up as sweep them under the rug. And in Dallas, the “rug” is the Upper Trinity River watershed, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Read More →

Aggie Catch Can for Irrigation System Test

The Aggie Catch Can “Device” is a modified graduated cylinder used for conducting an Irrigation System Test. Read More →

Rainwater Harvesting System Overview

Source:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Previous rainwater harvesting systems, known as cisterns, were primitive and the only source of water before electricity and well drillers.  Today’s rainwater harvesting systems are much more cost effective, efficient and practical.  Efficient water management and use in Texas is critical due to a limited water supply, growing population and rising water costs.

Home Water Treatment Systems

Four common types of water treatment systems to improve water for household uses are: filters, reverse osmosis units, distillers, and softeners. Filters and reverse osmosis systems are discussed in this resource. Read More →

Home Water Quality Problems – Causes and Treatments

Many areas of Texas have water containing chemical or organic impurities from natural or man-made sources. These impurities may cause health problems, damage equipment, stain laundry and emit odors. Read More →