NMSU: ACES Drought Publication Listing
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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.

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Agronomy

A-147: Agronomic Principles to Help with Farming During Drought Periods
(HTML Version) (PDF Version) (epub) (mobi)

Circular 542: Planning and Operating Pecan Orchards With Drip and Microspray Irrigation
(HTML Version) (PDF Version)

Circular 555: Conservation Farming in New Mexico
(HTML Version) (PDF Version)

Circular 573: Drip Irrigation for Row Crops
(HTML Version) (PDF Version)

Circular 646: Managing Alfalfa During Drought
(HTML Version) (PDF Version) (epub) (mobi)

H-249: Chile Pepper Disorders Caused by Environmental Stress
(HTML Version) (PDF Version)

H-652: Water Management in Pecan Orchards
(HTML Version) (PDF Version)

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Livestock and Rangeland Management

B-113: Groundsels and Livestock Poisoning
(HTML Version) (PDF Version)

B-114: Rayless Goldenrod and Livestock Poisoning
(HTML Version) (PDF Version)

B-126: Early Weaning Beef Calves
(HTML Version) (PDF Version)

B-217: Beef Cow Efficiency in the Southwest
(HTML Version) (PDF Version)

B-221: Minimizing Weaning Stress on Calves
(HTML Version) (PDF Version)

B-709: Milkweed Poisoning of Horses
(HTML Version) (PDF Version) (epub) (mobi)

B-710: Russian Knapweed and Yellow Star Thistle Poisoning of Horses
(HTML Version) (PDF Version) (epub) (mobi)

B-711: Help Your Horse Handle Heat Stress
(HTML Version) (PDF Version) (epub) (mobi)

B-806: Brush and Weed Control on New Mexico Ranges
(HTML Version) (PDF Version) (epub) (mobi)

B-816: Management of Rangelands and Cattle in Drought-Prone Areas of the Southwest
(HTML Version) (PDF Version) (epub) (mobi)

B-818: Using a Supplementation Program as a Grazing Management Tool
(HTML Version) (PDF Version) (epub) (mobi)

BL-793: Seasonal and Yearlong Grazing in the Northern Chihuahuan Desert:
Impacts on Forage and Cow-Calf Production -
(HTML Version) (PDF Version)

Circular 374: New Mexico Range Plants
(HTML Version) (PDF Version High Resolution - 12.5 MB)
(PDF Version Low Resolution - 2.4 MB) (epub) (mobi)

Circular 531: Livestock-Poisoning Plants of New Mexico Rangelands
(HTML Version)
(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 557: A Guide to the Common Locoweeds and Milkvetches of New Mexico
(HTML Version) (PDF Version)

Circular 564: Protein and Energy Supplementation to Beef Cows Grazing New Mexico Rangelands
(HTML Version) (PDF Version)

Circular 571: Supplement Delivery Systems
(HTML Version) (PDF Version)

Circular 575: Managing and Feeding Beef Cows Using Body Condition Scores
(HTML Version) (PDF Version)

Circular 597: Chemical Weed and Brush Control for New Mexico Rangelands
(PDF Version)

Circular 612: Using Byproduct Feedstuffs in Grazing Nutriton
(HTML Version) (PDF Version)

Circular 636: An Annotated Checklist of Poisonous or Injurious Range Plants of New Mexico
(HTML Version) (PDF Version)

Circular 637: Preconditioning Beef Calves
(HTML Version) (PDF Version)

Circular 641: Hay Quality, Sampling, and Testing
(HTML Version) (PDF Version)

Circular 642: Silage Microbial Inoculants: Use in Hot Weather Conditions
(HTML Version) (PDF Version)

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

Circular 649: Developing a Grazing System for Arid Climates
(HTML Version) (PDF Version) (epub) (mobi)

M-112: Water Quality for Livestock and Poultry
(HTML Version) (PDF Version) (epub) (mobi)

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
(HTML Version) (PDF Version)

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Home Gardening and Landscaping

H-707: Landscape Water Conservation
(HTML Version) (PDF Version)

RR 773: Low-Pressure Drip Irrigation for Small Plots and Urban Landscapes - Daniel Smeal, Kevin Lombard, Margaret West, Michael O'Neill, Richard Arnold
(HTML Version) (PDF Version)

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Relevant Drought Journal Articles

Relevant journal articles that can help agricultural producers and homeowners cope with drought conditions.
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