Drought Preparation, Rainfall Monitoring Will Be Topic Of July 3 Webinar

By Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Published 06/30 2014 05:02PM

Updated 06/30 2014 05:05PM

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

COLLEGE STATION – Drought is always a possibility on Texas rangelands. But fortunately, we don’t have to be victims, said Tim Steffens, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist in Canyon and West Texas A&M University assistant professor.

“Preparing for Drought: How to Monitor Rainfall and Stay Out of Trouble” will be the topic of a July 3 webinar featuring Steffens.

“Knowing something about rainfall patterns and when major periods of grass growth are likely provides information to facilitate timely adjustments in grazing strategy in response to drought,” he said. “This webinar will highlight triggers to help you make informed drought management decisions.”

Steffen’s webinar is part of the Texas Range Webinar Series conducted monthly by the AgriLife Extension’s ecosystem science and management unit. Each webinar is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., said Pete Flores, webinar coordinator in Corpus Christi.

Flores said the program has switched webinar software, so those planning to participate should go to http://bit.ly/LIzkB1 to configure their computer prior to the webinar.

This webinar and others in the series can be accessed at http://naturalresourcewebinars.tamu.edu.

For more information on the webinars, contact Flores at Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu.

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