Agriculture & Livestock

Washoe Valley, NV

Agriculture & Livestock

Agriculture producers will find useful information below to help them manage their crops and land during drought conditions, consider alternative low-water-use and rotation crops, and connect with drought assistance programs.

Helpful Publications

Cooperative Extension Publications and Factsheets Other Resources
Determining Profitability of Alternative CropsHow Cover Crops Can Make Farms More Resilient to Extreme Weather (NRDC)
Evaluating Alternative Low-Water-Use Crops for the Great BasinCrop Irrigation Strategies for Alfalfa (UC Davis)
Evaluating the Potential of an Alternative CropManaging Irrigated Pasture during Drought (University of CA Agriculture and Natural Resources)
Landowner Willingness to Adopt Alternative Cropping and Irrigation Strategies in the Walker River BasinManaging Drought Risk on the Ranch (University of Nebraska, Lincoln)
Markets for Nevada Native Plants & SeedsInvesting in Range Improvements on Public Lands Factsheet (BLM)
Native Plants Characteristics Appeal to Consumers in NevadaIrrigation Management Information Systems in the West: Capabilities and Challenges (Western States Water Council)
Drought Preparedness and Response - Strategies for Farmers (University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension)Economics of Managing a Livestock Enterprise During Drought (South Dakota State University)
Soil and Climate Considerations of Alternative CropsSupplemental Feeds for Cattle Operations during Drought (University of CA Agriculture and Natural Resources)
Growing Hops in Southern NevadaDrought Strategies for Beef Cattle Culling (University of CA Agriculture and Natural Resources)
Growing Sweet Potatoes in the DesertDrought Strategies for Alfalfa (University of CA Agriculture and Natural Resources)
Alfalfa Irrigation Scheduling with an Automated Evaporation Pan SystemDrought Tip: Drought Strategies for Feeding Cattle Grazing Annual Grassland (University of CA Agriculture and Natural Resources)
Improving Grass Hay Quality Through Fertilizer and Irrigation Management
Intermountain Pasture and Hay Meadow Handbook: Pasture, Hay, and Profit
Moapa Valley Surge Irrigation Study
Small Ranch Projects Guide: A How-To Guide on Implementing Best Management Practices on Your Property
Subsurface Drip Irrigation
Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Project
Small Ranch Manual: A Guide to Green Pastures and Clean Water
Crested Wheatgrass: Hero or Villain in Reclaiming Disturbed Rangelands?
Farm and Rangeland Water Quality and Management: A Field Guide for Nevada's Agricultural Producers
Reducing Cheatgrass Fuel Loads Using Fall Cattle Grazing
Eating Cactus: Prickly Pear for Food
Tax Implications of Drought Sales on Livestock (Montana Cooperative Extension)
Drought and Your Crops Fact Sheet (Iowa State University)
Soil Moisture Monitoring: A Simple Method to Improve Alfalfa and Pasture Irrigation Management (UC Davis)
Economics of Managing a Livestock Enterprise During Drought
Rangeland Management Before, During, and After Drought (University of Arizona Cooperative Extension)
Two Common Drought Management Strategies and Some Considerations (University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension)
The Guide to Co-Developing Drought Preparation Plans for Livestock Grazing on Southwest National Forests (University of Arizona Cooperative Extension)
Tax Issues After a Drought: Guidelines for Crop Loss and Livestock Sales (University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension)
Drought Management Strategies for Beef Cattle (University of California Cooperative Extension)