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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 31, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Texas December IMS Making cookies DERYL DEHYL Guadalupe and Qiana make stained glass cookies as part of a holiday project at Carl Schurz elementary The students are in Jackie Soil conservation ranchers use improved methods in 1985 By CARL ENGURTH Soil conservationist During member farmers and ranchers of the ComalGuadalupe Soil and Water Conservation District made cxcellanl progress in applying soil and water conservation prac The conservation district set its major concerns and problems and concentrated its efforts on In it was a good year for conserva tion progress and the Member farmers and ranchers took advantage of the above average rainfall year after the 1984 drought and applied several beneficial prac tices with assistance from the districts technical the Soil Conservation Some of the practices were critical area treat Horoscope By Stella Wilder DECEMBER 31 Born you have been endowed with a great variety of Though this makes you the envy of it can be a difficulty for as you often become distracted by your own abili ties and wind up unable to live up to your potential in any It is essen tial that you choose one strength for concentrated development if you are to meet with the success you are in deed capable of of ignoring all the others that at the very sources of recreational pleasure to You have excellent though often you fail to use it to your best You are highly emo and too often let rationality fall by the leaving yourself vul nerable to your own overreactive na You are an loving brush range deferred fencing and pasture Critical area treatement is one practice where a farmer or rancher doesnt look forward to a lot of Critical areas are areas actively leaving hugh gullies from high rainfall The critical area treatment practice is simply renovating the areas of severe ero sion with conservation The conservation techniques used in treatment may include such land work of shaping and filling the terracing to divert excess water from the planting a vegetative fertilizing and weed control to help the new vegetation make a good cover to prevent and management of the Depending on the severity of the treat ment could cost the landowner as much as per acre or as little as per One of the districts major con cerns and problems is soil erosion and the critical area treatment prac tice is one effective way to treat the Farmers and ranchers being assisted by the SCS have treated more than acres of severe ero sion areas in the Farmers and ranchers are truely concerned in solving their soil erosion Through the local conservation a special program on critical area treatment and cost share assistance has been available to ac celerate application of soil conserv ing techniques in authorized water sheds such as the Coma River and York Creek Watershed This will probably be the last year the practice will be available on a cost share basis through the Another conservation practice which farmers and ranchers have made good progress in this past year is brush This practice covers all techniques having to do with effective control of woody en crouching plants on In festation of brush on our grassland have robbed the land of grass water resources to grow and have caused soil erosion and range During the year of slightly above rainfall average of 32 inches is a good time to do some of the most expen sive brush control These techniques will vary from to chemical to prescribed burning techniques or all depending on the woody brush plant being control techniques are one of the most highly technical fields and also has a high risk of getting a good Brush control is a major concern of the district and the districts and USDA technical agencies combine their ef forts to find new methods of This past farmers and ran chers being assistedx by the SCS have successfully treated acres of brush in the Some have been able to receive cost share assistance through the Agriculture Conservation Program administered by the ASCS Agriculture Stabiliza tion and Conservation Brush management can be a big ex pense to the livestock farmer or ran Depending on the kind of brush and method of cost can be from per acre to per It is but you must consider the benefits of the The benefits are more grass per more pounds of beef per im proved use of soil and water resources and soil erosion controlto name just a Critical area brush management and deferred grazing along with fencing were the four ma jor practices being done mostly in See Page 7A and find great joy in family Also born on this data are Ban actor John con tamporary To see what is in store for you to find your birthday and read the corresponding Let your birthday star be your daily JANUARY 1 CAPRICORN 10 A good day to reexamine priori Be honest with yourself project in the works may not be for AQUARIUS 18 It is essential that you assert yourself in all areas 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