Tracy Kuykendall wrote:Here in West Texas we have high alkaline clay soil with minimal moisture 18" /year or less with abundant heat and wind. My observation has been to get as much moisture into the soil whenever it's available to get as much vegetation up while you can, then when the vegetation starts showing signs of stress pull the livestock off to keep drying slowed somewhat. Out here our rangeland is really pitiful due to the overgrazing and soil compaction. I think your on the right track with the key line and planting, at least I hope so a friend and myself are in the process of doing the same thing on his property. In the areas that have been key lined the grass and brush growth has doubled over the areas we've haven't gotten to yet. We're also thinking about some small retention Swales along some of the more pronounced ridges to slow the runoff and divert more into the key lines.