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CLASSIFICATION

SPECIFICE CROP

WALLER CAD AG SPECIFICATION DEGREE OF INTENSITY

YIELD PER ACRE

MINIMUM REQUIRED ACRES

COMMENTS

IRRIGATED CROPS

RICE

54 CWT

25

2 OR 3 Year rotation – Yield for crop per year (Rice 54-

CWT with rotation of Corn 87- BU)

DRY CROPS

CORN GRAIN SORGHUM PEANUTS SOYBEAN WATERMELONS COTTON

87 BU 33 CWT 1600 BU 20 BU

25

Standard Practices: Till, plant, fertilize, apply herbicide,

25

control insects, maintained in a workman-like manner,

25

and harvest

25

10

25

PASTURE LAND

NATIVE

MIN. FIVE (5) UP TO 56 ACRES

15

IMPROVED

MIN. FIVE (5) UP TO 40 ACRES

10

WOODED

MIN. FIVE (5) UP TO 96 ACRES

20

Must have one(1) animal unit *per 7 acres on larger tracts Must have one(1) animal unit *per 5 acres on larger tracts Ratio depends on density of woods; One (1) animal unit Per 10-12 acres *1 Animal unit =1500 lbs. (Cow/Calf or Horse/Colt)

DRY CROPLAND 2

HAY****

2-3 ROUND OR 75 SQ BALES/ACRE

10

Fertilize with NPK/year. Soil test for nutrients every 3 years. Proof of two (2) annual cuttings or one (1) grazing.

HORTICULTURE

4-5

The cultivation of fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, or

other plants. MUST BE A WHOLESALE OPERATION.

ORCHARDS

PECANS – NATIVE 17 PRODUCING TREES/ACRE

6

PECANS – IMPROVED 35 PRODUCING TREES/ACRE

6

PEACH/OTHER

50 – 100 TREES/ACRE

6

Standard Practices: Written production plan, weed control, water available for establishment, insect control fertilizer, prune trees, manage and harvest. MUST BE A WHOLESALE OPERATION.

TREES

TREE FARM TRUCK FARM
TURF GRASS

300-500 TREES/ACRE VARIES
VARIES

6

MUST BE A WHOLESALE OPERATION

5

MUST BE A WHOLESALE OPERATION & determine use is

not a garden.

50

MUST BE A WHOLESALE OPERATION

TIMBERLAND

PINE HARDWOOD MIXED

726 TREES/ACRE “ “

10

Timber that is actually harvested and milled on a

10

commercial basis for the production of commercial

10

products (i.e.: commercial lumber, paper products, etc.)

Does not include firewood or wood used for fencing.

MUST HAVE A TIMBER MANAGEMENT PLAN. Proof of

Thinning and clearing, sales, firebreaks. Pine seedlings in

Rows of 9’ apart and trees 6’apart.

OTHER

EXOTIC ANIMALS WHITE TAIL DEER SHEEP GOATS BEES

4 HEAD PER ACRE (75 LBS. AVG) 2 DEER PER ACRE (250 LBS. AVG) 3 SHEEP PER ACRE 3 GOATS PER ACRE Min. 5-8 ACTIVE HIVES

Used for meat production and/or breeding stock. Used for meat production and/or breeding stock. Can provide wool and meat and/or breeding stock. Can provide mohair, meat (cabrito) and dairy products. Must be on a minimum of five (5) acres or a maximum of twenty (20) acres, including homesite. Property must have been previously in a agricultural process

*ANIMAL UNIT (1500 LBS.) = 1 COW + CALF, 1 HORSE +COLT ** NATIVE PASTURE – GRASSES THAT ARE NATIVE TO TEXAS. Land that is partially cleared of brush and trees with natural grasses growing on the land with no enhancements used for grazing of domestic livestock. Some examples of native grasses include Meadow Dopseed, Annual Threelawn, Longspike Tridens, Little Bulestem, Switchgrass, Indian Grass, Big Bluestems, Sideoats Gama, Buffalo Grass, Texas Wintergrass, Paspalams, Panciums and White Tridens. ***IMPROVED PASUTRE – Perennial Grasses, Bluestem, Kline, Bermuda, Johnson Grass, Crabgrass, Fescue, Dallisgrass, Bahia Grass, Milo, Coastal, Rye Grass, Wheat, Oats, Rye, etc. Grasses that are SEEDED or SPRIGGED and that is baled and/or grazed by domestic animals. ****HAY – CONSISTS OF SOME OF THE FOLLOWING GRASSES: COASTAL, JIGS, SPRIGS, SORGHUM, RED TOP CANE, OATS, RYE, TIFTON 85. NOTE: THESE ARE GUIDELINES SET BY THE WALLER COUNTY AG ADVISORY COMMITTEE. EACH APPLICATION WILL BE ANALYZED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS, TO DETERMINE IF THE LAND IS BEING USED IN AN AG PROCESS.

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