The National Farmers Union recently released 10 short Ag Safety videos. These videos are concise and relatively short with an average run time of 4 minutes. Video topics include general safety, PTO, rollover protection, ATVs, grain bins and augers, livestock, transporting equipment, handling chemicals, electrical safety, and behavioral hazards and child safety.
After an unsettled beginning to the week across parts of the region, a brief period of dry weather Wednesday afternoon will precede another disturbance that will bring more wet weather on Thursday.
Here are some things to keep in mind when looking at potential nutrient deficiencies. Generally if you contact someone for help or look up the symptoms these are things you are going to need to know.
Those soybeans that made it through the tough seedling stages this year can consider themselves lucky. The next thing we need to concern ourselves with is foliar disease.
The PA Soybean Board through the Penn State Field and Forage Crops Team sponsors an extensive network of on-farm, field scale research projects and the establishment of sentinel plots that can help growers focus their scouting activities.
Perennial broadleaf weeds that have escaped earlier control attempts are making the phones ring for advisors across the state. The vulnerability of a weed to a control measure is function of the timing and choice of material used.
Champion hay makers are invited to become members of the Pa. Forage and Grassland Council and exhibit a sample of their best bales at Ag Progress Days Hay Show in August.
A long-standing program gets an exciting new twist with the implementation of production regions to compare producer entries across similar growing environments.
For the second year in a row the North American Manure Expo is conveniently located for Pennsylvania producers and their advisors to attend. The London, Ohio, location in early August will be well worth the travel.
If you’re involved in any way with field crop production in the state of Pennsylvania you have a role to play in the identification and management of invasive pigweeds. Tools to help with that effort are available now at upcoming events.
Future milk prices are looking (somewhat) better, but it seems like since 2008 no one has felt completely secure in the stability of the dairy industry. Being more cautious can be a good thing, but letting the milk prices and low milk margins get you down is not healthy for you, your family, or your farm in the long run. There is plenty of advice on how to manage your margins and your herd. Now, it is time to talk about how to manage your stress.
When data is available, managers can look at mortality numbers, feed shrink (tons harvested or purchased compared to as fed), and inventories of supplies to determine what changes if any are needed to reduce these sometimes steady drains on profitability.
A typical discussion of farm safety may focus on equipment operation principles, the use of personal protective equipment, or safe animal handling, but there are other aspects of farm safety that we sometimes neglect to include in our discussions.
We have recently updated an article about trends in age at first calving using records obtained from DRMS for all first-lactation Holsteins in Pennsylvania during 2015.
One of the best ways to learn more about the services, resources, and educational opportunities available through AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians is to follow us on social media and meet us at local events.
Father’s Day is a perfect time to celebrate the contributions Dad makes to a child’s life. From behavior, to friends, to achievement in school, research tells us that fathers play an important role.
Peas can add nutrition and variety to any summer meal...
Diane Oleson and Amy Galford, Penn State Educators and Deborah Kronsteiner, Penn State Master Watershed Steward presented the “Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers” activity during the Bay Day event held at Gettysburg College on May 10, 2016. Sixty seven youth and seven teachers learned about the different aquatic invasive species (AIS) found in Pennsylvania.
A new report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) looks at how local planners and decision-makers can incorporate the effects of a changing climate into their efforts to manage stormwater runoff.