Achieving ideal levels of fecal phosphorus requires attention to several factors. The good news is ideal levels are possible, but they certainly are not the easiest to achieve.
Genetic technologies offer new opportunities to develop precise management plans that will help a farmer capitalize on the genetic merit of each animal in his or her herd.
Delegating management of a process or technology we aren’t familiar with to someone else based on their personal strengths can be a way to develop our human resources on the farm. We can rely on the younger generation to help bridge the information and technology gap while providing them with experiences and opportunities to progress our farms at a quicker rate.
A few manure piles at the rear of the stalls doesn’t necessarily mean a poorly managed stall, but rather a well-used stall, which is a good thing. Rather than just look at how clean the stalls are, watch and evaluate how the cows use the stalls. In the end a clean, well-used stall is the real goal.
Our 4-H Robotics Club, Chrome Clovers, is raising money for their robot by launching pumpkins at Simmons Farm. The club built the catapult to launch the pumpkins. Come out to Simmons Farm to launch pumpkins and support the Chrome Clovers. They are there every weekend in October and cost is $5 a pumpkin. I have attached a few pictures from this past weekend.
When the days become shorter and there is a chill in the air, we know the growing season is ending and the yard work is slowing down.
Fresh dairy cattle sometimes need a little extra TLC. Moving cows too early can hurt milk production.
Watershed modeling was conducted in 20 large, U.S. watersheds to assess the sensitivity of streamflow, nutrient (nitrogen and phosphorus), and sediment loading to a range of plausible mid-21st Century climate change and urban development scenarios in different regions of the nation. This final report describes the structure ― including methods, models, scenarios, and results ― of this effort.
Adults throughout Pennsylvania have the opportunity to become volunteers for the 4-H Stream Teams Program. A free, online training will be held by Penn State Extension to teach interested adults how to form and guide youth in the 4-H Stream Teams Program.
Do you like to fish or boat? Then this topic is of particular interest to you. Didymo, commonly referred to as “rock snot”, is a species of freshwater algae native to cool-water regions of northern Europe and North America. Since the mid-1980s, it has taken on the characteristics of an invasive species, forming massive blooms that blanket streambeds, choking streams and rivers, and threatening aquatic ecosystems.
Finding time for the family to enjoy relaxing away from the stress of life is something good to provide for children. When they hear about it, perhaps other parents may notice the value of slowing down their own pace of life.
A look at the use of natural gas in transportation for rail and marine transportation
If you are experiencing grub damage in turf areas, you may be wondering how much longer rescue treatments will be effective.
Local News Column, 'Easy to be Green', by Quentin Stocum
The lily leaf beetle was recently identified by Penn State ornamental extension entomologist Greg Hoover, and confirmed by state and federal regulatory agencies as a new ornamental insect pest in Pennsylvania.
Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Philadelphia County win first prize for their community vegetable garden in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's City Gardens Contest!
Whenever you think of glorious fall colors, your mind’s eye inevitably includes the reddish-burnt orange glow that sugar maple brings to autumn’s landscape.
The first session of a Growing Stronger Exercise Program (Strong Women/Strong Men) will be held on October 22, 4:45 – 5:45 PM, at the Pike County Administration Bldg., 506 Broad St., Milford, PA 18337.
As the recipient of this award, Dr. Robert Van Saun is an individual who, through long and continued service, has promoted the goals of the AABP and whose accomplishments have served as a model for service to bovine agriculture through organized veterinary medicine.