By Winifred McGee, Lebanon County Extension Director
Forests are not exempt from the ongoing financial crisis. Pennsylvania's forest products industry clearly links to the general state of the economy. Fortunately, forest landowners have the option of waiting until markets for their trees rebound. But it still makes sense for landowners to do a little analysis to understand financially optimal harvest decisions.
By Lynn Kime, Senior Extension Associate
By Tianna DuPont, Sustainable Agriculture Educator, Northampton and Lehigh County
By Dan Ciolkosz, Extension Associate, Biomass Energy Center and Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department and Greg Roth, Professor, Crop and Soil Sciences Department
By Charlie White, Extension Associate
By Walt Whitmer, Associate Director, Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development
By Matt Ryan, Dave Mortensen, and Bill Curran
The property lines that define what a forest landowner owns are important. These lines define the acreage and are critically important at times of sale, timber harvest, easement development, and impact trespass and encroachment. Summer and fall present opportune times to maintain boundary lines on forested properties.
The opportunity exists to improve reproductive performance as measured by days to last breeding, calving interval, and 21-day pregnancy rate.
Research published in the July issue of the Journal of Dairy Science (Moore et al.) investigated the use of a Brix refractometer to manage total solids in nonsaleable milk fed to calves.
The dairy industry is struggling more than ever with low milk prices and high operating expenses.
Our students excelled in a variety of areas, including earning first place overall in the Outstanding Chapter competition for the third consecutive year.
Four individuals from Penn State's Department of Dairy and Animal Science received recognition at the annual American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) meeting in Montreal, Quebec.
The findings from the Unwanted Horse Coalition’s (UHC) Study on Contributing Factors Surrounding the Unwanted Horse Issue are now available.
Likely when you are in the woods, you are looking for the unexpected, the little surprises of beauty, the glimpse of a fleeting animal, and changes through the seasons. Opportunities abound to manage your forest for and emphasize the possibilities of new discoveries and new variety in your woodland.
A discouraging feature of recent visits to digester projects in Pennsylvania and neighboring states is that we are still seeing many of the “same olde mistakes and problems” on our digester projects.
The debate of organic vs. inorganic bedding and which has better udder health has gone on for some time.