Manure and Nutrient Management

Instruction on manure management and nutrient management, including feeding dairy cattle to control nitrogen and phosphorus in manure. Information on manure management plans, manure spreader calibration, cow manure storage, and waste disposal.

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Understanding Dairy Business for the Conservation Professional
Understanding Dairy Business for the Conservation Professional - Workshops Workshops
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The goal of this workshop is to help conservationists better understand the dairy business and become more effective communicators when helping dairy farmers consider and implement conservation practices. More
Flooding around your home and on the farm could be leading to issues you need to address. Image Credit: Jennifer Fetter
After the Flood – Recovery Considerations for Rural Pennsylvanians - Articles Articles

After the Flood – Recovery Considerations for Rural Pennsylvanians

Jennifer R Fetter, Leon Ressler, Andy Yencha

Parts of Pennsylvania were drenched with heavy rains and flooded streams recently. In addition to drying out wet basements, there are few important things that rural Pennsylvanian’s might want to pay special attention to. More
Nutrient Management Standard Animal Weight Changes: Rollout and Impact, Farm Inspections
Nutrient Management Standard Animal Weight Changes: Rollout and Impact, Farm Inspections - Videos Videos
New standard animal weights for nutrient management planning were approved by the State Conservation Commission in May of 2017. This video explains the impact on livestock farms and also discusses how farmers can prepare for the farm inspections required by the EPA in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. More
Dry Cow Management for a Better Start
Dry Cow Management for a Better Start - Webinars Webinars
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Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this free webinar is part of a Dairy Management Monday series, which includes presentations on topics important to managing a dairy farm. More
Workforce Focus: "What do you mean?"
Workforce Focus: "What do you mean?" - Webinars Webinars
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Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this free webinar is part of a Dairy Management Monday series, which includes presentations on topics important to managing a dairy farm. More
Intelligent Mastitis Management
Intelligent Mastitis Management - Webinars Webinars
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Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this free webinar is part of a Dairy Management Monday series, which includes presentations on topics important to managing a dairy farm. More
Profitable Pregnancies: Efficient Reproductive Management
Profitable Pregnancies: Efficient Reproductive Management - Webinars Webinars
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Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this free webinar is part of a Dairy Management Monday series, which includes presentations on topics important to managing a dairy farm. More
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Big Data in Dairy - Webinars Webinars

Big Data in Dairy

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This free webinar is part of a Technology Tuesday series geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
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2017 PDMP Corn Silage Trails and Handling Silage Leachate - Webinars Webinars
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This free webinar is part of a Technology Tuesday series geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
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Cleaning and Maintaining Milking Systems - Webinars Webinars
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This free webinar is part of a Technology Tuesday series geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
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Transition Cows - Webinars Webinars

Transition Cows

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This free webinar is part of a Technology Tuesday series geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
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Non-Nutritional Factors that Influence Feed Intake - Webinars Webinars
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This free webinar is part of a Technology Tuesday series geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
Crawford County Ag Day
Crawford County Ag Day - Conferences Conferences
Join us for the 2018 Crawford County Ag & Dairy Day, an educational day with presentations and dozens of exhibitors. More
Manure Fertilizer, Photo Credit: Nicole Santangelo, PSU
Is Your Farm Ready for Inspection? - Articles Articles
By the end of 2018, 1 in 5 Pennsylvania farms within the Chesapeake Bay watershed will have been visited by the Chesapeake Bay Agricultural Inspections Program. More
Image: Eileen Fabian
'Virtual farm' website provides a plethora of dairy sustainability information - News News
A new website is a "one-stop shop" for dairy sustainability information. More
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Technology Tuesdays - Webinars Webinars

Technology Tuesdays

Multiple Options Available

1 hour, 30 minutes

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This series of free webinars is geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
Dairy Farms
Dairy Management Mondays - Webinars Webinars

Dairy Management Mondays

Multiple Options Available

1 hour

Free
Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this series includes presentations on topics important to the management of the dairy farm. More
Choosing A Nutrient Management Planner Choosing A Nutrient Management Planner - Articles
Pennsylvania agricultural operations that are designated Concentrated Animal Operations or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations are required to implement an approved nutrient management plan. More
Pennsylvania's Nutrient Management Act (Act 38): Who Is Affected?
Pennsylvania's Nutrient Management Act (Act 38): Who Is Affected? - Articles Articles
Learn how to calculate the animal density of an agricultural operation to determine if it is a Concentrated Animal Operation (CAO) and thereby required to implement an Act 38 nutrient management plan. More
Handling Manure with Gypsum Bedding
Handling Manure with Gypsum Bedding - Webinars Webinars
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Gypsum bedding is a source of sulfur that leads to increased hydrogen sulfide gas production in manure storage. More
Ag Digesters 101
Ag Digesters 101 - Webinars Webinars

Ag Digesters 101

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How an ag digester works, and possible uses for the bio-gas produced. More
Dairy Discussions
Dairy Discussions - Workshops Workshops
An informal opportunity to discuss issues that are important for you and your dairy operation in a round-table discussion format More
Writing a Manure Management Plan for Pennsylvania Farmers and Property Owners
Writing a Manure Management Plan for Pennsylvania Farmers and Property Owners - Online Courses Online Courses
$59.00
Pennsylvania law requires farms and properties with animals or that use manure to develop a manure management plan. This course walks you through the process. More
Sustainable Dairy Cropping Systems
Sustainable Dairy Cropping Systems - Articles Articles
We are assisting eight cooperating farmers in four Pennsylvania counties to evaluate cropping systems designed to conserve, soil, nutrients, and energy on livestock farms. More
Heifer Nutrition Modifications to Reduce Manure Production
Heifer Nutrition Modifications to Reduce Manure Production - Articles Articles

Heifer Nutrition Modifications to Reduce Manure Production

Jud Heinrichs, G. I. Zanton, G. J. Lascano

Replacing forage dry matter with concentrates offers potential to improve the efficiency of heifer feeding, while maintaining similar rates of gain and reducing excretion of manure and nutrients. More
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