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Overgrazing pastures compromises pasture production and exposes the soil to erosion
Avoid Overgrazing Your Pastures - Articles Articles

Avoid Overgrazing Your Pastures

Justin Brackenrich, Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

The summer is upon us and cool season grasses are slowing down their growth. This is the time to pay attention so you don’t overgraze those pastures. More
Equine Pasture Management Course
Equine Pasture Management Course - Workshops Workshops

Equine Pasture Management Course

07/28/2018

Leesport, PA

$25.00
Participants will learn to evaluate pastures, take soil samples, increase forage growth, and how to identify forages, weeds and toxic plants. More
Hairy vetch, rye, annual ryegrass, and clover cover crop being grazed. Photo Credit: Sjoerd Duiker, Penn State University
Grazing Crop Residues and Cover Crops - Articles Articles

Grazing Crop Residues and Cover Crops

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Grazing has been largely excluded from our croplands but is receiving new interest as an additional profit center for farmers as well as a way to improve soil. More
Horses and Flies - Louis 'lostinfog' - CC BY-SA 2.0 Flickr
Dismiss the Myths: Fly Control on Equine Facilities - Webinars Webinars

Dismiss the Myths: Fly Control on Equine Facilities

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM, 08/01/2018

1 hour

Free
Learn about the different types of flies commonly found on horse farms, and develop a plan to control them. More
Equine Farm Best Management Practice Field Day Equine Farm Best Management Practice Field Day - Workshops

Equine Farm Best Management Practice Field Day

07/19/2018

Lehighton, PA

$10.00
Join us for a well-managed horse farm and discuss types of forages, weed management, and soil health/fertility. More
compost002TW - Tiffany Woods - CC 2.0 BY-SA - Source: Flickr.com
Composting on Horse Farms: Why and How - Webinars Webinars

Composting on Horse Farms: Why and How

Watch Now

1 hour

Free
This webinar will cover how composting works and why it's a good practice, and it will give tips on composting horse manure. More
image source: pixabay.com
Spring Vaccines for Your Horse - Articles Articles
Basics of vaccines and which ones to give your horse in the spring. More
Image source: Pixabay.com
Winter Damage to Horse Pastures - News News

Winter Damage to Horse Pastures

03/22/2018

The 2017-2018 winter was tough on pastures. If your horses weren't on a dry lot, your pastures will likely need some renovation this spring. More
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Managing Equine Parasite Resistance: The New Protocol - Webinars Webinars
Free
Topics will include: why we are seeing parasite dewormer resistance, the proper way to deworm horses using fecal egg counts, and how to make it work on your farm. More
"Connemara 2010" by Evo Flash, CC BY-SA 2.0, Flickr.com
Tell Us What You Want: Equine Survey - News News
The Penn State Extension Equine Team wants to hear from you: take a survey to help us plan programs that you want. More
"Tuli-Toto" by smerikal - CC BY-SA 2.0 Flickr
Pasture Management by the Seasons - Articles Articles
Pasture management can be a lot of work- here's how to break down your planning by the season. 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
"Two horses heads facing the same way" by Graham Dean on flickr.com CC BY-SA 2.0
New Website Part of National Equine Health Plan - News News
A new website has been launched to improve and track horse health nationwide. More
Older Horse Care
Older Horse Care - Articles Articles

Older Horse Care

Ann M. Swinker

Horse owners need to consider different and special care for the aging horse. More
Noxious Weed - Catsear
Noxious Weed - Catsear - Articles Articles
Catsear (Hypochaeris radicata or Hypochoeris radicata), also known as flatweed, cat's ear or false dandelion, is a perennial, low-lying herb often found in lawn. More
Begin Your Horse’s Spring Grooming
Begin Your Horse’s Spring Grooming - Articles Articles
Spring grooming of the horse assists in promoting a clean, shiny coat and skin. More
Being Prepared for the Worst: Develop a Health Care Plan for your Horse
Being Prepared for the Worst: Develop a Health Care Plan for your Horse - Articles Articles
When acquiring ownership, you assumed responsibility for the health and welfare of your horse. 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
Manure Spreader Calibration
Manure Spreader Calibration - Articles Articles

Manure Spreader Calibration

Jerry Martin, Douglas Beegle, Ph.D.

Manure spreader calibration is an essential and valuable nutrient management tool for maximizing the efficient use of available manure nutrients. More
Nutrient Management Legislation in Pennsylvania
Nutrient Management Legislation in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Nutrient Management Legislation in Pennsylvania

Dwight Lingenfelter, Douglas Beegle, Ph.D.

Summarizes the nutrient management provisions of Act 38 in Pennsylvania and the regulations that went into effect October 1, 2006. More
Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course
Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course - Workshops Workshops

Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course

08/04/2018

Elizabeth, PA

$25.00
Horse farm owners, managers, and individuals planning to start a new farm are invited to attend the Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course. More
West Nile Virus - a Threat to Horses West Nile Virus - a Threat to Horses - Articles
West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of arbovirus encephalitis in horses and humans in the United States. More
Equine Herpes Virus-1: What You Should Know Equine Herpes Virus-1: What You Should Know - Articles
Commonly known as Rhinopneumonitis or "Rhino", Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) has many different types and is best known by horse owners to cause respiratory disease and abortions. More
Have a Horse in Your Backyard? You Need a Manure Management Plan
Have a Horse in Your Backyard? You Need a Manure Management Plan - Articles Articles
Recently revised Pennsylvania environmental regulations require all animal operations, large and small, to have either a Manure Management Plan or a Nutrient Management Plan. More
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