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Quick and Easy Worksheet for Assessing Traffic-Induced Soil Compaction Risk
Quick and Easy Worksheet for Assessing Traffic-Induced Soil Compaction Risk - Articles Articles
This worksheet gives you a simple, easy-to-use method for assessing the traffic-induced soil compaction risk posed by your field equipment. More
Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org
Sprayer Calibration Saves Money - Articles Articles

Sprayer Calibration Saves Money

Andrew Frankenfield

Spending some time going over your sprayer in the spring can pay dividends. Worn or partially clogged nozzles will cause uneven spray distribution, which can lead to problems later in the season. More
Fence Planning for Horses
Fence Planning for Horses - Articles Articles

Fence Planning for Horses

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

Horse fence can be one of the most attractive features of a horse facility. But not all fence is suitable for horses. More
Aerial image of Penn State’s research hopyard at Rock Springs. Photo by T. Delvalle, Penn State
Are You Using a sUAS as a Tool? - Articles Articles
You probably have heard of (or observed) the use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) throughout the country. More
Recordkeeping apps can put all of your crop history in the devices that you carry with you every day. Apps that utilize GIS mapping allow you to link records with mapped locations.
Should You Resolve to Ditch Paper Records in 2017? - Articles Articles
If you didn’t write it down it never happened; it’s a lesson often learned the hard way. More
On the Road: Plowshare Produce
On the Road: Plowshare Produce - Articles Articles

On the Road: Plowshare Produce

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D.

We visited with Micah and Bethany Spicher Schonberg and Gabby Bedeian at Plowshare Produce, a certified organic farm located in McAlevys Fort in Huntingdon County. More
Ephraim by his tomatoes in his storage facility.
On the Road: Sunrise Acres Farm - Articles Articles

On the Road: Sunrise Acres Farm

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Jeffrey Stoltzfus

We visited with Ephraim Zook at his farm in Ephrata, PA. Ephraim has been farming vegetables on 60 acres since 2000. More
On the Road: Yarnick's Farm
On the Road: Yarnick's Farm - Articles Articles

On the Road: Yarnick's Farm

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Robert Pollock

Yarnick’s Farm in Indiana, PA includes 250 acres of outdoor production and 20 greenhouses of varying sizes and shapes. More
DJ Mentlik, Brendan McNamara, Brian Roda, Tyrel Kling, Dan Morehouse, Christian Dominick, Keri Ford, Jena Griffin, Katy Flaherty, and Patrick Cullen. Not in the picture: Jude Liu, Doug Schaufler
ABE Students Visit JH Fletcher and Company Mining Manufacturer - News News
Biological Engineering and BioRenewable Systems students from the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering benefit from tour. More
What Can I Rent My Land For?
What Can I Rent My Land For? - Videos Videos
This video guides you through how to consider several factors when setting a rate for renting land. Factors include – use, land characteristics, and ownership costs, among others. More
Regulatory Issues and Land Use
Regulatory Issues and Land Use - Articles Articles
Check local municipality to find which laws if you are planning to build. More
Farm/Agriculture/Rural Management Hazard Analysis Tool (FARM-HAT)
Farm/Agriculture/Rural Management Hazard Analysis Tool (FARM-HAT) - Downloadable Downloadable
A simple method of providing first-hand information about hazards, a process for evaluating hazards, and recommendations on correcting hazards. More
Choosing a Legal Structure for Your Agriculture Business
Choosing a Legal Structure for Your Agriculture Business - Articles Articles
Choosing a legal structure for your business is a task that can feel overwhelming to a small farm or value-added business enterprise. More
Tractors and Equipment
Tractors and Equipment - Articles Articles
According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), each farm in Pennsylvania has an average of over $87,700 worth of equipment. More
Renting Agricultural Land
Renting Agricultural Land - Videos Videos
Producer interview covering renting agricultural land. More
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