Information on sustainable agriculture of cover crops, including crop rotation and conservation tillage, extending the grazing season and interseeding. Tips on soil compaction and using flowering cover crops for native pollinating bee conservation.
If winter manure spreading is absolutely unavoidable, follow these requirements to do it legally.
Join us at a workshop to learn more about Hay Production, attend the Crop Conferences and Crop Days, or at a traditional session for pesticide applicators.
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Learn how to improve your farm's soils and increase profitability through no-till, cover crops and crop diversity in this discussion-driven workshop.
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Soil organic matter is a primary measure of soil health. It is important to monitor soil organic matter and try to increase it. But what is a realistic goal?
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This video provides step-by-step instructions for calculating seeding rates when including multiple species in a cover crop mixture.
Recent trials show that several shorter-lived residual corn herbicides can be used successfully with interseeded cover crops.
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This system was designed to help establish cover crops in areas where cover crop establishment is not that feasible because of a late harvest and short season.
There is some concern about the impact of the cover crop on the corn. In most cases, though, we have observed that the corn is very competitive with the cover crop.
Interseeding cover crops in corn is a promising management practice that could improve the adoption of cover crops where they have not been feasible before.
Brassicas can be an excellent alternative to perennial pastures and a good option available to extend the grazing season longer into the fall.
Planting green is a practice where cover crop termination is delayed until cash crop planting in order to extend soil health benefits longer into the season.
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 Articles ByGregory W. Roth, Ph.D., Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA
The Penn State Cover Crop Interseeder and Applicator was designed to help establish cover crops in areas where cover crop establishment is not that feasible because of a late harvest and short season.
Conservation strategies that can be employed across your farm or in your garden to help maintain healthy native bee populations.
Taking advantage of the natural enemies of insects to help manage insect pests.