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The ‘dweller’ dung beetle Sphaeridium scarabaeoides, a predator of fly larvae observed 4/21/17 in Tionesta, PA.
The Lowly Dung Beetle - Articles Articles

The Lowly Dung Beetle

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Learn about the important role these often forgotten insects play on your livestock farm. More
A Vortex Forage and Biomass Sample Dryer
A Vortex Forage and Biomass Sample Dryer - Articles Articles
Inaccurate moisture measurement of forages during hay harvest can lead to mold, excessive dry matter and quality loss, heat generation, and even fire. More
Soil compaction at grain harvest and while grazing
Soil compaction at grain harvest and while grazing - Articles Articles

Soil compaction at grain harvest and while grazing

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Try to avoid soil compaction if you still have corn and soybeans to harvest, or if you graze animals. More
Photo caption: Fall pasture walk, Nicole Santangelo, PSU
Tips for Fall Grazing Pastures - Articles Articles

Tips for Fall Grazing Pastures

Nicole Santangelo Carutis, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

Does grazing fall pastures have implications for spring regrowth? More
Photo Caption: Deer in Winter, Andrew Frankenfield, Penn State
Deer Control Options for Farmers and Landowners - Articles Articles
Crop damage caused by deer is a reoccurring theme for farmers. Learn about the management options available to control deer populations. More
Forage Quality in Perspective
Forage Quality in Perspective - Articles Articles

Forage Quality in Perspective

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Fluctuations in milk prices, feed costs, and government programs are forcing dairy farmers to become more efficient with their farm operation. More
Where to Send Samples for Analysis
Where to Send Samples for Analysis - Articles Articles
Once you have gone to the effort of correctly collecting a sample, how can you be sure that the results you receive from the testing laboratory are accurate? More
Putting Forage Quality in Perspective
Putting Forage Quality in Perspective - Articles Articles
Objective forage analysis is required to determine the quality of a forage. More
Determining Pasture Yield
Determining Pasture Yield - Articles Articles

Determining Pasture Yield

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Direct and indirect methods of determining pasture yield. More
Determining Forage Quality
Determining Forage Quality - Articles Articles
Learn about the importance of physical appraisal and chemical analysis in determining forage quality. More
Dairies Utilizing Tall Grazing in the Northeast
Dairies Utilizing Tall Grazing in the Northeast - Articles Articles
Five dairy farms in the northeast participated in a study designed to describe a technique called "mob grazing." More
Collecting a Sample for Quality Analysis
Collecting a Sample for Quality Analysis - Articles Articles
Collecting a sample to be submitted for quality analysis is the first step in obtaining accurate and useful results. More
Mowing with a scythe.
Mowing with a Scythe - Articles Articles

Mowing with a Scythe

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

The scythe is an instrument used to cut grass or shrub. This article gives a description of different types of scythes, the parts of the scythe, and sharpening and mowing techniques. More
Learning from Your Own Farm: Farmer/Grower Grant Success Stories
Learning from Your Own Farm: Farmer/Grower Grant Success Stories - Articles Articles
The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NE-SARE) program provides modest funding to farmers who would like to initiate their own on-farm research. More
Nutrient Management to Improve Nitrogen Efficiency and Reduce Environmental Loss
Nutrient Management to Improve Nitrogen Efficiency and Reduce Environmental Loss - Articles Articles
This fact sheet describes the three main pathways of nitrogen loss--nitrate leaching, denitrification, and volatilization--and summarizes requirements and provides nitrogen management guidance. More
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