If wells are not properly constructed or maintained, groundwater may become contaminated, putting human and livestock health at risk. This publication helps farmers evaluate water protection.
This publication helps farmers evaluate groundwater and surface water protection related to milkhouse wastewater conditions and management practices.
Water is one of our most important resources. Numerous farms have a stream or drainageway cutting through heavily used pastures, exercise lots, or barnyards.
Everything we do affects groundwater or surface water quality. Evaluation worksheets are available for farmstead management practices and site conditions.
Silage is an essential feed for livestock-based agriculture. When properly harvested and stored, silage poses little or no pollution threat.
Liquid petroleum products are concentrated, effective sources of power, lubrication, and heat. Improper storage of petroleum products can be a threat to the environment.
When animals are confined outside, the risk to surface water and groundwater is increased. Animal concentration areas include barnyards, feedlots, loafing areas, or exercise lots.
Nearly one-third of Pennsylvania residents rely on private household waste treatment systems. Maintenance of these systems is the responsibility of the homeowner.
This survey gives participants in the Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst farm evaluation system a chance to give feedback about the program and its materials.
Managing the land application of animal waste to protect water quality depends on applying rates based on various factors.
This form is designed for collecting the average rankings from completed Farm-A-Syst publications in one place for an overall comparison and interpretation.
A good soil-management program can help to protect soil, reduce runoff into surface water, and maintain or improve soil quality.
Pesticides and fertilizers are effective crop management tools. However, these chemicals can endanger water quality and human health if they are not properly stored and handled.
A farmstead map can record important features that influence water quality and make it easier to evaluate potential sources of pollution.
Many farmers rely on well water, and may use surface water to supplement the needs of their livestock or to irrigate crops. Some farm activities have the potential to contaminate drinking water.