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Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 1: Water Well Condition and Construction
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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. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst Worksheet 5: Milkhouse Waste Management
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This publication helps farmers evaluate groundwater and surface water protection related to milkhouse wastewater conditions and management practices. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 6: Stream and Drainageway Management
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Water is one of our most important resources. Numerous farms have a stream or drainageway cutting through heavily used pastures, exercise lots, or barnyards. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Getting Started: Preliminary Screening Quiz
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Everything we do affects groundwater or surface water quality. Evaluation worksheets are available for farmstead management practices and site conditions. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 8: Silage Storage Management
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Silage is an essential feed for livestock-based agriculture. When properly harvested and stored, silage poses little or no pollution threat. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 7: Petroleum Storage and Handling
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Liquid petroleum products are concentrated, effective sources of power, lubrication, and heat. Improper storage of petroleum products can be a threat to the environment. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 4: Animal Concentration Areas Management
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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. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 3: Household Wastewater Treatment System
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Nearly one-third of Pennsylvania residents rely on private household waste treatment systems. Maintenance of these systems is the responsibility of the homeowner. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: A Sample Post-Evaluation Survey
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This survey gives participants in the Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst farm evaluation system a chance to give feedback about the program and its materials. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 10: Animal Waste Land Application Management
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Managing the land application of animal waste to protect water quality depends on applying rates based on various factors. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Overall Farmstead Ranking
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This form is designed for collecting the average rankings from completed Farm-A-Syst publications in one place for an overall comparison and interpretation. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 11: Soil Conservation Management
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A good soil-management program can help to protect soil, reduce runoff into surface water, and maintain or improve soil quality. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 2: Pesticide and Fertilizer Storage and Handling
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 2: Pesticide and Fertilizer Storage and Handling - Articles Articles
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. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Getting Started: Farmstead Map
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A farmstead map can record important features that influence water quality and make it easier to evaluate potential sources of pollution. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Getting Started - Introduction
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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. More
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