Articles

36 Results

List Grid

Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 1: Water Well Condition and Construction
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 1: Water Well Condition and Construction - Articles Articles
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
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst Worksheet 5: Milkhouse Waste Management - Articles Articles
This publication helps farmers evaluate groundwater and surface water protection related to milkhouse wastewater conditions and management practices. More
Nutrient Management to Improve Nitrogen Efficiency and Reduce Environmental Loss
Nutrient Management to Improve Nitrogen Efficiency and Reduce Environmental Loss - Articles Articles
This article describes the three main pathways of nitrogen loss--nitrate leaching, denitrification, and volatilization--and summarizes requirements and provides nitrogen management guidance. More
Watch for K Deficiency
Watch for K Deficiency - Articles Articles

Watch for K Deficiency

Douglas Beegle, Ph.D.

As the crops are growing, potassium deficiency is showing up in some fields. Symptoms occur on the edges of the lower leaves on most plants. More
Managing Phosphorus for Agriculture and the Environment
Managing Phosphorus for Agriculture and the Environment - Articles Articles
Phosphorus is an essential element for plant and animal growth, but too much of it can accelerate the natural aging of lakes and streams. More
Managing Phosphorus for Crop Production
Managing Phosphorus for Crop Production - Articles Articles
Phosphorus is a macronutrient and component of nucleic acids, and plays a vital role in plant reproduction, of which grain production is an important result. More
Managing Potassium for Crop Production
Managing Potassium for Crop Production - Articles Articles
A corn crop takes up nearly as much potassium (K) as it does nitrogen (N), yet management of each nutrient is entirely different. More
A Nutrient Management Approach for Pennsylvania: Decision-Making
A Nutrient Management Approach for Pennsylvania: Decision-Making - Articles Articles
Effective nutrient management requires decisions to be made at several different levels of detail: strategic, tactical, and operational (Figure 1). More
A Nutrient Management Approach for Pennsylvania: Introduction to the Concepts
A Nutrient Management Approach for Pennsylvania: Introduction to the Concepts - Articles Articles
Nutrient management has taken on new meaning in recent times. Soil fertility traditionally dealt with supplying and managing nutrients to meet crop production requirements. More
A Nutrient Management Approach for Pennsylvania: Plant Nutrient Stocks and Flows
A Nutrient Management Approach for Pennsylvania: Plant Nutrient Stocks and Flows - Articles Articles
Decision-making in agriculture affects the distribution of materials such as crops and manure within farms, and the movement of materials such as feeds and farm products to and from farms. More
Pennsylvania's Nutrient Management Act (Act 38): Who Is Affected?
Pennsylvania's Nutrient Management Act (Act 38): Who Is Affected? - Articles Articles
Learn how to calculate the animal density of an agricultural operation to determine if it is a Concentrated Animal Operation (CAO) and thereby required to implement an Act 38 nutrient management plan. More
Manure Sampling for Nutrient Management Planning
Manure Sampling for Nutrient Management Planning - Articles Articles

Manure Sampling for Nutrient Management Planning

Jerry Martin, Douglas Beegle, Ph.D.

Manure is an excellent source of many essential plant nutrients and, with proper management, can meet nearly all crop nutrient needs. More
Manure Spreader Calibration
Manure Spreader Calibration - Articles Articles

Manure Spreader Calibration

Jerry Martin, Douglas Beegle, Ph.D.

Manure spreader calibration is an essential and valuable nutrient management tool for maximizing the efficient use of available manure nutrients. More
Nutrient Management Planning: An Overview
Nutrient Management Planning: An Overview - Articles Articles
Nutrient management traditionally has been concerned with optimizing the economic returns from nutrients used to produce a crop. More
Nutrient Management Legislation in Pennsylvania
Nutrient Management Legislation in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Nutrient Management Legislation in Pennsylvania

Dwight Lingenfelter, Douglas Beegle, Ph.D.

Summarizes the nutrient management provisions of Act 38 in Pennsylvania and the regulations that went into effect October 1, 2006. More
Estimating Manure Application Rates
Estimating Manure Application Rates - Articles Articles

Estimating Manure Application Rates

Douglas Beegle, Ph.D.

Manage manure to optimize its economic returns and at the same time minimize its potential environmental impact. More
Soil Acidity and Aglime
Soil Acidity and Aglime - Articles Articles

Soil Acidity and Aglime

Dwight Lingenfelter, Douglas Beegle, Ph.D.

Soil acidity is among the important environmental factors which can influence plant growth, and can seriously limit crop production. More
Nutrient Budgets for PA Cropland: What They Reveal and How Can They Be Used?
Nutrient Budgets for PA Cropland: What They Reveal and How Can They Be Used? - Articles Articles

Nutrient Budgets for PA Cropland: What They Reveal and How Can They Be Used?

Douglas Beegle, Ph.D., Robert Graves, Ph.D., P.E., Kristen Saacke Blunk

Nutrient budgets have been developed by Mid-Atlantic Regional Water Program to quantify the magnitude and sources of excess nutrients that are being generated and applied throughout Pennsylvania. More
The Pennsylvania Phosphorus Index: Version 2 The Pennsylvania Phosphorus Index: Version 2 - Articles

The Pennsylvania Phosphorus Index: Version 2

Peter Kleinman, Ph.D., Douglas Beegle, Ph.D., Jennifer Weld

Gives descriptions of factors and how to determine them in developing a nitrogen-based nutrient management plan that will then be evaluated using the Phosphorus Index provided. More
Malting Barley in Pennsylvania
Malting Barley in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Malting Barley in Pennsylvania

Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D., Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Austin Kirt

Demand for locally sourced malted barley, for local craft beer, has led to the development of malt houses in PA and other states in our region. More
Nutrient Management in Conservation Tillage Systems
Nutrient Management in Conservation Tillage Systems - Articles Articles
One of the most important functions of conservation tillage systems is the maintenance of crop residues on the soil surface to protect the soil from erosion. More
Starter Fertilizer
Starter Fertilizer - Articles Articles

Starter Fertilizer

Dwight Lingenfelter, Douglas Beegle, Ph.D.

Starter fertilizers enhance the development of emerging seedlings by supplying essential nutrients in accessible locations near the roots. More
Nitrogen Application in Warm, Dry Weather Nitrogen Application in Warm, Dry Weather - Articles
Applying any urea containing fertilizer to the soil surface during warm, dry, windy conditions will maximize the potential for N volatilization losses. More
Topdressing Wheat with Nitrogen
Topdressing Wheat with Nitrogen - Articles Articles

Topdressing Wheat with Nitrogen

Douglas Beegle, Ph.D.

Topdressing with different nitrogen fertilizers, two of which will also supplement sulfur. More
R.L. Croissant, Bugwood.org
End of Season Nitrogen Management Assessment - Articles Articles
What happened to your N? A Late Season Stalk Nitrate Test may help. More
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2