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Manure Management Project Book for Youth
Manure Management for Youth Projects - Articles Articles
Manure impacts water quality. In PA, everyone who produces manure needs a plan. That includes 4-H youth. More
Horse Hay - Danielle N. Smarsh, Ph.D.
Mold and Mycotoxins in Horse Hay - Articles Articles
Hay with a high moisture content is at risk for developing mold. There are a variety of health risks for horses that consume moldy hay. More
Flooding around your home and on the farm could be leading to issues you need to address. Image Credit: Jennifer Fetter
After the Flood – Recovery Considerations for Rural Pennsylvanians - Articles Articles

After the Flood – Recovery Considerations for Rural Pennsylvanians

Jennifer R Fetter, Leon Ressler, Andy Yencha

Parts of Pennsylvania were drenched with heavy rains and flooded streams recently. In addition to drying out wet basements, there are few important things that rural Pennsylvanian’s might want to pay special attention to. More
Ryerss is home to 70 horses, which graze 160 acres of pasture. The farm also maintains an additional 160 acres for hay and field crops.
Best Management Practices: Ryerss Farm - Articles Articles
Increasing vegetation in winter pastures provided additional nutrition for horses and reduced erosion. More
Martha became interested and involved in the Equine Stewardship On-Farm Project after attending Penn State's Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course.
Best Management Practices: Mar Gar Farm - Articles Articles
Increasing desirable forage while decreasing weeds and minimizing bare ground. More
The operation is located on approximately 30 acres of pasture and is home to 40 horses. Lisa became interested and involved in the on-farm Equine Stewardship Project through attending Penn State's Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course.
Best Management Practices: L&B Farm - Articles Articles
Increasing perennial plants in pastures to reduce soil and nutrient loss. More
The operation is home to about 45 horses with 16 acres of pasture. Heritage Hills became involved with the Equine Stewardship On-Farm Project by attending a Penn State Environmental Stewardship short course.
Best Management Practices: Heritage Hills Equestrian Center - Articles Articles
Increasing vegetation in pastures to provide additional nutrition for horses. More
John and his wife own three Rocky Mountain Horses which have access to five acres of pasture. John was introduced to the On-Farm Sustainable Research and Education Project (SARE) after completing a Penn State Environmental Stewardship short course.
Best Management Practices: Wind Crest Farm - Articles Articles
Increasing perennial vegetation in pastures to provide nutrition for horses and decrease weeds. More
The operation is home to about 10-14 horses which have access to 19 acres of pasture. The farm has rolling fields, beautiful split rail fencing and a large indoor and outdoor riding arena.
Best Management Practices: Stonewall Stables - Articles Articles
Increasing edible vegetation provided additional nutrition for horses. More
Have a Horse or Steer in Your Backyard? You Need a Manure Management Plan
Have a Horse or Steer in Your Backyard? You Need a Manure Management Plan - Articles Articles
Recently revised Pennsylvania environmental regulations require all animal operations, large and small, to have either a Manure Management Plan or a Nutrient Management Plan. More
Photo Credit: “Road Closed Road Flooded” by David Marsh on Flickr.com - CC BY 2.0
Why Does My Community Flood More Than it Used to? - Articles Articles
Floods are a nuisance. Whether in the streets, parking lots, or your own front yard – they are no fun. Have you ever wondered why your community floods more now than it used to? More
Stormwater Basics
Stormwater Basics - Articles Articles

Stormwater Basics

Jennifer R Fetter

Ready-to-Use Educational Toolkit for Stormwater Management More
Tansparency Tube
FISH: Understanding Your Transparency Tube Measurements - Articles Articles
Part of the "First Investigation of Stream Health" activity. Transparency tubes are popular for use in stream monitoring programs. More
Bullfrog. Photo: Lesa Willis
FISH: Pennsylvania Frog and Toad Breeding Phenology - Articles Articles

FISH: Pennsylvania Frog and Toad Breeding Phenology

Jennifer R Fetter, Kristen Kyler

Part of the "First Investigation of Stream Health" activity. In central Pennsylvania there are three distinct periods in which potential species can be expected to begin breeding. More
Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Academic Standards
Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Academic Standards - Articles Articles

Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Academic Standards

Kristen Kyler, Jennifer R Fetter

The following is a list of current Pennsylvania Academic Standards addressed within the Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow curriculum. More
Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Curriculum
Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Curriculum - Articles Articles

Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Curriculum

Kristen Kyler, Jennifer R Fetter

Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow is a hands-on stormwater education curriculum available from Penn State Extension and Pennsylvania 4-H. More
Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Adaptation
Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Adaptation - Articles Articles

Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Adaptation

Kristen Kyler, Jennifer R Fetter

Tips for using the Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow Curriculum at fairs and community events when time is limited. More
Nightshade
Plants Toxic to Horses - Articles Articles

Plants Toxic to Horses

Donna Foulk

Horse owners should learn to recognize toxic plants and be aware of the symptoms they can cause. More
Figure 1. Disc and Contractor's Flag Pin.
Pasture Evaluation: Equine Pasture Evaluation Disc - Articles Articles
The Penn State Equine Pasture Evaluation Disc (EPED) can be used to document the concentration of weeds and desirable plants in pastures. More
Program participants learned about parasite life cycles through lectures and demonstrations.
Parasite Program Results - Articles Articles

Parasite Program Results

Donna Foulk, Ed Jedrzejewski, Heather Stofanak

Reducing Parasite Resistance on Equine Operations Using a Comprehensive Whole Farm Approach More
Testing your own farm's manure is not difficult.
Parasite Management: Fecal Egg Count Test Considerations and Protocols - Articles Articles
How to perform the fecal egg count tests and reduction tests, and important concepts to think about. More
Boarding Horses
Boarding Horses - Articles Articles

Boarding Horses

Donna Foulk, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Many people enjoy activities involving horses; however, they don't have the facilities to house their animals. More
Triploid grass carp are one potential management strategy for aquatic plants in your pond
Using Grass Carp to Control Aquatic Plants - Articles Articles

Using Grass Carp to Control Aquatic Plants

Bryan Swistock, Jennifer R Fetter, Amy Galford, James Andrew Clark

This information explains how to use grass carp for biological aquatic vegetation control. More
Spring Plants that are Poisonous to Horses, Dogs and Barn Cats
Spring Plants that are Poisonous to Horses, Dogs and Barn Cats - Articles Articles
Many ornamental plants can be harmful to horses, dogs and barn cats. More
Managing Toxic Pasture Plants
Managing Toxic Pasture Plants - Articles Articles
There are hundreds of plants in North America that can be poisonous to horses. More
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