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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
Photo credit: Doug Beegle
Fall Manure Management - News News

Fall Manure Management

09/20/2017

As the crops are being harvested and manure is ready to be spread, here are some considerations for fall manure applications. 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
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
Timely Nitrogen Management Timely Nitrogen Management - News

Timely Nitrogen Management

06/07/2017

With all of the rainfall that we have been seeing, here’s how you can ensure that your corn crop has enough nitrogen for the season. More
Writing a Manure Management Plan for Pennsylvania Farmers and Property Owners
Writing a Manure Management Plan for Pennsylvania Farmers and Property Owners - Online Courses Online Courses
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Pennsylvania law requires farms and properties with animals or that use manure to develop a manure management plan. This course walks you through the process. More
Injecting manure has been shown to increase N available for a following crop (reduce ammonia loss), improve neighbor relations with reduction in odor, and reduce likelihood of manure runoff during intense rainfall and rapid snow melt.
Increasing Interest in Manure Injection in Pennsylvania? - News News
Manure injection is usually more expensive than broadcasting. However, many of the benefits of placing manure below the surface may offset much of this expense. More
Penn State Extension Sulfur Survey for 2014-2016 Penn State Extension Sulfur Survey for 2014-2016 - News
There is increasing concern with sulfur (S) deficiency due to reduced atmospheric S deposition which is reflected in a trend toward lower soil test S levels. More
Soil Fertility Management for Forage Crops: Maintenance
Soil Fertility Management for Forage Crops: Maintenance - Articles Articles
Once a forage stand is successfully established, the goal becomes maintenance of an adequate level of fertility to meet the needs of the crop throughout the life of the stand. More
Partially chopped field of corn for silage
Spreadsheet to Price Standing Corn for Silage - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Spreadsheet to Price Standing Corn for Silage

Timothy Beck, Virginia A. Ishler, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D., Paul Craig, Douglas Beegle, Ph.D., Ken Griswold

Use this spreadsheet to price your standing corn for silage. More
Andrew Koeser, International Society of Arboriculture, Bugwood.org
Can You Apply Limestone in the Winter? - Articles Articles
Liming should be a priority in your crop management plans. Winter liming may provide flexibility. 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
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
Late Winter and Early Spring Manure Application Considerations
Late Winter and Early Spring Manure Application Considerations - Articles Articles
Select the best fields and timing to minimize the potential for loss. More
Winter Limestone Application
Winter Limestone Application - Articles Articles

Winter Limestone Application

Douglas Beegle, Ph.D.

Applying lime during winter months has some limitations. 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
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