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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
An example of a quad plate demonstrating growth from a quarter sample of a cow with a high SCC. (photo by Ginger Fenton, 2015)
Using On-farm Culturing for More Than Mastitis - News News
New ways to incorporate on-farm culturing in herd health routines. 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
Photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State Univrsity
Drought Happens - Are You Ready? - News News
Drought is a regular occurrence somewhere in the United States, even here in Pennsylvania. More
Pitless Adaptor. Photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State University
Drilling a New or Replacement Well - News News
Anyone installing a new well—or replacing an inadequate old system needs to plan carefully to ensure an adequate supply of good-quality water. More
Photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State University
Private Water System Education Workshop Held in York County - News News
One third of York County households are served by private water and septic. Home Water and Septic System Workshops help homeowners maintain these systems. More
Photo: Mark Madden, Penn State Extension
Wellhead Protection – the Area Around the Well Counts! - News News
Inspecting the wellhead (above ground portion of the well) every year helps a well owner discover potential issues before they become expensive problems. More
Sanitary well cap photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State
Spring is a Good Time to Think about Water Well Maintenance - News News
Your well requires regular maintenance, just like any other system in your home. Regular inspection and some simple steps will help safeguard your water supply. More
Hydrilla plant close-up. Photo:Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
Focus on Aquatic Invasive Species: Hydrilla - News News
Hydrilla is a submerged aquatic weed of concern in Pennsylvania. More
Focus on Aquatic Invasive Species – What are Asian Carp? Focus on Aquatic Invasive Species – What are Asian Carp? - News
Asian carp is a catchall name for four species of carp, silver, bighead, grass, and black carp from Southeast Asia that are now threatening the Great Lakes. More
Melting snow with deicing salt. Photo: V Jedlicka, Nebraska Extension
Watershed-friendly Deicing - News News

Watershed-friendly Deicing

01/30/2017

Did you know that runoff containing de-icing chemicals can damage our rivers and streams? 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