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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
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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
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Manure Sampling for Nutrient Management Planning

Douglas Beegle, Ph.D., Jerry Martin

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
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Manure Spreader Calibration

Douglas Beegle, Ph.D., Jerry Martin

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
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Nutrient Management Legislation in Pennsylvania

Douglas Beegle, Ph.D., Dwight Lingenfelter

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
Manage manure to optimize its economic returns and at the same time minimize its potential environmental impact. More
Nutrient Budgets for PA Cropland: What They Reveal and How Can They Be Used?
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Nutrient Budgets for PA Cropland: What They Reveal and How Can They Be Used?

Douglas Beegle, Ph.D., Robert Graves, Ph.D., P.E.

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
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