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Downed cherry tree in pasture. Note nearly all cherry leaves stripped from the tree by cattle. Photo credit – Del Voight, Penn State Extension
Cyanide Poisoning of Livestock from Cherry Tree Leaves - Articles Articles
Take time to examine the woodlines along your pastures. If they contain cherry trees, you risk losing livestock to cyanide poisoning. More
New growth on alfalfa. Credit: Creative Commons CC0; Pixabay.com
Cutting Height in Hay Fields: How Low Can You Go? - Articles Articles
As you head out to cut hay this spring, take time to examine your cutting height. How does your height match up with the following recommendations? More
Checking soybean spacing and depth. Photo credit: United Soybean Board.
Keep an Eye on Planting Depth in Corn and Soybeans - Articles Articles
Many planters will be in the fields this week. Take time to get off the tractor and check your seeding depth. More
New growth on alfalfa. Photo credit: Creative Commons CC0; Pixabay.com
Assessing Your Alfalfa Stand this Spring - Articles Articles
As alfalfa breaks dormancy this spring, take time to evaluate the condition of your stand. Is it good enough to keep? More
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Questions About Your Pesticide Points? - Articles Articles
Is your pesticide license due to expire on March 31? Not sure how many points you need? Do you need to find upcoming meetings? Here’s a simple way to check! More
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Frost Seeding Time is Here - Articles Articles
Are your pastures looking a little thin? Now is the time to consider frost seeding as an option to thicken forage stands. More
Frost Seeding of Pastures
Frost Seeding of Pastures - Articles Articles
Are your pastures looking a little thin? Read about frost seeding as an option to thicken forage stands. More
Frost Seeding for Pasture Renovation
Frost Seeding for Pasture Renovation - Articles Articles
Frost Seeding for Pasture Renovation-If stands are thin, consider frost seeding as an option to thicken your pasture. More
Horizontal Silo Safety
Horizontal Silo Safety - Articles Articles

Horizontal Silo Safety

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

This article addresses safety hazards and precautions for horizontal silos, particularly bunker silos. More
Skid-Steer Safety for Farm and Landscape
Skid-Steer Safety for Farm and Landscape - Articles Articles

Skid-Steer Safety for Farm and Landscape

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

Addresses the safe use of the skid-steer loader as used in agricultural or landscape operations. More
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Time to Check Your Poly Storage Tanks - Articles Articles
Many farms take advantage of using polyethylene (poly) tanks for transportation, storage and application of fertilizers and chemicals. More
NAGCAT Guidelines offer visual and written recommendations to adults to help youth have positive agricultural experiences.
ATVs and Youth: Matching Children and Vehicles - Articles Articles

ATVs and Youth: Matching Children and Vehicles

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

From backyards to farm fields to forest lands, youth are operating all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). More
Farm Dump Truck and Trailer Safety
Farm Dump Truck and Trailer Safety - Articles Articles

Farm Dump Truck and Trailer Safety

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

This article will examine large farm dump truck and trailer safety issues relating to the use of these units on farms. More
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Disposing of Used Pesticide Containers - Articles Articles
Take time to dispose of used pesticide containers properly. More
The Safe Use of ATVs in Agriculture
The Safe Use of ATVs in Agriculture - Articles Articles

The Safe Use of ATVs in Agriculture

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

The ATV has found many uses in agriculture as a substitute for pick-up trucks, horses, and even walking. More
Farm Respiratory Protection
Farm Respiratory Protection - Articles Articles

Farm Respiratory Protection

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

Farming is filled with respiratory hazards such as pesticide vapors, dusty fields, dangerous hydrogen sulfide accumulations in manure pits and pump sumps. More
Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Agriculture
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Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Agriculture

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

Studies suggest that lengthy exposure to typical noises on farms can result in noise induced hearing loss to farmers of all ages, including teenagers. More
A damaged hard hat
Head, Eye, and Foot Protection for Farm Workers - Articles Articles

Head, Eye, and Foot Protection for Farm Workers

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

The National Safety Council estimates that approximately 120,000 agricultural workers suffer disabling injuries each year. More