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Management of Aquatic Plants DVD
Management of Aquatic Plants DVD - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
$5.00
This DVD highlights the benefits of aquatic plants and algae along with suitable strategies to control excessive growth when it occurs. More
Spreadsheet to Calculate Milk Price
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Spreadsheet to Calculate Milk Price

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Calculates gross milk price using multiple-component pricing with the option of a somatic cell count adjustment. More
Spreadsheet to Compare Cost of Milk and Milk Replacer
Spreadsheet to Compare Cost of Milk and Milk Replacer - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
Tool to compare cost of feeding whole milk or milk replacer. Calculates cost per pound of dry matter and compares amount of nutrients provided by each feed. More
Spreadsheet to Price Standing Hay-crop Forage
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Spreadsheet to Price Standing Hay-crop Forage

Virginia A. Ishler, Timothy Beck

This Excel spreadsheet estimates prices for standing hay-crop forage for both a buyer and grower perspectives. More
Penn State Monthly Cash Flow Spreadsheet
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Penn State Monthly Cash Flow Spreadsheet

Timothy Beck, Robert C. Goodling, Jr.

If you plan to use only Excel 2007 or Excel 2010 with the spreadsheet, use this version. (2007 or 2010 Excel file) Updated February 2012. More
Comprehensive Feed Management Monitoring Spreadsheet for Dairy Cows
Comprehensive Feed Management Monitoring Spreadsheet for Dairy Cows - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
A monitoring tool (Excel spreadsheet) for protein and phosphorus levels in the ration and manure evaluating lactating and dry cows, and heifers. More
Annual Cash Flow
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Annual Cash Flow

Virginia A. Ishler, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., Timothy Beck, Mathew M. Haan, J. Craig Williams, Mauricio Rosales

A basic annual cash flow tool to identify cash inflows/outflows for the dairy enterprise. For a more in-depth analysis utilize the Know Your Numbers program. More
Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Checklist Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Checklist - Tools and Apps
This checklist is a brief overview of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for agricultural pesticide requirements for compliance. 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
Monthly Monitor
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Monthly Monitor

Lisa A. Holden, Robert C. Goodling, Jr.

Use the Monthly Monitor to track key production and financial indicators for dairy advisory teams. More
Goal-Setting Worksheet Goal-Setting Worksheet - Tools and Apps
Goal-setting worksheet to help outline specific goals for a dairy advisory team with an example More
Photo credit: Amber Yutzy
Nitrate Calculator Spreadsheet - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
Automates calculation of nitrate intake from feed and water, suggests ways to limit nitrate intake, and converts expressions of nitrate concentration. More
Feed Value Calculator spreadsheet Feed Value Calculator spreadsheet - Tools and Apps
Calculates value of forages and concentrates using Petersen's constants; based on the price of corn, soybean meal, and average quality alfalfa hay. Feed values can then be compared to market prices. More
Photo credit: Amber Yutzy
Costs to Raise Replacement Heifers: Template - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Costs to Raise Replacement Heifers: Template

Timothy Beck, Heather Weeks

Example shows how to complete the Costs to Raise Replacement Heifers spreadsheet, uses data from Penn State research. More
Photo credit: Amber Yutzy
Costs to Raise Replacement Heifers: Spreadsheet - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
Provides a tool to determine the actual costs of raising heifers on any dairy operation. More
Measuring a largemouth bass from a pond.
Fish Population Exercise - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
This quick exercise will help you to determine the Proportional Stock Density (PSD) for your pond to help in managing the bass and bluegill population. More
By Denise Krebs (Heirloom tomatoes) [CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Flickr
Sample Tomato Budget: Heirloom Type - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
Tomato budget for Heirloom type tomatoes. More
By Penny Greb, USDA ARS, via Wikimedia Commons
Sample Tomato Budget: Red Type - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
Interactive budget for red type tomatoes. More
H2OSolutions - Drinking Water App
H2OSolutions - Drinking Water App - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
This app helps private water system owners and professionals evaluate drinking water from wells, springs and cisterns. More
Template Harmonized Food Safety Plan
Template Harmonized Food Safety Plan - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
You can use this template to write your own "Field Operations and Harvesting" GAP plan. More
Dairy Heifer Diet Formulator - Spreadsheet
Dairy Heifer Diet Formulator - Spreadsheet - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Dairy Heifer Diet Formulator - Spreadsheet

Jud Heinrichs, Lucas Mitchell

Choose feeds from the library or enter the composition of feeds on your farm, then balance a diet to meet a targeted growth rate. More
Compared to testing at room temperature, warm colostrum underestimates colostrum IgG and cold colostrum overestimates IgG.
Colostrometer Adjustment Spreadsheet - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Colostrometer Adjustment Spreadsheet

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Adjust readings from a colostrometer to provide the value expected if colostrum was tested at 68°F. More
Testing water for EDC's.
Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDC) Footprint Calculator - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
This footprint calculator will educate users about their consumption of EDC-containing products and help them to identify ways to reduce their footprint. More
Calcium Rate Calculator for Determining Optimum Rate to Minimize Bitter Pit
Calcium Rate Calculator for Determining Optimum Rate to Minimize Bitter Pit - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
A calculator to help you apply the optimum rate of calcium per season to minimize fruit bitter pit. More
Photo: Tara Baugher
Honeycrisp Stem-Clipping Calculator - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Honeycrisp Stem-Clipping Calculator

Lynn Kime, Tara Baugher

A tool to help you assess whether or not to stem clip Honeycrisp based on the potential increase in fruit packout versus increases in harvest costs. More