Highlights from research results from 2007/2008 may help plan for the coming year’s tillage system including effects on runoff, erosion, and phosphorus loss on soils with different drainage characteristics
This Conference featured a wide variety of cover crop presentations and networking opportunities for farmers, industry, government and non-government organizations, extension and research.
Two rain gardens to help control stormwater runoff were recently completed in York and Shrewsbury Townships.
Master Watershed Steward event in York County introduces youth to fishing and helps them to gain appreciation of their local waterways.
Master Watershed Stewards in York County partnered with the City of York, the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, PA Office and the Watershed Alliance of York and started the Street 2 Creek Storm Drain Art Project.
Penn State Extensions’ Master Watershed Stewards in York County, helped plant 400 trees in two townships between Earth Day and Arbor Day.
The third Penn State Master Watershed Steward training in York County is complete. This enthusiastic group of 25 participants completed their training in early May.
We are excited to announce that York County’s second class of Master Watershed Steward trainees graduated and became official Master Watershed Stewards in March.
Watershed Stewards recognize local zoning officer for efforts to enhance water quality by installing a bioswale.
One third of York County households are served by private water and septic. Home Water and Septic System Workshops help homeowners maintain these systems.
Poor planter performance is one of the major reasons for yield reduction in no-till. Take a few minutes to review this checklist to ensure optimum planter performance.
Inspecting the wellhead (above ground portion of the well) every year helps a well owner discover potential issues before they become expensive problems.
Heavy rainfall can cause severe soil erosion in fields. There are a few practices that you can use to reduce rill erosion.
Grassed Waterways are not maintenance free. Don’t let a bund prevent your waterway from performing its job.