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The aftermath of riparian buffer flooding (Photo by Kristen Kyler - Penn State University)
Buffers Need Maintenance After Flooding - News News
Flooding has been a relatively common occurrence this summer which has caused significant damage to homes, roads, and businesses. Riparian buffer owners also need to inspect and repair their young forests. More
Image Credit: Susan Greenfield
How Can I Control Stormwater on My Property? - Articles Articles
Want to control stormwater on your property? There are many different things you can do. More
Tansparency Tube
FISH: Understanding Your Transparency Tube Measurements - Articles Articles
Part of the "First Investigation of Stream Health" activity. Transparency tubes are popular for use in stream monitoring programs. More
Bullfrog. Photo: Lesa Willis
FISH: Pennsylvania Frog and Toad Breeding Phenology - Articles Articles

FISH: Pennsylvania Frog and Toad Breeding Phenology

Jennifer R Fetter, Kristen Kyler

Part of the "First Investigation of Stream Health" activity. In central Pennsylvania there are three distinct periods in which potential species can be expected to begin breeding. More
Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Academic Standards
Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Academic Standards - Articles Articles

Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Academic Standards

Kristen Kyler, Jennifer R Fetter

The following is a list of current Pennsylvania Academic Standards addressed within the Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow curriculum. More
Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Adaptation
Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Adaptation - Articles Articles

Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Adaptation

Kristen Kyler, Jennifer R Fetter

Tips for using the Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow Curriculum at fairs and community events when time is limited. More
curriculum
Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Curriculum - Articles Articles

Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Curriculum

Kristen Kyler, Jennifer R Fetter

Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow is a hands-on stormwater education curriculum available from Penn State Extension and Pennsylvania 4-H. More
Photo: Diane Oleson, Penn State Extension
Landscaping Professionals: Working for Cleaner Water and a Cleaner Look - Articles Articles
Stormwater is the water that runs off of houses, streets, parking lots, and other hard surfaces during rain events. It has been identified as a major cause of water pollution. More
Volunteers plant a riparian buffer on Mill Creek,Lancaster County, Photo: Kristen Kyler, Penn State University
Lower Susquehanna Community Saving a Stream Using Trees - News News
Volunteers gathered on June 10th, at a family farm outside of New Holland along the banks of Mill Creek for a day filled with hard work for a good cause. More
Simplified hydrologic cycle of a residential lot. Source Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication 426-041, What is a Watershed?
Extension Unites to Create a New Bay Resource - News News
Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) certification program provides resources to help landscape professionals learn sustainable landscaping practices More
Photo provided by the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH)
Fall Harvest Safety Tips - Articles Articles

Fall Harvest Safety Tips

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

With the urgency felt by farm families during the fall season, here are some safety reminders. More
Safety and Health Management Planning for Biomass Producers
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Safety and Health Management Planning for Biomass Producers

Douglas Schaufler, Ph.D., P.E., Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

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Find risk-reduction information and resources to plan effective safety and health management programs. More
Safety and Health Management Planning for General Farmers and Ranchers
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Find risk-reduction information and resources to develop effective safety and health management plans for your farm or ranch. More
National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program
National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program - Articles Articles
The National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP) is a project of Hazardous Occupations Safety Training in Agriculture (HOSTA) for youth ages 14 and 15. More
After restoring your stream side property, how can you measure the success of your efforts?
First Investigation of Stream Health (FISH) Protocol - Articles Articles

First Investigation of Stream Health (FISH) Protocol

Jennifer R Fetter, Kristen Kyler

Do you enjoy outdoor activities? Become a citizen scientist. First Investigation of Stream Health (FISH) monitors changes to local streams and their habitats. More
Tractor Stability and Instability
Tractor Stability and Instability - Articles Articles

Tractor Stability and Instability

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

No other farm machine is so identified with the hazards of production agriculture as the tractor. More
Lighting and Marking for Horse Drawn Buggies, Carriages, Carts, and Wagons
Lighting and Marking for Horse Drawn Buggies, Carriages, Carts, and Wagons - Articles Articles
Traditional use of horse-drawn buggies and wagons provide the main mode of transportation. The visibility of buggies and wagons on public roadways is important. More
Farm Pond Safety
Farm Pond Safety - Articles Articles

Farm Pond Safety

Linda Fetzer, Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., Diane Oleson, M.S., Sam Steel, Amy Galford

Farm ponds, lagoons and water wells are often found on Pennsylvania farms and all have contributed to accidental drownings. More
Pre-Operational Checks for Tractors
Pre-Operational Checks for Tractors - Articles Articles

Pre-Operational Checks for Tractors

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

New and experienced growers alike may often overlook the importance of regular equipment checks and maintenance during the heat of the season. More
Agricultural Hand Signals
Agricultural Hand Signals - Articles Articles

Agricultural Hand Signals

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

The American Society of Agricultural Engineers has developed standardized hand signals because communication on the farm often cannot be accomplished vocally due to noise or distance. More
Rx for SMV Highway Safety: Be Conspicuous
Rx for SMV Highway Safety: Be Conspicuous - Articles Articles
Safely traveling roadways with agricultural equipment requires an extra degree of caution from the equipment operator and from general vehicle drivers sharing the road. More
Rx para la Seguridad en Carreteras con SMV: Sea Visible
Rx para la Seguridad en Carreteras con SMV: Sea Visible - Articles Articles
Hoja Informativa sobre Rx para la Seguridad en Carreteras con SMV: Sea Visible. More
Un Resumen de las Leyes y los Reglamentos que Afectan a la Agricultura
Un Resumen de las Leyes y los Reglamentos que Afectan a la Agricultura - Articles Articles
Hoja Informativa sobre Un Resumen de las Leyes y los Reglamentos que Afectan a la Agricultura More
Figura 1. Sistema de almacenamiento de granos.
Peligros del Flujo de Granos - Articles Articles

Peligros del Flujo de Granos

Davis E. Hill, Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

Hoja Informativa sobre Peligros del Flujo de Granos. 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
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