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Keep away from grain augers
Safe Grain Handling During Harvest - News News
Staying safe during grain handling operations is important. Be sure to evaluate and control all hazards. More
2017 Pennsylvania Farm Fatal Injury Summary
2017 Pennsylvania Farm Fatal Injury Summary - Articles Articles

2017 Pennsylvania Farm Fatal Injury Summary

Michael Pate, Ph.D., Serap Gorucu, Ph.D, Douglas Schaufler, Ph.D., P.E.

Annual summaries of farm fatalities help identify hazards and risks associated with production agriculture. More
Use Personal Gas Monitors to Avoid Exposure to Toxic Hydrogen Sulfide
Use Personal Gas Monitors to Avoid Exposure to Toxic Hydrogen Sulfide - Articles Articles

Use Personal Gas Monitors to Avoid Exposure to Toxic Hydrogen Sulfide

Dan Hofstetter, Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D., Michael Pate, Ph.D.

Gas monitoring is always recommended when working around toxic gases such as hydrogen sulfide. Fortunately, affordable portable personal gas monitors are available for on-farm use. More
Got Mud? Safe Extraction of Farm Machinery
Got Mud? Safe Extraction of Farm Machinery - Articles Articles
If you get a piece of equipment stuck in the mud, don’t rush. Take the proper precautions to get it out safely. More
Generator Checkup: Meaningful Maintenance for Safe Service
Generator Checkup: Meaningful Maintenance for Safe Service - Articles Articles
Is your generator prepared for a power outage at your farmstead or business? More
Researcher Aims to Limit Technology-based Distractions Researcher Aims to Limit Technology-based Distractions - News
Serap Gorucu, researcher at PSU, recently discussed youth ag safety at the “Technology-based Distractions in Farming Youth” seminar December 6 at Marshfield Clinic Research Institute. More
Orchard Wildlife Management - Birds
Orchard Wildlife Management - Birds - Articles Articles

Orchard Wildlife Management - Birds

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

On many farms or orchards, bird damage is minimal while for others, problems from birds can be substantial. More
Managing Your Restored Wetland
Managing Your Restored Wetland - Articles Articles

Managing Your Restored Wetland

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D., Charles Andrew Cole, Ph.D., Robert P Brooks, Ph.D.

This manual for landowners describes where wetland restoration is possible and how it is done. It covers basic wetland concepts, ecological concepts and terms, wetland restoration, and maintenance. More
Woodland Stewardship: Management Practices for Landowners
Woodland Stewardship: Management Practices for Landowners - Online Courses Online Courses
$119.00
Learn about forest ecosystems, management, and stewardship practices, as well as wildlife, water, tree identification and measurement, and legacy planning. More
Teach for Forests: Forest Education for Teachers and Youth Leaders
Teach for Forests: Forest Education for Teachers and Youth Leaders - Online Courses Online Courses
$119.00
Learn about trees, wildlife, water, and ecology. Learn to teach children and teens with activities and through curriculum recommendations. Earn Act 48 credits. More
Understanding Forests: Education for the General Public
Understanding Forests: Education for the General Public - Online Courses Online Courses
$79.00
Learn practical knowledge and skills about forest trees, wildlife, and water, as well as forest ecology, management, and silviculture. More
USDA Forest Service, Northern and Intermountain Region, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
Wildlife Damage - CSI Wildlife - Webinars Webinars
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Ever wonder who assaulted your apple tree or committed a felony on your tulips? Learn crime scene investigation techniques to learn “who done it.” More
Pine Siskin
Winter Bird Feeding: The Basics - Articles Articles

Winter Bird Feeding: The Basics

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Feeding birds is a great way to brighten a dreary winter day. It's also a never-ending source of entertainment and enjoyment. More
Water for Wildlife: Bird Baths and Backyard Ponds
Water for Wildlife: Bird Baths and Backyard Ponds - Articles Articles

Water for Wildlife: Bird Baths and Backyard Ponds

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Adding a bird bath to your yard is the easiest way to provide drinking and bathing water for birds. More
House Finch Conjunctivitis
House Finch Conjunctivitis - Articles Articles

House Finch Conjunctivitis

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

How to detect conjunctivitis in birds, which birds are affected, effects, and how to prevent the spread of the disease. More
Farmlands and Wildlife of Pennsylvania and the Northeast
Farmlands and Wildlife of Pennsylvania and the Northeast - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

Farmlands and Wildlife of Pennsylvania and the Northeast

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D., Amanda Yeager

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$9.00
Develop a wildlife management plan for your property. More
Timing for Excluding Bats
Timing for Excluding Bats - Articles Articles

Timing for Excluding Bats

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

We have a group of bats living in our attic and would like to bat proof the house, but don’t want to seal bats in. What is the best time for excluding bats? More
Sprayed by a Skunk
Sprayed by a Skunk - Articles Articles

Sprayed by a Skunk

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

My dog was sprayed in the face by a skunk. She smells terrible. How can I get rid of the smell? More
Homing Pigeon, Lost Pigeon
Homing Pigeon, Lost Pigeon - Articles Articles

Homing Pigeon, Lost Pigeon

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

I found a banded pigeon. How can I find the owner? More
Management Practices for Enhancing Wildlife Habitat
Management Practices for Enhancing Wildlife Habitat - Articles Articles

Management Practices for Enhancing Wildlife Habitat

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

By enhancing wildlife habitat on your property, you can improve the habitat quality for wildlife while increasing wildlife viewing and recreational opportunities. More
Forest Stewardship: Wildlife
Forest Stewardship: Wildlife - Articles Articles

Forest Stewardship: Wildlife

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Wildlife is an integral part of any healthy forest community. The information provided will provide you with the basic knowledge needed to begin wildlife stewardship on your property. More
Managing Habitat for Eastern Bluebirds
Managing Habitat for Eastern Bluebirds - Articles Articles

Managing Habitat for Eastern Bluebirds

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Bluebirds are one of Pennsylvania's most beloved songbirds. More
Hummingbird Feeders
Hummingbird Feeders - Articles Articles

Hummingbird Feeders

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

What is the recipe for hummingbird nectar? More
Moles have large paddle-like forefeet used for digging. Image by Michael David Hill, Wikimedia
Identifying Moles, Voles and Shrews - Articles Articles

Identifying Moles, Voles and Shrews

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

What is the difference between a mole, a vole and a shrew? More
Managing Habitat for American Kestrels
Managing Habitat for American Kestrels - Articles Articles

Managing Habitat for American Kestrels

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

American kestrels are small, swift, powerful birds of prey with brilliant coloring. More
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