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Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 6: Stream and Drainageway Management
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 6: Stream and Drainageway Management - Articles Articles
Water is one of our most important resources. Numerous farms have a stream or drainageway cutting through heavily used pastures, exercise lots, or barnyards. More
Managing Phosphorus for Agriculture and the Environment
Managing Phosphorus for Agriculture and the Environment - Articles Articles
Phosphorus is an essential element for plant and animal growth, but too much of it can accelerate the natural aging of lakes and streams. More
How good is your greenhouse water?
Water Quality Checklist for Greenhouse Growers - Articles Articles
A quick check of the quality of water you use for irrigation and pesticide application can save you time and headaches in the future. More
Riparian buffers protect our water, soil, and ecosystems.
Riparian Buffers: Pennsylvania's Best Solution for Protecting Its Waters - Articles Articles
This article explains the benefits of using riparian buffers to protect the health of waterways, livestock, adjacent property, and all who drink and use water downstream. More
Spring Creek running through downtown Bellefonte, PA
Access and Allocation of Water in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Access and Allocation of Water in Pennsylvania

Charles Abdalla, Ph.D., Kristen Saacke Blunk

This article provides an overview of water rights for citizens, farmers, rural business owners, and elected and appointed officials. (This is not a substitute for advice from a qualified lawyer.) More
Irrigation is considered preharvest water.
Safe Uses of Agricultural Water - Articles Articles

Safe Uses of Agricultural Water

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Risk factors associated with the water we use to grow, harvest, and handle fresh produce and how to reduce the risk of contamination. More
Agricultural Water Needs and Sources Water Supply
Agricultural Water Needs and Sources Water Supply - Articles Articles
Information on the volume of water needed for various agricultural purposes. More
Exposed and eroding stream banks can be restored and stabilized through the practice of live staking.
Live Staking for Stream Restoration - Articles Articles

Live Staking for Stream Restoration

Jennifer R Fetter, Kristen Kyler

A brief introduction and instructional guide to using live staking as an inexpensive and simple technique to restoring eroding stream banks. More
Greenhouse and nursery for vegetables and ornamentals at the Southeast Agricultural Research & Extension Center in Landisville, PA
A Water Quality Toolkit for Greenhouse and Nursery Production - Articles Articles
Water quality plays a critical role in determining successful production of nursery and greenhouse crops, and should be considered in fertilization management and disease control. More
Managing Your Well During Drought
Managing Your Well During Drought - Articles Articles

Managing Your Well During Drought

Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.

Groundwater levels in wells vary over time. Water conservation and pump adjustments can help manage your water well during drought. More
Water Well Maintenance and Rehabilitation
Water Well Maintenance and Rehabilitation - Articles Articles

Water Well Maintenance and Rehabilitation

Bryan Swistock, Dana Rizzo, M.S.

Water wells require regular maintenance to ensure adequate water flow and optimum water quality. More
Water System Planning: Estimating Water Needs
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Water System Planning: Estimating Water Needs

Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.

Find out how to estimate homeowner or farmer water needs and calculate how much water must be delivered from a private water supply to meet these needs. More
Methane Gas and Its Removal from Water Wells
Methane Gas and Its Removal from Water Wells - Articles Articles
Methane gas can occur in water wells from natural processes or from nearby drilling activity. More
Interpreting Irrigation Water Tests
Interpreting Irrigation Water Tests - Articles Articles
Basic interpretation of how various water quality parameters can influence plant growth during irrigation. More
Interpreting Drinking Water Tests for Dairy Cows
Interpreting Drinking Water Tests for Dairy Cows - Articles Articles
This article describes some of the common pollutants found in water supplies in Pennsylvania and their potential effect on dairy cows. More
How to Interpret a Water Analysis Report
How to Interpret a Water Analysis Report - Articles Articles
This article outlines some of the major parameters you may see on the analysis and assists you in understanding the numbers on a water test report. More
Drilling a New Well
Drilling a New Well - Articles Articles

Drilling a New Well

Bryan Swistock

A guide for private well owners on proper well location and construction. More
Common Drinking Water Problems and Solutions
Common Drinking Water Problems and Solutions - Articles Articles

Common Drinking Water Problems and Solutions

Bryan Swistock, James Andrew Clark

A listing of symptoms in water (color, smell, taste), the common causes, and possible solutions to common drinking water problems. More
Coliform Bacteria
Coliform Bacteria - Articles Articles

Coliform Bacteria

Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.

This article describes what coliform bacteria are, where they come from and how to remove them from drinking water. More