Nutrient Management

Information on water for agriculture and nutrient management, including feed management effects on watersheds, sewage sludge regulations, managing phosphorus and interpreting drinking water tests. Tips on water quality guidelines for turfgrass sites.

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Washington State Department of Ecology
Water Quality Trading - Webinars Webinars

Water Quality Trading

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Penn State Agricultural and Environmental Economics Professor, Dr. Jim Shortle, explains water quality trading, what it is, and who does it. More
Water Law and Policy Challenges
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Water Law and Policy Challenges

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Lara Fowler reviews water rights history and law in the western U.S. and lessons for integrated water management in the eastern U.S. More
The Conewago Creek Initiative - A Model for Watershed Engagement
The Conewago Creek Initiative - A Model for Watershed Engagement - Webinars Webinars
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Matt Royer, Director of the Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center, discusses the Conewago Initiative’s approach and results. More
The Costs to Agriculture of Saving the Bay
The Costs to Agriculture of Saving the Bay - Webinars Webinars
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Dr. Jim Shortle from Penn State, discusses the economic costs associated with plans to restore the Chesapeake Bay. More
Fertilizer Forecaster, A New Predictive Tool for Runoff
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Dr. Tony Buda from USDA-ARS discusses a decision support tool to optimize the timing of fertilizer and manure application to protecting water quality. 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
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
Live Staking: An Easy Method for Improving Stream Banks
Live Staking: An Easy Method for Improving Stream Banks - Webinars Webinars
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This webinar discusses the need for simple and inexpensive methods for stabilizing stream banks and explains how live staking can fill this need. More
Feed Management Effects on Watersheds
Feed Management Effects on Watersheds - Webinars Webinars
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This webinar highlights how properly balancing phosphorus levels in dairy and beef rations relates to and effects manure phosphorus excretion levels. More
K.A. Barbarick, Bugwood.org
Sewage Sludge - A Plain English Tour of the Regulations - Articles Articles
At first reading, regulatory language often is difficult to understand because it is written to be technically accurate and legally precise. More
Irrigation Water Quality Guidelines for Turfgrass Sites
Irrigation Water Quality Guidelines for Turfgrass Sites - Articles Articles
Irrigation water quality is becoming an important issue for managers of golf courses, athletic fields, and institutional grounds in Pennsylvania. More
A Primer on Water Quality Credit Trading in the Mid-Atlantic Region
A Primer on Water Quality Credit Trading in the Mid-Atlantic Region - Articles Articles
Water quality credit trading is a tool for reducing the cost of controlling nutrients and sediments that severely impact streams, rivers, lakes, and estuaries. 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
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
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