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  1. Earthworms [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Only a few decades ago, the predominating thought was that earthworms were not very important for agriculture. Emphasis was placed on physical and chemical aspects of plant growth while biological aspects were neglected. We are now realizing how interactions between crops, climate, soil, and living organisms play important roles in sustaining our agriculture. Earthworms are among the most visible of soil organisms and have received considerable attention. They play a pivotal role in maintaining the productivity of our soils. This makes understanding these lowly animals and finding ways to make them thrive very important."

  2. Economics of Supplemental Feeding with Pasture-Based Systems [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Discussion of economic factors to consider when evaluating pasture supplementation strategies."

  3. Effective Management Demands Clear Responsibilities [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "One of the biggest reasons that dairy farm work is not completed well and on time is a lack of clearly delegated responsibility and authority. Dairy managers who want to move their businesses to higher levels of performance and profitability need to make sure that no important work falls through the cracks. Do this by delegating responsibility for work and the authority to see that it is done appropriately. "

  4. Effects of Soil Compaction [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Soil compaction is the reduction of soil volume due to external factors; this reduction lowers soil productivity and environmental quality. The threat of soil compaction is greater today than in the past because of the dramatic increase in the size of farm equipment. Therefore, producers must pay more attention to soil compaction than they have in the past. In this fact sheet we will discuss the effects of soil compaction and briefly identify ways to avoid or alleviate it."

  5. Enhancing Milk Components with Pasture-Based Systems [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Discussion of the potential to modify milk composition through nutrition of grazing dairy cattle."

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