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  1. Soybean Rust Identification and Management [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Soybean rust is a serious threat to soybean production in many parts of the world. If uncontrolled, the disease can cause yield losses approaching 80 percent in some parts of the world including Asia, Africa, and South America. Soybean rust was first reported in the continental United States on November 10, 2004, and was subsequently found in a total of nine southern states. If soybean rust does become established in southern states or in the Caribbean islands, the disease is likely to spread into northern and northeastern soybean-producing states each year."

  2. The Grass Keeps Getting Greener: 75 Years of Turfgrass Research and Education at Penn State [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "A history of Turfgrass Science at The Pennsylvania State University. The turfgrass program at Penn State began in 1929 with a push from outside the institution. Joseph Valentine and several fellow superintendents from Philadelphia area golf courses traveled to The Pennsylvania State College and made a request directly to the president for the initiation of a turfgrass research and educational program. They stated that they wanted to have their needs addressed the same way farmers were being served through the agricultural programs in place at that time. The president immediately agreed to their request. Within a few days, Burt Musser, a young red clover breeder in the Department of Agronomy, was assigned the responsibility for initiating such a program. In time, this half-time assignment involving a single individual expanded to become one of the largest and most prestigious turfgrass programs in the United States. Today, nine faculty members from the Departments of Crop and Soil Sciences (formerly Agronomy), Plant Pathology, and Entomology, as well as a large number of support staff and graduate assistants, are involved in turfgrass research and education at Penn State."

  3. Farmland Protection and GIS [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Farmland is under increasing development pressure from expanding metropolitan areas and suburban sprawl in many areas across the nation. In 1998, the Pennsylvania 21st century environment commission, a diverse panel of experts, identified urban sprawl as the most important environmental concern in the state. A look at the numbers shows why: Between 1982 and 1997, 1.47 million acres of farmland were developed in Pennsylvania, representing 94% of all newly developed land."

  4. Riparian Buffers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "The condition of a riparian buffer - the areas adjacent to a stream, river, or water body - greatly influences the water quality of all water bodies and wetlands. Forested riparian zones reduce the delivery of non-point source pollution to waterways and water bodies, an issue of great concern to anyone interested in the ecological health of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. (The focus on the reduction of non-point source pollution was enhanced when the 1972 Clean Water Act was amended in 1987 with section 319 that called for plans to control such sources of pollution.)"

  5. Principles of Turfgrass Irrigation
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "A practical watering program embodies three basic concepts. Each concept may be set forth as a question: 1) How should water be applied? 2)How much water should be applied? 3) How often should water be applied? While the basic concepts of a good watering program may appear simple, in actual practice there are many and varied problems associated with the successful application of each."

  6. Aeration of Turfgrass Areas
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Mechanical aeration provides an excellent, and probably the only, means of correcting or alleviating soil compaction which may be quite serious on many lawn areas. Compaction occurs primarily in the surface area of the lawn. A compacted layer as thin as 1/4 to 1/2 inch can greatly impede water infiltration, nutrient penetration, and gaseous exchange between the soil and the atmosphere. Compaction of this type in the surface layer of soil can be corrected or reduced by the use of suitable aerating equipment."

  7. Soil Management Research Reports: Tillage Evaluation Study Rock Springs, Centre County
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Six tillage treatments were started in 1978 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center in Rock Springs in Centre County, Pennsylvania. The plots have been planted in corn every year since the beginning of the study with the exception of 1986 when Ogle oats were planted, and 1993 when soybeans were planted in some of the plots. The six tillage treatments have remained as originally established, except for the "disked once" treatment which was discontinued to introduce the zone-till treatment in 2001. With collaboration from the staff at the Larson Agronomy Research Farm at Rock Springs, this study was continued in 2003 in the Fry K field."

  8. Soil Management Research Reports: Tillage Evaluation Study Landisville, Lancaster County [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Research in the early 1980?s showed that no-till produced lower yields than conventional till (moldboard or chisel plowed) at the Penn State Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center. However, research from similar agroecological zones shows no yield decrease in no-till corn compared to conventional tillage. Although the benefits of no-till have been confirmed in many studies in different parts of the USA, only 8% of the planted acres was no-tilled in Lancaster County in 2000, while 91% of the planted acres was not under conservation tillage (i.e. it had less than 30% crop residue at the surface at planting). Conservation tillage has important benefits for the environment, but if yields are not competitive its adoption will be inhibited."

  9. <I>Livestock Notes</I>
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    " <div><span class="StdItalic">Livestock Notes 2000:</span><div style="margin-left : 20px;"><a href="/newsletters/LNmar2000.pdf">Mar</a> <a href="/newsletters/LNdec2000.pdf">Dec</a> </div> <span class="StdItalic">Livestock Notes 1999:</span><div style="margin-left : 20px;"><a href="/newsletters/LNdec99.pdf">Dec</a></div> </div>"

  10. Ag Alternatives: Rabbit Production [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Rabbit farming has grown from raising a few rabbits forfamily consumption to large commercial operations withhundreds of rabbits. Approximately 200,000 producersmarket 6 to 8 million rabbits annually in the United States,where 8 to 10 million pounds of rabbit meat are consumedeach year. Laboratories use nearly 600,000 rabbits a year for medical experiments and new product testing. On theinternational market, nearly 10,000 tons of Angora wool areconsumed annually."

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