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242 matches found for Dairy Farms PA in Extension Publications

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  1. 100% Performance of Bentgrass Cultivars and Selections under Fairway Conditions (1993-97) [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Tests of commercially-available turfgrass cultivars and experimental selections are conducted annually in University Park, PA to provide turfgrass managers, seed industry representatives, county extension agents, and other interested persons with information about turfgrass characteristics and performance. In September 1993, 21 bentgrass cultivars and selections were established at the Joseph Valentine Turfgrass Research Center in University Park, PA. Entries were supplied by the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP). The following is a report on the performance of these entries from 1993 to 1997."

  2. 100% Performance of Fine Fescue Cultivars and Selections (1993-1996) [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Tests of commercially available turfgrass cultivars and experimental selections are conducted annually in University Park, PA to provide turfgrass managers, seed industry representatives, county extension agents, and other interested persons with information about turfgrass characteristics and performance. In September 1993, sixty-six fine fescue cultivars and selections were established at the Joseph Valentine Turfgrass Research Center in University Park, PA. Entries were supplied by the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP). The following is a report on the performance of these entries between 1993 and 1996."

  3. 100% Performance of Bentgrass Cultivars and Selections under Fairway Conditions (1998-2002) [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Tests of commercially available turfgrass cultivars and experimental selections are conducted annually in University Park, PA to provide turfgrass managers, seed industry representatives, county extension agents, and other interested persons with information about turfgrass characteristics and performance. In September 1998, 26 bentgrass cultivars and selections were established at the Joseph Valentine Turfgrass Research Center in University Park, PA. Entries were supplied by the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP). The following is a report on the performance of these entries from 1998 through 2002."

  4. 100% Performance of Bentgrass Cultivars and Selections under Putting Green Conditions (1998-2002) [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Tests of commercially available turfgrass cultivars and experimental selections are conducted annually in University Park, PA to provide turfgrass managers, seed industry representatives, county extension agents, and other interested persons with information about turfgrass characteristics and performance. In September 1998, twenty-nine bentgrass cultivars and selections were established at the Joseph Valentine Turfgrass Research Center in University Park, PA. Entries were supplied by the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP). The following is a report on the performance of these entries from 1998 through 2002."

  5. 85% Begin Planning For Spring Labor Needs [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Dairy farm businesses that produce their own crops need to recognize that their labor and managment requirements increase dramatically during planting and harvest times. "

  6. 82% 2000 Dairy Farm Business Analysis [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "This 24-page analysis provides summary information for various categories of dairy farms and is intended for more general use as an aid to decision making on Pennsylvania dairy farms. As such, the report should be useful to extension agents, individual dairy farmers, and a variety of business, government, and educational professionals."

  7. 78% The Economics of Extended Calving Intervals [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "One way to increase the profitability of a dairy operation is to reduce the income lost to extended calving intervals?in other words, to increase the reproductive efficiency of the dairy herd. This 12-page publication, designed to be used with a computer spreadsheet program, can help you examine the economic implications of extended calving intervals. This is a very specific program geared to dairy and farm management agents, dairy consultants, dairy nutritionists, veterinarians and dairy producers with good computer skills."

  8. 72% From Feed to Milk: Understanding Rumen Function [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Feed costs represent 45 to 60 percent of the total cost of producing milk. The key to maximizing dairy farm profitability is to maintain nutrient levels while carefully managing feed costs. This 32-page publication provides a basic understanding of dairy cattle nutrition and its role in good herd management. It covers rumen physiology and function, nutritional concepts behind feeding dairy cattle, dry matter intake and its effect on the cow, and feed and feed nutrients for dairy cattle. "

  9. 72% Agronomy Facts 57: Crop Rotation Planning for Dairy Farms
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Crop rotations can benefit dairy farms in many ways. An effective crop rotation meets the feed needs of the operation, improves crop yields, reduces pest problems, and effectively uses on-farm nutrients. Because the resources and needs of dairy farms differ, the best crop rotation for each farm also will vary. As farms expand and forage and nutrient manage-ment requirements change, crop rotations also can be refined and improved. Because many factors can influence crop rotations, planning decisions are often complex. The objective of this fact sheet is to review some potential benefits of crop rotations and provide some guidelines for using them as a tool to address various production problems."

  10. 68% Agricultural Alternatives: Dairy Goat Production [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Dairy goat production is an alternative livestock enterprisesuitable for many small-scale or part-time livestock operations.Some dairy goat producers have been successful inpasteurizing goat milk and building an on-farm juggingbusiness; others have ventured into processed milk productsfor retail distribution. The potential also exists for selling milk to processors, usually on a regional basis. Although fluid milk and processed products are important markets, dairy goat producers should also consider the potential for selling animals to hobbyists and youth involved in vocational agriculture livestock projects."

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