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  1. 35% Agronomy Facts 38C: A nutrient management approach for Pennsylvania: Nutrient Management Decision-making [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Effective nutrient management requires decisions to be made at several different levels of detail: strategic, tactical, and operational . Nutrient management activities for the different levels of management can range from the acceptance of a broadly-conceived environmental protection strategy to tracking individual loads of manure."

  2. 35% Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 4: Barnyard Conditions and Management [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "The barnyard is often the first place to look for sources of sediment, bacteria, nitrogen, and phosphorus that can contaminate surface water and, in some cases, groundwater. Barnyards are busy places that can be difficult to manage. Mud and manure in a barnyard are not only a source of pollutants, but also sources of microbes that can cause animal health problems."

  3. 35% Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 5: Milkhouse Waste Management [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Milking center wastewater usually is considered a dairy sanitation problem. If not carefully managed, however, dairy wastewater can contaminate surface water or groundwater. Milkhouse wastewater may contain paper towels, detergent, milk solids, fats, manure, and other organic materials that reduce oxygen levels in water as they decompose. Fish and other aquatic life need this oxygen to live. If milk is frequently poured down the milkhouse drain, milk fats can cause premature aging of a wastewater septic system due to clogging of the drain field."

  4. 35% Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 9: Animal Waste Storage Management [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Runoff from livestock production facilities can carry manure, soil, microorganisms, and other potential pollutants that could contaminate surface water and groundwater sources. If not managed properly, animal wastes can affect water quality and human health."

  5. 35% Conservation Tillage Series: Cover Crops for Conservation Tillage Systems [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Producers seed cover crops to provide a soil cover or barrier against soil erosion. In addition, cover crops can improve the soil by adding organic matter, nutrients, and stability and by acting as scavengers to trap leftover nutrients that otherwise might leach out. Cover crops are used as ground cover, mulches, green manure, nurse crops, smother crops, and forage and food for animals or humans. Cover crops can be annual or perennial species, including certain legumes, grasses, and non-leguminous dicots."

  6. 35% Manure Odor [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "As livestock operations continue to grow larger in size, so do the frequency of complaintsassociated with odor. Complaints seem to occur more often with swine manure than fromother types of livestock. We are making steady progress in solving odor problems. Alsoproducers are taking the complaints more seriously and interacting with the community toa greater extent than they have in the past."

  7. 31% Agronomy Facts 43: Four Steps to Rotational Grazing [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "A well-managed pasture program can be the most economical way to provide forage to ruminant animals. On dairy farms where pasture makes up a significant portion of the forage program, feed costs may be reduced during the grazing season by $.50 to $1.00 a day per cow. However, careful planning and sound management are needed to optimize pasture utilization and animal performance. Knowing your animals, plants, and soils and being able to respond to their needs are skills that must be developed if rotational grazing is to be successful on your farm."

  8. 31% Conservation Tillage Series: Crop Rotations and Conservation Tillage [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Crop rotations increase crop yields by improving soil conditions and reducing weed and insect populations. Rotations also help producers use conservation tillage successfully. A well-planned crop-rotation system can help producers avoid many of the problems associated with conservation tillage, such as increased soil compaction, perennial weeds, plant diseases, and slow early season growth. This publication reviews the effects of crop rotations on conservation-tillage crop production and provides examples of successful rotations used by crop producers in Pennsylvania."

  9. 31% 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.)"

  10. 31% Developing a Stragetic Business Plan [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Many business owners are so caught up in the day-to-day operation of their business that they fail to consider their destination or how they are going to get there. A strategic business plan can serve as a road map to help business owners achieve their goals and reach their destinations. "

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