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21 matches found for conestoga manure spreader in Extension Publications

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  1. 100% Avoiding Soil Compaction [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Twenty-first-century farm economics stimulate farmers to increase the size of their operations. To improve labor efficiency, farm equipment usually increases in size. Tractors, combines, forage harvesters, grain and forage wagons, manure spreaders, and lime trucks are all bigger than they used to be. Twenty years ago, for example, 2.5-ton box-type manure spreaders were common in Pennsylvania, whereas today liquid manure spreaders may weigh 20 or 30 tons. The increasing size of farm equipment may cause significant soil compaction that can negatively affect soil productivity as well as environmental quality. This fact sheet focuses on ways to avoid soil compaction."

  2. 50% Horse Facilities 3: Horse Stable Manure Management [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Manure management practices within horse facilities deserve careful attention. Getting the manure out of a stall is only the beginning. A complete manure management system involves collection, storage (temporary or long-term), and disposal or utilization. This 16-page publication provides information to stable managers on horse manure characteristics and options for its movement and storage. Associated issues such as odor control, fly breeding, and environmental impact are addressedin relation to horse facilities."

  3. 50% How phosphorus in lactating cow rations affects the phosphorus in manure and soils [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "What can be done to limit manure phosphorus application to cropland? The fundamental way is to reduce the P applied in manure. This can be achieved by reducing the amount of manure applied and/or by reducing the P concentration in the manure."

  4. 48% Contracting Certified Manure Haulers [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Contract manure hauling offers several opportunities to producers."

  5. 41% Agronomy Facts 55: Estimating Manure Application Rates [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Managing manure to optimize its economic returns and at the same time minimize its potential environmental impact is critical. All farmers in the state must manage their manure in compliance with the requirements of the Clean Streams Law. Concentrated animal operations also are required, under the more recent Nutrient Management Act, to have a formal, approved nutrient management plan."

  6. 41% 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. 41% The Basics of Manure Testing [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Advantages of manure testing include saving on fertilizer costs, refining application rates to meet crop requirements, demonstrating a commitment to protecting surface and groundwater quality, and serving as a data source for long-term farm plans. "

  8. 41% Using manure evaluation to enhance dairy cattle nutrition [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Includes discussion of manure color, consistency, and content in normal and abnormal situations, tips for physical analysis of manure samples, and guidelines for interpretting results."

  9. 37% Introduction to the pros and cons of composting [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "If manure management is a specific problem for a dairy operation, composting can create a product that is lower in moisture and biological activity than fresh manure. "

  10. 26% Agronomy Facts 54: Pennsylvania's Nutrient Management Act: Who Will Be Affected? [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "In the spring of 1993, the Pennsylvania legislature passed and the governor signed the Nutrient Management Act into law. Before this legislation was passed, problems with nutrient pollution were administered under the Clean Streams Law, which dealt only with surface waters. This existing law stated that if a farmer follows practices in the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) publication (Manure Manual), no special permits or approvals are required for manure utilization on farms. The Nutrient Management Act is the first law in Pennsylvania that requires regulatory oversight of nutrient plans on certain farms. This law oversight of nutrient plans on certain farms. This law will take effect on October 1, 1997. An important question is, who will be affected by this legislation?"

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