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  1. 26% Agronomy Series #147: Pennsylvania's Fragipans [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Fragipans are of great interest to soil science. Particularly Pennsylvania soil science because they are found in soils that cover about 30% of Pennsylvania?s land surface. Although very abundant, their distribution is not equal across the state."

  2. 26% Blueprint for Success for Feeding Cattle in Pennsylvania [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    " <p>A joint initiative of:</p> Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences The Pennsylvania Beef Council This manual provides a summary of the management and animal factors that can increase the competitiveness, predictability, quality, and value to consumers of fed cattle in Pennsylvania. Recognizing that quality beef cattle may come in many forms and that market forces may not allow even the "best" animal to be profitable, the practices outlined here are intended to help reduce the cost of production, increase the value of the product to consumers, and reduce carcass discounts affecting meat quality."

  3. 26% Procedures for Tattooing Market Hogs [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "The United States Department of Agriculture is requiring meat processors to maintain unique identity and the farm of origin for all show pigs purchased for slaughter. Hatfield Quality Meats has been a strong supporter of Pennsylvania?s county fairs and the Pennsylvania Farm Show and will continue to support the youth exhibitors at these events. In order to comply with the USDA directive, Hatfield now requires that all show hogs be uniquely tattooed before they are transported to the processing plant."

  4. 23% Pennsylvania Equine Industry Inventory, Economic and Demographic Characteristics [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Pennsylvania?s equine industry is a diverse and thriving industry that supports a variety ofactivities and businesses. The equine industry is a major contributor to the state?s economythrough employment, tax dollars, and assets. Moreover, the value of the state?s horse industryextends to all residents. Equid are valued for their companionship and use, enhancing the stateresidents? quality of life. Equid play an essential role in Pennsylvania?s Amish community asthey are heavily relied upon for transportation and farm work. Knowledge of the current sizeand character of the Pennsylvania equine industry is essential to help shape the future of thisindustry."

  5. 23% Pennsylvania's Racehorse Industry Inventory, Basic Economic and Demographic Characteristics [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Horse racing has had a long-standing presence in Pennsylvania, and is a significant and integralpart of Pennsylvania?s equine industry. In 2001, Pennsylvania?s four race tracks held a total of762 race days for both harness and Thoroughbred horses. Over 2.4 million patrons attended thetrack (1.8 million attendance for Thoroughbred and 597,155 for harness racing) and wagered$941.6 million for Thoroughbred racing and $259.5 million for harness racing. In total for 2001,the projected horse racing total handle (all wagering at all race tracks) for the state was $1.2billion. An additional $432 million was wagered during the year on live ($49.8 million) andsimulcast races ($383 million). Approximately 80% of the money wagered on harness and 76%from Thoroughbred racing is returned to the betting public with the remainder distributed amongthe state (in the form of taxes), purses for the horsemen, and operating costs."

  6. 19% Agronomy Facts 1: Soybean Production in Pennsylvania
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Many people believe soybeans are a new crop in Pennsylvania. Soybeans, however, have a long history of production in the state."

  7. 19% Agronomy Facts 34: Considerations for selecting corn hybrids in Pennsylvania [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Selecting the best corn hybrids can be a significant factor in the profitability of a corn production enterprise. The differences in performance among commercially available corn hybrids of the same maturity generally exceed 15 bushels per acre and frequently reach 50 bushels per acre. As a result, improving corn yields by an average of 5 to 10 bushels per acre through careful attention to hybrid selection is not unrealistic."

  8. 19% Agronomy Facts 38A: A nutrient management approach for Pennsylvania: Introduction to the concepts
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Nutrient management has taken on new meaning in recent times. Soil fertility traditionally dealt with supplying and managing nutrients to meet crop production requirements. The predictable response of a crop to the application of a deficient nutrient has been the focus. Ways of farming to optimize agronomic production and economic returns to crop production were developed to take advantage of these expected crop responses. Changes in the supply of plant nutrients for this purpose have been dramatic since the end of World War II."

  9. 19% Agronomy Facts 38B: A nutrient management approach for Pennsylvania: Plant nutrient stocks and flows
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Almost all decision-making in agriculture, in the boardrooms of industry or on the tractor seats of farms, affects the distribution of materials such as crops and manure within farms, and the movement of materials such as feeds and farm products to and from farms. Most common farm materials contain important plant nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, and are moved as part of the everyday activities of farming and agriculture. As a result, the many factors considered in each management decision affect plant nutrient distribution and have implications for nutrient management to meet the many expectations."

  10. 19% 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."

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