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  1. 44% Agronomy Facts 38D: A nutrient management approach for Pennsylvania: Exploring Performance Criteria [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "The focus of nutrient management is rapidly evolving from optimizing agronomic production and economic returns of crop production to balancing farm production with environmental protection. Discovery of limiting factors, creativity in developing and delivering the needed materials or information, and confidence in the projected outcomes of improved soil fertility formed the basis for crop production and economic successes of the past. Scientists, farmers, educators, and industries must respond to the new expectations for environmental protection in many of the same ways."

  2. 44% Agronomy Facts 49: Successful Forage Crop Establishment
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Because of high costs, seeding forage crops is considered to be a "high stakes" farming operation. The days of spreading some seeds on the ground and hoping for nature to cooperate are past. Today, success is imperative. Forage producers must minimize risk as much as possible to ensure successful forage crop establishment. Here are some practices that can improve the success of forage crop seedings."

  3. 44% Agronomy Facts 60: Nutrient Management Planning - Overview [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Nutrient management traditionally has been concerned with optimizing the economic returns from nutrients used to produce a crop. More recently, nutrient management also has begun to address ways to minimize the negative impact of nutrients on the environment. Programs such as the Chesapeake Bay Program and the Nutrient Management Act in Pennsylvania have focused attention on improving nutrient management on Commonwealth farms."

  4. 44% Conservation Tillage Series: Economics of Conservation Tillage [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "There are many potential economic advantages for reducing the number of tillage operations for crop enterprises. These include: 1) lower fuel costs due to fewer trips over the field, 2) reducing the amount of tillage equipment needed, which results in lower machinery investment, 3) lower labor requirements, which reduce hired labor costs or free up operator time for other farm operations, 4) reducing soil loss from water and wind erosion, and 5) conserving soil moisture."

  5. 44% Effects of Soil Compaction [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Soil compaction is the reduction of soil volume due to external factors; this reduction lowers soil productivity and environmental quality. The threat of soil compaction is greater today than in the past because of the dramatic increase in the size of farm equipment. Therefore, producers must pay more attention to soil compaction than they have in the past. In this fact sheet we will discuss the effects of soil compaction and briefly identify ways to avoid or alleviate it."

  6. 44% 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."

  7. 44% 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."

  8. 44% Can Culling be Controlled in the Expanding Dairy Farm? [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "For the expanding dairy farm, culling is a very important issue that can impact the success of the expansion and business profitability and viability. Understanding how expansion impacts voluntary and involuntary culling beforehand is essential as the manager then has the opportunity to adjust and adopt management practices."

  9. 44% Dairy Digest
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Dairy Digest is published monthly by Cooperative Extension and the Department of Dairy and Animal Science. Choose monthly issues from this year or past years for up-to-date information in the dairy industry. The issues cover a variety of topics ranging from farm business information, training programs, nutrition facts, and much more."

  10. 44% Effective Management Demands Clear Responsibilities [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "One of the biggest reasons that dairy farm work is not completed well and on time is a lack of clearly delegated responsibility and authority. Dairy managers who want to move their businesses to higher levels of performance and profitability need to make sure that no important work falls through the cracks. Do this by delegating responsibility for work and the authority to see that it is done appropriately. "

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