Information on soil fertility and management of cover crops, including soil quality and conditions such as rill erosion, compaction and crusting. Tips on levels of potassium, phosphorus, nitrogen and limestone and nutrient management planning.
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There is still time to register for the PA Agronomic Education Conference! Dates are Thursday, January 16th (8AM to 5PM) and Friday, January 17th (7:30AM to 2PM).
2020 is quickly approaching and so is a great opportunity to earn continuing education credits at the annual PA Agronomic Education Society Conference!
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These one-day seminars offer opportunities to earn pesticide, nutrient management and certified crop adviser credits, and to learn about key current crop management issues.
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Interested in learning how cover crops can provide a positive return to your farm? Join us for this interactive workshop!
In long-term no-till, nightcrawlers are much more prevalent, thus leading to deeper root growth than in conventionally tilled soil.
By Justin Brackenrich, Rachel Milliron
After you send in your soil sample to the lab you wait patiently for your test results, but when they arrive do you know what it all means?
In a wet year like 2019, there are many questions about how nitrogen fertility programs held up.
By乐动体育注册 Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA
Cover crops are an important component of any cropping system. Planting them immediately after silage or grain harvest is key to success.
Get your hands dirty in a soil pit and explore a range of soil health topics at this informal, hands on, and discussion based evening meeting.
Managing pastures during extended wet periods and after heavy rains can be a challenge. Steps to prevent further damage and repair existing damage are presented in the article.
By Casey Guindon Length5:41
Nitrogen availability in soils is controlled by a process called the nitrogen cycle. This video explores two pieces of the cycle - immobilization and mineralization.
Learn about innovative practices for managing crops, nutrients, pests, and beneficial insects on dairy farms
Learn how manure incorporation and injection can change the way we manage our crops and nutrients.
By Heidi Reed, Heather Karsten, Ph.D., John Tooker, Ph.D., Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA, William S. Curran, Ph.D.
This article explains the “why” and “how” of planting green with corn and soybeans, including practical management recommendations based on results from 3 years of research across 5 locations in Pennsylvania.
By Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA, Ray Weil, Sarah Hirsh Length8:11
Research showing the benefits of early-fall planted cover crops in the U.S. Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region is explained.
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The Agronomy Guide provides comprehensive information on crop, soil, and pest management for farms of all sizes.
By Kristy Borrelli, Ph.D. Length7:18
A video overview of using a handheld NDVI sensor to monitor cover crop biomass.
This Conference featured a wide variety of cover crop presentations and networking opportunities for farmers, industry, government and non-government organizations, extension and research.
By乐动体育注册 Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA, Dave Wilson, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.
This case study demonstrates how a grazing dairy farmer in southeastern Pennsylvania beats the summer slump with cool- and warm-season annuals established with no-till practices.
By Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.
The adoption of no-tillage systems in Pennsylvania creates opportunities to graze after harvest. This case study examines the integration of grazing and no-tillage on a grain farm.
By Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA
This case study shows how a farmer in northwestern Pennsylvania is using annuals and perennials to expand his grazing season while managing for reduced inputs and improved soil health through integration of grazing and no-tillage.
There’s still time this year to remedy harvest-induced soil compaction.
See up and coming cover crop species during this field tour.
Pennsylvania farmers are invited to join us and hear from a variety of speakers and a farmer panel to learn how to incorporate cover crops into their farmland.
After another prolonged period of rainfall, the soils across most of the commonwealth are again saturated.