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Information on water for agriculture, including water quality, feed management effects on watersheds, water system design in the dairy and how groundwater pollution can affect drinking water. Tips on riparian buffers and live staking.
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TapTalk - Greening Your Landscape and MS4s
TapTalk - Greening Your Landscape and MS4s - Workshops Workshops
Join us for a informative presentation on water quality topics. More
Iron and Manganese in Private Water Systems Iron and Manganese in Private Water Systems - Articles

Iron and Manganese in Private Water Systems

Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.

Iron and manganese cause stains and tastes in water. They can be removed with several treatment processes described in this article. More
Water Tests: What Do the Numbers Mean?
Water Tests: What Do the Numbers Mean? - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

Water Tests: What Do the Numbers Mean?

Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D., James Andrew Clark

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Learn how and why to test water for chemicals, bacteria, and other pollutants. More
Easy and Low Cost Stream Bank Repair - Livestaking
Livestaking for Streambank Repair - Workshops Workshops
Using dormant cuttings from water loving trees and shrubs is an affordable and simple way to help stabilize eroding stream banks More
Manure Management Project Book for Youth
Manure Management for Youth Projects - Articles Articles
Manure impacts water quality. In PA, everyone who produces manure needs a plan. That includes 4-H youth. More
Watershed Decisions Activity Kit
Watershed Decisions Activity Kit - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
$39.00
A hands-on, inquiry based activity kit that helps older youth and adults learn about water quality issues in small watersheds and the decision making processes that go into improving those water quality issues. More
Understanding Dairy Business
Understanding Dairy Business and Production for the Conservation Professional - Workshops Workshops
The goal of this workshop is to help conservationists better understand the dairy business and become effective communicators when helping dairy farmers consider and implement conservation practices. More
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Storing Fuels and Protecting Water Resources - Articles Articles
Lower fuel prices may cause homeowners to consider storing extra fuel at home. Be sure to research all of the ramifications and pitfalls before proceeding. More
Flooding around your home and on the farm could be leading to issues you need to address. Image Credit: Jennifer Fetter
After the Flood – Recovery Considerations for Rural Pennsylvanians - Articles Articles

After the Flood – Recovery Considerations for Rural Pennsylvanians

乐动体育注册 Jennifer R Fetter, Leon Ressler, Andy Yencha

Parts of Pennsylvania were drenched with heavy rains and flooded streams recently. In addition to drying out wet basements, there are few important things that rural Pennsylvanian’s might want to pay special attention to. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 1: Water Well Condition and Construction
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 1: Water Well Condition and Construction - Articles Articles

Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 1: Water Well Condition and Construction

乐动体育注册 Jerry Martin, Douglas Beegle, Ph.D.

If wells are not properly constructed or maintained, groundwater may become contaminated, putting human and livestock health at risk. This publication helps farmers evaluate water protection. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst Worksheet 5: Milkhouse Waste Management
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst Worksheet 5: Milkhouse Waste Management - Articles Articles
This publication helps farmers evaluate groundwater and surface water protection related to milkhouse wastewater conditions and management practices. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 6: Stream and Drainageway Management
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 6: Stream and Drainageway Management - Articles Articles
Water is one of our most important resources. Numerous farms have a stream or drainageway cutting through heavily used pastures, exercise lots, or barnyards. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Getting Started: Preliminary Screening Quiz
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Getting Started: Preliminary Screening Quiz - Articles Articles
Everything we do affects groundwater or surface water quality. Evaluation worksheets are available for farmstead management practices and site conditions. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 8: Silage Storage Management
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 8: Silage Storage Management - Articles Articles
Silage is an essential feed for livestock-based agriculture. When properly harvested and stored, silage poses little or no pollution threat. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 7: Petroleum Storage and Handling
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 7: Petroleum Storage and Handling - Articles Articles
Liquid petroleum products are concentrated, effective sources of power, lubrication, and heat. Improper storage of petroleum products can be a threat to the environment. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 4: Animal Concentration Areas Management
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 4: Animal Concentration Areas Management - Articles Articles
When animals are confined outside, the risk to surface water and groundwater is increased. Animal concentration areas include barnyards, feedlots, loafing areas, or exercise lots. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 3: Household Wastewater Treatment System
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 3: Household Wastewater Treatment System - Articles Articles
Nearly one-third of Pennsylvania residents rely on private household waste treatment systems. Maintenance of these systems is the responsibility of the homeowner. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: A Sample Post-Evaluation Survey
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: A Sample Post-Evaluation Survey - Articles Articles
This survey gives participants in the Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst farm evaluation system a chance to give feedback about the program and its materials. More
Water Requirements Under the Food Safety Modernization Act
Water Requirements Under the Food Safety Modernization Act - Webinars Webinars
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Dr. Luke LaBorde from the Penn State Department of Food Science discusses water quality as it relates to food safety. More
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Water Quality Trading - Webinars Webinars

Water Quality Trading

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Penn State Agricultural and Environmental Economics Professor, Dr. Jim Shortle, explains water quality trading, what it is, and who does it. More
Water Law and Policy Challenges
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Water Law and Policy Challenges

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Lara Fowler reviews water rights history and law in the western U.S. and lessons for integrated water management in the eastern U.S. More
The Costs to Agriculture of Saving the Bay
The Costs to Agriculture of Saving the Bay - Webinars Webinars
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Dr. Jim Shortle from Penn State, discusses the economic costs associated with plans to restore the Chesapeake Bay. More
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