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Equipment used to cover vegetable beds with plastic mulch will be on display at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16.
Vegetable equipment demonstrations coming to 2018 Ag Progress Days
July 6, 2018
Farmers looking to diversify by growing and marketing vegetables can get a good look at the equipment needed to launch a successful vegetable operation by attending Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16. A new vegetable demonstration area will show visitors the latest equipment for planting, harvesting and irrigation.
Hazardous gases released from dairy manure storages during agitation can be particularly dangerous for nearby operators when gypsum bedding has been used in the cow stalls.
Research aims to prevent deaths related to gypsum-laced manure emissions
July 5, 2018
When gypsum — a source of sulfate — finds its way into low-oxygen manure-storage facilities via removal as soiled bedding, this innocuous product can turn into a deadly gas with a few moves of an agitation device, a dangerous threat that researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences believe can be counteracted with an additive.
At the Kids' Climb, on Main Street near the Equine Exhibits Building, children can don safety equipment and harnesses and climb a tree like a professional arborist.
4-H Youth Building to highlight expressive arts during Ag Progress Days
July 3, 2018
Expressive arts activities, a butterfly tent and wildlife exhibits are just a few of the many events planned for young people and their families at Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16.
As farmers markets continue to grow — fueled by demand for locally grown and produced foods — so does the need to educate consumers about potential food safety hazards, according to food safety specialists with Penn State Extension.
Food for thought: Eight tips for making good choices at farmers markets
June 28, 2018
When it comes to shopping at farmers markets, a little know-how can go a long way in keeping you and your family safe from foodborne illness, advises a food safety educator with Penn State Extension.
Farmers in places such as Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, will likely have to change their corn-growing strategies to succeed in the future, researchers say. Farmers in that area may have to plant corn earlier and even use irrigation -- as they now do in much of the Midwest -- to maintain corn yields adequate to sustain dairy farms.
Climate projections suggest Lancaster County corn yields in jeopardy by 2050
June 25, 2018
Climate projections indicate more warming will occur in the Northeast than other sections of the United States, and that has implications for corn crops and dairy farms in the region by 2050, researchers warn.