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  • The woods in your backyard: learning to create and enhance natural areas around your home (PALS 2 - FRONT MATTER ONLY) 

    Kays, Jonathan; Drohan, Joy; Downing, Adam; Finley, Jim; Kling, Andrew A.; Highfield, Craig; Dawson, Nevin; Tallamy, Doug (Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES), 2015)
    Turn mowed areas into low-maintenance forested areas! This book is written for owners of 1–10 acres that are forested, un-mowed, or mowed areas that you would like to turn into forest. The book includes twenty activities ...
  • Penn State Housing Plans for Calves and Heifers (NRAES 201 - FRONT MATTER ONLY) 

    Graves, Robert E. (Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES), 2007)
    This publication includes 74 idea plans that were developed based on research and field experience with the aim of increasing the comfort, productivity, and longevity of dairy cattle. While drawn for a specific number of ...
  • Penn State Housing Plans for Milking and Special-Needs Cows (NRAES 200 - FRONT MATTER ONLY) 

    Graves, Robert E. (Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES), 2006-07)
    The idea plans assembled in this book were developed to provide educational information on various aspects of freestall housing, special-needs housing, and building- component details. They are intended to be used in ...
  • The Pond Guidebook (NRAES 178 - FRONT MATTER ONLY) 

    Ochterski, Jim; Swistock, Bryan; Kraft, Clifford; Schneider, Rebecca (Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES), 2007)
    Includes insights and management tips for pond owners and those considering constructing a pond. Based on research and experience, the book addresses water chemistry, construction, safety, weed management, fish selection, ...
  • Dairy Calves and Heifers: Integrating Biology and Management (NRAES 175 - FRONT MATTER ONLY) 

    Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES) (Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES), 2005)
    Proceedings from “Dairy Calves and Heifers: Integrating Biology and Management” A Conference for Dairy Producers and Their Advisors Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool Syracuse, New York January 25–27, 2005. DUE TO OUSTANDING ...
  • Forage Production for Pasture-Based Livestock Production (NRAES 172) 

    Abaye, A.Ozzie; Basden, Thomas J.; Byers, Robert A.; Clark, E. Ann; Cropper, James B.; Curran, William S.; Green, James T.; Hall, Marvin H.; Karsten, Heather; Khan, Badruddin Ali; Murphy, William M.; Owens, Lloyd B.; Pennypacker, Barbara W.; Peterson, Paul R.; Rayburn, Edward B.; Schnabel, Ronald R.; Sharpley, Andrew N.; Stout, William L.; Tracy, Benjamin F.; Vough, Lester R. (Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES), 2006)
    Essential information on forage production discussing: plant morphology, ecology, and management; soil fertility; nutrient management; impacts of grazing; pests, weeds, and diseases; and establishing forage stands.
  • Animal Production Systems for Pasture-Based Livestock Production (NRAES 171) 

    Bamka, William J.; Muller, Lawrence D.; Chase, Larry E.; Polan, Carl E.; Comerford, John W.; Prigge, Edward C.; Emmick, Darrell L.; Provenza, Frederick D.; Greiner, Scott P.; Rayburn, Edward B.; Hall, John B.; Shockey, William L.; Harpster, Harold W.; Shulaw, William P.; Kluchinski, Daniel; Singer, Jeremy W.; Luginbuhl, Jean-Marie; Turner, Kenneth E.; McKinnon, Bill R.; Wahlberg, Mark L.; Washburn, Steven P. (Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES), 2008-12)
    The book explores foraging behavior, basic animal nutrition, and parasite control for pasture-based animals with chapters devoted to beef, dairy, sheep, goat, and horse nutrition and management.
  • Forest Resource Management: A Landowner’s Guide to Getting Started (NRAES 170) 

    Sullivan, Kristi L.; Smallidge, Peter J.; Finley, James C.; Jacobson, Michael G. (Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES), 2006)
    Forest landowners hold the key to providing healthy forests for generations to come. Landowners can realize their full potential as stewards of their forests by using this book. Forest stewardship means setting and achieving ...
  • Tree Fruit Field Guide to Insect, Mite, and Disease Pests and Natural Enemies of Eastern North America (NRAES 169) 

    Agnello, Art; Chouinard, G.; Firlej, A.; Turechek, W.; Vanoosthuyse, F.; Vincent, C. (Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES), 2006)
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but to a tree fruit grower, a picture can save thousands of dollars. This guide helps tree fruit growers identify pestilent insects, mites, and diseases, and to recognize ...
  • Dairy Expansion: Financial Planning for Success (NRAES 166 - FRONT MATTER ONLY) 

    Knoblauch, Wayne; Karszes, Jason; Hilty, Bradley J. (Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES), 2003-02)
    Proceedings from “Dairy Expansion: Financial Planning for Success” Preconference Workshop Held in Conjunction with Building Freestall Barns and Milking Centers: Methods and Materials A Conference for Builders, Dairy ...

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