Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 09, 1980, Image 116

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    C2B—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 9,1980
Work on sign identifying the Conservation Resean. jmonstration area is
completed by Gasper Tucci, left, Edinboro, and Joseph Arendash, Con
neautville, members of the Pennsylvania Land Improvement Contractors of
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Rock-filled gabion baskets are used to slow down the runoff water coming
through the aluminum drop structure. The drop structure carries water from a
1400-foot-long grassed waterway.
New erosion control measure is an inflatable concrete mattress. The nylon
mattress was pumped full of grouting concrete and carries runoff water from the
diversion terraces along base of the mountain.
Apply lime eerly
Take advantage of early results by l.ming in the
late Summer and Fall Get ground r eady for the
first Spring shoots by allowing the lime all winter
to condition the soil
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Conservation featured at Ag Progress Days
tings. Wildlife specialists mulching,
will point out that birds can Special erosion contra#,
be one of the cheapest and practices like the rock filled
most effective natural insect gabions (wire baskets) and
control programs for the the inflatable concrete
farmer, Bubb notes mattress may be examined
The U.S. Soil Conservation for effectiveness in con-
Service will direct the in- trolling runoff and erosion,
stallation of tile outlet Representatives of com
terraces, diversion terraces, mercial erosion control
and underground drainage, products will be available to
The Soil Conservation discuss these practices.
Service and University The conservation
personnel will discuss the demonstration-research ar
success of previously ea 18 supervised by the
completed pratices, such as conservation education
drop structures, stone and committee of Ag Progress
grassed waterways, and Days.
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Construction of hie outlet
terraces, farm woodlot
management, and wildlife
habitat development will be
new activities in the con
servation demonstration-r
-esearch area at the 1980
Agricultural Progress Days.
The field days, one of the
largest outdoor agricultural
events held m the East, is
scheduled for August 19-21 at
Penn State’s Rock Springs
Agricultural Research
Center, located nine miles
west of State College on
Route 45.
Other activities will in
clude the construction of
diversion terraces and
underground drainage
Several new mulching and
erosion control products will
be demonstrated, points out
Frederick Bubb, of the U.S.
Soil Conservation Service,
Harrisburg, chairman of the
conservation demon
Maintenance problems
and effectiveness of existing
soil conservation practices
will be explained by agency
“National equipment
manufacturers and
statewide distributors will
be providing earthmovmg
and wood harvesting
equipment. It will be
operated by members of the
Pennsylvania Land Im
provement Contractors
Association,” Bubb notes.
Visitors to Ag Progress
Days will be transported to
the conservation area by
bus. It will follow a circular
route through the 80-acre
site, stoppmg briefly at
various features of interest
People may get off or board
the bus at any of these stops
Personnel of the
University and various state
and federal agencies, will be
available at each stop to
discuss the conservation
The Pennsylvania Bureau
of Forestry and Penn State
specialists will direct the
woodland demonstrations.
This will mclude a “how to”
program on managing farm
size woodlots. It will mclude
the best way to use a woodlot
for various wood products,
including firewood.
The Pennsylvania Game
Commission and University
specialists will show how a
farmer can develop
professional wildlife habitat
through tree and shrub
plantings and border cut-