Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, December 04, 1993, Image 28

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    AaHjncMar Fanning, Saturday, Dtunbir 4,1993
Nutrient Management Advisory Board
(Continued from Pag* AM)
He also said that there were
some start up costs anticipated, but
those won’t be made public until
after the governor makes his
budget request known to the
legislature.
In other business. John
Longenecker reported on an out
line for proposed requirements for
final aerification of a nutrient man
agement technician, which would
target five different areas
education or experience; pre
examination training; an examina
tion; completion of a number of
plans that have been approved; and
continuing education.
Since there are to be three types
of nutrient management
technicians commercial, publ
ic (conservation district person
nel), and private (a farm owner
operator) there are to be three
different levels of competency
expected. The specific details are
yet to be proposed.
While in theory the nutrient
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management program is expected
to be comparable to the permitting
program for pesticides application,
Longenecker said there can be
expected to be some significant
differences.
Hie board also discussed some
of the aspects of “animal equiva
lent units," or AEUs, as detailed in
the Nutrient Management Act, and
how to determine whether or not a
specific farming operation has
enough land to handle the nutrients
created by the operation.
Discussed was how to deter
mine whether or not an operator
had control of land, if it is leased or
owned; what types of evidence an
operator would have to show that
he has control of that land; what
types of land would be suitable for
the application of manure; whether
or not some historically existing
pasture (used as pasture because
too low-lying and subject to flood
ing to support tillage) should be
considered applicable for the
application of manure; types of
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crops; alternative uses of manure;
whether historic uses of land
should be considered and whether
a grandfather date should be
used.
According to David Oromelsld.
assistant counsel with DER’s
Bureau of Regulatory Counsel, die
issue of being able to determine
AEUs and AEUsper acre, and land
suitable for receiving nutrients,
will probably be the most impor
tant and key area of concern with
die entire Act.
It was generally agreed that ani
mal equivalent units are not, the
best method for determining
whether or not an operation is in
danger of overapplying or over
producing nutrients for application
to the land available. However,
AEUs are part of the law and must
be dealt with.
In related business, the board
also heard a report from Dr. Char
les Ramberg on the variations of
animal nutrition and nitrogen in
manure. According to Ramberg,
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(Continued from Page A 24)
Education
Donald Qverdorff, Honesdale
(Wayne County). Don has been
with the'Pennsylvania State Uni
versity, Ag Extension Service, for
12 years. Don currently serves in
Wayne County with his main
focus in agronomy. Don will be
serving his first year as a director.
Dr. Douglas Beegle, Pennsyl
vania State University, continues
in his second term as director.
Paul Craig. Dauphin (Dauphin
County). Paul is with the Dauphin
County Extension Service and
will be serving his second year as
director.
Industry
Michael Galbraith, Roaring
Spring (Blair County). Mike
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Nutritional Services and is starting
his second term as director.
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in 1994. This is John's second
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Kenneth Rice, Bellefonte
(Centre County). Ken is employed
by Pioneer Hybird Seeds and is
starting his second year as a
director.
Advisory Consultant
Dr. John E. Baylor, professor
emeritus, Pennsylvania State Uni
versity continues as the, PFGC
Advisory Consultant
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John Rodgers is the PFGC rep
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land Council for 1993-1994 and is
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