Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 13, 1994, Image 233

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try research programs. The First stop is the state-of-the-art
milking parlor at the nearly completed Dairy Cattle
Research and Education Center. Then, you’ll tour the
new $6 million Poultry Education and Research Center.
Tours are offered daily at 10:00 and 2:00, with an addi
tional tour at noon on Wednesday. Seating is limited.
Potato Research
Leave from the corn crib at the top of Main Street
Visit Penn State’s horticulture, plant pathology and ento
mology farms and see the latest potato research. Variety
trials, nitrogen fertilizer experiments, and studies on
insect, weed and disease control will be featured. This
90-minute tour departs at 12:30 on Wednesday.
Agricultural Conservation
Leave from the Conservation Education Tent
See how various conservation practices affect the. envi
ronment. Leant about crop residue management, nutrient
management, composting, contour stripcropping, crop
land terraces, vegetated inlets and the protection of sensi
tive areas. A forage chicory pasture and livestock grazing
demonstration also will be featured. Buses leave daily at
10:00 and 2:30.
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Forest Stewardship
Leave from the Conservation Education Tent
This walking tour highlights small woodlot stewardship
in action: harvesting to generate income and benefit wild
life, forest regeneration, road and trail maintenance and
natural succession. The importance of warm-season gras
ses as a wildlife cover will be explained. Buses to the
walking trail leave daily on the tour from 10:00 to 3:00,
with additional tours at 4:00 and 5:00 on Wednesday.
Leave from the Conservation Education Tent
Could composting have a place in your farm operation?
This tour can help you answer that question. See a com
posting pad and compost at various stages, from fresh to
cured. Buses leave hourly from 9:30 to 3:30 each day,
with additional tours at 4:30 and 5:30 on Wednesday.
Urban Conservation
Leave from the Conservation Education Tent
Leam how to use specialized materials and vegetation to
control erosion and sedimentation. Buses leave daily at
11:00 and 1:00.
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Strum Corridor Managomont
Leave from the Conservation Education Tent
Learn how stream crossings, stream bank fencing and a
constructed wetland can help you better manage your
streambank corridors. Buses leave at 10:00 and 1:00
Integrated Crop Management
Leave from the Conservation Education Tent
Want to save money and make your farm operation more
profitable? Learn how soil testing, manure analysis and
pre-sidedress soil nitrogen tests can help you monitor
nutrient levels in soil, manure and growing crops. Man
ure handling equipment will be demonstrated. This tour is
offered daily at 11:00 and 1:00.
Tractor Safety Demonstration
End of W. Bth Street
Tractor accidents are a leading cause of farm injuries and
deaths. Learn the causes, effects and prevention of roll
overs by watching a 35 horsepower, remote-controlled
tractor undergo side and rear overturns. Educational dis
plays feature roll-over protective structures (ROPS) and
other safety topics. Roll-over demonstrations are tenta
tively scheduled for 10:30, 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30 daily,
with an additional demonstration at 6:30 on Wednesday.
Times are subject to change. Ask at the Information
Booth or the demonstration area for exact times.
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