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Forages Decision Support Tool
Entry ID: psu_forages


Summary
Abstract: The forage industry is the major agricultural enterprise in Pennsylvania and in
the northeastern United States. Nearly 60% ($1.9 billion) of the total cash
receipts from the sale of agricultural products in Pennsylvania is derived from
meat and milk sales. In Pennsylvania there are 720,000 milk cows, 216,000 beef
cows, and 134,000 sheep. Forage crops constitute the major feed component in
the diet of these animals, making forages the backbone of Pennsylvania's
agriculture and rural economy.

Pennsylvania is the tenth largest producer of hay in the United States,
producing 4.7 million tons of hay annually on nearly 2.1 million acres. Alfalfa
is the state's largest single forage crop, making up slightly over 800,000
acres and more than one-half of the total hay production. Pastures make up over
3 million acres of Pennsylvania forage production acreage.

The forage selection tool allows you to query forage data for Pennsylvania.

Related URL
Link: GOTO WEB TOOL
Description: Access the forages selection tool.

ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Keywords
Forages
Grassland
Soil Fertility
Pastures
Hay
Silage
Livestock
Wildlife
Pests


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-851-8113
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
5700 Rivertech Court
City: Riverdale
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20737
Country: USA


PENN STATE FORAGES SUPPORT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (814) 863-1019
Fax: (814) 863-7043
Email: forages at essc.psu.edu
Contact Address:
Marvin H.Hall
116 ASI Building
City: University Park
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 16802
Country: USA


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2006-01-04
SERF Last Revision Date: 2018-08-13



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