Trip Home

On June eighteenth, we got on a train to head to Warsaw so we could leave on the nineteenth for Texas. We had a eight hour ride to Warsaw and then we stayed the night in a really nice hotel …

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Berlin

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The trip to Berlin for a day was a blast. We traveled all over the city seeing historical places. We started the day off traveling from Szczecin to Berlin. It was a four hour train ride. Once in Berlin, we …

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The Last Field Excursion

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The field trip on wednesday was a very long day. We left at eight in the morning and didn’t get home until eight at night. First, we headed to some dairies to see how they are managed compared to our …

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Meat Quality

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Tuesday’s lectures were very informing on meat quality and how meat quality is measured. The steps were checking color, tension, water holding capacity, and water loss. According to Dr. Lambert, the US checks meat quality in similar ways as Poland. …

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Weekend Travels

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This weekend was fun. We was in Krakow. Friday, we went to Auschwitz and Birkenau. These concentration camps were very eye opening to see were the Germans killed so many people. We saw the bunkers were the prisoners were keep, …

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Krakow

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We made it to Krakow. The train ride was comfortable, but it was seven hours long. We also had to wait about forty minutes at the train station in Warsaw to switch trains. Krakow is a beautiful city, and I …

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Nadlesnictwo Brodnica

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  Today we visited a wildlife research station in the Panstwowe forest. The station was Nadlesnictwo Brodnica. We talked about how they regulated animals to keep them out of farmers’ fields. At this station, they hunt the animals, and they …

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Wildlife Debate

The wildlife lecture turned out to be a big debate. The teacher talked about the ethics of hunting and the responsibility required while hunting. The debate was over the view of hunters in the US and how some people think …

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Field Day

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The field day was very interesting. We went to two experimental stations. One was a national experimental station in Chrzastowo and the other station was UTP’s experimental station. At Chrzastowo, we looked at the ornamental plots that had vines that …

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Fungus Lecture

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The first two lectures of the day were very interesting to me. We talked about fungus and how it affects plants. The teacher explained ow when a plant or its fruit is infected by mycotoxins produced by fungus can infect …

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Crop plots

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We looked at the planted gardens behind the building we had lecture in. There were several types of legumes in the plots, like beans and vetch. Anna, our teacher, pulled a couple of legumes to check for nodules to see …

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IPM lecture

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Today in one of the lectures we talked about IPM, integrated pest management. IPM is the prevention of pest or their damage by biological control, habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices, and using resistant varieties. We discussed some of these …

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Vistula River

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We went and seen the Vistula river. The Vistula is the longest and largest river in Poland at 651 miles long. We were looking at alluvial deposits in the floodplain of the river. We walked out into a field and …

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The Soil Pit

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Everyone got to see a soil pit today. It was nice to see everyone interacting while we determined aspects of the soil profile. We determined the horizons, depth of horizons, structure, texture, color, percent coarse fragments, pH, boundary, and special …

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Crazy Adventure

We had a crazy adventure on the bus ride from the mall to the dorms. We left school and walked to the mall to take a look around. After looking at the mall for an hour and a half, everyone …

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Soil Texture

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Today’s class was very interesting to see how soil texture is measured differently in Poland compared to United States. The texture by feel method in Europe is done dry and wet, and once wet it is made into a ribbon …

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