College of Agricultural Sciences

The Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences offers 17 undergraduate majors, 23 minors, and graduate programs in 18 major areas.

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Leftovers from holiday meals -- if not properly handled -- can lead to foodborne illness, according to Martin Bucknavage, senior food safety extension associate.
Penn State food safety expert offers tips on safe handling of holiday leftovers
November 16, 2017
Leftovers from holiday meals — if not properly handled, including prompt refrigeration — can lead to foodborne illness, according to a food safety specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Mushrooms have higher quantities of two important anti-oxidants that may help with anti-aging treatments and strategies.
Mushrooms are full of antioxidants that may have antiaging potential
November 9, 2017
Mushrooms have more ergothioneine and glutathione together than any other food. Both of these are important antioxidants that previous research has linked to anti-aging treatments and strategies. Researchers are also exploring whether the antioxidants play a role in brain health.
A new website is a "one-stop shop" for dairy sustainability information.
'Virtual farm' website provides a plethora of dairy sustainability information
November 7, 2017
Farmers can see sustainability principles in action with just a few mouse clicks, thanks to an interactive "virtual farm" web site developed by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and Penn State Extension, in partnership with the project's lead, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cornell University and the Dairy Innovation Center.
The spotted lanternfly threatens agricultural sectors worth nearly $18 billion to Pennsylvania's economy.
Penn State researchers take aim at invasive, 'pernicious' spotted lanternfly
November 7, 2017
As populations of the invasive spotted lanternfly explode — and the state-imposed quarantine area in southeastern Pennsylvania expands — researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are looking for solutions to help stop the insect's spread and save agricultural crops from serious damage.

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