Technology helps gardens grow at Penn State
June 17, 2016
New climate-control technologies in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences' greenhouses are helping Scott DiLoreto, greenhouse operations manager, care for plants and save energy.
Thirty years of research supports cacao farmers, chocolate industry
June 13, 2016
When trade organizations representing the chocolate industry created an endowment in 1986 to support Penn State research on Theobroma cacao -- the cocoa tree -- the use of biotechnology to improve plants was still in its infancy. Now, three decades later, the endowment has grown, and along with it the scientific knowledge that is helping to promote economic security for cocoa farmers in developing countries and to ensure a reliable supply of the raw material needed to manufacture one of the world's favorite delicacies.