College of Agricultural Sciences
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Tillage timing influences nitrogen availability and loss on organic farms
October 1, 2015In the battle against weeds, tillage is one of the strongest weapons at the disposal of organic or ecologically based farmers. But, depending on when it is used, tillage can also be a strong driver of nitrogen losses that contribute to groundwater pollution, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Penn State Animal Diagnostic Lab among first lines of defense versus avian flu
September 18, 2015More than 48 million turkeys and laying hens in 21 states have died this year following an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza. As wild waterfowl, which may carry the virus, begin their autumn migration, Pennsylvania is in the crosshairs, and that has Penn State's Animal Diagnostic Laboratory on high alert.
E. coli more virulent when accompanied by beneficial bacteria
September 17, 2015Scientists wonder why some people get so sick and even die after being infected by the foodborne pathogen E.coli O157:H7, while others experience much milder symptoms and recover relatively quickly. Now Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences researchers believe they have discovered an explanation.
Penn State researchers assess the impacts of changing weather on Pennsylvania
September 14, 2015Penn State researchers assessed the effects of changing climate conditions on agriculture, tourism, infrastructure, water resources, forestry, energy and human health in the 2015 Pennsylvania Climate Impact Assessment Update. Researchers also made recommendations to help Pennsylvanians prepare and respond.
College of Ag Sciences International Course Fair
When: October 5, 2015Where: ASI Building Lobby
Ag Alumni Society Mentoring Workshop on Oct 6
When: October 6, 2015Where: University Park, PA
Penn State Ag Council October Delegate Meeting
When: October 8, 2015Where: Mountain View Country Club, Boalsburg, PA
Food Safety and Sanitation for Food Manufacturers
When: October 13-15, 2015Where: University Park, PA
Food Systems for Gut Health Conference
When: October 14-15, 2015Where: State College, PA
Fermentation Methods and Scale-up Strategies Workshop
When: October 19-21, 2015Where: University Park, PA
Pasteurizer Operators Workshop
When: October 20-22, 2015Where: University Park, PA