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Winter/Spring 2013

March 7, 2013

When I arrived on campus as a freshman in the summer of 1972, an ice cream cone at the Creamery cost 35 cents. Things change though...

March 7, 2013

David Geiser, professor of plant pathology and environmental microbiology, talks to Steve Williams about Fusarium.

March 7, 2013

Collaborative research between college veterinarians and electrical engineers at Penn State could speed up the process of identifying damaged or diseased tissue.

March 7, 2013

Researchers in the college are investigating ways to create sustainable cropping systems for high-value organic livestock feed and forage.

March 7, 2013

According to a team of college entomologists, biopesticides might provide an effective way to control bed bugs.

March 7, 2013

The Northeast could help lead the way to a renewable-energy-based economy by growing energy crops on marginal and abandoned land.

March 7, 2013

How can we balance sustainability and economic solvency?

March 7, 2013

Allison Hoover traveled to Turrialba to strengthen her Spanish language skills and explore the diverse agriculture of Costa Rica's central valley.

March 7, 2013

The fifth annual Ag Day will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the HUB-Robeson Center.

March 7, 2013

Test your knowledge of topics ranging from vertebrates and applied animal welfare to international agriculture and agricultural systems management.

March 7, 2013

Antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens found in pork is the most recent food scare, but is manageable by proper food handling and cooking.

March 7, 2013

Penn State Extension offers practical how-to education and problem-solving assistance to help people make informed decisions.

March 7, 2013

DairyCents, a free mobile app, can help farmers make sense of financial planning.

March 7, 2013

Penn State Extension instructors have launched AgSafety4u to help ensure that agricultural workers stay safe.

March 7, 2013

Wood-destroying Pests, a new publication offered by Penn State Extension's Pesticide Education Program, advises on the prevention and control of infestations of wood-destroying insects.

March 7, 2013

Penn State researchers hope to develop an app that can predict where and how quickly the barley yellow dwarf virus will spread in grain fields.

March 7, 2013

While bringing people together through a shared hobby, community gardening teaches food literacy, respect for food, and the challenges of growing it.

March 7, 2013

Seven volunteer Master Gardeners share meals from their community garden every week.

March 7, 2013

Wayne Martenas chronicles the events that led to his becoming an agricultural engineer and executive for a top agricultural equipment manufacturer.

March 7, 2013

Interim Dean Christ announced the department chairs that will help lead the college to meet new demands.

March 7, 2013

Team Green, a five-student team, won the 2012 AG Springboard Competition for developing technology for hydroponics greenhouses for spatially constrained environments using discarded shipping containers.

March 7, 2013

Mark Brennan will hold the UNESCO Chair in Rural Community, Leadership, and Youth Development in the college.

March 7, 2013

Andrew Read and Matthew Thomas have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

March 7, 2013

While a national search for a permanent replacement is under way, Barbara Christ has been named interim dean of the college.

March 7, 2013

For many crops in Pennsylvania, particularly no-till grain crops, slugs are a serious pest.

March 7, 2013

The Jordan Soil Fertility Plots were the oldest extensive fertility plots in North America used to determine the best lime and fertilizer conditions for growing crops profitably.