College Briefs

Researchers in the college investigate the safety and practice of making dry and semidry sausages.

Francis Alvaré, a forest ecosystem management major and military studies minor, assisted the National Guard's series of prescribed fires on training facilities as part of an independent study program in the spring of 2017.

Scientists discover genes that could be used to improve bee health.

Nicole Webster travels the world to help minority youth find their voices.

Malting barley research supports Pennsylvania’s craft beer industry.

Steven Loerch

Penn State named Steven C. Loerch as senior associate dean in the College of Agricultural Sciences, effective August 14.

Scientists investigate a protein that could be a target for anti-cancer therapeutics.

Put your notebooks away, turn off your cell phones, and test your knowledge.

Goldenrod / Gall Fly Life Cycle

Researchers find tall goldenrod can "smell" its herbivore and initiate a defense.

Bats eat the bugs that "bug" us and pollinate more than 500 species of plants, including banana and cacao, but despite all of their benefits to humans, the mammals can carry dangerous diseases, such as rabies.

Laszlo Kulcsar

Laszlo Kulcsar, professor of sociology and head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at Kansas State University, became the head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education on August 1.

Broadening the genetic diversity of Holsteins.

Ice cream connoisseurs may insist that cecream with more fat tastes better, but food scientists find that people generally cannot tell the difference between fat levels in ice creams.

Meet extension's new leadership team.

Phytonutrients from peppers protect transition cows from disease.

A new pilot program for industrial hemp growth and cultivation

Researcher Shannon White (left) with assistants implants a transmitter into a wild brook trout, which will allow her to track the fish's movement and monitor its behavior.

Brook trout behaviors could help the animals adapt to habitat change.

A survey of nearly 7,000 farmers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed finds that many have voluntarily implemented water-quality best management practices.

A new fungal biopesticide is achieving mortality rates from 95.5 to 99 percent within 14 days.