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.
For many crops in Pennsylvania, particularly no-till grain crops, slugs are a serious pest.
Wayne Martenas chronicles the events that led to his becoming an agricultural engineer and executive for a top agricultural equipment manufacturer.
Seven volunteer Master Gardeners share meals from their community garden every week.
While bringing people together through a shared hobby, community gardening teaches food literacy, respect for food, and the challenges of growing it.
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.
Interview with Rita Graef, Pasto's Museum Curator
People are busy. Life is complicated. Yet, alumni continue to donate time and resources to support the college despite professional and personal commitments. Three alumni explain why they chose to get involved.
Shelley Coneybeer sat down on her bed and cried. The past few months of her life felt like a horror movie. Hundreds of stink bugs invaded her home.
Two college researchers in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences have cured leukemia in mice without any side effects, and they think their therapy will work in humans too.
There have been—and there will be more—moments to savor for the rookie Electrotechs, the 4-H Clarion/Venango robotics team. But this moment is not one of them.
First-year FRC teams hold their breath as they wait for one moment: the announcement of the Rookie All-Star Award.
New faculty member and researcher Andrew Patterson talks about metabolomics (you'll find out what that means) and the impact it could have on work throughout the college.
A new academic structure for the college was approved by the Board of Trustees in November 2011. Restructuring academic departments reduced their number from twelve to nine. The plan will formally take effect on July 1 of this year.
Three College of Agricultural Sciences faculty members, Nicole Brown, James Endres Howell, and Dan Stearns, talk about how their teaching methods help students succeed now and in the future.
Penn State Extension works with farmers and government agencies to help with renewed efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and make sure the latest research and technology is available to meet new regulatory challenges.
Three graduates of the College of Agricultural Sciences bring their education and expertise to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina to help keep the vision of George Vanderbilt II alive.
An interview with Bruce McPheron, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences. McPheron discusses the challenges and issues related to a dramatic cut in state funding support.
Ag Alumni Society members help mentor students to success through the Mentoring Workshop. This is the story of Catherine Claxton.
Through international study and collaboration, faculty, staff, and students in the college help solve society's pressing problems.