The difference between 68°F and 82°F could be the difference between life and death.
With a $5 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development, Professor of Plant Nutrition Jonathan Lynch believes he can build a better bean.
College of Ag Sciences researchers team up with the intestinal bacteria in mice to battle the bulge.
Daily temperature variation has a greater effect than average monthly temperature on identifying risk of malaria infection.
According to a team of college entomologists, biopesticides might provide an effective way to control bed bugs.
Researchers in the college are investigating ways to create sustainable cropping systems for high-value organic livestock feed and forage.
Collaborative research between college veterinarians and electrical engineers at Penn State could speed up the process of identifying damaged or diseased tissue.
The Northeast could help lead the way to a renewable-energy-based economy by growing energy crops on marginal and abandoned land.
Two researchers in the college have been awarded a grant through the Grand Challenges Explorations program, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Out of more than 250 graduate students who competed at Penn State’s 27th Graduate Exhibition, nine graduate students in programs offered or co-sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences were among 46 recognized with awards.
Supercritical carbon dioxide is a unique type of phase-change fluid that has special diffuse capabilities with unique liquid properties, including high solvency.
A parasite that fights the zombie-ant fungus has yielded some of its secrets to an international research team led by Penn State’s David Hughes.
Sandeep Prabhu and Robert Paulson think a compound produced from fish oil that appears to target leukemia stem cells could lead to a cure for the disease.
Researchers find that obese mice that consume a compound found in green tea while eating a high-fat diet gained weight at a significantly slower rate than mice that didn't receive the green tea supplement.
A study examining the prevalence of the Fusarium fungus in bathroom sink drains suggests that plumbing systems may be a common source of human infections.
Gypsy moth caterpillars infected with baculovirus forfeit safety and stay in the treetops during the day because a virus gene manipulates their hormones to eat continuously and forego molting, according to entomologists.
Genomics applies to structure, function, and mapping of entire DNA sequences of organisms, which carry all their genetic information. Few genomic resources are available for the hardwood species in eastern forests. John Carlson has received a $3.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Plant Genome Research program.
Penn State researchers need help from growers, nursery operators, and homeowners to enhance their understanding of stink bugs.
People love apples—the tart-tasting ones for cooking or sweeter ones for snacking. The brown marmorated stink bug likes them, too.