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September 18, 2017

Jean Lonie, director of student recruitment and activities, says with the diversity of career opportunities in the ag sciences, students may end up in the boardroom rather than the barn.

September 18, 2017

Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, said the increase in spotted lanternfly populations is partly due to a mild winter, which enabled the survival of the insects' eggs.

September 16, 2017

Marc Abrams, professor of forest ecology and physiology, and Kim Steiner, professor of forest biology, say conditions are right for a brilliant fall foliage display.

September 15, 2017

As part of a series about handling stormwater in the home landscape, Penn State Master Gardener Carol Papas explains how rain gardens filter pollutants, replenish aquifers and reduce potential downstream flooding.

September 14, 2017

In a Reuters story that also appeared in other media outlets, Heather Mikulas, a farm and food business extension educator, and Stan Ernst, instructor in agribusiness management, comment on the Rust Belt trend of turning blighted areas into urban farms.

September 14, 2017

Speaking at a meeting sponsored by state Sen. Gene Yaw, Dean Rick Roush pointed out the abundance of jobs and healthy salaries available for students in the agricultural sciences.

September 13, 2017

Emily Erickson, doctoral candidate in entomology, discusses her research looking at which ornamental plants are most attractive to insect pollinators.

September 12, 2017

Marvin Hall, professor of forage management, is featured as recipient of the alumni Professional Achievement Award from his undergraduate institution, Bluffton University.

September 11, 2017

Eileen Fabian, professor of agricultural engineering and environmental biophysics, and colleagues discuss their research to design effective systems for improving indoor air quality and uniformity in cage-free houses.

September 11, 2017

Many consumers want food-producing animals to live in environments that are nonconfining, said Eileen Fabian, professor of agricultural engineering and environmental biophysics.

September 10, 2017

Heather Mikulas, a farm and food business extension educator, and Stan Ernst, instructor in agribusiness management, comment on Pittsburgh's Hilltop Urban Farm project.

September 9, 2017

This article announces the appointment of customer relationship managers and business operations managers in three of Penn State Extension's newly formed administrative areas.

September 8, 2017

Treating the farm as a business is the first step for smaller growers to compete with large grocery retailers, said Brian Moyer, extension program assistant.

September 8, 2017

This article quotes a newsletter piece about the invasive spotted lanternfly authored by Emelie Swackhamer and Amy Korman, horticulture extension educators.

September 8, 2017

As the result of a mild winter, the spotted lanternfly population has become enormous this year, according to Amy Korman and Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educators.

September 7, 2017

Laura Delach, Master Gardener coordinator in Washington County, and Master Gardener volunteers talk about a project that is benefiting residents at a local health center.

September 6, 2017

Bill Curren, a professor of weed science, and Dave Wilson, agronomy extension educator, talk about the challenges of managing Palmer amaranth and other herbicide-resistant weeds.

September 6, 2017

Nicole McGeehan, food safety extension educator, offers tips for preserving garden produce after harvest.

September 6, 2017

Del Voight, agronomy extension educator, and Greg Roth, professor of agronomy, comment about Pennsylvania soybean production and on-farm trials that help growers improve yields and efficiency.

September 5, 2017

Hemp seed yields of 1,000 to 1,500 pounds per acre are possible, says Greg Roth, professor of agronomy.

September 4, 2017

Greg Roth, professor of agronomy, discusses production practices and potential markets for industrial hemp in Pennsylvania.

September 2, 2017

This article includes an embedded video featuring Jim Brown, creamery assistant manager, Terry Grove, dairy products processor, and student dairy barn workers Caitlin Cullum and Mackenzie Herman, animal science majors.

September 1, 2017

Amin Afzal, a doctoral degree candidate in plant science, and Sjoerd Duiker, associate professor of soil management, comment on recently published research.

August 31, 2017

This article quotes from a research blog post authored by Jessica Hepner, an undergraduate student majoring in wildlife and fisheries science.