College in the Media
Rick Day, associate professor of soil science and environmental information systems, explains how Penn State's PAOneStop tool helps farmers protect water quality by assisting in preparation of erosion and sedimentation plans and nutrient management plans.
Dave Hill, farm-safety specialist and senior extension associate in agricultural and biological engineering, is quoted about grain-bin safety during a training for local emergency responders.
Greg Roth, professor of agronomy, talks about a state-approved project to study industrial help at Penn State.
In a story that also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and other outlets, John Coupland, professor of food science, comments on a company that has developed, and plans to market, a plant-based alternative to meat.
Creating more resilient cropping systems is the ultimate goal of a study on polycultures in forage production, says John Tooker, associate professor of entomology.
Matt Royer, director of the Agriculture and Environment Center, said outside funding from either the state or federal government is essential so many farmers can afford to implement conservation measures to protect water quality.
Mark Guiltinan, professor of plant molecular biology, discusses his research to develop chocolate with a higher melting point, which would help to make the delicacy more widely accessible.
Fruit trees can lose their hardiness during extended periods of above-normal temperatures during winter, leading to possible damage when temperatures drop, says Tara Baugher, tree fruit extension educator.
John Coupland, professor of food science, comments on a report that chicken used in Subway sandwiches contains up to 50 percent fillers, such as soy -- an assertion the company vigorously disputes.
This article features research by Mitch Hunter, doctoral student in agronomy, and David Mortensen, professor of weed and applied plant ecology, who contend that past estimates of needed food-production increases are no longer accurate.
Shannon Monnat, assistant professor of rural sociology, demography, and sociology, explains the correlation her research found between Trump support in the 2016 election and counties' mortality rates due to opioid overdoses.
Jeff Graybill, agronomy extension educator, and Tim Elkner, horticulture extension educator, discuss what might be ahead for farmers and fruit growers as a result of the recent mild weather.
Linda Hyatt, horticulture extension educator, says early warm weather could confuse plants and crops, potentially spoiling summer yields.
State Agriculture Russell Redding praised Penn State Extension, 4-H and agricultural research at the annual Penn State Extension dinner.
Jim Frazier, professor emeritus of entomology, says finding the causes of honey bee decline is more complicated than trying to cure cancer.
In this article about CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology, Doudna mentions the CRISPR mushroom developed by Yinong Yang, professor of plant pathology.
Jonathan Lynch, distinguished professor of plant nutrition, is quoted about a recent $7 million grant he received to design a system that can identify and screen for high-yielding, deeper-rooted crops.
In this column, Virginia Ishler, dairy extension specialist, explains how to get to the bottom of falling milk production.
Stacy Reed, food safety extension educator, offers tips for keeping food safe when the electricity goes off.
To keep their farms going for future generations, farm families should start transition planning as early as possible, says John Wodehouse, agricultural business extension educator.
Heather Manzo, ag entrepreneurship and community economic development extension educator, comments about the health dangers of lead for those gardening in urban soils.
Brian Moyer, agricultural marketing extension program assistant, says consumers have more options now for buying locally grown food.
Pam Paletta, 4-H extension educator, says participating in a food bank collection drive illustrates 4-H's commitment to community service.
Penn State Master Gardener Steve Piskor separates fact from myth when it comes to planting and maintaining trees in your landscape.
Gardening columnist George Weigel summarizes several Penn State research projects on topics such as deer browsing effects on invasive plant species, ash tree resistance to emerald ash borer, and using smartphones to diagnose crop diseases.
Andrew Read, professor of biology and entomology, discusses research suggesting that patient outcomes sometimes may be better if a disease can be contained rather than destroyed.
Chuck Ray, associate professor of wood product operations, talks about the importance of Penn State's wood collection, which is one of the largest in the world.
Berkey Creamery quality manager Michelle Orner discusses the science behind keeping creamery dairy products safe and consistent.
This article provides answers to three common questions about liability on the farm, from the Ag Alternatives website authored by Jayson Harper, professor of agricultural economics, and Lynn Kime, extension associate in agricultural economics.
Understanding the genetic basis of disease resistance will help cacao farmers and food manufacturers fill the demand for chocolate, says Mark Guiltinan, professor of plant molecular biology.