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July 27, 2017

Distinguished Professor of Plant Nutrition Jonathan Lynch, whose lab studies how root architecture influences plants' ability to take up water and nutrients, comments on another researcher's study of how plants balance cost and performance to develop their complex, branched structures.

July 27, 2017

Penn State alumni Steve and Alexia Krum talk about serving Berkey Creamery ice cream in their Pittsburgh-area shop.

July 27, 2017

"The most important finding in our study was that there were no differences in consumer acceptability when changing fat content within a certain range," says Laura Rolon, a former graduate student in food science, who conducted the research with faculty members John Hayes, Bob Roberts and John Coupland.

July 27, 2017

This article about a program designed to reduce waste and enhance sustainability at sports venues quotes Judd Michael, professor in Ecosystem Science and Management and in Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

July 27, 2017

Jennifer Deichert, 4-H extension educator, and Walt Bumgarner, livestock extension educator, highlight the growth in 4-H membership in the county and the benefits of the program for youth.

July 26, 2017

This article mentions Penn State's Center for Pollinator Research and quotes Margarita Lopez-Uribe, assistant professor of entomology, about her participation in a pollinator-related study called "The Great Pumpkin Project."

July 26, 2017

Dave Mortensen, professor of weed and applied plant ecology, and Katy Barlow, doctoral degree candidate in ecology, talk about their recently published research.

July 26, 2017

Although the state posts restaurant inspection reports online, it’s hard to say whether it benefits diners, since few people are likely to check the state database for information about a restaurant before they go out to eat, said Martin Bucknavage, senior food safety extension associate in food science.

July 26, 2017

Judd Michael, faculty member in Ecosystem Science and Management and in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, comments on his project to reduce the flow of trash and enhance sustainability at Beaver Stadium.

July 25, 2017

Martin Bucknavage, senior food safety extension associate in food science, comments on a recent norovirus outbreak at a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant in Virginia.

July 25, 2017

Food Science faculty members John Hayes and John Coupland are quoted about recently published ice cream sensory research.

July 23, 2017

Bryan Swistock, senior water resources extension associate in ecosystem science and management, offers advice for water testing in advance of natural gas drilling or pipeline construction.

July 22, 2017

Kathryn Barlow, a doctoral degree candidate in ecology, comments on the results of the research she conducted in collaboration with David Mortensen, professor of weed and applied plant ecology, and others.

July 22, 2017

Phytonutrient supplements in the feed of transition dairy cows could have an impact on the dairy industry, contends Alex Hristov, professor of dairy nutrition.

July 21, 2017

As part of a series of articles on handling stormwater in the home landscape, Penn State Master Gardener Carol Papas recommends steps homeowners can take that will help absorb water and reduce runoff.

July 21, 2017

This article highlights a Mifflin County 4-H club effort to collect and distribute items to benefit military personnel and their K-9 partners.

July 20, 2017

This article by Del Voight, agronomy extension educator, cites research conducted at the Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

July 20, 2017

Laura Rolon, former graduate student, John Hayes, associate professor, Bob Roberts, professor and department head, and John Coupland, professor, comment on a food science department study published in the Journal of Dairy Science.

July 20, 2017

Jesse Darlington, Ag Progress Days interim manager, talks about the commercial exhibits and field machinery demonstrations offered at this year's event.

July 19, 2017

Penn State's "Living Filter," where the university has spray-irrigated treated wastewater since the early 1980s, was the ideal place to look at the movement of pharmaceuticals from wastewater to groundwater, said Heather Gall, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering.

July 19, 2017

Bob Roberts, professor and head of food science, Dan Azzara, Alan R. Warehime Professor of Agribusiness, and Jared Smith, teaching lab support specialist in food science, comment on the reasons for the success of food science student teams.

July 18, 2017

Denise Continenza, health and nutrition extension educator, says hunger is not just an urban issue but affects suburban residents as well.

July 17, 2017

State Sen. Judy Schwank, an agricultural education alumna of the college and former horticulture extension educator, discusses the potential role of industrial hemp in Pennsylvania's agricultural economy.

July 16, 2017

Tara Mondock, associate extension director for client relations, talks about her role as the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania's Extension Fellow.

July 15, 2017

Denise Gardner, Penn State Extension enologist, and Michela Centenari, assistant professor of viticulture, are mentioned as key resources in improving the quality of Pennsylvania wines.

July 14, 2017

This article features a round-up of planned Ag Progress Days activities, with quotes from Jesse Darlington, interim manager of the expo.

July 14, 2017

Jairam K. P. Vanamala, associate professor of food science, says understanding how individual people's gut microbiomes vary will help in developing food-based approaches to fighting chronic diseases.

July 14, 2017

Alyssa Collins, director of the Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center, is quoted about Penn State research on malting barley.