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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.

August 31, 2017

This feature story profiles Carol Schurman, who recently retired as 4-H educator in Indiana County, and quotes many 4-H members and alumni whose lives Carol positively influenced.

August 30, 2017

In an article that originally appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Duane Diefenbach, adjunct professor of wildlife ecology, and Jessica Hepner, a wildlife and fisheries science major, discuss research on how the movement of deer is affected by the moon's phases.

August 30, 2017

Amin Afzal, doctoral degree candidate in plant science, and Sjoerd Duiker, associate professor of soil management and applied soil physics, say new leaf sensors could greatly improve water-use efficiency in agriculture.

August 30, 2017

John Esslinger, horticulture extension educator, says finding labor has been an issue for local agricultural producers for more than a decade.

August 30, 2017

Dave Mortsensen, professor of weed and applied plant ecology, says plant damage allegedly caused by dicamba herbicide drift "should be a wake-up call."

August 28, 2017

If higher costs that Pennsylvania producers incur for importing feed from the Midwest are not accounted for in the dairy Margin Protection Program, "the industry will migrate to where the grain is," extension educator Dave Swartz told Sen. Bob Casey during a listening session on the 2018 Farm Bill.

August 27, 2017

This story quotes Duane Diefenbach, adjunct professor of wildlife ecology and leader of the Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and undergraduate researcher Jessica Hepner, a wildlife and fisheries science major.

August 27, 2017

In this profile of a beginning farmer, John Berry, ag marketing extension educator, says he's seen an increase in the number of novice farmers in the last decade or so.

August 25, 2017

Researchers are working to identify the least-toxic options for controlling the spotted lanternfly, says Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator.

August 25, 2017

In this column, Tom Butzler, horticulture extension educator, summarizes common plant-disease problems that have occurred this year in Pennsylvania.

August 24, 2017

Duane Diefenbach, adjunct professor of wildlife ecology and leader of the Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, says snowshoe hares have adapted to the warmer winters of Pennsylvania, but it's unclear whether they can continue to change as quickly as the climate.

August 24, 2017

Michael Pate, Nationwide Insurance Associate Professor of Agricultural Safety and Health, is quoted in this story about the Ag Progress Days farm-safety demonstrations.