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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.

August 24, 2017

In the next Farm Bill, the added cost of importing grain from the Midwest to feed cattle should be considered in formulas that determine compensation to Pennsylvania dairy farmers, said David Swartz, dairy extension educator.

August 23, 2017

This "person on the street" feature includes comments from several visitors about their Ag Progress Days experience.

August 22, 2017

This story highlights state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding's visit to Penn State's hemp research project during Ag Progress Days.

August 22, 2017

This story about the Ag Progress Days Hay Show features a photo that includes Jessica Williamson, assistant professor of forage management.

August 21, 2017

Jason Rasgon, professor of entomology and disease epidemiology, talks about his recent NIH grant to study a virus as a vehicle for genetically modifying malaria-spreading mosquitoes.

August 21, 2017

In an article profiling a "healthy" brand of ice cream, Bob Roberts, professor and head of food science, says retaining some fat in an ice cream recipe makes a big difference in flavor acceptability.

August 21, 2017

This Ag Progress Days story highlights the on-farm animal composting presentation conducted by Elizabeth Santini, veterinary medical field officer with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

August 21, 2017

Heather Gall, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, and Odette Mina, a recent doctoral degree recipient in agricultural and biological engineering, explain their recently published research.

August 20, 2017

The article cites a survey led by College of Ag Sciences researchers showing that farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have indeed been making on-the-farm improvements that are not showing up in government computer models.

August 19, 2017

This article features a farm that collaborates with the college to research the production of industrial hemp. Ag Progress Days also is mentioned.

August 19, 2017

Johanna Sheppard, 4-H extension educator, and Dustin Heeter, livestock and 4-H extension educator, talk about the year-round effort put forth by youth exhibitors to prepare their entries for the county fair.

August 19, 2017

This article on a new 4-H poultry club includes a short video featuring Bob Rugaber, retired extension educator and judge of the 4-H poultry exhibit at the Lawrence County Fair.

August 18, 2017

Jonathan Lynch, Distinguished Professor of Plant Nutrition, says studying crops "in silico" -- using computer simulations -- "is the frontier of biology."

August 18, 2017

This feature about the Industrial Hemp Research Tour at Ag Progress Days quotes Greg Roth, professor of agronomy.

August 18, 2017

This columnist writes about what she missed by not attending Ag Progress Days this year.

August 18, 2017

Ali Demirci, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, talks about research he led to develop a method for turning potato waste into ethanol.

August 18, 2017

This digest of state legislative activities includes an item about the House and Senate Ag and Rural Affairs committees joint meeting, held at Ag Progress Days, addressing Pennsylvania's Cheasapeake Bay clean-up efforts.

August 18, 2017

This coverage of the Pennsylvania House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees during Ag Progress Days quotes Matt Royer, director of the Agriculture and Environment Center.

August 18, 2017

Jenn Fetter, water resources extension educator, presented at Ag Progress Days on using live stakes to create riparian stream buffers.

August 18, 2017

This coverage of the Ag Progress Days Government and Industry Day luncheon quotes Dean Rick Roush about the college's efforts to promote ag workforce development.

August 18, 2017

Rob Berghage, associate professor of horticulture, offers recommendations for plants that can maintain color and interest through the fall and winter.

August 18, 2017

Coverage of the Adaptive Grazing and Soil Health Tour held daily during Ag Progress Days.

August 18, 2017

Coverage of the Dairy Industry Breakfast at Ag Progress Days, where a Smeal College of Business researcher offered preliminary findings of a study of Pennsylvania’s dairy industry.

August 17, 2017

Jim Brown, assistant manager of the Berkey Creamery, and Phil Keeney, professor emeritus of food science, are quoted about the notoriety of the creamery's ice cream.