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February 1, 2012

Horticulture extension educators Annette MaCoy and Connie Schmotzer say a prolonged warm spell could affect perennial plants.

January 30, 2012

Extension entomologist Steve Jacobs explains that the tiny house pseudoscorpion is not a threat to people or pets.

January 27, 2012

Margaret Brittingham, professor of wildlife resources, says attracting diverse bird species can help control insect pests.

January 26, 2012

Agricultural economist David Abler says new USDA plant hardiness zones will be a mixed bag for farmers and gardeners.

January 20, 2012

Jim Schupp, associate professor of pomology at the Fruit Research and Extension Center, talks about the need to find labor efficiencies in the tree-fruit industry.

January 20, 2012

In reaction to the Pa. Farm Show butter sculpture being converted to biofuel after the show, Bob Graves, professor of agricultural engineering, talks about energy production from anaerobic digestion of organic materials.

January 18, 2012

Margaret Brittingham, professor of wildlife resources, describes a study on the effects of natural-gas drilling on songbird populations and explains how state funding cuts might affect the research.

January 18, 2012

Extension educators Gary Sheppard and Ed Johnstonbaugh give advice for installing a solar energy system.

January 18, 2012

This column highlights work by Penn State Extension Master Gardeners at Centre County's Centre Crest nursing home.

January 18, 2012

The article includes a Q&A with Pat Comerford, extension horse specialist and instructor in dairy and animal science.

January 16, 2012

Extension educator Miguel Saviroff says farm operators must understand science, technology and economics to be successful.

January 16, 2012

Bob Paulson, associate professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences, and Sandeep Prabhu, associate professor of immunology and molecular toxicology, discuss their potential breakthrough in finding a cure for leukemia.

January 16, 2012

Extension educator Rayna Cooper explains a new program -- modeled after Extension's Master Gardener program -- that will train volunteers to provide education on foods, nutrition and food safety.

January 13, 2012

At the Pa. Farm Show, Glen Cauffman, farm operations manager, explains the process of anaerobic digestion for producing biogas and electricity.

January 13, 2012

Extension educator Carolyn Wissenbach talks about the Certified Food and Wellness Volunteer Training Program.

January 12, 2012

At the Pa. Farm Show, Dan Ciolkosz, senior extension associate in agricultural and biological engineering, explains a college program that turns canola into feed, food and fuel.

January 12, 2012

School children learn about plants and life sciences, thanks to Master Gardeners and 4-H programs from Extension's Schuylkill County office.

December 22, 2011

Sandeep Prabhu, associate professor of immunology and molecular toxicology, and Robert Paulson, associate professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences, talk about a promising line of cancer research.

December 22, 2011

In the Penn State Extension office's "Franklin County Gardening" column, horticulture educator Steve Bogash offers advice based on 2011 tomato trials.

December 20, 2011

This investment report references the Timber Market Report authored by Mike Jacobson, associate professor of forest resources.

December 15, 2011

Penn State Extension educators talk about selection and care of indoor plants, as well as the reduced severity of this year's brown marmorated stink bug infestations.

December 15, 2011

Agricultural economist Tim Kelsey says a lack of hard data contributes to uncertainty among citizens regarding Marcellus Shale development.

December 13, 2011

Subhashinie Kariyawasam, assistant professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences, discusses a USDA grant supporting egg quality-assurance research.

December 13, 2011

Dwight Lingenfelter, program specialist in crop and soil sciences, talks about weed resistance to herbicides.

December 7, 2011

Penn State Extension and its Master Gardener program in Allegheny County are honored for a Pittsburgh-area demonstration garden.

November 22, 2011

Margaret Brittingham, professor of wildlife resources, says it's too soon to know the long-term effects of Marcellus Shale development on wildlife.