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June 27, 2011

In a story that appeared in print and online media nationwide, Dean Bruce McPheron and others talk about how budget cuts may affect agricultural research, extension and education.

June 27, 2011

Ed Dudley, assistant professor of food science, explains how E. coli bacteria can evolve to cause foodborne illness.

June 27, 2011

Bill Lamont, professor of vegetable crops, offers tips on managing weeds in the garden.

June 23, 2011

Tim Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics, says separating mineral rights from surface rights has caused unpleasant surprises for some homeowners.

June 23, 2011

Extension entomologist Greg Hoover says biting midges are plentiful this year.

June 20, 2011

Ed Dudley, assistant professor of food science, explains how E. coli bacteria can evolve to cause foodborne illness.

June 20, 2011

Denise Gardner, new extension state enologist, and Dennis Calvin, director of Penn State Extension, discuss Gardner's role in supporting Pennsylvania's growing wine industry. This story also was summarized by PhillyBurbs.com at http://psu.ag/jK9lHC.

June 20, 2011

Extension educator John Esslinger discusses how weather is affecting crops in northeast Pennsylvania.

June 20, 2011

Tim Abbey, horticulture extension educator, talks about the benefits of healthy trees.

June 20, 2011

Penn State Master Gardeners answer questions about dying oak trees in Monroe County.

June 20, 2011

An article featuring the expertise of Greg Roth, professor of agronomy, and Dave Dowler, extension director in Crawford County.

June 16, 2011

Tim Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics, discusses Marcellus Shale impacts on jobs, infrastructure and populations.

June 14, 2011

Food safety specialist Martin Bucknavage offers tips for avoiding Salmonella contamination in the kitchen.

June 14, 2011

Martin Bucknavage, senior food safety extension associate, discusses the science of food spoilage in the first and last segments of this radio podcast.

June 13, 2011

Chitrita "Chobi" DebRoy, director of the E. coli Reference Center, and Ed Dudley, assistant professor of food science, talk about the rapid mutation that apparently led to the current E. coli outbreak in Germany.

June 13, 2011

Dennis Murphy, Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Safety and Health, talks about June farm hazards.

June 13, 2011

A story detailing the latest state budget proposal, which would move Penn State ag research and cooperative extension funding to the Department of Agriculture's budget.

June 13, 2011

The market for American sheep is on the rise, say extension educator Morgan Firestine and animal scientist Harold Harpster.

June 13, 2011

Professor of agronomy Greg Roth and extension educator Mena Hautau talk about how delayed spring planting will affect crop yields.

June 9, 2011

Extension entomologist John Tooker talks with Ray Bowman, host of "Food and Farm" (sponsored by Feedstuffs Foodlink), about the brown marmorated stink bug.

June 8, 2011

Dennis vanEngelsdorp, senior extension associate in entomology, comments on a new study led by researchers in California.

June 6, 2011

This article quotes Greg Krawczyk, extension tree-fruit entomologist, Jeff Graybill, agronomy extension educator, and John Tooker, assistant professor of entomology.

June 3, 2011

Extension educator Jim Ladlee says as many as 12,500 direct jobs could be created by Marcellus Shale development in southwestern Pennsylvania in the next few years.

June 3, 2011

Extension entomologist Steve Jacobs talks about the spread of black-legged ticks (often called deer ticks) in Pennsylvania.

June 1, 2011

Soil compaction is one consequence of planting crops in wet fields, says extension educator Norm Conrad.

May 31, 2011

Extension educator Ed Johnstonbaugh discusses solar energy projects such as the system at Sterman Masser Potato Farms (operated by college alumnus Keith Masser).

May 31, 2011

Extension educator Andrew Frankenfield comments about the potential effects of proposed water-quality regulations on local farming and food production.

May 31, 2011

This article summarizes research led by Tim Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics and extension state program leader for economic and community development.