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College in the Media

August 18, 2011

Greg Krawczyk, senior research associate in entomology at the Fruit Research and Extension Center, was among those testifying about stink bugs at a state legislative hearing at Ag Progress Days.

August 18, 2011

Tom Smith, Extension's West Nile Virus Program coordinator in York County, talks about efforts to monitor and limit the virus.

August 18, 2011

Mary Wirth, director of college relations and communications, and Chuck Gill, news coordinator, are quoted.

August 18, 2011

Ken Griswold, extension educator in dairy science, talks about his own experience with silo gas illness in a story that also quotes Dennis Murphy, Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Health and Safety, and Davis Hill, extension associate in agricultural and biological engineering.

August 18, 2011

Mike Orzolek, professor of vegetable crops, describes high-tunnel vegetable production during a tour at the college's Ag Progress Days expo.

August 15, 2011

Craig Altemose, county extension director in Centre County, discusses his collaboration with T.A. Seeds' Taylor Doebler to make edamame a cash crop for Pennsylvania farmers. Said Doebler, "Extension is the glue between government — federal or state — the processor and university researchers."

August 15, 2011

Sanford Smith, extension natural resources specialist in the School of Forest Resources, talks about the Old Time Charcoal Burn tour as part of this preview of Ag Progress Days events.

August 12, 2011

Tim Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics, talks about a report looking at natural-gas drilling effects on municipal services and finances.

August 11, 2011

A company expands its licensing rights to a technology -- developed by professor emeritus of food science Bob Beelman -- that enhances the vitamin D content of mushrooms using pulsed ultraviolet light.

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.