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May 19, 2017

Although there have been no outbreaks of avian flu in Pennsylvania, there have been in Tennessee, and the virus can move quickly with migrating waterfowl, extension educator Dave Messersmith told the Pike County Commissioners.

May 18, 2017

This article about a new certificate program for students interested in ag stewardship and resource conservation quotes Rob Shannon, associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering, and Matt Royer, director of the Ag and Environment Center.

May 18, 2017

Louise Bugbee, entomology extension educator, offers tips for discouraging the presence of mice, which are a major host for the ticks that carry Lyme disease and other pathogens.

May 18, 2017

This article about a local food pantry highlights its collaboration with Penn State Extension to offer nutrition education.

May 17, 2017

Rob Shannon, associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering, and Matt Royer, director of the Ag and Environment Center, talk about a new certificate program for students interested in ag stewardship and resource conservation.

May 17, 2017

Sandy Feather, extension horticulture educator, says a bed of green asparagus will remain productive for up to 40 years.

May 17, 2017

This profile of alumni ice-cream sellers explains the Berkey Creamery's role in food science programs and Penn State lore.

May 15, 2017

In this column, Penn State Master Gardener Martha Murdock relates the value of the horticulture information offered by Extension -- in this case knowledge of soon-to-hatch beneficial insects in the garden.

May 12, 2017

Coverage of a seminar at which Erica Rogers and Amy Barkley, master's degree candidates in animal science, discussed their thesis projects looking at, respectively, calculating poultry’s contribution to Chesapeake Bay nutrient loads and producing carbon-neutral bedding alternatives from renewable resources such as miscanthus, switchgrass and willow.

May 12, 2017

Jason Kaye, professor of biogeochemistry, says if cover crops were planted in every available field around the globe, they could mitigate 10 percent of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.

May 11, 2017

Andy McNitt, professor of soil science and director of the Center for Sports Surface Research, discusses Penn State turfgrass research.

May 11, 2017

Animal scientists Chad Dechow and Wansheng Liu talk about their research to restore a lost genetic line of Holstein cattle.

May 11, 2017

Margarita Lopez-Uribe, assistant professor of entomology, discusses the role of pollinators in producing crops, and what growers can do to encourage pollinators.

May 11, 2017

Paul Patterson, professor of poultry science, explains changes in rules governing organic poultry production that are scheduled to take effect soon.

May 9, 2017

Shannon Monnat, assistant professor of rural sociology, demography, and sociology, says the loss of blue-collar jobs in economically depressed rural areas leads to hopelessness, frustration and, sometimes, addiction.

May 8, 2017

Loss of habitat and poor nutrition are major challenges for wild pollinators, and Varroa mites may be the biggest threat to managed honey bees, says Christina Grozinger, distinguished professor of entomology.

May 8, 2017

Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural and regional economics, says people living in suburbs may be at lower risk of depression because these areas are closer to jobs and amenities that a big city provides but also far enough away from the stress of the inner city.

May 7, 2017

This article highlights the Childhood’s Gate Children's Garden in The Arboretum at Penn State, while also mentioning the Berkey Creamery as a campus destination.

May 6, 2017

"To say that you can go into an undisturbed landscape and extract coal and then return it to that prior undisturbed condition, I don't think that can be done," says Rick Stehouwer, professor of environmental soil science.

May 6, 2017

Amy Korman, horticulture extension educator, helps explain the advantages of companion gardening.

May 4, 2017

Coverage of a Pennsylvania House legislative committee meeting attended by Rick Roush, dean of the college, and Mike Messina, head of the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management.

May 4, 2017

Greg Krawczyk, entomologist at the Fruit Research and Extension Center, Rob Crassweller, professor of horticulture, and Kari Peter, plant pathologist at the Fruit Research and Extension Center, discuss production challenges facing growers this spring.

May 4, 2017

Rob Goodling, dairy extension educator, says keeping a handle on feed costs is important for producers to maintain profitability in light of volatile milk prices.

May 3, 2017

Gypsy moth caterpillars have emerged from their eggs earlier than expected because of warm weather during April, said Vincent Cotrone, extension urban forester.

May 2, 2017

Greg Krawczyk, extension tree fruit entomologist at the Fruit Research and Extension Center, says the warm weather in April has accelerated the progress of both fruit production and insect development.

May 2, 2017

This article summarizes research conducted by Josh Lambert, associate professor of food science, and former food science graduate students Zachary Bitzer and Amy Wopperer.