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College in the Media

August 4, 2017

Nina Jenkins, senior research associate in entomology, talks about the biopesticide she developed to target bedbugs.

August 4, 2017

Coverage of a field day highlighting the flower variety trials at the Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

August 3, 2017

This article contains comments from Angie Smith, 4-H extension educator, at a Pike County Commissioners meeting at which a commissioner strongly praised Penn State Extension programs.

August 3, 2017

This story about the U.S. Postal Service's issuance of stamps featuring pollinators contains advice from Penn State Extension and its Master Gardener program on pollinator-friendly plants.

August 3, 2017

Tim Elkner, horticulture extension educator, discusses work to encourage beneficial insects in high tunnels at the Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

August 2, 2017

Ryan Elias, associate professor of food science, talks about the role of sulfites in wine and other foods.

August 2, 2017

Susan Boser and Diane Olsen, extension educators in renewable natural resources, authored this piece on America’s aging drinking water infrastructure, which appeared in media across the country.

August 2, 2017

Stacy Reed, food safety and nutrition extension educator, offers advice on harvesting, preparing and storing summer squash to maximize nutrition and food safety.

August 2, 2017

Tom Smith, Penn State Extension West Nile virus program administrator, says York County has the third-highest number of virus-positive mosquito samples, behind Philadelphia and Delaware counties.

August 1, 2017

This column, submitted by the county's Penn State Master Gardener program, provides advice on establishing riparian buffers to protect water quality.

August 1, 2017

Judd Michael, faculty member in Ecosystem Science and Management and in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, comments on his projects aimed at enhancing sustainability at sports venues.

July 31, 2017

A feature story highlighting Penn State Master Gardener Gay Foust Swartzfager's love of plants and service to the community.

July 31, 2017

Brianna Luckenbill, 4-H extension educator, talks about what 4-H members learn by showing animals at the fair, including steps to ensure biosecurity and reduce the risk of disease spread.

July 30, 2017

This opinion piece cites research by Shannon Monnat, associate professor of rural sociology, demography, and sociology, who found that in the 2016 election, Donald Trump outperformed Republican Mitt Romney’s 2012 vote in counties with higher rates of alcohol, drug and suicide mortality.

July 29, 2017

Coverage of a garden event at which Tom Ford, commercial horticulture extension educator, offered advice on a range of topics related to plant health, cultural practices and pest management.

July 29, 2017

It's been a good year for locally grown produce despite rain in April and May that made planting a challenge, said Bob Pollock, horticulture extension educator.

July 28, 2017

This story, which also appeared in the Sunbury Daily Item and other papers, mentions Penn State's delayed state appropriations, including funding for agricultural research and Penn State Extension.

July 27, 2017

Distinguished Professor of Plant Nutrition Jonathan Lynch, whose lab studies how root architecture influences plants' ability to take up water and nutrients, comments on another researcher's study of how plants balance cost and performance to develop their complex, branched structures.

July 27, 2017

Penn State alumni Steve and Alexia Krum talk about serving Berkey Creamery ice cream in their Pittsburgh-area shop.

July 27, 2017

"The most important finding in our study was that there were no differences in consumer acceptability when changing fat content within a certain range," says Laura Rolon, a former graduate student in food science, who conducted the research with faculty members John Hayes, Bob Roberts and John Coupland.

July 27, 2017

This article about a program designed to reduce waste and enhance sustainability at sports venues quotes Judd Michael, professor in Ecosystem Science and Management and in Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

July 27, 2017

Jennifer Deichert, 4-H extension educator, and Walt Bumgarner, livestock extension educator, highlight the growth in 4-H membership in the county and the benefits of the program for youth.

July 26, 2017

This article mentions Penn State's Center for Pollinator Research and quotes Margarita Lopez-Uribe, assistant professor of entomology, about her participation in a pollinator-related study called "The Great Pumpkin Project."

July 26, 2017

Dave Mortensen, professor of weed and applied plant ecology, and Katy Barlow, doctoral degree candidate in ecology, talk about their recently published research.

July 26, 2017

Although the state posts restaurant inspection reports online, it’s hard to say whether it benefits diners, since few people are likely to check the state database for information about a restaurant before they go out to eat, said Martin Bucknavage, senior food safety extension associate in food science.

July 26, 2017

Judd Michael, faculty member in Ecosystem Science and Management and in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, comments on his project to reduce the flow of trash and enhance sustainability at Beaver Stadium.

July 25, 2017

Martin Bucknavage, senior food safety extension associate in food science, comments on a recent norovirus outbreak at a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant in Virginia.

July 25, 2017

Food Science faculty members John Hayes and John Coupland are quoted about recently published ice cream sensory research.

July 23, 2017

Bryan Swistock, senior water resources extension associate in ecosystem science and management, offers advice for water testing in advance of natural gas drilling or pipeline construction.

July 22, 2017

Kathryn Barlow, a doctoral degree candidate in ecology, comments on the results of the research she conducted in collaboration with David Mortensen, professor of weed and applied plant ecology, and others.