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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.

May 1, 2017

Jim Dunn, professor of agricultural economics, Ann Swinker, associate professor and equine science, and Lyndsey Androstic, 4-H extension assistant, discuss the popularity and importance of the horse industry in the region.

May 1, 2017

This column of briefs includes items about the Cambria County Penn State Master Gardeners' garden hotline; a "women in agriculture" recognition day co-sponsored by the Penn State Extension Dairy Team; the naming of Tara Mondock and Jeff Hyde as associate directors of extension; and "The Great Pumpkin Project," a citizen-science project led by Margarita Lopez-Uribe, assistant professor of entomology.

April 30, 2017

Tom Ford, commercial horticulture extension educator, comments on a cereal company's effort to promote pollinator health by distributing packages of seeds to consumers.

April 27, 2017

Dennis Calvin, director of extension and associate dean, discusses the restructuring of extension and the transformation of the organization's business model.

April 27, 2017

Kim Steiner, professor of forest biology and director of The Arboretum at Penn State, discusses research on finding genetic resistance to emerald ash borer among ash trees planted in the 1970s.

April 27, 2017

Coverage of the Ag Springboard business-pitch competition sponsored by the college's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.

April 26, 2017

Zachary Bitzer and Amy Wopperer, former graduate students in food science, and Josh Lambert, associate professor of food science, discuss recently published research.

April 26, 2017
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"Brook trout conservation is a priority because they're a valued fish species and the only native stream-dwelling species of trout in the eastern United States," said Shannon White, a doctoral candidate in ecology, who is advised by Tyler Wagner, adjunct associate professor of fisheries.

April 25, 2017

Dan Stearns, professor of landscape contracting, talks about a student project to install landscaping and hardscaping at the Centre County Youth Service Bureau's Stormbreak group home.

April 25, 2017

David Miller, associate professor of wildlife population ecology, and his master's degree advisee, Matt Toenies, talk about Toenies' research on how hemlock decline is affecting bird species.

April 23, 2017

Scott Sjolander, extension urban forester, explains how communities benefit by maintaining healthy trees.

April 22, 2017

Daniel Perkins, professor of youth and family resiliency and policy, and Karen Thomas, family and consumer science extension educator, discuss how the PROSPER program can help youth avoid substance abuse.

April 21, 2017

This examination of federal policy on genetically modified organisms cites as a prime example the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-edited mushroom developed by Yinong Yang, professor of plant pathology.

April 20, 2017

This article features information on ticks and tips for avoiding Lyme disease from Steve Jacobs, senior extension associate in entomology.

April 20, 2017

This story mentions Penn State Extension as a partner in a consortium that will study industrial hemp as a viable crop for growers in Westmoreland County.

April 20, 2017

Corey Dillon, research farm manager, comments about the "Plant Yourself in Agriculture" event held at the Ag Progress Days site to demonstrate educational and career paths to young people.

April 19, 2017

"When they look back on their parents and grandparents, it feels like their generation is doing worse," says Shannon Monnat, assistant professor of rural sociology and demography, who has studied factors contributing to the country's opioid epidemic.