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College in the Media

October 11, 2017

Andy McNitt, professor of soil science and director of the Center for Sports Surface Research, comments on the safety of artificial-turf fields based on test results for hardness.

October 11, 2017

Most growers in the Lake Erie grape belt had a good season, says Andy Muza, fruit crop extension educator.

October 10, 2017

David Hughes, associate professor of entomology and biology, comments on research he co-leads to use artificial intelligence to diagnose crop diseases in the field.

October 10, 2017

Michael Skvarla, extension educator and director of the Department of Entomology's Insect Identification Lab, warns readers about handling the white hickory tussock moth caterpillar.

October 9, 2017

This "Keystone Crossroads" story, which also appeared on websites for public media outlets WPSU, WITF and WESA, mentions state funding for the college and Penn State Extension.

October 9, 2017

This article spotlights Bryan Dickinson, business operations manager for Extension's Area 1, and Cassidy Baker, the new 4-H educator in Lawrence County.

October 7, 2017

This story mentions the $52 million in delayed funding appropriated to the college for ag research and extension in the state budget.

October 7, 2017

This story highlights an award received by Don Tanner, recently retired district director and long-time 4-H extension educator.

October 7, 2017

Tammy Garrett, Penn State Extension nutrition education adviser in Cambria County, is featured.

October 6, 2017

Delayed state funding for the college's ag research and extension programs is mentioned in this story, which also appeared in several other Pennsylvania newspapers.

October 6, 2017

This story, which contains a video, quotes John Tyson and Dan McFarland, agricultural engineering extension educators, about the value of time-lapse photography in dairy barns.

October 6, 2017

Emelie Swackhamer and Amy Korman, horticulture extension educators, talk about methods to contain spotted lanternfly infestations.

October 5, 2017

Eileen Fabian, professor of agricultural engineering and environmental biophysics, discusses research to develop cage-free housing systems to assist the poultry industry in meeting consumer demand.

October 5, 2017

Bryan Dickinson, business operations manager for Penn State Extension's Area 1, comments on an event aimed at educating elementary students about agriculture.

October 4, 2017

Phillip Clauer, senior instructor in animal science and extension poultry specialist, comments on perceived consumer demand for eggs produced in cage-free environments.

October 4, 2017

Penn State Master Gardener Tim Dixon explains Penn State Extension's potential role in establishing a proposed community garden.

October 3, 2017

Martin Bucknavage, senior food safety extension associate in food science, advises restaurant owners who want to serve local foods to "have approved suppliers. Don't just go down to the local farmers' market and buy from whomever. Know who you’re buying from."

October 2, 2017

Amanda Ramcharan, Ph.D. candidate in agricultural and biological engineering, and David Hughes, associate professor of entomology and biology, talk about a mobile app they helped to develop that can help farmers diagnose crop diseases.

October 2, 2017

Tanner Delvalle, horticulture extension educator, explains the environmental conditions that have led to high populations of brown marmorated stink bugs this year.

October 1, 2017

This feature highlights an open house at the college's horse barns hosted by the Collegiate Horseman's Association and the Equine Research Team.

September 30, 2017

This story, which originally appeared in the Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice, mentions a college research project that documented conservation measures adopted by Pennsylvania farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

September 29, 2017

This A.P. story, which also appeared in the New York Times and other outlets, quotes Jay Harper, professor of agricultural economics.

September 29, 2017

This Associated Press story, which also appeared in the New York Times and other outlets, quotes Jason Rasgon, professor of entomology.

September 29, 2017

Jay Harper, professor of agricultural economics, said the hurricane has destroyed the high value crops that Puerto Rican farmers produce, some which take years to replace.

September 29, 2017

Dry, hot weather has caused experts to lower their predictions for spectacular fall foliage this year, says Kim Steiner, professor of forest biology and director of The Arboretum at Penn State.

September 29, 2017

Jason Rasgon, professor of entomology, comments for a story about research conducted at Johns Hopkins University.