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Penn State food scientists are studying how plant cultivars, climate, soil and processing methods influence flavor and aroma characteristics of cacao beans. They are collaborating with the Fundación Hondureña de Investigación Agrícola, an agricultural research facility in La Lima, Cortés, Honduras, on the studies. Holding cacao pods cut from a tree at a cooperative in El Negrito, Yoro, Honduras, are, from left, Allison Brown, food science doctoral candidate; Gregory Ziegler, professor of food science; and Helene Hopfer, assistant professor of food science.
February 14, 2018

Through a partnership with the Fundación Hondureña de Investigación Agrícola, or FHIA, an agricultural research facility in La Lima, Cortés, Honduras, Penn State food scientists are studying how plant cultivars, climate, soil and processing methods influence flavor and aroma characteristics of cacao beans, and how consumers might respond to those characteristics.

Researchers repeatedly downloaded data at each of the vernal pools in the study, where they installed sensors and measured dissolved oxygen, oxidation-reduction potential, water level, water temperature, electrical conductivity, pH, and rainfall throughout the study period. 
February 13, 2018

Estrogens in treated wastewater that find their way into temporary wetlands known as vernal pools persist for weeks or even months, according to researchers, who suggest that persistence may have implications for these critical aquatic habitats.

February 8, 2018

Faculty in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are spearheading an initiative that will provide selected doctoral students with the opportunity for extensive study in the emerging field of agricultural microbiome research.

Tom Davis, Penn State Berkey Creamery manager, left, displays the awards the Creamery received during the Cheese Competition at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Shown with Davis, from left, are Casandra Blickley, 2017-2018 Pennsylvania Second Alternate State Dairy Princess, and Kerry Kaylegian, head coordinator for the competition, and dairy foods and research and extension associate with Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
February 8, 2018

The Penn State Berkey Creamery took home a slice of the glory in the Cheese Competition held during the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg last month.

Agroforestry, on average, stores markedly more carbon than agriculture, researchers found. Here, alley cropping walnut and soybeans is shown in Missouri. In the United States, agroforestry is lauded for its environmental benefits; in the tropics its economic benefits are seen as indispensable.
February 1, 2018

Agroforestry could play an important role in mitigating climate change because it sequesters more atmospheric carbon in plant parts and soil than conventional farming, according to Penn State researchers.