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April 7, 2010

Bryan Swistock is sort of the Dr. Phil for pond owners -- they call him when they are having problems. And this time of year, he has a lot of patients. ...

April 6, 2010

A recently completed, four-year Penn State study of male wild turkey harvest and survival rates in three northeastern states shows that game managers and hunters have a choice to make. Do they want more spring hunting opportunity at the risk of fewer adult gobblers available for harvest? ...

April 6, 2010

The Centre Region Bed Bug Coalition is holding Landlords vs. Bed Bugs, a free workshop from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on April 21 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. Local apartment managers, fraternity house operators and housing officials will learn and discuss potential litigation issues, cost implications and warning signs caused by the tiny ...

April 5, 2010

Supervising golf courses, sports complexes and other turfgrass facilities is becoming increasingly challenging with every turfgrass scientific and technological advance. Professionals now need more education to successfully manage these facilities. Penn State's new Master of Professional Studies in Turfgrass Management -- the first-ever online ...

April 5, 2010

Dennis Calvin, interim director and associate dean of cooperative extension in the College of Agricultural Sciences, discussed why cooperative extension is vital to communities and offers his vision for all of the educational programs housed under the network that is Penn State Cooperative Extension....

April 2, 2010

Looking back, it's a good thing Curtis Frederick, a recent Horticulture graduate in the College of Agricultural Sciences, took his bicycle with him while interning in Ireland. Turned out, on a whim, he decided to spend the two months following his semester abroad cycling through Europe....

April 2, 2010

A team of food scientists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has shown that an edible film can be used for wrapping ready-to-eat meat products to deliver a slow release of a naturally occurring antimicrobial agent capable of killing a foodborne pathogen. ...

March 30, 2010

Faculty and staff in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have made financial commitments that will strengthen programs and benefit students in the college. The gifts come on the eve of the kick-off of the public phase of the University's capital campaign, For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students, scheduled for the weekend of ...

March 26, 2010

Scientists and education specialists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are developing an innovative new educational program aimed at helping young people understand the relationships between environmental quality and human health....

March 25, 2010

Increasingly, Pennsylvania farmers are using cover crops to limit erosion from fields, control weed growth, fix nitrogen in the soil, feed livestock and produce biomass for energy. But depending on an agricultural producer's needs, all cover crops are not created equally, according to a crop and soil scientist in Penn State's College of ...

March 25, 2010

"All toads are frogs," said Bill Hamilton, assistant professor of biology at Penn State's New Kensington campus. "But not all frogs are toads."...

March 25, 2010

A study led by researchers in the Department of Entomology provides additional evidence that pesticide exposure may be contributing to honey bee health issues, including Colony Collapse Disorder.

March 25, 2010

When you taste Country Bleu Cheese, Heavenly Havarti or any of the other artisanal cheeses of God's Country Creamery in Potter County, Pa., don't be surprised if you detect a strong blue-and-white flavor. Since 2008, Penn State sophomore Philip Bachman and his family have been operating a cheese-production facility that is clearly influenced by ...

March 24, 2010

With a new name and new look, Penn State Ag Science magazine debuted with the Winter/Spring 2010 issue.

March 23, 2010

Green, fuzzy water isn't a given when it comes to Pennsylvania ponds, but aesthetic qualities can go down the drain quickly if water features aren't managed properly. Water quality, wildlife and plant control will be featured in "Managing Your Pond or Lake," a Web-based seminar at noon and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31. It is the third of five ...

Amanda Bachmann and Jason Weigle
March 22, 2010

The College of Agricultural Sciences has honored two graduate students, Jason Weigle and Amanda Bachmann, for outstanding achievement in teaching and extension work.

March 19, 2010

Alessandro Bonanno, assistant professor of agricultural economics in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has received the 2009 Roy C. Buck Faculty Award in the Agricultural Sciences for his article, "Competition Effects of Supermarket Services." The award recognizes an untenured faculty member in the college for the best article in the ...

March 19, 2010

A group of professionals from China who focus their time on water resources will visit Penn State Public Broadcasting (PSPB) in a visitor exchange program in March. They will view a PSPB-produced documentary on U.S. water infrastructure and discuss the public outreach efforts that complemented the national broadcast. The group of 12 arrives at ...

March 18, 2010

Before embarking on a renewable-energy project, such as installing a wind machine or solar panels, consider the Energy Pyramid, urges an energy expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. ...

March 16, 2010

A group of Penn State students are sponsoring an "Iron Chef" contest that will benefit the State College Area Food Bank. Hosted by the Nutrition Graduate Student Association (NGSA), the second annual "Iron Chef" fundraising event pits twelve teams of students, faculty, and staff in the College of Health and Human Development against each other in ...