A Commitment to Scientific Discovery and Solutions

Scientists in the College of Agricultural Sciences are seeking solutions to the agricultural and ecological problems of our time by conducting basic and applied research focusing on cross-cutting thematic areas.

Advanced Agricultural and Food Systems
Transforming thinking and practice in agricultural and food systems through research focused on productivity, sustainability, and adaptability.
Biologically-Based Materials and Products
Discovering novel approaches using genetic systems and biological materials to create value-added commercial and consumer products in a sustainable, profitable manner.
Community Resilience and Capacity
Helping communities improve their economic resilience, create sustainable infrastructures, and promote their local economy through value-added opportunities and new business development.
Environmental Resilience
Providing innovative research to enhance and protect managed and natural ecosystems, ecosystem services and human well-being.
Global Engagement
Advancing global solutions to challenges in agriculture, health and sustainability that impact the future of an interconnected world.
Integrated Health Solutions
Improving the health of humans, animals, and communities through research into preventative, corrective, diagnostic, and predictive solutions to the challenges presented by lifestyle, diseases, pests, and toxins.

Research News

2018 Recipient of the ASPB's Dennis R. Hoagland Award
March 21, 2018
Johnathan Lynch has been named as the 2018 recipient of American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) Dennis R. Hoagland Award! This award honors Dr. Dennis R. Hoagland, receipient of the first Hales award, for his outstanding contributions and leadership in plant mineral nutrition.
Penn State researchers tackling mushroom phorid fly infestations
March 20, 2018
Working with mushroom growers and residents in southern Chester County, Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is ramping up ongoing research efforts to alleviate mushroom phorid fly infestations in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Small Equipment Grants
March 20, 2018
The College of Agricultural Sciences’ Office for Research and Graduate Education has a total of $50,000 available to sponsor co-funded equipment purchases this fiscal year to support research efforts.