Vegetable and small-fruit growers will have a chance to gain knowledge that can enhance their operations during a series of monthly, Web-based seminars that will kick off Dec. 18. Presented by Penn State Extension in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension, the webinars will provide timely updates in vegetable and small-fruit production for extension educators, producers and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York and surrounding states.
In all but the shortest supply chains, food travels through wholesale distribution centers on its way from farm to consumer, and the location of these distributors can have a big impact on the efficiency of a food system. Now, a new mathematical model can help business owners and policy makers determine the optimal locations for such distributors, thanks to a research team led by an engineer in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Some companies could economically convert their operations to wood boilers for heat and power, according to a team of forestry researchers.
Technology being developed by CAS researchers is featured in this Inside Science video.
An additive may help curb a chemical reaction that causes wine to look, smell and taste funky, according to food scientists.
From 2001 to 2011, the Pennsylvania workforce underwent a marked shift from higher-paying to lower-paying jobs, a trend that could have serious implications for the state's economy, according to a new report by economists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Queen bees convey honest signals to worker bees about their reproductive status and quality, according to an international team of researchers, who say their findings may help to explain why honey bee populations are declining.
A Penn State entomologist uses the ScholarSphere repository to preserve rare insect collections.
With support from a $5 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development, an international team led by Jonathan Lynch, professor of plant nutrition in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, will establish the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate-Resilient Beans. The project will employ novel techniques to accelerate breeding programs for common bean aimed at conferring traits that can increase yield under heat and drought stress.
If you want to do something good for the environment, consider not mowing so much grass, advises an expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
A professor in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has been honored by The Wildlife Society for his wildlife research.
Small farmers learn to adapt to market forces.
Despite continuing development, urban sprawl and changing land use, Pennsylvania's forest area has remained stable in recent decades, according to a forest scientist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
A project spearheaded by scientists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and Uganda's Makarere University is helping African youths establish businesses and generate income. And these young people, in turn, are providing services that can help farmers improve dairy nutrition and increase milk production.
What level of fall wild turkey harvest by hunters causes population declines? That's what researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are learning midway through a five-year study of the birds.
Kerry Kaylegian, dairy foods research and extension associate and director of the Center for Food Manufacturing in the Department of Food Science, has been named recipient of the Arthur W. Nesbitt Faculty Program Development Award in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Synthetic life could create real benefits.
Small farms and businesses may be the unintended victims of legislation aimed at cutting the federal budget by eliminating certain sets of local and county-based economic data, according to a group of economists.
A recent PBS video on work being done by Penn State scientists features work being done by a team that includes Laura Radville, a graduate student in the Eissenstat Lab.
The Office of the Vice President for Research has provided a site with links to information on how various agencies would be affected in case of a federal government shutdown.