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August 8, 2017

For farmers, weed management is an ongoing battle, especially as the number of herbicide-resistant weeds seems to grow each year. And when weeds invade crops, everyone loses, from the grower, who loses money on damaged crops and herbicides that don't work, to the consumer, who might have to pay higher prices at the grocery store as a result.

August 8, 2017

As the summer travel season kicks into high gear, Penn State researchers have found a potential solution to those unwanted guests that can turn a relaxing vacation into a skin-crawling nightmare.

August 1, 2017

The leaves on your favorite houseplant have been wilting and dropping off for weeks. Its stems are starting to bend. You've tried to bring it back to life by adjusting the room temperature, moving it to a different window, and not watering it as much. Yet, it's not improving.

August 1, 2017

Snowshoe hares in Pennsylvania — at the southern end of the species' range — show adaptations in fur color and characteristics, behavior and metabolism, to enable them to survive in less wintry conditions than their far northern relatives, according to a team of researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

July 25, 2017

Vast swaths of Pennsylvania forests were clear-cut circa 1900 and regrowth has largely been from local native plant communities, but a team of researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has found that invasive, non-native plants are making significant inroads with unconventional natural gas development.

July 25, 2017

Scientists may be able to minimize the failure rate of drugs for diseases linked to high-calorie diets, such as colon cancer and type 2 diabetes, if they test treatments using a pig model, according to an international team of researchers.

July 25, 2017

A team led by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has received a nearly $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct a three-year study of a new flexible strategy to ramp up installation of riparian buffers.

July 20, 2017

The College of Agricultural Sciences Graduate Student Travel Awards are available to any registered full-time Graduate Student advised by our faculty (College or Inter-College major).

July 20, 2017

This grant opportunity is being offered to support forestry-related research.

July 20, 2017

This grant opportunity is being offered to support research that relates to animal health and disease research.

July 19, 2017

Even though ice cream connoisseurs may insist that ice cream with more fat tastes better, a team of Penn State food scientists found that people generally cannot tell the difference between fat levels in ice creams.

July 19, 2017

There is considerable uncertainty surrounding emerging contaminants in aquatic ecosystems and groundwater, and a recent Penn State study of compounds from pharmaceuticals and personal care products didn't add much clarity. But it did provide insight into the transport of the chemicals, according to researchers in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

July 13, 2017

A grant from the National Science Foundation will enable a Penn State-led team of entomologists to develop and disseminate a technology they say could bring gene-editing capabilities within reach of everyday scientists, regardless of the arthropod species they study.

July 13, 2017

Ecosystem and bioproduct researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are working with professional sports franchises to make their venues "greener" and reduce the environmental impact of their events.

July 3, 2017

The Coin honors individuals whose achievements or terms of service have advanced the U.S. Army Malaria Vaccine Mission. The coin is awarded by the Director of the Division of Malaria Vaccine Development at WRAIR. Past recipients of the coin have included Bill Gates.

June 30, 2017

Bats, which make up about a third of all mammalian species, play an important role in our ecosystem. They eat bugs that "bug" us, pollinate more than 500 species of plants, including banana and cacao, and distribute the seeds of many other plants.

June 23, 2017

When it comes to libations, more and more Pennsylvanians are raising their glasses in favor of craft beer.

June 19, 2017

Compounds from grapes may kill colon cancer stem cells both in a petri dish and in mice, according to a team of researchers.

June 19, 2017

Researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are spearheading a four-year-old collaborative effort to assess the impact of a warming climate on the Eastern red-backed salamander, a creature that lives on or under the forest floor.

June 16, 2017

Two Penn State researchers have received a grant through the Grand Challenges Explorations program — an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — to develop a novel approach to contraception.