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2018

Mushroom Research Competitive Grants
February 20, 2018
Through the generosity of the Giorgi Mushroom Company, the College of Agricultural Sciences is able to announce the availability of $100,000 in support of mushroom research during the 2018/2019 fiscal year.
Stoy G. and Della E. Sunday Program Support for Fruit Production Research
February 20, 2018
The purpose of this endowment shall be to enrich the College of Agricultural Sciences by providing monies for fruit production research.
Jeanne and Charles Rider Endowment for Support of Research on the Biotechnology of Food Crops
February 20, 2018
The purpose of this endowment shall be to support College of Agricultural Sciences faculty in their biotechnology research and teaching programs that give promise of improving upon food crop production and quality while protecting the quality and safety of the environment.
Arthur W. Nesbitt Faculty Program Development Award
February 20, 2018
The purpose of this endowment shall be to support a College of Agricultural Sciences faculty member in their teaching or extension programs, with the intent that the investment will help the awardee leverage future funding opportunities in any or all of these functional areas, for Animal Science or Food Science.
Sarah Chinn Kalser Faculty Research Assistance Endowment
February 20, 2018
The purpose of this endowment shall be to provide funds to support research and scholarly travel to College of Agricultural Sciences faculty whose research program has experienced a temporary lapse in funding.
Mushroom Research Competitive Grants Program
February 20, 2018
Through the generosity of the Giorgi Mushroom Company, the College of Agricultural Sciences is able to announce the availability of $100,000 in support of mushroom research during the 2018/2019 fiscal year.
Joan Luerssen Faculty Enhancement Fund and the Horace T. Woodward Faculty Development Fund
February 20, 2018
The purpose of these two endowments shall be to provide supplementary funds to support professional development and programs.
RAIN Grants Program
February 20, 2018
RAIN is a source of competitive funds for researchers within the College of Agricultural Sciences who are prepared to take the next steps in transitioning technologies generated through their research to commercialization.
Research aims to help cacao producers, chocolate makers boost profits
February 16, 2018
Craft chocolate — made with fine flavor cacao beans and valued for its distinctive flavors and high quality — is gaining a fast following, and research underway in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is aimed at helping bean growers and bar makers benefit from this trend.
Presence, persistence of estrogens in vernal pools an emerging concern
February 14, 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.
Asked and Answered: Graduate education (Feb. 13, 2018)
February 14, 2018
Unique cohort will support student exploration of agricultural microbiomes
February 9, 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.
Agroforestry systems may play vital role in mitigating climate change
February 2, 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.
'Tide pod challenge' calls attention to home poisoning risks
February 2, 2018
In the wake of recent hype in the news and social media about the so-called "Tide pod challenge," an expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is reminding people about the dangers of look-alike products in the household.
Century of data shows sea-level rise shifting tides in Delaware, Chesapeake Bays
February 2, 2018
The warming climate is expected to affect coastal regions worldwide as glaciers and ice sheets melt, raising sea level globally. For the first time, an international team has found evidence of how sea-level rise already is affecting high and low tides in both the Chesapeake and Delaware bays, two large estuaries of the eastern United States.
Weather patterns, farm income, other factors, may be influencing opioid crisis
February 2, 2018
The overprescribing of opioid-based painkillers may be the main driver of the increased abuse of opioids in rural America, but new research by Northeast Center Director Stephan Goetz and Meri Davlasheridze (Texas A&M) suggests that other factors, including declining farm income, extreme weather and other natural disasters, may affect a crisis that is killing thousands of citizens and costing the country billions of dollars.
Root discovery may lead to crops that need less fertilizer
January 22, 2018
Bean plants that suppress secondary root growth in favor of boosting primary root growth forage greater soil volume to acquire phosphorus, according to Penn State researchers, who say their recent findings have implications for plant breeders and improving crop productivity in nutrient-poor soils.
New research agenda for malaria elimination and eradication
January 9, 2018
Two Penn State researchers have participated in the formulation of a new updated research agenda for global malaria elimination and eradication.
Power Up!
January 9, 2018
Too much of a good thing. That’s the situation many scientists face in this age of Big Data.
Penn State Summit on the opioid epidemic to be held Jan. 12
January 3, 2018
The opioid epidemic continues to hit Pennsylvania hard. Overdose deaths in the state grew by 37 percent last year, and larger segments of the population are at increasing risk for misuse of opioids and other addictive substances.