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July 19, 2013

A recently published USDA NIFA brochure contains material on CAS research into fruit thinning technology.

July 19, 2013

John Kaminski uses social media to teach turfgrass science and collaborate with colleagues around the world.

July 18, 2013

Beetles with unusual "green thumbs" for growing fungi are threatening avocado crops and could transform into a more destructive pest, according to an international team of researchers.

July 17, 2013

This is an excerpt of the keynote address given by Mark Brennan, UNESCO Chair and Penn State professor, at a two-day symposium held July 15-16 on Penn State's University Park campus.

July 17, 2013

Drought resistance is the key to large-scale production of Jatropha, a potential biofuel plant -- and an international group of scientists has identified the first step toward engineering a hardier variety.

July 16, 2013

The Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VBS) Department and Huck Institutes’ Immunology and Infectious Diseases (IID) Program are proud to announce that doctoral candidate Walter Jackson III has received the 2013 Robert T. Simpson Graduate Award for Innovative Research. The Robert T. Simpson Graduate Award honors the legacy of renowned Penn State faculty member, Dr. Simpson, who passed away in 2004.

July 11, 2013

Raw, whole chickens purchased from farmers markets throughout Pennsylvania contained significantly higher levels of bacteria that can cause foodborne illness compared to those purchased from grocery stores in the region, according to a small-scale study by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

July 11, 2013

The Y chromosomes of cattle have more genes and are more active than the Y chromosomes of other primates, according to researchers. This discovery may help biologists better understand how cattle and other mammals evolved, as well as help animal breeders and farmers better maintain and enhance fertility in the cattle industry, said Wansheng Liu, associate professor of animal genomics, Penn State.

July 8, 2013

Matt Hurteau spends a lot of time climbing trees. The assistant professor in the Department of Ecosystems Science and Management in the College of Agricultural Sciences, joined Penn State in July 2011, filling an Earth Systems Ecologist position jointly funded by PSIEE and the college.

July 8, 2013

A 3.4 percent increase in funding for Penn State agricultural research and extension included in the newly passed 2013-14 state budget will help to maintain programs critical for Pennsylvania's agricultural industry and the consumers it serves, according to Barbara Christ, interim dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences.

July 8, 2013

Mark Brennan, recently named by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as the UNESCO Chair in Rural Community, Leadership, and Youth Development at Penn State, will launch his UNESCO Chair program at a symposium, "Shaping the Future of International Development," July 15-16 at Penn State's University Park campus.

July 8, 2013

With the dedication of more than 2,000 volunteers, 52 authors and a number of trained ornithologists, geographic information specialists and other professionals, the Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania was published in November by the Penn State University Press.

June 24, 2013

Researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences over the next several years will study multiple factors affecting forest regeneration in Pennsylvania.

June 24, 2013

Penn State's agricultural and forestry programs rank in the top 10 worldwide, according to a recently released report.

June 24, 2013

An exotic tree species that changed from prized possession to forest management nightmare serves as a lesson in the unpredictability of non-native species mixing with human interactions, according to researchers.

June 20, 2013

hroughout the summer, the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology will be celebrating its 50-year anniversary with a number of special events and an exhibit, "Healthy Plants for a Healthy World: 50 Years of Plant Pathology at Penn State."

June 18, 2013

Entomologists are exploring the causes of a massive die-off of the honey bee population, from viruses and mites to the role of pesticides on bee health and behavior.

June 17, 2013

A few cups of hot cocoa may not only fight off the chill of a winter's day, but they could also help obese people better control inflammation-related diseases, such as diabetes, according to Penn State researchers.

June 7, 2013

Prevention is often the best medicine, not only for physical health, but also public health, according to researchers at Penn State and Iowa State University.

June 3, 2013

A method that may reduce by more than half the time it takes health officials to identify Salmonella strains has been developed by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.