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February 18, 2013

A professor in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is among nearly two dozen individuals honored by the Weed Science Society of America for outstanding contributions to the field of weed science.

February 18, 2013

While most farmers consider viruses and fungi potential threats to their crops, these microbes can help wild plants adapt to extreme conditions, according to a Penn State virologist.

February 18, 2013

While many people recognize that clean water and air are signs of a healthy ecosystem, most do not realize that a critical part of the environment is right beneath their feet, according to a Penn State hydrologist. ..

February 5, 2013

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Butterbaugh and Hilary Cheesman Kessler for being the winners of the INTAD Competitive Grant Award Program.

February 1, 2013

A new strain of norovirus, known as GII.4 Sydney 2012, is making the rounds this winter, causing a significant number of acute outbreaks.

January 31, 2013

The Penn State Department of Entomology is seeking undergraduate student applicants for the Dutch Gold Honey Scholarship for honey bee research.

January 30, 2013

Preparations are under way for the 2013 Forest Products Equipment and Technology Exposition, which will be held June 7 and 8 at Penn State's Ag Progress Days site at Rock Springs.

January 30, 2013

The Penn State-focused episode will highlight the College of Agricultural Science's Turfgrass Science Program, which is researching ways to increase the resilience of athletic playing surfaces to help reduce the number and severity of head and leg injuries.

January 30, 2013

Researchers are interested in learning what residents believe about the current status of the Keystone State's water and how they think funding and other resources should be prioritized to best protect and manage water resources.

January 23, 2013

Penn State professors Ming Tien and John Carlson, along with one of their former post-doctoral fellows, Haiying Liang, have invented a method for modifying crop growth so that the resulting plants are easier to digest.

January 22, 2013

Growers should be aware of the Produce Safety Rule proposed Jan. 4 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a food-safety expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

January 18, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Marc Abrams, of the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management on being awarded a fellowship by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

January 14, 2013

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, has established a UNESCO Chair in Rural Community, Leadership and Youth Development in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

December 18, 2012

A plant may start to prime its defenses as soon as it gets a whiff of a male fly searching for a mate, according to Penn State entomologists.

December 17, 2012

Entomology graduate student Anjel Helms, and faculty members Consuelo De Moraes, John Tooker, and Mark Mescher had their findings published in the December 13 issue of PNAS.

December 14, 2012

Students involved in agricultural sciences research should mark their calendars for the 19th Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Research Expo, to be held on March 13th and 14th, 2013.

December 6, 2012

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is part of a $6.2 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) aimed at improving food security in the developing world.

December 6, 2012

An animal scientist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences played a role in the first complete sequencing of the pig genome by an international team of researchers.

November 29, 2012

Six Penn State faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

November 29, 2012

With the current focus on carbon emissions affecting climate change and the critical role forests play in storing the element, a better understanding of the impact that fire has on the global carbon cycle is needed by policymakers, according to a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.