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Flavor Madness contest returns at Penn State Berkey Creamery
March 11, 2019
Penn State Berkey Creamery is bringing back Flavor Madness, the online tournament in which ice cream fans can vote weekly for their favorite flavors. The contest was held last in 2017, when Death by Chocolate took home the trophy.
Penn State Student Tony Rice (center), who was named a Farm Foundation Cultivator, visits with, from left, Professor Jayson Lusk of Purdue University and Professor Craig Gundersen (back to camera) of the University of Illinois, during the Farm Foundation Round Table meeting in San Mateo, California, in January 2019. At right are Kylie Philipps from the University of Florida and Trevon Andrews from South Carolina State University, who, along with Rice, were selected to participate in the meeting as Farm Foundation Cultivators.    Image: Farm Foundation
Agribusiness student talks lab-grown meat with industry leaders
March 4, 2019
Tony Rice, a senior agribusiness management student in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, studied “meat” made in the lab and not from animals, and grew increasingly committed to understanding its potential to enhance agricultural production.
Harper to take the reins at Penn State's Fruit Research and Extension Center
March 1, 2019
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has named Jayson Harper, professor of agricultural economics, as interim director of the college's Fruit Research and Extension Center, effective March 1.
An international team of crop-health scientists, including a Penn State researcher, studied the effect of pests and pathogens on wheat, rice, maize, soybean and potato.   Image: Pixabay
Assessment details impact of pests and pathogens on world’s major food crops
February 26, 2019
Pests and diseases are taking a substantial bite out of the world’s five major food crops — in some cases, up to 40 percent — according to a recently released publication, one of the first to inventory the impact on a global scale.
When Pennsylvania ground beetles are not defending themselves they are friends of agriculture, consuming up to their body weight daily, eating pests such as aphids, moth and beetle larvae, as well as slugs and snails. They can spray their defensive chemicals a distance multiple times their body length.   Image: Nick Sloff Penn State
Material that shields beetle from being burned by its own weapons, holds promise
February 25, 2019
Carabid beetles produce caustic chemicals they spray to defend themselves against predators, and the compound that protects their bodies from these toxic substances shows promise for use in bioengineering or biomedical applications, according to Penn State researchers.