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Penn State's Integrated Pest Management Committee is tasked with monitoring, tracking and responding to pest problems ranging from ant infestations to groundhog invasions.   Image: Pixabay
Bug off! Penn State takes proactive approach in dealing with pesky pests
March 18, 2019
Penn State in 2009 established an Integrated Pest Management Committee, the members of which are tasked with monitoring, tracking and responding to pest problems ranging from ant infestations to groundhog invasions and everything in between.
Modern ecosystem management is as much about dealing with people as it is about biology and ecology.   Image: Penn State
New graduate ecosystem management program combines science and leadership
March 14, 2019
Penn State's new graduate program in ecosystem management, offered online, brings together environmental science, management and leadership skills.
The discovery could be important because cancer, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, colitis and many more serious conditions are associated with chronic inflammation, and it represents a potential source for novel anti-inflammatory compounds that could be developed as a functional food ingredient or pharmaceuticals.   Image: Courtesy Haas Avocado Board
Avocado seed extract shows promise as anti-inflammatory compound
March 12, 2019
An extract from the seeds of avocados exhibited anti-inflammatory properties in a laboratory study, according to Penn State researchers, and it represents a potential source for novel anti-inflammatory compounds that could be developed as a functional food ingredient or pharmaceuticals.
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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.