Policy Brief: Women Grape and Wine Producers

April 10, 2024

Stephanie Buechler (Ag Sciences Global), Kathy Kelley (Plant Sciences), and Michaela Centinari (Plant Sciences), together with research assistants Zoelie Rivera and Sarah Peachey, developed a policy brief based on the findings of their interdisciplinary, applied project, 'Women Grape and Wine Producers in Pennsylvania, USA and Mendoza, Argentina: Meeting Sustainability Challenges through Networks.'

Hughes named recipient of Kopp International Faculty Achievement Award

April 5, 2024

David Hughes, Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Global Food Security and professor of entomology in the College of Agricultural Sciences and biology in the Eberly College of Science, is the recipient of the 2024 W. LaMarr Kopp International Faculty Achievement Award.

Innovation linked to international exports for both rural and urban firms

April 5, 2024

The team — led by Luyi Han, a postdoctoral researcher in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences — examined the effect of several factors on a firm’s decision to engage in international trade, including innovation activities, owner characteristics and firm characteristics. They found that firms, or for-profit commercial enterprises, that are more innovative are more likely to engage in exports, as are older and larger firms or those with multiple owners.

Novel method to measure root depth may lead to more resilient crops

March 26, 2024

In findings recently published in Crop Science, they describe a process in which the depth of plant roots can be accurately estimated by scanning leaves with X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, a process that detects chemical elements in the foliage. The method recognizes that roots take up elements they encounter, depending on the depth they reach, and a correlation exists between chemical elements in the leaves and root depth.

Forest, stream habitats keep energy exchanges in balance, global team finds

March 26, 2024

An international team led by Penn State researchers has now found that these ecosystems appear to keep the energy exchanges in balance — a finding that the scientists called surprising.

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