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.

Common plant could help reduce food insecurity, researchers find

March 5, 2024

An often-overlooked water plant that can double its biomass in two days, capture nitrogen from the air — making it a valuable green fertilizer — and be fed to poultry and livestock could serve as life-saving food for humans in the event of a catastrophe or disaster, a new study led by Penn State researchers suggests

Ag Sciences Global to host a four-part virtual food-security seminar series

March 5, 2024

The college’s Ag Sciences Global unit received a Gilman International Scholarship Grant from the U.S. Department of State to present the Gilman Global Food Security Virtual Seminar, which will be held beginning at 1 p.m. on Feb. 9 and 23, March 29 and April 26.

Schreyer Institute names 2023-24 Teaching and Learning Scholarship grantees

January 23, 2024

Noel Habashy, College of Agricultural Sciences, University Park campus. “Exploding Silos: Fostering Integrative Thinking through Co-Curricular Global Learning” at AAC&U Conference on Global Learning.

Donors create international travel endowment to honor lifelong friend, ag alumna

January 19, 2024

In honor and memory of their dear friend, a Penn State alumna who died in 2022 at the age of 90, Helen and Steve Schreiner have created the Dr. Marion P. Cullen International Travel Endowment in Animal Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State. The endowment will provide scholarships for undergraduate students in animal science who have financial need and are participating in a study abroad experience.

College of Ag Sciences student aspires to drive innovation in climate solutions

January 18, 2024

The environmental resource management major offered by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences helps to prepare students for impactful careers centered on environmental protection and sustainability.

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