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Cocoa pods display the symptoms of black pod rot. A team of Penn State researchers used CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to enhance plant resistance to the pathogen that causes the disease.
Cocoa CRISPR: Gene editing shows promise for improving the 'chocolate tree'
May 14, 2018
Use of the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 could help to breed cacao trees that exhibit desirable traits such as enhanced resistance to diseases, according to Penn State plant scientists.
Penn State Extension organized a recent trip for Pennsylvania soybean growers and industry to study state-of-the-art crop management in Brazil. One of the field visits took place at K2 Agro in Ponta Grossa.
Penn State Extension provides clients with 'study-abroad' opportunities
April 23, 2018
Visiting other countries to cultivate relationships and exchange information about innovative agricultural practices and research — with the intention of imparting that knowledge to clients back home — has been a long-standing endeavor of Penn State Extension educators.
Dr. Kathleen Sexsmith receives Roy C. Buck award
April 4, 2018
Dr. Kathleen Sexsmith, assistant professor of Rural Sociology, receives the Roy C. Buck award which recognizes the best recently published article in the social sciences. Her article presents research on undocumented immigrant farmworkers and their ability to access healthcare. Dr. Sexsmith focuses her current research on gender and agriculture in both a domestic and international context.