Agrinews: Pennsylvania surges to second in nation in organic products sales; Lancaster County is a driving force

Jeff Stoltzfus, food safety extension educator, comments on why nearly 25 percent of Pennsylvania's organic agriculture operations can be found in Lancaster County.

Agronomy Research Farm at Rock Springs

Managed by the Department of Plant Science at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center, this farm is the college's largest field research facility, covering more than 600 acres for crop variety trials, studies on management practices, and the college's organic research.

AgSci Student News

Get the latest details on events, important deadlines, internship and career opportunities, and more.

AgSci Student News

Get the latest details on events, important deadlines, internship and career opportunities, and more.

AgUpdate.com (Agri-View Publications), Madison, Wisc.: Post-calving aspirin treatment boosts production

Administering aspirin to dairy cows after calving can enhance animal health and increase milk production, says Adrian Barragan, clinical assistant professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences. Similar coverage appeared in KMAland.com (KMA Radio, Shenandoah, Iowa) and in the Altoona Mirror.

AgWeb (Farm Journal): Farm Sense -- Biohacking Revolution

In his "Farm Sense" podcast, AgDay TV anchor Clinton Griffiths talks with Department of Plant Science researchers Mark Guiltinan, Drew Fister, Lena Landherr and Siela Maximova about a study looking at the use of CRISPR-Cas9 technology in improving cacao. (Penn State segment from about 11:00 to 20:30)

AgWeb (Farm Journal): Planting dicamba-tolerant soybeans? Talk with your neighbor

Dwight Lingenfelter, weed science extension associate, comments on dicamba use in Pennsylvania in light of concerns about pesticide drift to neighboring fields.

AgWeb.com (Farm Journal): Benefits of pasture

Penn State Extension dairy specialist Virginia Ishler says pasture has many benefits, but be aware of the challenges that grazing may present.

Air Quality Learning and Demonstration Center

The Air Quality Learning and Demonstration Center is located in the northwestern section of the Arboretum. The major objective of the center is to offer educational programs and public outreach about air pollution's effects on plants of the farm, garden, forest, and field in Pennsylvania.

Al Jazeera America: Chipotle pulls pork from menu after animal welfare violation

Domestic supply of organic food is not keeping pace with the demand, leading to more imported organic products, says Edward Jaenicke, professor of agricultural economics.

Al Jazeera America: Philanthropist Howard Buffett backs brown revolution in Africa

Jonathan Lynch, professor of plant nutrition, comments on research aimed at increasing food security by developing crops tolerant to drought and other environmental stresses.

Albany (N.Y.) Times Union: The mysterious disappearance of the first SARS virus, and why we need a vaccine for the current one but didn't for the other

Originally written for The Conversation by Marilyn Roossinck, professor of plant pathology and environmental microbiology, this article appeared in more than 20 outlets around the country.

Albany (N.Y.) Times Union: Do dogs really see in just black and white?

Nancy Dreschel, associate teaching professor of small animal science, wrote this piece originally for The Conversation.

All-in-One Transaction Form

The new All-In-One Transactions Form was carefully created to consolidate several former financial forms used in Extension, following the format of the Mission Critical​ Pre-Approval form.​ This new, single form gathers all information needed by all requestors, approvers, and financial assistants to process many types of financial work. Added features provide reminders and checklists for needed supporting documentation.​ With the exception of travel, the new All-In-One Transactions Form will be used for all financial transactions in SIMBA and SAP Concur as well as in PSCE/local accounts at extension county field offices.​ https://pennstateoffice365.sharepoint.com/:f:/s/PennStateExtensionSIMBAImplementationcopy/Emp9vfeDJb5CtvQy9ZVSaToByVDHPuw4SvaqTVJ_6l-lVg?e=sgrr2b

Allegheny Front (Pittsburgh-based public media program): Fears of harm from solar panels disproven by science

This story includes comments from Dan Brockett, community development and energy extension educator.

Allegheny Front (Pittsburgh-based public media program): State to Allegheny, Beaver and 10 other counties -- Seek and destroy spotted lanternfly eggs

This story features comments from Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, and Jay Harper, professor of agricultural economics and director of the Fruit Research and Extension Center.

Allegheny Front (Pittsburgh-based public media program): Flour is having a moment. Will local wheat farmers and mills benefit?

Heidi Reed, agronomy extension educator, explains why most wheat milled in Pennsylvania comes from the Midwest.

Allegheny Front (Pittsburgh-based public media program): Changing what it means to be a 'strong farmer' by prioritizing mental health

Cythina Pollich, extension associate and parenting and Better Kid Care educator, talks about the Mental Health First Aid program.

Allegheny Front (Pittsburgh-based public media program): Spotted lanternflies are about to hatch. Learn how to make a trap for this invasive insect.

Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, offers tips for trapping spotted lanternflies.

Allegheny Front: 'It’s just baffling' -- Apple growers face an unknown threat that’s killing trees

This story -- which aired on public radio stations such as WITF-FM, Harrisburg, WESA-FM, Pittsburgh, and WQLN-FM, Erie -- features comments from Kari Peter, associate research professor of tree fruit pathology.

Allegheny Front: Bringing the forest back after shale gas

This public radio story quotes Patrick Drohan, associate professor of pedology, about research aimed at restoring forest tracts following natural gas drilling.

Allentown Morning Call (via Centre Daily Times): Migrating birds threaten local flocks with flu

An article containing information from the college about the continuing threat to the state's poultry industry posed by avian flu.

Allentown Morning Call: 'From pharma to farmer'

In a story about a couple opening a new local winery, Denise Gardner, extension state enologist, comments about the characteristics of wine made in the Lehigh Valley.

Allentown Morning Call: ‘There’s no one around’: Pa. farmers, faced with labor shortage, struggle to keep afloat

This story, which originally appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, quotes Kathleen Sexsmith, assistant professor of rural sociology.

Allentown Morning Call: 2016 Farm Show won't leave you hungry

The Berkey Creamery's participation at the Pennsylvania Farm Show is highlighted.

Allentown Morning Call: Acres of Tax Breaks -- How to make Clean and Green work better for Pennsylvania farmers and taxpayers

This story quotes Tim Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics.

Allentown Morning Call: Acres of Tax Breaks -- Pennsylvania Clean and Green keeps farms viable, but doesn’t necessarily stop development

Jay Harper, professor of agricultural economics, is quoted in this article.

Allentown Morning Call: All pumpkins, great and small

Coverage of a Penn State Extension workshop, where pumpkin growers got the latest information on diseases, insect pests, varieties and growing practices.

Allentown Morning Call: Area vineyard helping researchers understand damage lanternflies can do

Erica Smyers, doctoral degree candidate in entomology, says the purpose of this study is to help grape growers make spotted lanternfly pest-management decisions.

Allentown Morning Call: As spotted lanternfly spreads, researchers study ways to fight it

Emelie Swackhamer and Amy Korman, horticulture extension educators, talk about methods to contain spotted lanternfly infestations.

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