Ag Science Magazine

Winter/Spring 2023

College Briefs

More Trees, Less Plastic

Doctoral students help Chesapeake Bay initiative become more sustainable.

Fresh Meets Safe

Researchers develop food-safety training program.

Less Grass, Less Gas

Existing feeding strategies can help meet global agricultural methane targets by 2030.

PFAS Are Forever

'Forever Chemicals' persist through wastewater treatment and may enter crops.

West Meets East

Torrey pine genetic research may benefit efforts to save chestnut and ash trees.

Pulsed Light Technology Helps Kill Harmful Food Pathogens

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that roughly one in six Americans -- or 48 million people -- get sick each year; 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.

A Lasting Partnership

The college has strengthened its 30-year relationships with universities in Ukraine.

Falling bee biodiversity a buzzkill

Over a six-year period in southcentral Pennsylvania, biodiversity among wild bee communities declined and one-third of species decreased in abundance, according to a Penn State-led study.

Weathering Food Insecurity

Lower than normal rainfall linked with a higher chance of food insecurity.

Lanternfly "Lite"

Good news for the wine industry on smaller infestations.

High-Tech Teachers

Technology transports us. No longer bound by the four walls of a classroom, professors in the College of Agricultural Sciences are utilizing cutting-edge technology -- from immersive course content to international collaboration -- to prepare the next generation of agricultural leaders.