Fostering Forests

Across the United States, forests face unprecedented threats, and scientists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are conducting novel and complex research to conserve them.

Buzzing With Purpose

Community scientists work to protect Pennsylvania's wild bees

Conservation Reimagined

Exploring new approaches to cope with a changing climate

The Interview: Julie Urban

The associate research professor in the Department of Entomology is at the forefront of efforts to halt the spread of the invasive spotted lanternfly

A Wild Selection of Food

Research explores intersection of gender with underutilized wild plants to combat food insecurity in Southeast Asia

Eat Your Minerals

Select microgreens in custom diet may help deliver desired nutrients

Trace Mineral Shows Promise as Leukemia Killer

Researchers reveal how dietary selenium initiates death of dangerous stem cells

TikTok Builds Empathy

Farmers are accustomed to producing crops and other goods, but a study led by College of Agricultural Sciences researchers suggests the social media platform TikTok may help them cultivate something new: empathy about climate change.

Bees Endure One-Two Punch

Solitary insects face added risk from heat-wave, pathogen infection

Do Riparian Buffers Work?

USDA grant funds study to measure effectiveness in curbing water pollution

Unlocking Secrets of Fertility

Newly identified protein function may reveal understanding of lifetime fertility

A New Start for Gluten-Free

Sourdough starter research raises hope for better bread choices

Beech Bummer

Leaf disease puts beech trees in jeopardy

A Holistic Approach to Solving Problems

Leveraging emerging technologies to support people and the planet

Winter Lights

The college's greenhouses allow researchers and educators to conduct experiments in a controlled environment year-round.

A Bad Case Of the Flu

At the front lines of fighting avian influenza in Pa.

Bridging the Gap

From Research Discoveries to Marketplace Solutions

From the Ground Up

Empowering the next generation of farmers

The Interview: Beth Gugino

The plant pathologist may be new to her role as assistant dean for graduate education, but she has deep roots in the college

Handing Over the Reins

Roush retires; Kulcsár named interim dean

The Future Is in the Bag

Stronger paper bags, reused repeatedly then recycled for biofuel

A Helping Hand

Corn-colonizing fungus may help the crop repel disease, grow larger

Rooting for Global Food Security

Discovery of root anatomy gene may lead to breeding more resilient corn crops

Some Like It Hot

Private landowners in Pennsylvania are open to the use of controlled fires.

The Skinny on Cocoa

Processing doesn't cut cocoa's health benefits

Personal Contacts Matter

For family members taking care of a relative's child as a result of the opioid crisis, it can be difficult to navigate assuming custody.

A New Defense

Wasps harness power of pitcher plants in first-ever observed defense strategy

Cell Reception Study

Immune cells may hold clues to vitamin D absorption

Intro to Food Security

Collaborative work authored by college grad students

An Appetite for Excellence

Budding Food Scientist Named 2023 Outstanding Senior in College of Ag Sciences