New York Times: ‘Squash it! Smash it!’ -- Pennsylvania implores residents to kill an invasive bug on sight

September 19, 2019

Entomology Extension Associate Heather Leach comments on the spread of spotted lanternfly into urban areas such as Philadelphia.

TIME: This year's biggest apple release has nothing to do with iPhones

September 19, 2019

Rob Crassweller, professor of horticulture and extension tree fruit specialist, says a new apple variety developed at Washington State University could be a "game changer."

KYW Newsradio, Philadelphia: Pennsylvania pressing training for spotted lanternfly permits

September 19, 2019

Amy Korman, entomology extension educator, talks about the SLF permit training offered by Penn State Extension in person and online.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Here’s what Pennsylvania is doing to address climate change — and why politics is making it difficult

September 18, 2019

Tom Richard, professor of agricultural and biological engineering and director of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment, says Pennsylvania's carbon output accounts for about one half of 1% of all carbon emitted globally.

Onward State: This bee-focused gen ed that could save the world

September 18, 2019

This article about the course, ENT 222: Honey Bees & Humans, quotes Harland Patch, assistant research professor of entomology.

Science: Study on DNA spread by genetically modified mosquitoes prompts backlash

September 17, 2019

Jason Rasgon, professor of entomology and disease epidemiology, comments on a controversial study by Yale University and Brazilian researchers.

Wisconsin Public Radio: What we can learn from places that rebounded from the Great Recession faster than others

September 17, 2019

Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural and regional economics, discusses the factors that make some communities more resilient in recovering from economic downturns.

Elwood City Ledger: $25,000 grant focuses on public health, food

September 17, 2019

Craig Conforti, client relationship manager for Extension's Area 1, talks about the goals of the Well-Connected Communities program in Beaver County.

Entomology Today: How a childhood project inspired a life-long career

September 17, 2019

For this installment in the "Standout Early Career Professionals" series, Erika Machtinger, assistant professor of entomology, interviews Michael Skvarla, extension educator in entomology and director of the Insect Identification Lab.

American Agriculturist: New winter wheat varieties include resistance to scab, rust

September 17, 2019

Paul Esker, assistant professor of epidemiology and field crop pathology, talks about considerations for growers when selecting disease-resistant wheat varieties.

BCTV.org, Reading: Berks County Profile Report

September 17, 2019

Berks County Commissioner Christian Leinbach discusses the County Profile Report for Berks County with Stephanie Shirk, client relationship manager for Extension's Area 9, and Cristy Halerz Schmidt, applied research educator at the Center for Economic & Community Development.

NPR.org: Vineyards facing an insect invasion may turn to aliens for help

September 16, 2019

This story, which aired on NPR affiliates nationwide, quotes Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology, and mentions the college's spotted lanternfly hotline.

StateCollege.com: Penn State Trustees OK final plans, funding for Willard Building overhaul, Henning Building replacement

September 16, 2019

This story, and similar coverage in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Centre Daily Times, describes the planned new Animal, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Building, which will replace Henning Building.

Huffington Post: After college, I decided to be a farmer. Here’s why and what it’s really like.

September 16, 2019

This guest column was authored by Briana Yablonski, an agroecology alumna.

Allentown Morning Call: Labor of love -- How to become a tree-climber and why few want to

September 15, 2019

Jim Savage, an assistant teaching professor of horticulture, talks about the educational opportunities and job market in aboriculture.

Uniontown Herald-Standard: Strengthening Families program builds life skills, tightens bonds

September 15, 2019

This article quotes Michele George, extension educator and PROSPER team leader in Fayette County.

Reading Eagle: There’s an art, philosophy in growing award-winning Christmas trees

September 15, 2019

This article features tree farmer Paul Shealer, a retired county extension director and regional Christmas tree educator.

WSKG-FM, Vestal, N.Y.: Cornell’s dairy barn offers a look at the modern dairy farm

September 14, 2019

Mat Haan, dairy extension educator, provides a sound bite for this report.

WTAJ-TV, Altoona: Hometown Happenings with the Creamery’s new meats lab products

September 14, 2019

In this live segment, Berkey Creamery Assistant Manager Jim Brown highlights specialty meat products from the Penn State Meats Lab.

WTAJ-TV, Altoona: Blue and White Friday tailgating with the Creamery

September 14, 2019

On the station's "Central PA Live" show, which featured ideas for tailgating foods, Jim Brown, Berkey Creamery assistant manager, talks about ice cream flavors and the Creamery's ice cream sandwiches.

Daily Collegian: Penn State Student Farm hosts annual Harvest Festival, announces plans to expand

September 13, 2019

This story quotes Leslie Pillen, associate director for farm and food systems.

Uniontown Herald-Standard: Anticipation -- Plant bulbs in the fall for spring flowers

September 13, 2019

Ellen Ulmer, Master Gardener coordinator in Fayette County, offers recommendations for flowers varieties to plant as bulbs in the fall.

KYW-TV (CBS3), Philadelphia: Philadelphia Police -- Please stop calling 911 over spotted lanternfly sightings

September 12, 2019

This story includes mentions of, and links for, Penn State Extension's spotted lanternfly website.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Philly cops -- Please don’t call 911 to report spotted lantern fly invasions

September 12, 2019

This story mentions the college's spotted lanternfly hotline and contains a link to the Penn State Extension SLF website.

Farm and Dairy: Hops are crafting a comeback thanks to brewing boom

September 12, 2019

Tanner Delvalle, commercial horticulture extension educator, talks about the challenges and potential for growing hops in Pennsylvania.

The River Reporter, Narrowsburg, N.Y.: Potential dairy plant brings ‘hope’ to Wayne farmers

September 11, 2019

Chelsea Hill, livestock and 4-H extension educator, comments on a feasibility study looking at the potential of establishing a dairy processing plant in Wayne County.

Washington Post: For the first time, most new working-age hires in the U.S. are people of color

September 10, 2019

This story mentions Penn State Extension's Better Kid Care program.

WHYY-FM, Philadelphia: Backyard warriors ready for lanternfly egg-laying season — but experts say check the facts first

September 9, 2019

Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology, helps to counter misinformation about the best ways for homeowners to control spotted lanternfly infestations. This story also aired on WITF-FM, Harrisburg, and WESA-FM, Pittsburgh.

Allentown Morning Call: That’s not mud on your yard furniture, but spotted lanternfly egg masses. Pennsylvania wants you to have no mercy.

September 9, 2019

Embedded in this story is a Penn State Extension "Learn Now" video produced by Don Seifrit, tree fruit extension educator, who shows how to destroy spotted lanternfly egg masses.

Wine Business Monthly: Spotted lanternfly research -- There now are answers to some questions

September 9, 2019

This roundup of spotted lanternfly research projects mentions work by Julie Urban, associate research professor of entomology; Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology; Michela Centenari, associate professor of viticulture; Tom Baker, distinguished professor of entomology and chemical ecology; and Andrew Myrick, assistant research professor of entomology.

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