Phys.org: COVID-related unemployment hits people of color, women and older workers hardest

November 19, 2020

From February to October of this year, the rates of claims for unemployment compensation in Pennsylvania were highest for Black people, women, and workers age 65 and over, according to Tim Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics. This story also appeared in Morning Ag Clips.

The Citizen, Auburn, NY: Eco Talk -- Spotted lanternfly found in Ithaca

November 19, 2020

This story cites Penn State research and extension information.

Nature World News: Biochar from agricultural waste products can adsorb contaminants in wastewater

November 19, 2020

Herschel Elliott, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, and Marlene Ndoun, doctoral candidate in agricultural and biological engineering, discuss recently published research. Similar coverage appeared in Morning Ag Clips.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Point Park University among Pa. entities receiving $2 million in beer and wine grants

November 18, 2020

This story highlights state grants to support beer and wine production and marketing research projects, several of which involve the college.

Morning Ag Clips: Penn State Ag Council announces 2020 leadership award recipients

November 18, 2020

This story quotes Gregg Robertson, Penn State Ag Council president. Similar coverage appeared in the Bradford Era.

Yahoo News: Virus evolution could undermine a COVID-19 vaccine – but this can be stopped

November 17, 2020

Andrew Read, Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology and director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, co-authored this article, which appeared originally in The Conversation.

Good Fruit Grower: Pear potential in Pennsylvania

November 17, 2020

Don Seifrit, tree fruit extension educator, talks about rising interest among growers to experiment with high-density, disease-resistant pear varieties.

Feedstuffs: Heavy metal exposure may worsen antibiotic resistance in dairy cows

November 17, 2020

Erika Ganda, assistant professor of food animal microbiomes, says if bacterial antimicrobial resistance is transferred via the food chain by milk or meat consumption, it would have substantial implications for human health. Similar coverage appeared in the Science Times and Morning Ag Clips.

Hay & Forage Grower: Is hay marketing on par with your haymaking?

November 17, 2020

This article features hay marketing tips from Duane Miller, agronomy extension educator.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Community solar energy will create jobs and help farmers in Pennsylvania

November 16, 2020

This op-ed cites a study led by Tim Kelsey, professor of ag economics and co-director of the Center for Economic and Community Development.

Daily Collegian: Penn State Arboretum plants dead trees to 'snag' special visitors for future pollinator and bird garden

November 13, 2020

Kim Steiner, professor of forest biology and director of the Arboretum at Penn State, and Shari Edelson, Arboretum operations director, talk about the placement of "snag" trees designed to attract bird species, including raptors and other predators.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Going home for the holidays? Here are five reasons not to

November 13, 2020

This editorial quotes Suresh Kuchipudi, clinical professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences.

Forbes: How entrepreneurship can thrive in small communities

November 13, 2020

This article cites research led by Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural and regional economics.

Daily Collegian: How the Penn State Arboretum operates in winter, fall

November 12, 2020

Arboretum staff members Kate Reeder, event and marketing coordinator, Kelly Oleynik, development assistant and volunteer coordinator, and Shari Edelson, director of operations, comment for this story.

Science Daily: Golden ticket -- Researchers examine what consumers desire in chocolate products

November 11, 2020

Allison Brown, a food science doctoral candidate in the International Agriculture and Development dual-title degree program, and Helene Hopfer, assistant professor of food science, talk about their recently published study. Similar coverage appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot-News (PennLive.com), Science Codex, Phys.org, Technology Networks, Study Finds and Morning Ag Clips.

The Riverbank News, Oakdale, Calif.: How to field dress wild game properly and safely

November 11, 2020

This article quotes Martin Bucknavage, senior food safety extension associate.

Morning Ag Clips: Arboretum at Penn State recognized as ‘A Great Place in Pa.’ by planning group

November 11, 2020

This story quotes Kim Steiner, director of the Arboretum and professor of forest biology.

Williamsport Sun-Gazette: PSU experts explain how to handle lanternfly egg masses

November 10, 2020

Heather Leach, spotted lanternfly extension associate, Dennis Calvin, associate dean and director of special programs, and Greg Krawczyk, research associate professor of entomology, offer recommendations for eradicating SLF eggs. Similar coverage appeared in Farm and Dairy and the Reading Eagle.

Daily Mail (U.K.): Vaccines will not be a 'silver bullet' to end Covid-19 immediately because millions of people won't get them and social distancing must stay for months while they are given out, report warns

November 10, 2020

The sidebar of this article quotes Andrew Read, Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology and director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, about how vaccine design can help slow vaccine resistance.

American Agriculturist: Walk your grass fields for aphids now

November 9, 2020

John Tooker, professor of entomology, cautions growers to scout for aphids, which can acquire barley yellow dwarf virus in the fall, affecting spring crop health.

Wired: A plan to save Appalachia's wild ginseng

November 7, 2020

Eric Burkhart, associate teaching professor in Ecosystem Science and Management, talks about forest farming of ginseng as a means to save the plant from extinction.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: We crown the best bloomers in this corona summer

November 7, 2020

Authored by Master Gardener Carol Papas, this article highlights the results of flower variety trials held this year at the Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center and at North Park in Pittsburgh.

Morning Ag Clips: PSU Extension program receives state award for environmental excellence

November 5, 2020

Jennifer Fetter, water resources extension educator, Erin Greenleaf, 4-H extension educator, and Capri Stiles-Mikesell, 4-H extension educator, talk about the award-winning “Manure Management Planning for Youth Animal Projects” curriculum.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh hunter shoots for the moon, but lunar questions remain

November 5, 2020

Duane Diefenbach, adjunct professor of wildlife ecology and leader of the Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, comments on deer-movement research that he led. This story also appeared in Lancaster Farming.

American Agriculturist: WWF vice president to lead Penn State animal sciences

November 5, 2020

This story features Adele Turzillo, newly appointed head of the Department of Animal Science. This story also appeared in Morning Ag Clips.

Morning Ag Clips: Penn State experts address what should be done with lanternfly egg masses

November 4, 2020

Heather Leach, spotted lanternfly extension associate, Dennis Calvin, associate dean and director of special programs, and Greg Krawczyk, extension tree-fruit entomologist and research associate professor of entomology, offer recommendations for how to identify, treat and destroy spotted lanternfly eggs.

The Mercury, Pottstown: Here's what researchers learned from spotted lanternfly study at Blue Marsh Lake

November 3, 2020

This story, which appeared originally in the Reading Eagle, quotes Brian Walsh, horticulture extension educator, Rick Roush, dean of the college, and Nina Jenkins, senior research associate in entomology.

Daily Collegian: How the Penn State Berkey Creamery has adapted amid the pandemic

November 3, 2020

Jim Brown and Tom Davis, assistant manager and manager, respectively, of the Berkey Creamery, and Apolonia Prout, senior food science major, are quoted in this story.

Futurity: Is that mulch really cypress? Maybe some of it

November 2, 2020

Judd Michael, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, and Chuck Ray, associate professor of wood products operations, discuss recently published research. Similar coverage appeared in Morning Ag Clips.

Connecticut Examiner (Old Lyme, Conn.): Invasive lanternfly makes appearance in Fairfield County

November 2, 2020

This article quotes Heather Leach, spotted lanternfly extension associate, and Amy Korman, horticulture and entomology extension educator.

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