Lebanon Daily News: What is the status of the spotted lanternfly in Lebanon County?

November 21, 2019

Casey Clauser, Master Gardener coordinator, comments about the distribution of spotted lanternfly this year in Lebanon County.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Research looks into 400 years of Pennsylvania’s forests, which have been ‘completely transformed’

November 21, 2019

Marc Abrams, professor of forest ecology and physiology, discusses his research on forest densification and the role of fire in influencing the species composition of forests.

Shippensburg News-Chronicle: Farmers’ Breakfast sheds light on the future of agriculture in Pa.

November 21, 2019

This coverage of a recent farmers breakfast hosted by local legislators quotes Dave Swartz, Penn State Extension assistant director for animal systems programs, who talked about trends in different sectors of agriculture.

Philadelphia magazine: No, spotted lanternflies are not hiding in your soon-to-be-Christmas tree

November 20, 2019

This article, and similar stories in the Bradford Era and Morning Ag Clips, quotes Tanner Delvalle, horticulture extension educator.

Reading Eagle: Pennsylvanians hold the fate of the state's woodlands in their hands

November 20, 2019

This article quotes Alyson Muth, assistant research professor of private forest management and interim director of the Center for Private Forests, and Julianne Schieffer, extension urban forester.

LebTown.com, Lebanon: Don’t worry, the spotted lanternfly won’t affect your Christmas tree

November 20, 2019

This article quotes Casey Clauser, Master Gardener coordinator in Lebanon County, and Tim Elkner, horticulture extension educator.

Morning Ag Clips: 'Anything worth doing at all is worth doing right'

November 20, 2019

Dean Rick Roush is quoted in this story highlighting a new scholarship endowed by college benefactors James and Gail Carson.

Hoard's Dairyman: Penn State Extension delivers bilingual produce safety educational programs for Latino fresh produce growers in Pennsylvania

November 18, 2019

"The goal was to develop a suite of educational materials in English and Spanish and deliver bilingual trainings to address the language barrier for successful implementation of farm food safety practices," says Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, commercial horticulture extension educator.

BCTV.org, Reading: Penn State Extension Berks County welcomes new program coordinator

November 18, 2019

This article introduces Natalie Marioni, who is the new coordinator for the Master Gardener and Master Watershed Steward programs in Berks County.

Uniontown Herald-Standard: Food safety experts talk proper preparation, storage during the holidays

November 18, 2019

Carrie Masterson, extension program assistant, provides food-safety tips for holiday meals.

Hagerstown (Md.) Herald-Mail: What farmers can do to assist the modern shopper

November 17, 2019

This article, authored by Cassie Yost, dairy extension educator, summarizes a recent consumer panel discussion that focused on what consumers are looking for when shopping for groceries.

Pocono Record, Stroudsburg: A Pocono gardener’s gratitude list

November 16, 2019

This Thanksgiving-themed column was authored by Pamela Hubbard, Penn State Extension Master Gardener.

Dawn newspaper (Pakistan): The weirdest study courses in the world

November 16, 2019

This feature mentions the college's Turfgrass Science major.

Fruit Growers News: Tools, funds target spotted lanternfly

November 15, 2019

Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology, discusses the latest research and management efforts to slow the spread of the spotted lanternfly.

WPSU, University Park, "Take Note": Organization focused on reversing global warming partners with Penn State

November 15, 2019

About 16 minutes into this program, Tom Richard, director of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment and professor of agricultural and biological engineering, discusses Penn State's participation in Project Drawdown, which promotes actions to reverse climate change.

Allentown Morning Call: Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms part of bankruptcy filing by milk producer Dean Foods

November 15, 2019

Dave Swartz, Penn State Extension assistant director for animal systems programs, says farmers worry about the rapid consolidation of the dairy market.

Onward State: How the Creamery goes from cow to cone in less than a week

November 15, 2019

This story quotes Tom Davis, manager of the Berkey Creamery.

WITF.org, Harrisburg: Series of webinars aims to give Pa. dairy producers more tools for success

November 15, 2019

Mat Haan, dairy extension educator, explains how producers can benefit from the information to be provided through an upcoming webinar series.

Lancaster Farming: Too many heifers can be costly for dairies

November 15, 2019

This coverage of a recent webinar quotes Michal Lunak, dairy extension educator.

Pest Management Professional: Penn State entomological museum reopens

November 14, 2019

Andy Deans, professor of entomology and director of the Frost Entomological Museum, discusses the museum's reopening after being closed six years for renovations.

DuBois Courier Express: Gov. Wolf announces research funding to grow PA agriculture industry

November 14, 2019

This story, which also appeared in several other news outlets across Pennsylvania, lists state grants to Penn State researchers on issues such as spotted lanternfly, pollinators and climate change, avian flu, farm conservation practices, and other topics.

DirectRelief.org: A hurricane or fire. A spike in opioid abuse. A possible connection.

November 14, 2019

This article cites research conducted by Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural and regional economics, and colleagues, who are studying the prevalence of opioid-related deaths in communities affected by natural disasters such as floods and tornadoes.

Fruit Growers News: Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center to stay under Harper’s leadership

November 14, 2019

This article, which also appeared in Good Fruit Grower, highlights agricultural economist Jay Harper's standing appointment as director of the Fruit Research and Extension Center.

Allentown Morning Call: Spotted lanternfly DNA may hold key to eradication, researchers say

November 13, 2019

Recent research to sequence the spotted lanternfly’s genome could lead to more tools to fight the invasive pest, says Julie Urban, associate research professor of entomology.

Morning Ag Clips: Roush honored as fellow of the Entomological Society of America

November 13, 2019

Dean Rick Roush's recognition as an ESA Fellow is highlighted. Similar coverage appeared in the Bradford Era.

Lancaster Newspapers: Winter squash a nutritional powerhouse

November 13, 2019

This article was authored by Stacy Reed, food safety and nutrition extension educator.

National Public Radio: How best to use the few new drugs to treat antibiotic-resistant germs?

November 13, 2019

Andrew Read, Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology, argues that there must be a better way to fight resistant superbugs other than engaging in an endless arms race with them.

Centre County Gazette (via StateCollege.com): Retired PSU professor creates blue and white potato chips

November 13, 2019

Bill Lamont, professor emeritus of vegetable crops, talks about the genesis of blue-and-white Tailgate Taters potato chips. The story also mentions horticulture alumnus Ben Nason and former college graphic artist Tom Laird.

Science Daily: Urban development reduces flash flooding chances in arid western U.S.

November 13, 2019

Lauren McPhillips, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, who has appointments in the colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering, discusses her recently published study.

Reading Eagle: It's the time of year to celebrate cucurbits

November 13, 2019

In this column, Elizabeth Farrell, Penn State Master Gardener, discusses varieties of cucurbits and adds a reminder about looking for and destroying spotted lanternfly egg masses.

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