FoxNews.com: Spotted lanternflies threatening apple orchards in Pennsylvania

September 24, 2020

This story cites a spotted lanternfly economic impact study led by Jay Harper, professor of agricultural economics and director of the Fruit Research and Extension Center.

WLVT-TV (PBS39), Bethlehem: Spotted lanternfly reports up 147%, PA Department of Agriculture says

September 23, 2020

Dean Rick Roush comments on the threat that the spotted lanternfly poses to Pennsylvania's agricultural economy.

Smithsonian Magazine: Can scientists stop the plague of the spotted lanternfly?

September 23, 2020

This article quotes, mentions and/or features photos of Heather Leach, entomology extension associate; Julie Urban, associate research professor of entomology; Erica Smyers, doctoral candidate in entomology; Alex Rowland, manager of the Spotted Lanternfly Call Center; Emma Thompson, call center representative; Lauren Briggs, spotted lanternfly research technologist; Drew Harner, doctoral candidate in horticulture; Liz Deecher, master's degree student in entomology; and Dana Roberts, former research technologist in entomology.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Declining insect biodiversity draws attention of new Penn State center

September 22, 2020

Natalie Boyle, assistant research professor of entomology, and Christina Grozinger, Publius Vergilius Maro Professor of Entomology, talk about the newly launched Insect Biodiversity Center. Similar coverage appeared in the Huntingdon Daily News, Lancaster Farming, the Daily Collegian, Morning Ag Clips and other outlets.

SevenFiftyDaily: When wine pros lose smell and taste to COVID-19

September 21, 2020

John Hayes, professor of food science, says loss of smell with COVID-19 occurs when the virus indirectly affects olfactory sensory neurons.

CNN.com: Burping cows are fueling the climate crisis. This company says it's got a solution

September 21, 2020

Alex Hristov, distinguished professor of dairy nutrition, comments on efforts to scale up production of a type of seaweed as a cattle feed supplement to reduce methane emissions from animal agriculture.

Daily Collegian: Penn State Arboretum's bird, pollinator garden construction continues

September 19, 2020

Kim Steiner, professor of forest biology and Arboretum director, Shari Edelson, the Arboretum’s director of operations, and Harland Patch, assistant research professor of entomology discuss the bird and pollinator garden now under development.

Reading Eagle: Do birds find the spotted lanternfly to be a tasty treat or a nauseating nibble?

September 18, 2020

Kelli Hoover, professor of entomology, Anne Johnson, doctoral candidate in entomology, and Margaret Brittingham, professor of wildlife resources, discuss a study that will enlist bird watchers to help determine whether birds will eat spotted lanternflies. This story also appeared in the Pottstown Mercury, Huntingdon Daily News and Morning Ag Clips.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Planting, plant-moving, and controlling two pests at once -- This Weekend in the Garden

September 18, 2020

Dave Jackson, forest resources extension educator, offers tips for killing tree-of-heaven.

KDKA Radio, Pittsburgh (audio): Entomologist at Penn State on spotted lanternfly's threat to Pennsylvania's economy

September 16, 2020

Heather Leach, entomology extension associate, explains the threat posed by the spotted lanternfly.

MSN.com: What it’s like to lose your sense of taste and smell from COVID-19

September 15, 2020

This article quotes John Hayes, professor of food science and director of the Sensory Evaluation Center.

AgDay TV via Dairy Herd Management: Dairy Report -- Dairy farm exits slow, beef on dairy opportunities

September 15, 2020

Cheryl Ann Fairbairn, livestock extension educator, talks about efforts to increase revenue for dairy producers via dairy beef production.

Onward State: Animal, Veterinary, & Biomedical Sciences Building construction halfway complete

September 15, 2020

This article quotes Dean Rick Roush about what the new Animal, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences building will mean for the college's research efforts and students. Similar coverage appeared in the Daily Collegian.

American Agriculturist: Still time to plant cover crops, but window is closing

September 14, 2020

This article quotes Andrew Frankenfield, agronomy extension educator.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Can mozzarella help Pennsylvania’s struggling dairy farms? Caputo Bros. Creamery bets on water buffalo

September 11, 2020

Amber Yutzy, dairy extension educator, comments on the partnership between a local creamery and dairy farmers to produce cheese made with water buffalo milk.

WHTM-TV (ABC27), Harrisburg: Lanternfly insecticide showing promise

September 11, 2020

Dean Rick Roush comments on the potential of a fungus-based insecticide to control the spotted lanternfly.

Lancaster Farming: Insect predators can be a no-till farmer’s best friend

September 11, 2020

This coverage of a recent extension webinar on integrated pest management quotes Anna Busch, field and forage crops extension educator, and John Tooker, professor of entomology.

WPMT-TV (Fox43), York: State Agriculture Secretary -- Squash those spotted lanternflies for the sake of food security

September 10, 2020

Dean Rick Roush talks about collaborative research underway to fight the spotted lanternfly. Similar coverage appeared in the Times-News (Lehighton), WGAL-TV (Lancaster), KYW NewsRadio (Philadelphia), WFMZ-TV (Allentown), MyChesCo (Chester), Warren Times Observer, Morning Ag Clips and other outlets.

Online Athens (Georgia): UGA taps Florida extension director as agriculture dean

September 10, 2020

This article features Penn State alumnus and former Penn State Extension educator Nick Place, who was named dean of the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Feedstuffs: Penn State to study SARS-CoV-2 potential to infect livestock

September 10, 2020

Suresh Kuchipudi, clinical professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences, talks about a USDA-NIFA grant to support research on whether the novel coronavirus can infect and spread among agricultural animals. Similar stories appeared in National Hog Farmer, Morning Ag Clips, On the Farm Radio newsletter, the Daily Collegian, Wisconsin State Farmer, Huntingdon Daily News, Bedford Gazette, Milton Daily Standard and other outlets.

Newsweek: The stink bug invasion is coming and here's what you need to know

September 10, 2020

Greg Krawcyzk, research professor of entomology and tree fruit extension entomologist, says the mild winter and favorable weather in the spring provided almost perfect conditions for an increase in the population of brown marmorated stink bugs this year. Similar coverage appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot-News, Mental Floss and other outlets.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Gardening giving you new troubles? Blame the changing climate

September 10, 2020

This article quotes from and links to a Penn State Extension article authored by Vinnie Cotrone, extension urban forester.

Yahoo News: More dengue fever and less malaria – mosquito control strategies may need to shift as Africa heats up

September 9, 2020

This article, written originally for The Conversation, was authored by Jason Rasgon, professor of entomology and disease epidemiology.

LiveStrong.com: Snacking can help you lose weight — unless you’re making these 5 mistakes

September 9, 2020

"Healthy snacking can support weight loss by keeping you full and satisfied between meals," says Amber Denmon, food, families and health extension educator.

Beaver County Times: Forestry experts optimistic for a good display of fall colors

September 9, 2020

Marc Abrams, professor of forest ecology and physiology, is quoted in this story, which also appeared in the Scranton Times-Tribune.

Chester County Press: Research funding efforts underway to control spotted lanternfly infestation

September 9, 2020

Heather Leach, entomology extension associate, provides an update on the status of spotted lanternfly management and research.

StateCollege.com: Penn State SBDC launches Pennsylvania Agriculture Center of Excellence

September 9, 2020

This article quotes Brent Hales, director of extension and associate dean. Similar coverage appeared in the Lock Haven Express.

Bradford Era: Penn State Extension teaching biosecurity best practices to young producers

September 8, 2020

This story, which also appeared in the Bedford Gazette, quotes Elizabeth Hines, assistant professor of animal science and extension swine specialist, and Capri Stiles, 4-H extension educator.

Daily Local News, West Chester: Deadly beauty -- Lawmakers unite at Va La Vineyards to shine light on local decimation caused by spotted lanternfly

September 8, 2020

This article mentions Heather Leach, entomology extension associate, and quotes spotted lanternfly information from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Penn State Extension. This story also appeared in The Mercury (Pottstown) and The Phoenix Reporter & Item (Phoenixville).

Philadelphia Inquirer: Fall foliage outlooks are bullish for colors — and leaf-peeping crowds

September 8, 2020

This article quotes Marc Abrams, professor of forest ecology and physiology.

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