The Mercury, Pottstown: Here's why local sweet corn may be harder to find and more expensive

July 4, 2020

This article, which appeared originally in the Reading Eagle, quotes Andrew Frankenfield, agronomy extension educator, and mentions Penn State Extension's Farm Market Finder website.

StateImpact Pennsylvania: Penn State researchers still need the public’s help to fight the spotted lanternfly, but a new tracking technique can help target emerging infestations

July 3, 2020

Heather Leach, spotted lanternfly extension associate, and Mitzy Porras, postdoctoral scholar in entomology, discuss the latest efforts to contain and track spotted lanternfly infestations. StateImpact Pennsylvania is an NPR-sponsored initiative that includes WHYY, Philadelphia, WITF, Harrisburg, WPSU, University Park, and the Allegheny Front, a public radio program in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Save your milkweed for monarchs

July 3, 2020

Penn State Master Gardener Silloo Kapadia offers tips for growing milkweed and attracting monarch butterflies.

Seed Today: Grants move Penn State University research toward commercialization

July 2, 2020

This story features the latest round of RAIN grant recipients: Cathy Cutter, professor of food science, Majid Foolad, professor of plant science, and Ali Demirci, professor of agricultural and biological engineering.

Lancaster Farming: Grape growers grapple with increasing population of spotted lanternfly

July 2, 2020

This coverage of an extension webinar features extensive quotes and expertise from Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology.

The Allegheny Front (public radio program based in Pittsburgh): Invasive lanternfly spotted in Pittsburgh area

July 2, 2020

Sandy Feather, horticulture extension educator, describes the appearance of spotted lanternfly nymphs.

Albany (N.Y.) Times Union: Do dogs really see in just black and white?

July 2, 2020

Nancy Dreschel, associate teaching professor of small animal science, wrote this piece originally for The Conversation.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer (seattlepi.com): How to manage plant pests and diseases in your victory garden

July 2, 2020

This article, written originally for The Conversation, was co-authored by Carolee Bull, head of the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): More than 4 dozen new bee species in Pennsylvania, says Penn State study

June 30, 2020

Shelby Kilpatrick, doctoral candidate in entomology, and Margarita López-Uribe, Lorenzo L. Langstroth Early Career Professor and assistant professor of entomology, talk about research that resulted in an updated checklist of bees that occur in Pennsylvania. Similar coverage appeared in the Bradford Era, Morning Ag Clips, the Youngstown (Ohio) Business Journal and other outlets.

Altoona Mirror: In short supply — Spring cold snap delays sweet corn

June 30, 2020

Tom Ford, commercial horticulture extension educator, comments on how a May cold snap has affected the growth and availability of warm season crops such as sweet corn and tomatoes.

Consumer Reports via Yahoo News: Pilgrim's Pride recalls chicken nuggets

June 29, 2020

Jonathan Campbell, associate professor of animal science and meat extension specialist, comments on how pieces of rubber could have ended up in chicken nuggets during the production process.

Reading Eagle: Avoid home remedies, use insecticide correctly when going after spotted lanternflies, expert advises

June 29, 2020

Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, offers recommendations to manage spotted lanternfly safely. Similar coverage also appeared in the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader and several other Pennsylvania news outlets.

Potter Leader-Enterprise, Coudersport: 4-H sees impacts of fair cancellation, moves forward with virtual day camps

June 25, 2020

Amy Murphy, area 4-H extension educator, talks about how youth members have adjusted to the county fair's coronavirus-related cancellation and how 4-H has shifted to virtual programming during the pandemic.

American Agriculturist: Late planting robs slugs of buffet this year

June 9, 2020

Liz Bosak, agronomy extension educator, and John Tooker, professor of entomology, comment on the level of slug damage to Pennsylvania field crops this year.

Science Daily: Many factors may contribute to steep, decades-long muskrat population drop

June 8, 2020

David Walter, adjunct assistant professor of wildlife ecology, talks about research examining why muskrat populations have declined over the last half century. Similar coverage also appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot-News, Morning Ag Clips and other outlets.

Bradford Era: Looking to buy local? Penn State Extension Farm Market Finder can help

June 6, 2020

Brian Moyer, extension education program associate in business and community vitality, explains how the Farm Market Finder can help consumers and local food systems during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yahoo News: A few superspreaders transmit the majority of coronavirus cases

June 5, 2020

Elizabeth McGraw, professor of entomology and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, authored this article originally for The Conversation.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: There's a big crop of garden info online. Don't trust all of it.

June 5, 2020

This column, written by Master Gardener Carol Papas, highlights online gardening offerings from Penn State Extension and other reputable organizations.

Wine Business Monthly: First ASEV Invasive Pest Webinar focuses on the spotted lanternfly

June 5, 2020

This coverage of a webinar sponsored by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture features presenter Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology.

Houston Chronicle: COVID-19, smell and taste – how is COVID-19 different from other respiratory diseases?

June 4, 2020

This article, written originally for The Conversation, was co-authored by John Hayes, associate professor of food science and director of the Sensory Evaluation Center.

Phys.org: Larger streams are critical for wild brook trout conservation

June 4, 2020

Postdoctoral scholar Shannon White and Tyler Wagner, adjunct professor of fisheries ecology, discuss research suggesting that larger streams may be more important than previously thought to native brook trout, which typically are found in smaller mountain headwaters. This story also appeared in Morning Ag Clips and other outlets.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Shop right, store smartly, stop wasting food

June 4, 2020

Mary Alice Gettings, senior extension educator and registered dietitian, offers advice for purchasing, preserving and storing food to avoid waste and enhance nutrition.

Nursery Management: How to build a spotted lanternfly circle trap

June 2, 2020

This article summarizes and links to a Penn State Extension article co-authored by Emelie Swackhamer and Amy Korman, horticulture extension educators, and Heather Leach, entomology extension associate. Similar coverage appeared in Lancaster Newspapers.

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice: Gardening -- A diversion with some real benefits

June 1, 2020

This article quotes Penn State Master Gardener Jane Risse and highlights extension's "Victory Garden Reinvented" webinar series.

Meadville Tribune: Penn State's Ag Progress Days expo cancelled

June 1, 2020

Jesse Darlington, manager of Ag Progress Days, talks about the cancellation of the 2020 event. Similar coverage also appeared in GANT News (Clearfield), WJAC-TV, Johnstown (via wjactv.com), WTAJ-TV, Altoona (via wearecentralpa.com), American Agriculturist, the Centre Daily Times, StateCollege.com and other outlets.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): New Penn State institute finds its mission more critical in pandemic

June 1, 2020

Gary Thompson, associate dean for research and graduate education, discusses the college's new Institute for Sustainable Agricultural, Food and Environmental Science. Similar coverage appeared in Morning Ag Clips and other outlets.

Cleveland Plain Dealer (via cleveland.com): Fresh, flavorful herbs are always at the ready in a kitchen garden

June 1, 2020

This article, which appeared originally in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, quotes Penn State Master Gardener Peggy Trevanion.

Bustle: TikToks about strawberries with bugs in them are going viral, but experts say it’s rare

May 29, 2020

This article quotes Kathy Demchak, senior extension associate in plant science.

WLVT-TV (PBS39), Bethlehem: TikTok videos reveal tiny bugs living in strawberries

May 27, 2020

Michael Skvarla, assistant research professor of arthropod identification, identifies insects seen strawberries in a viral social media video.

Phys.org: Researchers examine climate change perception among specialty-crop producers

May 27, 2020

Leland Glenna, professor of rural sociology and science, technology, and society, comments on a recent study indicating that farmers whose operations have been impacted negatively by changing precipitation patterns are more likely to acknowledge the link between extreme weather conditions and climate change. This story also appeared in Morning Ag Clips and other outlets.

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