Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Deadly poisonous plant widespread in Pennsylvania now in bloom

June 16, 2021

Jeff Graybill, agronomy extension educator, offers advice for managing poison hemlock.

American Agriculturist: Wheat is clean, but yields are just average

June 15, 2021

This story quotes Del Voight, agronomy extension educator.

The National Tribune (Australia): Report highlights economic impact of research at Penn State

June 15, 2021

This story features research led by Nina Jenkins, research professor of entomology, whose start-up company produces a biopesticide that targets bed bugs.

New York Times: Distorted, bizarre food smells haunt COVID survivors

June 15, 2021

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

On the Farm Radio newsletter: Penn State Extension educator -- Love your chickens, but please don't kiss them

June 15, 2021

Emily Shoop, poultry extension educator, is quoted in this story.

Bradford Era: Modern technology aids effort to characterize cichlid specimens in Penn State museum

June 14, 2021

Jay Stauffer, distinguished professor of ichthyology, talks about a project using CT scanning to identify fish specimens collected from Lake Malawi in Africa.

WESA.FM, Pittsburgh: Avoid tall grass, use bug repellent and other steps to avoiding tick bites this summer

June 14, 2021

Michael Skvarla, assistant research professor of arthropod identification, says 30 to 60 percent of black-legged ticks carry Lyme disease.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Strawberry festivals bring camaraderie, sweet treats to locals during pandemic

June 11, 2021

Leah Fronk, commercial horticulture educator, says Pennsylvania has had a strong strawberry crop this year.

DuBois Courier Express: Cutting edge -- Clinics at Penn State help citizens, industry solve lawn problems

June 11, 2021

Sara May, coordinator of Plant Disease Clinic, and Wakar Uddin, professor of plant pathology, talk about the clinic's capabilities in diagnosing turfgrass diseases.

WTAJ-TV, Altoona: Gypsy moth infestation could lead to major defoliation experts say

June 10, 2021

Kelli Hoover, professor of entomology, comments on gypsy moth outbreaks this year in central Pennsylvania.

Sunbury Daily Item via Yahoo News: Shortage -- Experts say surging demand, lack of workers leading to higher meat prices

June 10, 2021

Dave Hartman, livestock extension educator, comments on labor shortages and other issues that have contributed to a recent rise in meat prices.

Phys.org: Novel study looks at nitrogen credit trading to spur growth of riparian buffers

June 10, 2021

Michael Jacobson, professor of forest resources, says the current trading price of nitrogen credits is too low to act as an incentive to establish and maintain riparian buffers to improve water quality. This story also appeared in Morning Ag Clips.

Morning Ag Clips: Siegfried named associate dean for research in College of Agricultural Sciences

June 8, 2021

This story quotes Dean Rick Roush and Blair Siegfried, who will become the college's associate dean for research and graduate education Oct. 1.

WNYC-FM, New York: People are flocking to backyard chickens during the pandemic

June 7, 2021

Emily Shoop, poultry extension educator, talks about the growth in popularity of raising backyard chickens over the past year.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Kissing chickens can lead to feeling foul -- Penn State poultry expert

June 7, 2021

This story quotes Emily Shoop, poultry extension educator. Similar coverage appeared in the Morrison's Cove Herald and Morning Ag Clips.

Town & Gown (via StateCollege.com): The long-awaited Pollinator and Bird Garden will be a ‘magical’ addition to The Arboretum at Penn State

June 7, 2021

This article quotes Kim Steiner, professor of forest biology and director of the Arboretum, Shari Edleson, Arboretum director of operations, and Harland Patch, assistant research professor of entomology.

Yahoo News: How virus detectives trace the origins of an outbreak – and why it's so tricky

June 7, 2021

This article, written originally for The Conversation, was authored by Marilyn Roossinck, professor of plant pathology and environmental microbiology.

Morning Ag Clips: Terry Etherton to retire with legacy of groundbreaking research, leadership

June 6, 2021

Terry Etherton, distinguished professor of animal nutrition and former head of the Department of Animal Science, reflects on his more than 40-year career in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Science: Scientists evolve a fungus to battle deadly honey bee parasite

June 4, 2021

Margarita López-Uribe, assistant professor of entomology and Lorenzo L. Langstroth Early Career Professor, comments on a study led by researchers at Washington State University.

NorthCentralPA.com: Big machines! See the latest at the Pennsylvania Timber Show

June 4, 2021

This preview of the 2021 Forest Products Equipment and Technology Exposition quotes Jesse Darlington, Timber Show manager and college facilities coordinator.

Daily Collegian: ‘Stop. Smell. Be well.’ -- A look into the creation of Penn State’s coronavirus scent cards

June 4, 2021

John Hayes, professor of food science and director of the Sensory Evaluation Center, Tina Illar, assistant director of marketing strategy in communications and marketing, and Alyssa Bakke, staff sensory scientist in food science describe the development of the COVID-19 smell-check card awareness campaign.

USA Today: How to stay safe from 5 common but dangerous bugs this summer

June 3, 2021

This article quotes Michael Skvarla, assistant research professor of arthropod identification, about how mosquitoes are attracted to people.

Allentown Morning Call: Help for gardeners -- All about ticks, mosquitos and cicadas

June 3, 2021

This column cites and offers information from several Penn State Extension webpages.

WYOU/WBRE, Wilkes-Barre: Brood X cicadas begin to emerge in Pennsylvania

June 2, 2021

Michael Skvarla, assistant research professor of arthropod identification, comments for this story.

The National Tribune (Australia): Researchers develop prototype of robotic device to pick, trim button mushrooms

June 2, 2021

Long He, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, describes his lab's recently published research. Similar coverage appeared in Engineering and Technology, Tech Xplore, Science Daily, Science Codex, Science Magazine, Bioengineer.org, Morning Ag Clips and other outlets.

WPSU.org, University Park: Going carbon negative and equity In energy among topics at Penn State 'Energy Days' conference

June 1, 2021

This StateImpact Pennsylvania story, which also appeared on WITF.org (Harrisburg), quotes Tom Richard, professor of agricultural and biological engineering and director of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment.

New York Times: Brush up on your canning skills

June 1, 2021

This article previews a series of Penn State Extension webinars on food preservation.

WTAJ-TV, Altoona: Cicadas -- The good and the bad

June 1, 2021

Tom Ford, commercial horticulture extension educator, explains how periodical cicadas may cause some damage to small trees.

The Reporter, Lansdale: Brood X cicadas emerge across Montgomery County

May 29, 2021

Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, educates readers on the biology and behavior of periodical cicadas.

Altoona Mirror: Cicadas beginning to bug region

May 29, 2021

Periodical cicadas cause minimal damage, and there's no reason to use pesticides to control them, says Michael Skvarla, assistant research professor of arthropod identification.

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