Good Fruit Grower: The spread of spotted lanternfly -- Penn State developing management techniques for invasive pest

March 10, 2020

This article quotes Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology, and David Biddinger, tree fruit research entomologist.

Farm and Dairy: Study suggests 30% food waste in US

March 5, 2020

Ted Jaenicke, professor of agricultural economics, describes his recently published study, which estimated the average amount of food waste generated in households with various characteristics.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Growing craft brewery industry expected to drive new hop production in PA

March 5, 2020

This story quotes Claudia Schmidt, assistant professor of agricultural economics, and Elizabeth Dobis, postdoctoral scholar in the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development.

DuBois Courier Express: Penn State Extension offers new basic training online courses for landscape industry workforce

March 5, 2020

Ruth Benner, horticulture extension educator, Dan Eichenlaub, owner-operator of Eichenlaub Inc. and member of the Penn State Ag Council board of directors, and Brent Hales, director of Penn State Extension comment on a new training series aimed at entry-level employees of landscape companies. This story also appeared in Morning Ag Clips.

Daily Collegian: Penn State researchers study how flooding has impacted Pennsylvania

March 5, 2020

Katherine Zipp, assistant professor of environmental and resource economics, talks about a study that looked at how floodplain damages affect long-term housing development in high flood-risk areas.

PA Environment Digest: Penn State Research/Extension highlights critical work on spotted lanternfly, farm conservation, public education & involvement

March 5, 2020

This blog post highlights the text of Dean Rick Roush's opening remarks in his recent budget testimony before the state Senate Appropriations Committee.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Spotted lanternfly lands in Western Pa.; Allegheny, Beaver on list of quarantined counties

March 4, 2020

“Realistically, this is a bug that’s here to stay,” Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology, said of the spotted lanternfly.

Morning Ag Clips: Turfgrass support fund to help ensure student success in, out of the classroom

March 4, 2020

This article quotes Erin Connolly, professor and plant science department head.

U.S. News and World Report: Why so many epidemics originate in Asia and Africa

March 4, 2020

Suresh Kuchipudi, clinical professor and associate director of the Animal Diagnostic Laboratory, authored this article, which appeared originally in The Conversation.

Sacramento Bee: Rampaging insect shows up in California, alarming farmers. ‘Like the coronavirus’

March 4, 2020

Jay Harper, professor of agricultural economics and director of the Fruit Research and Extension Center, comments on the potential for spotted lanternfly infestations in California. This story also appeared in the Bakersfield Californian, the Richmond Times-Dispatch and other newspapers across the country via the Associated Press.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: As lanternfly proliferates, quarantine imposed on companies traveling through Allegheny, Beaver counties

March 4, 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, and mentions Penn State Extension as a source of information. Similar coverage appeared on ABC27.com (WHTM-TV, Harrisburg), PennLive.com (Harrisburg Patriot-News), the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Washington Post, the Associated Press, U.S. News and World Report, the Allentown Morning Call, the Reading Eagle, Lancaster Newspapers, and other outlets.

Lancaster Newspapers: Can your well water make you sick? No testing is required in Pennsylvania.

March 3, 2020

Jennifer Fetter, water resources extension educator, offers advice for those whose private drinking water supply might be found to be contaminated.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Study -- Methane emissions from burping dairy cows can be reduced

March 2, 2020

This story quotes Alex Hristov, distinguished professor of dairy nutrition.

The Conversation: It’s OK to feed wild birds – here are some tips for doing it the right way

March 2, 2020

Authored by Julian Avery, assistant research professor of wildlife ecology and conservation, this article also appeared in SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle) and other outlets.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Spotted lanternfly battle heating up for 2020

March 2, 2020

Julie Urban, research associate professor of entomology, and Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, comment on the status of efforts to contain the spotted lanternfly.

American Agriculturist: Frost-seed clovers now for soil health, nitrogen benefits

March 2, 2020

This article, authored by Sjoerd Duiker, professor of soil management and applied soil physics, provides recommendations for planting red clover and sweet clover in a "relay" cropping system.

Beaver County Times: Over the Garden Gate -- Master Gardeners teach kids to stay safe around toxic chemicals

March 2, 2020

This column was authored by Penn State Master Gardener Laura Murphy.

Bradford Era: Two McKean County 4-H members honored at conference

March 2, 2020

This article about the recent 4-H State Leadership Conference highlights two local 4-H'ers who received the Diamond Clover Award.

Lancaster Farming: A journey to a healthier heart

February 29, 2020

In this column, Nancy Routch, nutrition, diet and health extension educator, explains the benefits of the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan.

WPSU, University Park: Conversations Live -- Climate Change

February 28, 2020

Armen Kemanian, associate professor of production systems and modeling, discusses how climate change might affect agriculture in Pennsylvania.

Morning Ag Clips: Farmers in four PA counties encouraged to document conservation practices

February 27, 2020

Matt Royer, director of the Agriculture and Environment Center, and Rick Roush, dean of the college, talk about a survey of farmers aimed at highlighting steps they have taken to protect water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

MontCo.Today: Penn State’s ongoing efforts to stop spotted lanternfly praised by Montgomery County horticulture extension educator

February 27, 2020

This article quotes Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator.

Morning Ag Clips: Spot on -- Efforts to stop spotted lanternfly are ongoing for Penn State, agencies

February 27, 2020

This story quotes Dennis Calvin, associate dean and director of special programs, Julie Urban, research associate professor of entomology, Heather Leach, spotted lanternfly extension associate, and Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator. Similar coverage appeared in the Bradford Era and the PA Environmental Digest.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Cow burp methane slashed in Penn State research

February 27, 2020

Alex Hristov, distinguished professor of dairy nutrition, talks about a feed additive that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from animal agriculture. This research also was featured in USDA's "NIFA Update" and other outlets.

Onward State: Penn State alum to compete in world’s largest bass fishing competition

February 26, 2020

This article profiles environmental resource management alumnus Grae Buck.

Meadville Tribune: Efforts to stop spotted lanternfly are ongoing for Penn State, agencies

February 26, 2020

Dennis Calvin, associate dean and director of special programs, and Julie Urban, research associate professor of entomology, provide an update on the battle against the spotted lanternfly.

Daily Collegian: Penn State’s Mushroom Research Facility studies mushroom production and disease

February 25, 2020

This story quotes John Pecchia, associate research professor and director of the Mushroom Research Center, Dave Beyer, professor of plant pathology, and Charlie Stanton, a part-time student employee at the MRC and an agribusiness management major.

Health Europa: Is green tea and exercise the key to reducing fatty liver disease?

February 25, 2020

Josh Lambert, associate professor of food science, says the combination of green tea extract and exercise reduced the severity of obesity-related fatty liver disease by 75% in mice fed a high-fat diet.

Taste of Home: The scientific reason why some people think artificial sweeteners taste bitter

February 25, 2020

This article cites research led by John Hayes, associate professor of food science and director of the Sensory Evaluation Center.

Logan (Ohio) Daily News: Golden sunlight and rattling beech leaves

February 25, 2020

This column quotes from an article by Jim Finley, professor emeritus of forest resources.

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