Bradford Era: Spotted lanternfly experts debunk myths about the prodigious, pestilent pest

January 22, 2021

Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology, Kelli Hoover, professor of entomology, Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, and Julie Urban, associate research professor of entomology, provide information and advice for dealing with spotted lanternfly infestations. Similar coverage appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot-News (PennLive), Auburn (N.Y.) Citizen, Morrisons Cove Herald and Morning Ag Clips.

Farm and Dairy: Report suggests Pa.’s ag diversity key to understanding its impact

January 21, 2021

This article quotes Ted Alter, professor of agricultural, environmental and regional economics, Tim Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics, and Siena Baker, undergraduate research associate, about a newly released report from the college's Center for Economic and Community Development.

Farm and Dairy: Research suggests stress levels may be key to fawn survival

January 21, 2021

This story quotes Duane Diefenbach, adjunct professor of wildlife ecology and leader of the Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and Tess Gingery, research technologist in ecosystem science and management.

Mirage News (Australia): U.S. school cafeterias waste more food than those in other developed countries

January 20, 2021

“There are certain foods cafeteria managers are buying ... that the kids never are going to eat,” says Christine Costello, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering. This story also appeared in Morning Ag Clips.

Phys.org: Feral colonies provide clues for enhancing honey bee tolerance to pathogens

January 20, 2021

Chauncy Hinshaw, doctoral candidate in plant pathology and environmental microbiology, and Margarita López-Uribe, assistant professor of entomology and Lorenzo L. Langstroth Early Career Professor, explain their recently published study. Similar coverage appeared in Science Daily, Technology Networks, ScienceBlog.com, Mirage News (Australia), Bioengineer.org, BrightSurf Science News and Morning Ag Clips.

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice: Watch out for lanternfly egg masses, experts warn

January 17, 2021

This article, which also appeared in Lancaster Farming and other outlets, cites Penn State research about the economic impact of the spotted lanternfly in Pennsylvania and links to Penn State Extension's SLF webpages.

Lancaster Farming: Sun may be shining on solar energy according to experts

January 15, 2021

This coverage of a Penn State Extension webinar quotes Tom Murphy, co-director of the Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, and Dave Hartman, livestock extension educator.

Science Blog: Pulsed ultraviolet light technology to improve egg safety, help poultry industry

January 14, 2021

Paul Patterson, professor of poultry science, and Josh Cassar, doctoral candidate in animal science, talk about their research showing that pulsed ultraviolet light can be an effective alternative to some of the antimicrobial technologies now used by the poultry industry to kill pathogens on eggshells.

Science: Could too much time between doses drive the coronavirus to outwit vaccines?

January 13, 2021

This article quotes Andrew Read, Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology and director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.

Morning Ag Clips: Report suggests Pa.'s agricultural diversity key to understanding its impact

January 13, 2021

Ted Alter, professor of agricultural, environmental and regional economics, Tim Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics, and Siena Baker, undergraduate research associate, discuss a newly released report from the college's Center for Economic and Community Development.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Whitetail fawns likely falling to more than just predators, new study says

January 13, 2021

Duane Diefenbach, adjunct professor of wildlife ecology and leader of the Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and Tess Gingery, research technologist in ecosystem science and management, say their study of stress hormone levels in the saliva of newborn white-tailed deer suggests that predation is not the only thing in the wild killing fawns. Similar coverage appeared in Earth.com and Morning Ag Clips.

WHTM-TV (ABC27), Harrisburg: Pennsylvania receiving $1.5 million federal grant to fight spotted lanternfly

January 12, 2021

Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, comments on the threat posed by SLF and efforts to manage its spread. This story also appeared on WROC-TV, Rochester, New York.

Daily Mail (U.K.): Wild bees are more at risk from climate change-related weather disturbances than from destruction of their habitats, study finds

January 12, 2021

Christina Grozinger, Publius Vergilius Maro Professor of Entomology and director of the Center for Pollinator Research, and Melanie Kammerer, former ecology graduate student, say their study showed that the most critical factor influencing wild bees was the weather -- particularly changes to temperature and rainfall associated with climate change. Similar coverage appeared in Science Daily and ScienceBlog.com.

Reading Eagle: Research into severe storm deluges offers clue to cleaning up Chesapeake Bay

January 10, 2021

This column quotes Heather Preisendanz, associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering, who says a small percentage of locations and rain events contribute to the vast majority of total annual pollution loads entering the bay.

New York Times: As coronavirus mutates, the world stumbles again to respond

January 9, 2021

This story quotes Andrew Read, Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology and director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.

Futurity: Bumble bees in places with fewer flowers are sicker

January 7, 2021

DJ McNeil, postdoctoral fellow in the Insect Biodiversity Center, and Heather Hines, associate professor of biology and entomology, discuss their recently published research. Similar coverage appeared in Science Daily and Earth.com.

AgriNews: Effective training for dairy farm employees

January 6, 2021

This coverage of a recent Penn State Extension webinar quotes Adrian Barragan, clinical assistant professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences.

Greenhouse Grower: Top performers from Penn State 2020 Flower Trials

January 6, 2021

This article, authored by Sinclair Adam, horticulture extension educator, and the accompanying slideshow highlight the flower varieties that performed well in the annual variety trials held at the Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

Yahoo News: Daily DIY sniff checks could catch many cases of COVID-19

January 6, 2021

John Hayes, professor of food science and director of the Sensory Evaluation Center, originally co-authored this article for The Conversation. Similar articles appeared in CNN.com, SciTechDaily and other outlets.

The Guardian US: Anosmia -- how Covid brought loss of smell centre stage

January 6, 2021

John Hayes, professor of food science and director of the Sensory Evaluation Center, explains the difference between smell loss due to the common cold and that caused by COVID-19.

New York Times: Menaced by murder hornets, bees decorate their hives with feces

January 6, 2021

This story quotes Margarita López-Uribe, assistant professor of entomology and Lorenzo L. Langstroth Early Career Professor.

DuBois Courier Express: Cardinale named head of Penn State Department of Ecosystem Science & Management

January 6, 2021

This story highlights the appointment of Brad Cardinale as head of ESM, effective Jan. 4.

Beaver County Times: Webinars highlight Penn State programs for virtual Pa. Farm Show

January 6, 2021

This story features the schedule of Penn State Extension webinars and Dean Rick Roush's joint town hall with PDA Secretary Redding in conjunction with this year's virtual state Farm Show. Similar coverage appeared in the DuBois Courier Express, Farm and Dairy, Morning Ag Clips and other outlets.

Food Navigator USA: Study -- Consumers see craft chocolate as ‘novel and exciting’

January 6, 2021

This article quotes Allison Brown, dual-title doctoral candidate in food science and in international agriculture and development, and Helene Hopfer, Rasmussen Career Development Professor in Food Science.

KYW Newsradio, Philadelphia: Pa. agriculture expert predicts strong meat supply, stable prices in 2021

January 6, 2021

Dave Swartz, Penn State Extension assistant director for animal systems programs, says there will be ample supplies of meat this year, and consumers need not worry about shortages in this sector of the food system.

State Impact Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania is on the cusp of a solar energy boom. Some communities want to fight it

January 6, 2021

Dan Brockett, community development and energy extension educator, comments on Pennsylvania's growing solar energy industry.

AgNet West: Keeping spotted lanternfly out of California

January 6, 2021

In this story, which also features an audio interview, Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology, talks about the challenge of slowing the spread and managing populations of SLF.

Centre Daily Times, State College: Penn State signs on to international letter, urging G20 leaders to fight climate change

December 3, 2020

Tom Richard, professor of agricultural and biological engineering and director of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment, says energy efficiency, renewables, carbon-smart farming and sustainable forestry are among the measures that will help mitigate climate change.

American Agriculturist: Get up to date on winter manure regs

December 3, 2020

This article highlights Penn State Extension recommendations for spreading manure on cropland during the winter months.

Altoona Mirror: Agriculture briefs

December 3, 2020

This column contains items about a grant for metal can coating research awarded to Greg Ziegler, professor of food science; funding awarded to Margherita Cantorna, professor of molecular immunology and nutrition, by NIH to study the links between vitamin D and COVID-19; and gifts in support of 4-H from Eugene and Carol Schurman, retired extension educators, and Christy Bartley, retired Penn State Extension statewide leader of 4-H youth development programs.

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