Waynesboro Record Herald: What you can do in the yard this week

March 30, 2020

This column, authored by Annette MaCoy, Master Gardener coordinator in Franklin County, offers suggestions for gardening activities to do while under the state stay-at-home orders.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Did a bat start the coronavirus? Is a vaccine coming? PennLive Q&A with a doctor on Facebook Live

March 28, 2020

Suresh Kuchipudi, clinical professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences and associate director of the Animal Diagnostic Lab, answers questions about the novel coronavirus.

Gant News, Clearfield: Drinking water considered safe from the novel coronavirus

March 28, 2020

Danielle Rhea, water resources extension educator, explains why drinking water is not a source of COVID-19. This story also appeared in the Elwood City Ledger, BCTV.org, Reading, and other outlets.

DuBois Courier Express: Penn State Extension, College of Ag Sciences 'open' virtually for business

March 27, 2020

This story, which quotes Senior Associate Dean Steve Loerch, also appeared in the Reading Eagle, Lancaster Farming, Meadville Tribune, Lewistown Sentinel, Hagerstown (Md.) Herald-Mail, Gant News, Morning Ag Clips and other outlets.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Use some of your time at home to destroy spotted lanternflies

March 27, 2020

This article highlights advice and a video from Penn State Extension on destroying spotted lanternfly egg masses.

WGAL-TV, Lancaster: Amish community also impacted by restrictions aimed at slowing coronavirus spread

March 25, 2020

Leon Ressler, agronomy extension educator, comments for this story.

Hoard's Dairyman: A deeper look at feed cost

March 25, 2020

This article was authored by Extension Dairy Team members Rob Goodling, Ginny Ishler, Tim Beck and Samantha Robison.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: How to handle farm markets and coronavirus

March 25, 2020

This story features extension recommendations for keeping vendors and customers safe from COVID-19 at farmers markets and promotes an extension webinar on the same topic.

Dairy Herd Management: Refine cow comfort to increase profitability

March 24, 2020

Dan McFarland, agricultural engineering extension educator, offers recommendations for dairy cow housing design.

USA Today: We're all first responders amid coronavirus, armed with kindness, compassion and empathy

March 24, 2020

This op-ed was co-authored by Mark Brennan, professor and UNESCO Chair in Community, Leadership, and Youth Development. A similar article appeared in the Daily Collegian.

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

March 23, 2020

Ruth Benner, commercial horticulture extension educator, Dan Eichenlaub, Penn State Ag Council board member and owner-operator of Eichenlaub Inc., and Brent Hales, director of Penn State Extension, are quoted in this story, which also appeared in Lawn & Landscape, Irrigation & Green Industry magazine, Pennsylvania Business Report and other outlets.

Lancaster Newspapers: Lancaster weather -- The year of no winter

March 22, 2020

Jim Schupp, professor of pomology, and John Tooker, professor of entomology, talk about the mild winter's effect on tree fruit and field crop pests, respectively.

Lancaster Farming: Now is the Time...

March 19, 2020

In this column, Leon Ressler, agronomy extension educator, offers advice for avoiding the spread of coronavirus and highlights online pesticide education for those needing recertification credits during the pandemic.

Lancaster Farming: Coronavirus sows uncertainty across ag industry

March 19, 2020

This story quotes Claudia Schmidt, assistant professor of marketing and local/regional food systems, and Jeff Graybill, agronomy extension educator.

Bucks Local News: Experts -- Continuity of food system critical during COVID-19 pandemic

March 19, 2020

Martin Bucknavage, senior food safety extension associate, Luke LaBorde, professor of food science, and Cathy Cutter, professor of food science and food safety extension specialist, summarize guidance for food producers, processors and vendors in the wake of coronavirus outbreaks. This story also appeared in the Bradford Era and other outlets.

Daily Collegian: Penn State immunology professors reflect on gravity of the coronavirus

March 19, 2020

This story quotes Suresh Kuchipudi, clinical professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences and associate director of the Animal Diagnostic Lab, Beth McGraw, professor and Huck Scholar in Entomology and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, and Sandeep Prabhu, professor of immunology and molecular toxicology and head of the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.

Onward State: Horse Barns continue care & sale planning despite remote learning period

March 18, 2020

Brian Egan, horse farm coordinator and assistant teaching professor of equine science, and students Meg Gingerich, Scarlett Loya and Madison Heilveil comment on coronavirus-related changes to the Penn State Quarter Horse Sale and other equine activities. Similar coverage appeared in Morning Ag Clips and other outlets.

Cannabis Business Times: How the coronavirus outbreak will hit the hemp industry

March 17, 2020

Alyssa Collins, director of Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center, is quoted in this story.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Ambler’s ‘Mr. Bedbug’ puts big money into bed-bug-killing bed liners for Philly’s infestations

March 16, 2020

This article quotes Michelle Niedermeier, community IPM and environmental health program coordinator in Philadelphia, and mentions a bed bug biopesticide developed by Nina Jenkins, research associate professor of entomology.

Chesapeake Bay Magazine: Invasive spotted lanternfly spreading in bay watershed

March 16, 2020

This article quotes Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology.

Drovers: Universities forge forward with research, extension despite COVID-19

March 16, 2020

Senior Associate Dean Steve Loerch comments on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting college and extension operations.

KYW Newsradio, Philadelphia: Mild winter, spring-like weather could mean early appearance of spotted lanternflies

March 16, 2020

This year's spotted lanternfly hatch could begin a week or two earlier than normal, says Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator.

Lock Haven Express: Keeping it Green -- Spotted lanternfly on the move

March 14, 2020

This column was authored by Tom Butzler, horticulture extension educator.

Allegheny Front (Pittsburgh-based public media program): State to Allegheny, Beaver and 10 other counties -- Seek and destroy spotted lanternfly eggs

March 13, 2020

This story features comments from Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, and Jay Harper, professor of agricultural economics and director of the Fruit Research and Extension Center.

PsychCentral: Community factors may influence how long you’ll live

March 11, 2020

This article highlights research led by Elizabeth Dobis, postdoctoral scholar at the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, and center director Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural economics and regional economics. Similar coverage appeared in Medical News Today, Mother Nature Network, Ladders, and other outlets.

Good Fruit Grower: The spread of spotted lanternfly

March 10, 2020

This article quotes Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology.

WTAJ-TV, Altoona: Learn how to cook through Penn State Extension

March 10, 2020

This series of video segments highlights Let's Cook - Mediterranean classes led by Rozi Horvath, food, families and health extension educator.

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.

WFMJ-TV, Youngstown, Ohio: Penn State Extension vegetarian cooking class

March 9, 2020

Kathi French, nutrition extension educator, talks about the benefits of a plant-based diet.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Why so many epidemics originate in Asia and Africa – and why we can expect more | Opinion

March 7, 2020

This article, authored by Suresh Kuchipudi, clinical professor and associate director of the Animal Diagnostic Laboratory, appeared originally in The Conversation and was published in several other outlets nationwide.

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