Science Magazine: Novel way to ID disease-resistance genes in chocolate-producing trees found

December 6, 2019

Mark Guiltinan, J. Franklin Styer Professor of Horticultural Botany and professor of plant molecular biology, explains how recently published research can aid the development of disease-resistant cacao trees. Similar coverage appeared in at least eight other science news outlets.

Allentown Morning Call: French fry shortage? No need to worry, say Pennsylvania potato growers, potato chip makers

December 6, 2019

Bob Leiby, former long-time agronomy extension educator and Lehigh County extension director, and Dave Masser, agricultural systems management alumnus and Sterman Masser president, talk about the potato supply chain.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Pa. governor gives out $1.2M in beer grants for mix of promotional, educational projects

December 5, 2019

This story -- and similar coverage in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Morning Ag Clips and several other outlets -- describes funded projects led by Ryan Elias, professor of food science, Maria Graziani, senior extension educator in farm business management, and Darrell Cockburn, assistant professor of food science.

Lancaster Newspapers: Worried about spotted lanternfly in your Christmas tree? Experts say you shouldn't be.

December 5, 2019

Tim Elkner, horticulture extension educator, comments in this story.

American Agriculturist: Legumes after double-crop beans show promise

December 4, 2019

This article quotes Heidi Reed, agronomy extension educator.

Reading Eagle: How a Berks County Christmas tree farmer keeps the spotted lanternfly at bay

December 3, 2019

Tanner Delvalle, horticulture extension educator, and Heather Leach, spotted lanternfly extension associate, are quoted in this story.

Greene County Messenger: Cloverbuds -- Molding county's youngsters into 4-H leaders

December 2, 2019

“The Cloverbud program provides an excellent opportunity for every child to reach his or her highest potential because early life experiences, even subtle ones, affect future development,” says Suzanne Boarts, 4-H extension educator.

Lewistown Sentinel: Penn State Extension welcomes Nutrition Education Advisor

December 2, 2019

This article introduces Clarissa Beaver, Nutrition Education Advisor in Mifflin and Juniata counties, to the local community.

Morning Ag Clips: Grant will support expanded use of artificial intelligence for crop health

December 1, 2019

David Hughes, associate professor of entomology and biology, explains how a recently awarded grant will enable the expansion of the Nuru smartphone app to diagnose plant health issues in a larger variety of crops.

Sunbury Daily Item: New Penn State leadership for AgrAbility PA named

December 1, 2019

This article highlights the appointment of Suzanna Windon, assistant professor of youth and adult leadership, and Linda Fetzer, agricultural safety and health extension associate, to lead the AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians program.

KYW Newsradio, Philadelphia: Fears of spotted lanternflies hiding in your Christmas tree are overblown, expert says

November 29, 2019

Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, comments for this story.

International Business Times: Forget wild forest chase for herbs, it's time to move to forest farming for ginseng and other herbs, say experts

November 27, 2019

Holly Chittum, doctoral candidate in forest resources, and Eric Burkhart, instructor in ecosystem science and management, discuss the potential for forest farming to help meet the demand for herbs and medicinal plants.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Scottdale, Smithton on radar for improved transportation plan

November 27, 2019

John Turack, community and economic development extension assistant and executive director of Westmoreland County's Smart Growth Partnership, is quoted in this story.

USA Today: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are killing us. Here's how we can defeat these 'superbugs.'

November 25, 2019

In this op-ed, Andrew Read, Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology, argues that strategies to fight so-called "superbugs" should aim to slow the evolution of antibiotic resistance.

GreenBiz: These 21 projects are democratizing data for farmers

November 25, 2019

The PlantVillage "Nuru" smartphone app, developed by a team led by David Hughes, associate professor of entomology and biology, is highlighted in this article.

Hagerstown (Md.) Herald-Mail: Latinx Agricultural Network formed at Penn State to address community’s needs

November 25, 2019

Carolee Bull, head of the Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology Department, Ilse Huerta, doctoral candidate in agricultural and extension education, and Emma Rosenthal, doctoral candidate in plant pathology, talk about the goals of the new Latinx Agricultural Network.

Ohio's Country Journal: Correcting compaction infractions below the surface

November 25, 2019

This article cites research on soil compaction conducted by Sjoerd Duiker, professor of soil management and applied soil physics, and contains a link to a Penn State Extension article he authored.

On the Farm Radio newsletter: Extension experts -- Risk of spotted lanternfly on Christmas trees is minimal

November 24, 2019

Tanner Delvalle, horticulture extension educator, and Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology, explain why you are not likely to find spotted lanternflies on a Christmas tree.

Lock Haven Express: Sampling of Penn State’s ag efforts

November 23, 2019

In this column, author Tom Butzler, horticulture extension educator, writes about professional development visits to University Park to learn about turfgrass management at Beaver Stadium and mushroom production at the Mushroom Research Center.

Lock Haven Express: Let’s talk turkey

November 23, 2019

This article was authored by Emily Lhamon, poultry extension educator.

Milton Standard-Journal: Hunt deer despite CWD, but be smart, safe, extension food safety expert counsels

November 22, 2019

Martin Bucknavage, senior extension associate in food science, offers tips for reducing the potential risks associated with chronic wasting disease. Similar coverage also appeared in WITF.org, Harrisburg; WHYY.org, Philadelphia; the Altoona Mirror; and American Agriculturist, among others.

Associated Press: Bacteria-infected mosquitoes take bite out of deadly dengue

November 21, 2019

Beth McGraw, professor and Huck Scholar in entomology, comments on research conducted by the World Mosquito Program.

Lebanon Daily News: What is the status of the spotted lanternfly in Lebanon County?

November 21, 2019

Casey Clauser, Master Gardener coordinator, comments about the distribution of spotted lanternfly this year in Lebanon County.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Research looks into 400 years of Pennsylvania’s forests, which have been ‘completely transformed’

November 21, 2019

Marc Abrams, professor of forest ecology and physiology, discusses his research on forest densification and the role of fire in influencing the species composition of forests.

Shippensburg News-Chronicle: Farmers’ Breakfast sheds light on the future of agriculture in Pa.

November 21, 2019

This coverage of a recent farmers breakfast hosted by local legislators quotes Dave Swartz, Penn State Extension assistant director for animal systems programs, who talked about trends in different sectors of agriculture.

Philadelphia magazine: No, spotted lanternflies are not hiding in your soon-to-be-Christmas tree

November 20, 2019

This article, and similar stories in the Bradford Era and Morning Ag Clips, quotes Tanner Delvalle, horticulture extension educator.

Reading Eagle: Pennsylvanians hold the fate of the state's woodlands in their hands

November 20, 2019

This article quotes Alyson Muth, assistant research professor of private forest management and interim director of the Center for Private Forests, and Julianne Schieffer, extension urban forester.

LebTown.com, Lebanon: Don’t worry, the spotted lanternfly won’t affect your Christmas tree

November 20, 2019

This article quotes Casey Clauser, Master Gardener coordinator in Lebanon County, and Tim Elkner, horticulture extension educator.

Morning Ag Clips: 'Anything worth doing at all is worth doing right'

November 20, 2019

Dean Rick Roush is quoted in this story highlighting a new scholarship endowed by college benefactors James and Gail Carson.

Hoard's Dairyman: Penn State Extension delivers bilingual produce safety educational programs for Latino fresh produce growers in Pennsylvania

November 18, 2019

"The goal was to develop a suite of educational materials in English and Spanish and deliver bilingual trainings to address the language barrier for successful implementation of farm food safety practices," says Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, commercial horticulture extension educator.

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