WITF-FM, Harrisburg, "Smart Talk" (audio): Pennsylvania farms feeling pressure of population growth

March 16, 2021

At the 33:30 mark, Tim Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics, and Emily Ciganik, undergraduate research associate in the Center for Economic and Community Development, discuss the center's new report, "Where the Soybeans Grow: An Exploration of Agricultural Land Use in Pennsylvania, 2017."

YourErie.com (WJET-TV), Erie: Spotted Lanternfly infestation in Pennsylvania

March 15, 2021

This story quotes Heather Leach, spotted lanternfly extension associate.

The Urban Forestry Radio Show and Podcast, Toronto, Canada: When to fertilize fruit trees

March 15, 2021

Rob Crassweller, professor of horticulture and tree fruit extension specialist, discusses fruit-tree nutritional needs and other topics.

WITF-FM, Harrisburg: New report shows Pennsylvania farmland is on the decline

March 15, 2021

Tim Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics, and Alyssa Gurklis, program and project coordinator in the Center for Economic and Community Development, are quoted about a recent report on agricultural land use in Pennsylvania. Similar coverage, also quoting Emily Ciganik, undergraduate research associate in the Center for Economic and Community Development, appeared in Morning Ag Clips, Lancaster Farming, the Environmental News Network, and the On the Farm Radio newsletter.

KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh: Preparing to get your lawn ready for the upcoming spring, summer seasons

March 15, 2021

Jeff Fowler, turfgrass extension educator, offers tips for building and maintaining a healthy lawn.

Altoona Mirror: Growing green -- Landscapers gearing up for the season

March 15, 2021

This year's snow cover had some benefits for plants, says Tom Ford, commercial horticulture extension educator, but it also can cause snow mold in turfgrass and other problems.

KYW Newsradio, Philadelphia: After 17 years, cicadas ready to re-emerge

March 15, 2021

Don Seifrit, tree fruit extension educator, comments about this year's emergence of periodical cicadas.

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice: Cicadas set to emerge for first time in 17 years

March 15, 2021

Michael Skvarla, assistant research professor of arthropod identification, and Vinnie Cotrone, extension urban forester, talk about the biology and behavior of periodical cicadas.

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice: Penn State Extension hosting virtual walking program

March 14, 2021

Extension's Everybody Walk Across Pennsylvania program is featured in this article.

WMMR-FM, Philadelphia: The Dreaded Lanternfly Pt. I

March 14, 2021

Sam Barnett, Penn State Master Gardener, talks with the show host about the spotted lanternfly.

Greensburg Tribune-Review: Greensburg couple honored with Master Gardener Emeritus status

March 13, 2021

This story quotes Mandy Smith, Master Gardener coordinator in Westmoreland County.

Lock Haven Express: Planting bare-root seedlings in spring

March 13, 2021

In this column, Dave Jackson, renewable natural resources educator, provides advice for ordering and planting bare-root tree seedlings.

The Allegheny Front (public radio program based in Pittsburgh): Study indicates noise from natural gas compressors not good for nesting songbirds

March 12, 2021

This story, which originally aired on WPSU-FM, quotes Margaret Brittingham, professor of forest resources.

Reading Eagle: Is your yard watershed friendly? There's now a certification for that

March 12, 2021

This article highlights Penn State Extension's Watershed-Friendly Property Certification program.

Washington (Pa.) Observer-Reporter: The time to start planning for a garden is now

March 12, 2021

Cheryl Brendel, Penn State Master Gardener coordinator in Greene County, offers advice for planning and establishing a successful garden.

National Science Foundation, "The Discovery Files": Economic value of insect pollinators in U.S. much higher than thought

March 11, 2021

This audio feature highlights a study on which Christina Grozinger, Publius Vergilius Maro Professor of Entomology, is a co-author.

Allentown Morning Call: Invasive spotted lanternfly takes more Pennsylvania counties hostage

March 10, 2021

In this story about the expansion of the state's SLF quarantine zone, Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology, says she doesn't expect the winter's snowy weather to affect the survival of spotted lanternfly egg masses. Similar stories in print and broadcast media across the state mentioned Penn State Extension resources for managing spotted lanternfly infestations.

Onward State: Penn State ‘smell-check’ card scents that should exist

March 10, 2021

This satirical article plays off the the COVID-19 smell-check cards developed by the Department of Food Science's Sensory Evaluation Center.

Popular Science: 11 percent of food waste comes from our homes

March 9, 2021

Reducing food waste at the household level could be achieved through consumer education, food recycling and composting, and packaging food in smaller quantities, says Edward Jaenicke, professor of agricultural economics.

NBCnews.com: The vaccines are working. That's why we shouldn't panic about variants.

March 9, 2021

Andrew Read, Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology and director of the Huck Institutes, explains the evolutionary dynamics of viruses that jump from animals to humans.

Morning Ag Clips: Young white-tailed deer that disperse survive the same as those that stay home

March 8, 2021

This story quotes Duane Diefenbach, adjunct professor of wildlife ecology, and Eric Long, former doctoral degree student.

Hagerstown (Md.) Herald-Mail: Rate your hunger for a healthier lifestyle

March 8, 2021

Lyn James, extension registered dietitian, authored this column.

Farms.com: Grant aimed at developing corn cultivars that grow deeper, stronger roots

March 8, 2021

This article quotes Jonathan Lynch, distinguished professor of plant nutrition. Similar coverage appeared in American Agriculturist.

WPSU-FM, University Park: Putting wastewater to use, Penn State researchers track COVID-19 trends

March 6, 2021

This interview with Andrew Read, Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology and director of the Huck Institutes, also aired on other NPR-affiliated public stations, including WSKG, Vestal, N.Y.

AgDaily.com: Study shows importance & unique characteristics of female farmers

March 5, 2021

This article quotes Claudia Schmidt, assistant professor of marketing and local/regional food systems, and Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural and regional economics and director of the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development.

Lancaster Farming: Plan for optimizing peach plantings shows promise

March 5, 2021

Jim Schupp, professor of pomology, talks about an experimental system for intensive peach production that he is studying.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Tree hazards, scraping spotted lanternfly eggs, and ‘sick’ evergreens -- This Weekend in the Garden

March 5, 2021

This column contains recommendations from Penn State Extension for controlling spotted lanternfly.

MIT Technology Review: Should the U.S. start prioritizing first vaccine doses to beat the variants?

March 5, 2021

Andrew Read, Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology and director of the Huck Institutes, says the emergence of coronavirus variants might make vaccines less effective, but the vaccines won’t fail completely.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Aging gardeners can still have great gardens if they adapt

March 5, 2021

This column was written by Penn State Master Gardener Carol Papas.

Hoard's Dairyman: Twenty students receive a total of $20,000 in 2021 Premier Select Sires Scholarships

March 4, 2021

This article features Penn State animal science majors Ryan Allen, Hannah Diehl and Gregory Norris.

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