Pocono Record, Stroudsburg: A Pocono gardener’s gratitude list

November 16, 2019

This Thanksgiving-themed column was authored by Pamela Hubbard, Penn State Extension Master Gardener.

Dawn newspaper (Pakistan): The weirdest study courses in the world

November 16, 2019

This feature mentions the college's Turfgrass Science major.

Fruit Growers News: Tools, funds target spotted lanternfly

November 15, 2019

Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology, discusses the latest research and management efforts to slow the spread of the spotted lanternfly.

WPSU, University Park, "Take Note": Organization focused on reversing global warming partners with Penn State

November 15, 2019

About 16 minutes into this program, Tom Richard, director of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment and professor of agricultural and biological engineering, discusses Penn State's participation in Project Drawdown, which promotes actions to reverse climate change.

Allentown Morning Call: Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms part of bankruptcy filing by milk producer Dean Foods

November 15, 2019

Dave Swartz, Penn State Extension assistant director for animal systems programs, says farmers worry about the rapid consolidation of the dairy market.

Onward State: How the Creamery goes from cow to cone in less than a week

November 15, 2019

This story quotes Tom Davis, manager of the Berkey Creamery.

WITF.org, Harrisburg: Series of webinars aims to give Pa. dairy producers more tools for success

November 15, 2019

Mat Haan, dairy extension educator, explains how producers can benefit from the information to be provided through an upcoming webinar series.

Lancaster Farming: Too many heifers can be costly for dairies

November 15, 2019

This coverage of a recent webinar quotes Michal Lunak, dairy extension educator.

Pest Management Professional: Penn State entomological museum reopens

November 14, 2019

Andy Deans, professor of entomology and director of the Frost Entomological Museum, discusses the museum's reopening after being closed six years for renovations.

DuBois Courier Express: Gov. Wolf announces research funding to grow PA agriculture industry

November 14, 2019

This story, which also appeared in several other news outlets across Pennsylvania, lists state grants to Penn State researchers on issues such as spotted lanternfly, pollinators and climate change, avian flu, farm conservation practices, and other topics.

DirectRelief.org: A hurricane or fire. A spike in opioid abuse. A possible connection.

November 14, 2019

This article cites research conducted by Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural and regional economics, and colleagues, who are studying the prevalence of opioid-related deaths in communities affected by natural disasters such as floods and tornadoes.

Fruit Growers News: Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center to stay under Harper’s leadership

November 14, 2019

This article, which also appeared in Good Fruit Grower, highlights agricultural economist Jay Harper's standing appointment as director of the Fruit Research and Extension Center.

Allentown Morning Call: Spotted lanternfly DNA may hold key to eradication, researchers say

November 13, 2019

Recent research to sequence the spotted lanternfly’s genome could lead to more tools to fight the invasive pest, says Julie Urban, associate research professor of entomology.

Morning Ag Clips: Roush honored as fellow of the Entomological Society of America

November 13, 2019

Dean Rick Roush's recognition as an ESA Fellow is highlighted. Similar coverage appeared in the Bradford Era.

Lancaster Newspapers: Winter squash a nutritional powerhouse

November 13, 2019

This article was authored by Stacy Reed, food safety and nutrition extension educator.

National Public Radio: How best to use the few new drugs to treat antibiotic-resistant germs?

November 13, 2019

Andrew Read, Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology, argues that there must be a better way to fight resistant superbugs other than engaging in an endless arms race with them.

Centre County Gazette (via StateCollege.com): Retired PSU professor creates blue and white potato chips

November 13, 2019

Bill Lamont, professor emeritus of vegetable crops, talks about the genesis of blue-and-white Tailgate Taters potato chips. The story also mentions horticulture alumnus Ben Nason and former college graphic artist Tom Laird.

Science Daily: Urban development reduces flash flooding chances in arid western U.S.

November 13, 2019

Lauren McPhillips, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, who has appointments in the colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering, discusses her recently published study.

Reading Eagle: It's the time of year to celebrate cucurbits

November 13, 2019

In this column, Elizabeth Farrell, Penn State Master Gardener, discusses varieties of cucurbits and adds a reminder about looking for and destroying spotted lanternfly egg masses.

Associated Press: Take advantage of seasonal pause to make 2020 garden plans

November 12, 2019

This article, which appeared in the Washington Post and several other news outlets across the country, quotes Pamela Hubbard, a Penn State Extension Master Gardener in Monroe County.

Morning Ag Clips: Ground broken for new ag engineering shop

November 12, 2019

This story, and similar coverage in the Gettysburg Times and Fruit Growers News, features the ground-breaking ceremony for a new fabrication facility that will enhance the development of next-generation technologies at the Fruit Research and Extension Center.

Easton Express-Times: You know the Honeycrisp. This fall, try the Ludacrisp and Cosmic Crisp.

November 11, 2019

This article about the latest popular varieties of apples quotes Rob Crassweller, professor of horticulture and extension tree-fruit specialist.

Centre Daily Times, State College: ‘We’re really democratizing taste.’ Inside Penn State’s taste tasting lab

November 10, 2019

“We really try to move away from the ... idea that there’s one expert that has some kind of platonic ideal of what a food product should be,” said John Hayes, associate professor of food science and director of the Sensory Evaluation Center.

Lock Haven Express: Making life better -- What’s so great about sweet potatoes?

November 9, 2019

This column, authored by Laurie Welch, nutrition and family issues extension educator, offers nutrition information and tips related to growing, selecting, storing and preparing sweet potatoes.

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice: Iconic tree cut down amid safety concerns in Kingston

November 7, 2019

Vinnie Cotrone, extension urban forester, talks about the poor condition of a prominent tree that had to be removed before it caused a "catastrophic" accident.

National Public Radio "Short Wave": Fighting an insect invasion with... an insect invasion

November 6, 2019

This program focusing on the spotted lanternfly features audio from Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology.

Altoona Mirror: Consider baleage for 2020

November 6, 2019

In this column, Zachary Larson, field and forage crops extension educator, highlights the advantages of baleage versus harvesting and storing dry hay.

WITF-FM, Harrisburg: Pennsylvania hardwood industry feeling the effects of trade war with China

November 5, 2019

In this story, which aired originally on WPSU-FM, University Park, Michael Jacobson, professor of forest resources, says the 25 percent trade tariffs on hardwoods has drastically reduced the amount of hardwood lumber and logs sent to China.

American Agriculturist: Start planning your attack on marestail now

November 5, 2019

Dwight Lingenfelter, weed science extension associate, is quoted in this article.

Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch: Evolution probably led fungi to turn ants into zombies

November 3, 2019

This story, which appeared originally in the New York Times, quotes David Hughes, associate professor of entomology and biology.

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