Wine Business Monthly: The spotted lanternfly is moving west, south, and sometimes north and east

March 4, 2021

This article highlights the SLF work of several faculty members and extension specialists in the college.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: A scrappy solar developer took utility regulators to court. And won.

March 4, 2021

This story quotes Ed Johnstonbaugh, renewable energy extension educator.

Lancaster Farming: Expanding the vegetable selection at family meals

March 4, 2021

Dori Owczarzak, extension registered dietitian, authored this column.

WHTM-TV (ABC27), Harrisburg: New study finds microplastics in waterways around Pennsylvania

March 3, 2021

Jodi Sulpizio, Master Watershed Steward coordinator in York County, says plastics in the environment don't decompose, they just break down into smaller pieces.

Pottsville Republican Herald (via Yahoo News): Pandemic increases interest in gardening in Schuylkill County

March 2, 2021

Penn State Master Gardener Tom Reed says he expects the increased interest in gardening during the pandemic to continue in the coming growing season.

Phys.org: New study examines importance and unique characteristics of U.S. female farmers

March 2, 2021

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, explain the results of their recently published research. Similar coverage appeared in Farms.com, USDA's NIFA Update and New Food magazine.

Seed Today: Penn State researchers receive ​grant aimed at developing corn cultivars that grow deeper, stronger roots

March 2, 2021

A newly discovered root trait helps corn, wheat and barley grow deeper roots, which is important for drought tolerance, nitrogen efficiency and carbon sequestration, says Jonathan Lynch, distinguished professor of plant nutrition. This story also appeared in Morning Ag Clips.

Morning Ag Clips: Lake turbidity mitigates impact of warming on walleyes in upper Midwest lakes

March 2, 2021

Tyler Wagner, Penn State adjunct professor of fisheries ecology, and Danielle Massie, former master’s degree student in wildlife and fisheries science, explain their project looking at the effects of temperature and turbidity on walleye populations.

Tyrone Daily Herald: Unique study of isolated bobcat population confirms accuracy of extinction model

February 27, 2021

This story quotes Duane Diefenbach, adjunct professor of wildlife ecology.

Lancaster Newspapers (via LancasterOnline): Chiques Creek, Conewago watershed in Lancaster County to undergo extensive cleanup effort

February 26, 2021

Lauren Shaffer, outreach specialist with the Agriculture and Environment Center, and Matt Royer, the center's director, discuss a program to assist landowners in implementing conservation measures that are helping to improve water quality in three Chesapeake Bay tributary watersheds. Similar coverage of the program also appeared in Lancaster Farming.

New York Times: The coronavirus is threatening a comeback. Here’s how to stop it.

February 25, 2021

If new variants of the coronavirus continue to evolve after the pandemic, "we won’t have useless vaccines," says Andrew Read, Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology. "We might have slightly less good vaccines than we have at the moment."

Futurity: Noisy natural gas equipment harms bird reproduction

February 25, 2021

This story quotes Margaret Brittingham, professor of wildlife resources, and Julian Avery, associate research professor of wildlife ecology and conservation, about their recently published study. Similar coverage appeared in the River Reporter, Narrowsburg, New York.

Lancaster Farming: Nutrient and salt accumulation can be problematic in high tunnels

February 25, 2021

This story quotes Laura Kaminsky, doctoral candidate in plant pathology, and mentions Terrence Bell, assistant professor of phytobiomes.

Philadelphia Inquirer: ‘Like a horror movie’ -- Caterpillar silences tomato’s cry for help, Penn State scientists find

February 24, 2021

Po-An Lin, doctoral candidate in entomology, and Gary Felton, professor and head of entomology, comment on a study they recently published.

Bradford Era: Smell-check cards help call attention to common COVID-19 symptom

February 24, 2021

John Hayes, professor of food science and director of the Sensory Evaluation Center, discusses smell-check cards distributed as part of the "Stop. Smell. Be Well." campaign to raise awareness of the link between smell loss and COVID-19.

New York Times: A new coronavirus variant is spreading in New York, researchers report

February 24, 2021

This story quotes Andrew Read, Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology and director of the Huck Institutes. Similar coverage appeared in The Hill.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Philly weather went from snow and ice to 56 degrees in just two days. It’s that time of year.

February 24, 2021

Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, comments on how snow and ice affect landscape plants.

Lancaster Newspapers (via LancasterOnline): PA's mushrooms pack a nutritional punch; here's how to preserve them

February 24, 2021

This column, written by Stacy Reed, food safety and nutrition extension educator, quotes Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, horticulture extension educator, and highlights the "Home Food Preservation" webinar series.

Bradford Era: National Invasive Species Awareness Week

February 23, 2021

This article, which focuses on the spotted lanternfly, was authored by Katie Schmidt, forestry extension educator.

CNET.com: States couldn't afford to wait for the FCC's broadband maps to improve. So they didn't

February 23, 2021

This article quotes Harry Crissy, extension educator in business and community vitality, about Penn State Extension's role in the effort to expand broadband internet coverage in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Looking to provide ‘support my generation didn’t have’ Penn State alum gifts $1M to LGBTQIA student center

February 23, 2021

This story highlights a gift from college alumnus Jeffrey Conrad.

Washington (Pa.) Observer-Reporter: Smelling your morning coffee could be a way to make sure you don't have COVID

February 23, 2021

Studies suggest that between half and three-quarters of people with COVID-19 abruptly lose their sense of smell, sometimes in the absence of or before other symptoms, says John Hayes, professor of food science and director of the Sensory Evaluation Center. Similar coverage appeared in Morning Ag Clips.

Hoard's Dairyman: Help your employees hear you

February 22, 2021

Marcela Martinez, research technologist in veterinary and biomedical sciences, Adrian Barragan, assistant research professor and extension veterinarian, and Lisa Holden, associate professor of dairy science, offer advice for dairy producers to communicate effectively with their employees.

WeAreCentralPa.com (WTAJ-TV, Altoona): Penn State study -- PA at highest hunger levels since beginning of pandemic

February 21, 2021

More than one in 10 households in Pennsylvania sometimes or often didn’t have enough food to eat last year, says Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural and regional economics and director of the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development. Similar coverage appeared in the Bradford Era, Lewistown Sentinel and Morning Ag Clips.

Morning Ag Clips: Schmidt named County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania Fellow

February 21, 2021

This story quotes Cristy Schmidt, applied research educator in the Center for Economic and Community Development, and Brent Hales, director of Penn State Extension.

Bradford Era: 'Bee' kind this year by planting a pollinator garden

February 20, 2021

This article features Penn State Extension recommendations for pollinator-friendly gardening.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: How to create a green habitat for pollinators and wildlife

February 19, 2021

This column was authored by Penn State Master Gardener Dianne Machesney.

Phys.org: Unique study of isolated bobcat population confirms accuracy of extinction model

February 19, 2021

Duane Diefenbach, adjunct professor of wildlife ecology, comments on recently published research that he co-led. Similar coverage appeared in Science Daily, Science Codex and Morning Ag Clips.

The Science Times: Natural gas compressor noise impacts songbirds’ reproductive success

February 18, 2021

Margaret Brittingham, professor of wildlife resources, and Julian Avery, associate research professor of wildlife ecology and conservation, describe their study, which found that bluebirds and tree swallows nesting in noisy boxes spent less time incubating their eggs, had fewer eggs hatch and produced fewer young than their neighbors nesting in quiet boxes. Similar coverage appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot-News (PennLive.com) and Morning Ag Clips.

Morning Ag Clips: Upon retirement, Arboretum's founding director leaves growing legacy

February 18, 2021

This article commemorating the retirement of Kim Steiner, professor of forest biology and director of The Arboretum at Penn State, also quotes Dean Rick Roush, President Eric Barron and Provost Nick Jones.

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