Morning Ag Clips: Arboretum at Penn State recognized as ‘A Great Place in Pa.’ by planning group

November 11, 2020

This story quotes Kim Steiner, director of the Arboretum and professor of forest biology.

Williamsport Sun-Gazette: PSU experts explain how to handle lanternfly egg masses

November 10, 2020

Heather Leach, spotted lanternfly extension associate, Dennis Calvin, associate dean and director of special programs, and Greg Krawczyk, research associate professor of entomology, offer recommendations for eradicating SLF eggs. Similar coverage appeared in Farm and Dairy and the Reading Eagle.

Daily Mail (U.K.): Vaccines will not be a 'silver bullet' to end Covid-19 immediately because millions of people won't get them and social distancing must stay for months while they are given out, report warns

November 10, 2020

The sidebar of this article quotes Andrew Read, Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology and director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, about how vaccine design can help slow vaccine resistance.

American Agriculturist: Walk your grass fields for aphids now

November 9, 2020

John Tooker, professor of entomology, cautions growers to scout for aphids, which can acquire barley yellow dwarf virus in the fall, affecting spring crop health.

Wired: A plan to save Appalachia's wild ginseng

November 7, 2020

Eric Burkhart, associate teaching professor in Ecosystem Science and Management, talks about forest farming of ginseng as a means to save the plant from extinction.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: We crown the best bloomers in this corona summer

November 7, 2020

Authored by Master Gardener Carol Papas, this article highlights the results of flower variety trials held this year at the Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center and at North Park in Pittsburgh.

Morning Ag Clips: PSU Extension program receives state award for environmental excellence

November 5, 2020

Jennifer Fetter, water resources extension educator, Erin Greenleaf, 4-H extension educator, and Capri Stiles-Mikesell, 4-H extension educator, talk about the award-winning “Manure Management Planning for Youth Animal Projects” curriculum.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh hunter shoots for the moon, but lunar questions remain

November 5, 2020

Duane Diefenbach, adjunct professor of wildlife ecology and leader of the Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, comments on deer-movement research that he led. This story also appeared in Lancaster Farming.

American Agriculturist: WWF vice president to lead Penn State animal sciences

November 5, 2020

This story features Adele Turzillo, newly appointed head of the Department of Animal Science. This story also appeared in Morning Ag Clips.

Morning Ag Clips: Penn State experts address what should be done with lanternfly egg masses

November 4, 2020

Heather Leach, spotted lanternfly extension associate, Dennis Calvin, associate dean and director of special programs, and Greg Krawczyk, extension tree-fruit entomologist and research associate professor of entomology, offer recommendations for how to identify, treat and destroy spotted lanternfly eggs.

The Mercury, Pottstown: Here's what researchers learned from spotted lanternfly study at Blue Marsh Lake

November 3, 2020

This story, which appeared originally in the Reading Eagle, quotes Brian Walsh, horticulture extension educator, Rick Roush, dean of the college, and Nina Jenkins, senior research associate in entomology.

Daily Collegian: How the Penn State Berkey Creamery has adapted amid the pandemic

November 3, 2020

Jim Brown and Tom Davis, assistant manager and manager, respectively, of the Berkey Creamery, and Apolonia Prout, senior food science major, are quoted in this story.

Futurity: Is that mulch really cypress? Maybe some of it

November 2, 2020

Judd Michael, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, and Chuck Ray, associate professor of wood products operations, discuss recently published research. Similar coverage appeared in Morning Ag Clips.

Connecticut Examiner (Old Lyme, Conn.): Invasive lanternfly makes appearance in Fairfield County

November 2, 2020

This article quotes Heather Leach, spotted lanternfly extension associate, and Amy Korman, horticulture and entomology extension educator.

The National Tribune (Australia): Penn State mourns loss of food science pioneer Philip Keeney

October 30, 2020

Bob Roberts, professor and head of food science, comments on the legacy of the late Phil Keeney, professor emeritus of food science.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: 10-year-old Shaler student stops spotted lanternfly in its tracks

October 29, 2020

Citizens killing and reporting spotted lanternflies is important in helping researchers and authorities map SLF populations and target management strategies, says Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology.

Forbes: 7 things everyone needs to know about gene editing

October 28, 2020

This article cites research conducted by Mark Guiltinan, J. Franklin Styer Professor of Horticultural Botany, Siela Maximova, research professor of plant biotechnology, and Drew Fister, former postdoc in the Guiltinan lab.

Daily Collegian: How Penn State's student farm is continuing to operate during the coronavirus

October 28, 2020

This article quotes three members of the Student Farm Club: Jade Menow, a senior agribusiness management major, Margaret Mitchell, junior immunology and infectious disease major, and Cole Connolly, junior plant sciences major.

Morning Ag Clips: Two tall ‘snag’ trees installed in arboretum addition to attract more birds

October 28, 2020

This article quotes Kim Steiner, director of the Arboretum and professor of forest biology, and Margaret Brittingham, professor of wildlife resources.

Huffington Post: How does COVID-19 spread differently than the flu?

October 27, 2020

This story quotes Beth McGraw, professor and Huck Scholar in entomology and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics.

ESPN.com: COVID-19 and the financial impact on businesses closely associated with college football

October 27, 2020

Jim Brown, assistant manager of the Berkey Creamery, is quoted about the creamery's drop in business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hortidaily.com: Grafting with epigenetically-modified rootstock yields surprise

October 26, 2020

Sally Mackenzie, professor of plant science, is quoted in this story about her research. Similar coverage appeared in Seed World, Morning Ag Clips, The Nation (Pakistan) and the Genetic Literacy Project blog.

DuBois Courier Express: Penn State Extension’s Tree Fruit Production Guide wins national award

October 26, 2020

Rob Crassweller, professor of horticulture and extension tree-fruit specialist, says the goal of the Tree Fruit Production Guide is to provide growers with a one-stop information source. Similar coverage appeared in the Wyoming County Examiner.

Vet Candy: Correct dosage of methane-inhibiting additive in dairy cow feed shown in study

October 25, 2020

Alex Hristov, distinguished professor of dairy nutrition, talks about recently published research.

Lancaster Farming: Apples will be smaller this year — find out why

October 25, 2020

Daniel Weber, horticulture extension educator, comments on the factors affecting this year's apple harvest.

Huntingdon Daily News: Smell checks encouraged to fight virus spread

October 24, 2020

John Hayes, professor of food science and director of the Penn State Sensory Evaluation Center, discusses the link between COVID-19 and loss of smell.

Lancaster Farming: Harvesting buffers is a farmer buy-In

October 22, 2020

Allowing farmers to harvest vegetation from their riparian buffers and sell it for biofuels would help persuade growers to establish buffers, says Heather Preisendanz, associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering. This story also appeared in Farmtario (Ontario, Canada).

Farm and Dairy: Plant scientist gets $1 million organic production grant

October 22, 2020

This story quotes John Wallace, assistant professor of weed science.

The Mercury, Pottstown: Local vet expert -- No evidence COVID spreads from animals to humans

October 21, 2020

Suresh Kuchipudi, clinical professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences, says residents should not be concerned about contracting the novel coronavirus from pets, but people with COVID-19 infections should take precautions to protect the health of their animals. This story also appeared in the Delaware County Daily Times, Milton Standard-Journal, West Chester Daily Local News, Phoenix Reporter & Item (Phoenixville), Berks-Mont News, Farm and Dairy, and Morning Ag Clips.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: North Huntingdon close to resolving backyard chicken battle

October 21, 2020

Emily Shoop, poultry extension educator, says keeping backyard chickens is the fastest-growing animal-related hobby in the United States.

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