Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Options abound for Galleria development

February 24, 2020

Tom Ford, horticulture extension educator, discusses the potential for the redevelopment of a local shopping mall to include a hydroponic hops-growing operation.

Science Daily: Forest 'duff' must be considered in controlled burning to avoid damaging trees

February 24, 2020

Jesse Kreye, assistant research professor of fire and natural resources management, discusses recently published research.

Fruit Growers News: New Penn State 2020-2021 Tree Fruit Production Guide available now

February 24, 2020

This article by Rob Crassweller, professor of horticulture, highlights the contents of the Tree Fruit Production Guide.

Feedstuffs: Feed supplement for dairy cows cuts methane emission

February 24, 2020

Alex Hristov, distinguished professor of dairy nutrition, is quoted in this story.

Elwood City Ledger: Over the Garden Gate -- Bees are native pollinators

February 24, 2020

Frank Saus, Penn State Master Gardener, authored this column.

Mashable SE Asia: Extreme locust plague shown swarming Kenya in new video

February 23, 2020

This article mentions David Hughes, associate professor of entomology and biology, and contains two embedded videos that appeared in his Twitter feed.

Sunbury Daily Item: Food waste fight -- Households produce largest percentage of waste

February 22, 2020

This article quotes Ted Jaenicke, professor of agricultural economics, about his recently published study on household food waste.

The Scientist: How COVID-19 is spread

February 21, 2020

Beth McGraw, professor, Huck Scholar in Entomology and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, offers insight into the transmission of the coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Ferns’ fine foliage outlasts flowers in the shade garden

February 21, 2020

This article was authored by Penn State Master Gardener Steve Piskor.

American Agriculturist: Proper planter maintenance starts with mechanics

February 21, 2020

Proper planter maintenance is especially important in no-till, says Sjoerd Duiker, professor of soil management and applied soil physics.

Delmarva Farmer: Low prices push farmers to new market

February 21, 2020

This coverage of the recent Pennsylvania Dairy Summit quotes Ginger Fenton, dairy extension educator, and Sarah Cornelisse, senior extension associate in agricultural entrepreneurship and business management.

No-Till Farmer: Considerations for planter upgrades

February 21, 2020

Zach Larson, field and forage crops extension educator, authored this article.

The Conversation: What are viruses anyway, and why do they make us so sick? 5 questions answered

February 20, 2020

Virus ecologist Marilyn Roossinck, professor of plant pathology and environmental microbiology, shares knowledge about viruses in this article, which also appeared in SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle) and other outlets.

The Jeffersonian Democrat, Brookville: Penn State Extension offers variety of programs

February 20, 2020

This coverage of the recent Jefferson County Extension Banquet quotes Rob Dickinson, client relationship manager for Area 2, Brent Hales, director of Penn State Extension, and educators Rick Kralj (food safety and nutrition), Danielle Rhea (water resources), Cheryl Shenkle (Master Gardener coordinator for Jefferson County), and Amanda Kanouff (4-H).

Pittston Sunday Dispatch: Nutrition Corner -- Do multi-cookers save time

February 20, 2020

In this column, Mary Ehret, Nutrition Links supervisor in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Carbon, Schuylkill, Sullivan and Bradford counties, offers tips for using a multi-cooker appliance.

The River Reporter, Narrowsburg, N.Y.: Wayne County Ag Day

February 19, 2020

This column highlights a recent event sponsored by Penn State Extension.

Lancaster Newspapers: This Lancaster County distillery turned a long-gone heritage grain into a whiskey; here's how to get a bottle

February 17, 2020

Greg Roth, professor emeritus of agronomy, explains why some heritage grains fell out of favor with Pennsylvania growers.

Daily Collegian: The pigs next door -- Penn State students get opportunity to live, work on swine farm

February 17, 2020

This story, which includes an embedded video, profiles sophomore animal science major David Buckwalter and senior agricultural systems management major Eli Baker, who live and work at the Swine Research Center.

Phys.org: Holstein steers given hormone implants grow as well as beef steers

February 17, 2020

This article describes research conducted by Pedro Henrique Vilela Carvalho, doctoral candidate in animal science, and Tara Felix, assistant professor of animal science and extension beef specialist.

Lancaster Newspapers: Coffee, tea said to offer variety of health benefits

February 16, 2020

This column was authored by Stacy Reed, food, families and health extension educator.

Carlisle Sentinel: Tour Through Time -- Farmers and state agents team up to control a disease

February 14, 2020

This article highlights Penn State Extension's role in fighting the spread of a zoonotic disease that affected local dairy herds in the 1930s.

Feedstuffs: Implanted Holstein steers, beef cattle perform similarly

February 14, 2020

Tara Felix, assistant professor of animal science and extension beef specialist, talks about the benefits of hormone implants for dairy producers raising Holsteins for beef.

Lancaster Farming: Custom butchers adapt to 21st century

February 14, 2020

This article quotes Jonathan Campbell, associate professor of animal science and extension meat specialist.

Chestnut Hill Local: Do you love gardening? Why not become a Master Gardener?

February 14, 2020

This article was authored by Penn State Master Gardener Leslie Cerf.

National Public Radio: Can coronavirus be crushed by warmer weather?

February 13, 2020

Beth McGraw, professor and Huck Scholar in Entomology, who directs the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, explains why coronaviruses tend to spread more readily during the winter months.

Arizona Daily Star (Tucson): Turn a classic Israeli dish into one suited to Tucson palates

February 13, 2020

This story quotes Heather Karsten, associate professor of crop production ecology, about her research on the nutritional value of eggs from pasture-fed hens.

The Intelligencer, Doylestown: Frosty flowers? Early bloomers need a blanket this weekend

February 13, 2020

Erin Kinley, area Master Gardener coordinator, offers tips for protecting early emerging plants from frost and freeze damage.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Pennsylvania hemp farmers look to future at conference

February 12, 2020

This coverage of the recent Industrial Hemp Conference hosted by Penn State Extension in the Pittsburgh area quotes Jeff Fowler, horticulture senior extension educator, and Greg Roth, professor emeritus of agronomy.

Lewistown Sentinel: Plant-based eating – try dry beans

February 12, 2020

In this column, Sharon McDonald, senior extension educator and food safety specialist, explains the nutritional benefits of eating legumes such as dry beans, peas and lentils.

Wisconsin State Farmer: Dairy Sense -- The margin still rules

February 12, 2020

This column was authored by Ginny Ishler, extension dairy specialist.

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