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.

Morning Ag Clips: Funding will enhance Penn State Extension programs in Philadelphia

November 3, 2019

Tara Mondock, Penn State Extension associate director for client relations, talks about funding aimed at boosting extension programming in Philadelphia.

Somerset Daily American: High quality meat starts with animal care

November 3, 2019

This article was authored by Melanie Barkley, livestock extension educator.

Daily Collegian: Penn State's Latinx Agricultural Network aims to help Latinx members of Pa.'s agriculture industry

November 2, 2019

This article features Emma Rosenthal, doctoral candidate in plant pathology, and Ilsa Huerta, doctoral candidate in agricultural and extension education.

Lancaster Farming: Demand for veterinarians growing

November 1, 2019

Gregory Martin, poultry science extension educator, talks about the need to train more animal-care professionals for the poultry industry.

Uniontown Herald-Standard: Close encounters of the critter kind -- keeping animals out of the house

November 1, 2019

This article contains recommendations from Penn State Extension.

On the Farm Radio newsletter: Embracing sustainable practices would help some winery tasting rooms stand out

October 31, 2019

This story highlights a study led by Kathy Kelley, professor of horticultural marketing and business management.

Reading Eagle: Scientists plot spotted lanternfly gene using a pest from Reading Pagoda

October 31, 2019

Julie Urban, associate research professor of entomology, is quoted in this story, which also appeared in the Pottstown Mercury.

Morning Ag Clips: Pollinator project will complement Penn State solar power initiative

October 30, 2019

This story quotes Harland Patch, assistant research professor of entomology, Christina Grozinger, distinguished professor of entomology, and Sjoerd Duiker, professor of soil management and applied soil physics.

Progressive Dairy: 10 things everyone utilizing manure should know

October 30, 2019

Robb Meinen, senior extension associate in animal science, offers key points related to managing nutrients from manure.

Lancaster Farming: Shed full of hemp goes up in flames near Quarryville

October 30, 2019

Alyssa Collins, director of the Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center, says hemp in storage can heat and combust in much the same way as hay. This story also appeared in Lancaster Newspapers.

The Baltimore Sun: Two Maryland counties under quarantine amid spotted lanternfly invasion

October 29, 2019

This story, which also appeared in the Capital Gazette, Annapolis, Maryland, mentions spotted lanternfly permit training offered by Penn State Extension.

NewsBeezer.com: After this mushroom transforms ants into zombies, their bodies explode

October 29, 2019

David Hughes, associate professor of entomology and biology, describes research on a parasitic fungus that controls ant behavior in a way that enables the fungus to reproduce.

WHTM-TV (ABC27), Harrisburg: York County school to add 20 acres of trees in effort to improve water quality

October 28, 2019

Jodi Sulpizio, natural resources extension educator and Master Watershed Steward coordinator in York County, comments in this story.

Onward State: Penn State’s sustainability focus continues with ESPN’s College GameDay

October 28, 2019

Judd Michael, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, talks about how Penn State assisted ESPN in ensuring that food and recyclable items were disposed of in a sustainable manner during the network's recent visit to campus.

Sharon Herald: Scorpion hitches a ride in potted plant

October 26, 2019

Michael Skvarla, director of the Insect Identification Lab and extension educator in entomology, comments on the likely species of a scorpion found in a houseplant bought from a local supermarket.

Lancaster Farming: Penn State developing poultry bedbug control

October 25, 2019

This story quotes Nina Jenkins, research associate professor of entomology, and mentions Erika Machtinger, assistant professor of entomology, and Gregory Martin, poultry science extension educator.

Lancaster Farming: Keeping pastures thriving through winter

October 25, 2019

This coverage of the recent Keystone Crops and Soils Conference quotes Jessica Williamson, assistant professor of forage management.

The Lane Report, Lexington, Ky.: Renowned Martin Guitars company donates kiln to UK Wood Utilization Center

October 25, 2019

This story mentions Scott Weikert, forest resources extension educator.

Uniontown Herald-Standard: The Master Gardener -- Gardens are important places for supporting wildlife, pollinators and beneficial insects

October 25, 2019

Penn State Master Gardener Mary Beth Reilly offers tips for making your garden and landscape hospitable for overwintering pollinators and other beneficial insects.

UPI (via Breitbart.com): U.S. becomes only country to eradicate destructive plum pox virus

October 24, 2019

This article cites information from Penn State Extension.

Good Fruit Grower: Decline dilemma -- No easy answer for rapid apple decline

October 24, 2019

Kari Peter, associate research professor of tree fruit pathology, and Rob Crassweller, professor of horticulture, discuss the potential causes of rapid apple decline.

Lancaster Newspapers: Here's everything you need to know about spotted lanternfly egg masses and other insect lookalikes

October 24, 2019

This article quotes Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator.

Lancaster Newspapers: This Lancaster County distillery turned a long-gone heritage grain into a whiskey; here’s how

October 23, 2019

Greg Roth, professor emeritus of agronomy, comments about efforts to support the growing of local grains for the craft distillery market in Pennsylvania.

Reading Eagle: Experts convene at RACC to discuss how to fill diverse jobs in agriculture

October 22, 2019

“The key for recruiting the next generation is explaining agriculture is not just about farming, but about food processing, safety, energy, the environment, erosion, air and water quality,” said Steve Loerch, senior associate dean.

The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash.: Cosmic Crisp apple of state’s eye

October 22, 2019

This article cites quotes from Rob Crassweller, professor of horticulture, that originally appeared in TIME magazine.

Mirage News, Australia: Stories captured in book reveal essence of urban extension education

October 22, 2019

This article quotes Ted Alter, professor of agricultural, environmental and regional economics, Madison Miller, former research associate in the Center for Economic and Community Development, and Alyssa Gurklis, program and project coordinator in the Center for Economic and Community Development.

The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash.: New research sheds light on lunar phase impact on white-tailed deer

October 21, 2019

This article, which appeared originally in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, quotes Duane Diefenbach, adjunct professor of wildlife ecology, and Jessica Hepner, former student in wildlife and fisheries science.

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