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August 15, 2012

A story highlighting commercial exhibitors at Ag Progress Days.

August 14, 2012

Maryann Frazier, senior extension associate in entomology, discusses the status of research to solve the mystery of honeybee colony collapse.

August 13, 2012

Jim Dunn, professor of agricultural economics, says the prices of meat, milk and eggs are most likely to be affected by the ongoing drought in much of the United States.

August 8, 2012

Extension educator Dave Dowler says dairy profit margins are likely to shrink, despite an expected rise in milk prices.

August 8, 2012

Dean Bruce McPheron discusses the importance of youth education and leadership at Pennsylvania 4-H State Achievement Days.

August 8, 2012

Congressman Glenn Thompson Penn State Extension Director Dennis Calvin talk about the value of 4-H at the organization's State Achievement Days event.

August 6, 2012

Rising enrollment at "agriculture powerhouses such as Penn State" reflects a strong job market for graduates in the agricultural sciences, educators and employers say.

August 6, 2012

Ed Rajotte, professor of entomology, comments about the importance of honeybee pollination to agriculture.

August 6, 2012

A preview of the college's annual agricultural expo, with quotes from manager Bob Oberheim.

August 6, 2012

Steve Bogash, horticulture extension educator, talks about the latest research information generated from the Penn State flower variety trials at the Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Landisville.

August 6, 2012

Susan Hyland, Master Gardener coordinator with Penn State Extension in Schuylkill County, and Steve Jacobs, senior extension associate in entomology, explain why it seems that there are more spiders this summer.

August 5, 2012

Rich Marini, professor of horticulture and head of plant science, says early blooms and subsequent frosts cut into many tree-fruit crops this year.

August 4, 2012

Greg Krawczyk, senior research associate in entomology at the Fruit Research and Extension Center, and John Tooker, assistant professor of entomology, discuss the current status of research on the brown marmorated stink bug, including a website designed to help track infestations.

August 3, 2012

Linda Antonacio-Hoade, educational outreach coordinator for Penn State Extension in Montgomery County, touts straw-bale gardening with a parking lot demonstration garden.

August 3, 2012

The newspaper's gardening blog highlights an online effort, led by Assistant Professor of Entomology John Tooker, to learn more about the population dynamics of the Asian stink bug.

August 2, 2012

John Tooker, assistant professor of entomology, Greg Krawczyk, senior research associate in entomology at the Fruit Research and Extension Center, and Ray Eckhart, extension educator in Franklin County, talk about stink bug infestations and a website established to track them.

August 2, 2012

In her weekly column, extension educator Karen Hack highlights advice about produce safety from Martin Bucknavage, senior food safety extension associate in food science.

July 31, 2012

Tim Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics, comments for a story about the apparent migration of gas-drilling activity from eastern Pennsylvania to western Pennsylvania and Ohio.

July 30, 2012

Greg Roth, professor of agronomy and extension grain crops specialist, says the effects of drought on crops is variable across Pennsylvania.

July 30, 2012

A story highlighting horticulture major Jessica Foster's effort to establish Penn State's first aquaponics facility, which combines aquaculture and hydroponics to raise fish and food crops.

July 30, 2012

In his "Over the Garden Fence" column, Bill Lamont, professor of vegetable crops, describes how electrified fencing can protect valuable crops.

July 25, 2012

Tom Butzler, horticulture extension educator, and Maryann Frazier, senior extension associate in entomology, discuss a Web-based course for beginning and experienced beekeepers.

July 24, 2012

Dean Bruce McPheron and Director of Extension Dennis Calvin explain the role of Extension in serving Pennsylvania communities.

July 24, 2012

Dean Bruce McPheron and Director of Extension Dennis Calvin discuss the importance of staying relevant in helping to address Extension's budget challenges.

July 16, 2012

The Soil Science Society of America's magazine covers research by Patrick Drohan, assistant professor of pedology, and Margaret Brittingham, professor of wildlife resources.

July 16, 2012

A lack of recent rain will reduce hay tonnage in many areas of central Pennsylvania, according to extension educator Tom Ford.