Reading Eagle: Demand for fresh-cut trees up, supply down for Christmas

December 2, 2020

Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, says fungal diseases affecting evergreens and the complex business environment have led to a drop in the number of Christmas tree growers.

Philadelphia magazine: ’Tis the season to destroy lanternfly eggs

November 30, 2020

This article cites and links to Penn State spotted lanternfly resources.

The Atlantic: Sorry to burst your quarantine bubble

November 30, 2020

Beth McGraw, professor and Huck Scholar in Entomology, who directs the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, comments on the effectiveness of "bubbles" and "pods" in avoiding the spread of COVID-19.

WTAJ-TV, Altoona: The Arboretum at Penn State honored by the American Planning Association

November 25, 2020

Kim Steiner, professor of forest biology and director of The Arboretum at Penn State, comments on the arboretum's recent recognition.

Medical News: Penn State researcher to study how vitamin D regulates host immunity to viral infection

November 24, 2020

Margherita Cantorna, distinguished professor of molecular immunology and nutrition, describes NIH-funded research that will look at how vitamin D affects COVID-19 infection. Similar coverage appeared in SciTechDaily.com, Mirage News (Australia) and Morning Ag Clips.

Philadelphia magazine: Finally, something spotted lanternflies are good for -- honey

November 23, 2020

This article cites research coordinated by Robyn Underwood, assistant research professor of entomology.

Hagerstown (Md.) Herald-Mail: Develop a biosecurity plan to control farm pests

November 23, 2020

Brittany Clark, field and forage crops extension educator, and Alyssa Collins, associate research professor of plant pathology and director of the Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center, offer biosecurity tips for managing diseases and their insect vectors in agronomic crops.

Inverse: 7 things to know before taking vitamin D supplements

November 21, 2020

This article quotes Margherita Cantorna, distinguished professor of molecular immunology and nutrition.

Successful Farming: The next generation -- Carrying on the farming tradition means having a solid plan in place

November 20, 2020

This article quotes Sarah Cornelisse, senior extension associate in agricultural entrepreneurship and business management.

Lancaster Farming: Now is the time to manage winter fertilizer applications

November 20, 2020

This column, authored by Leon Ressler, agronomy extension educator, highlights recommendations from Charlie White, assistant professor and extension specialist in soil fertility and nutrient management, and features photos by Sjoerd Duiker, professor of soil management and applied soil physics, illustrating the value of cover crops in reducing erosion and retaining nutrients.

WCCO-TV, Minneapolis (via Yahoo News): Discussion -- Study finds people more attracted to candy packaging than the taste

November 20, 2020

The anchors discuss a study published by Allison Brown, dual-degree doctoral candidate in food science and international agriculture and development, Helene Hopfer, assistant professor of food science, and Alyssa Bakke, sensory scientist in the Sensory Evaluation Center. This research also was covered by Yahoo Lifestyle.

Phys.org: COVID-related unemployment hits people of color, women and older workers hardest

November 19, 2020

From February to October of this year, the rates of claims for unemployment compensation in Pennsylvania were highest for Black people, women, and workers age 65 and over, according to Tim Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics. This story also appeared in Morning Ag Clips.

The Citizen, Auburn, NY: Eco Talk -- Spotted lanternfly found in Ithaca

November 19, 2020

This story cites Penn State research and extension information.

Nature World News: Biochar from agricultural waste products can adsorb contaminants in wastewater

November 19, 2020

Herschel Elliott, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, and Marlene Ndoun, doctoral candidate in agricultural and biological engineering, discuss recently published research. Similar coverage appeared in Morning Ag Clips.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Point Park University among Pa. entities receiving $2 million in beer and wine grants

November 18, 2020

This story highlights state grants to support beer and wine production and marketing research projects, several of which involve the college.

Morning Ag Clips: Penn State Ag Council announces 2020 leadership award recipients

November 18, 2020

This story quotes Gregg Robertson, Penn State Ag Council president. Similar coverage appeared in the Bradford Era.

Yahoo News: Virus evolution could undermine a COVID-19 vaccine – but this can be stopped

November 17, 2020

Andrew Read, Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology and director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, co-authored this article, which appeared originally in The Conversation.

Good Fruit Grower: Pear potential in Pennsylvania

November 17, 2020

Don Seifrit, tree fruit extension educator, talks about rising interest among growers to experiment with high-density, disease-resistant pear varieties.

Feedstuffs: Heavy metal exposure may worsen antibiotic resistance in dairy cows

November 17, 2020

Erika Ganda, assistant professor of food animal microbiomes, says if bacterial antimicrobial resistance is transferred via the food chain by milk or meat consumption, it would have substantial implications for human health. Similar coverage appeared in the Science Times and Morning Ag Clips.

Hay & Forage Grower: Is hay marketing on par with your haymaking?

November 17, 2020

This article features hay marketing tips from Duane Miller, agronomy extension educator.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Community solar energy will create jobs and help farmers in Pennsylvania

November 16, 2020

This op-ed cites a study led by Tim Kelsey, professor of ag economics and co-director of the Center for Economic and Community Development.

Daily Collegian: Penn State Arboretum plants dead trees to 'snag' special visitors for future pollinator and bird garden

November 13, 2020

Kim Steiner, professor of forest biology and director of the Arboretum at Penn State, and Shari Edelson, Arboretum operations director, talk about the placement of "snag" trees designed to attract bird species, including raptors and other predators.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Going home for the holidays? Here are five reasons not to

November 13, 2020

This editorial quotes Suresh Kuchipudi, clinical professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences.

Forbes: How entrepreneurship can thrive in small communities

November 13, 2020

This article cites research led by Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural and regional economics.

Daily Collegian: How the Penn State Arboretum operates in winter, fall

November 12, 2020

Arboretum staff members Kate Reeder, event and marketing coordinator, Kelly Oleynik, development assistant and volunteer coordinator, and Shari Edelson, director of operations, comment for this story.

Science Daily: Golden ticket -- Researchers examine what consumers desire in chocolate products

November 11, 2020

Allison Brown, a food science doctoral candidate in the International Agriculture and Development dual-title degree program, and Helene Hopfer, assistant professor of food science, talk about their recently published study. Similar coverage appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot-News (PennLive.com), Science Codex, Phys.org, Technology Networks, Study Finds and Morning Ag Clips.

The Riverbank News, Oakdale, Calif.: How to field dress wild game properly and safely

November 11, 2020

This article quotes Martin Bucknavage, senior food safety extension associate.

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.

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