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March 12, 2012

More coverage of a report by agricultural economist Tim Kelsey on the association between dairy-production declines and Marcellus Shale drilling.

March 9, 2012

Tim Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics, says counties with significant Marcellus Shale gas development tend to show decreases in dairy cow numbers and milk production.

March 9, 2012

Bob Leiby, extension educator, and Rob Crassweller, professor of tree fruit, explain how early warm weather can affect crops.

March 8, 2012

A story highlighting 4-H'ers from Westmoreland County -- one of nine 4-H teams from Pennsylvania competing in the Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.

March 7, 2012

Greg Martin, extension poultry specialist, talks about an outbreak of infectious laryngotracheitis, an upper respiratory disease of poultry.

March 7, 2012

Dave Mortensen, professor of weed ecology, says continually developing new herbicides to deal with weed resistance is not a sustainable solution.

March 6, 2012

In its "Moneyland" section, Time covers food scientist John Hayes' research on the biology of wine tasting.

March 6, 2012

John Hayes, assistant professor of food science, explains the biological differences that make some people's sense of taste more acute.

March 5, 2012

Animal scientist Dan Kniffen and farm-safety specialist Dennis Murphy comment about safety around farm animals.

March 2, 2012

Food safety extension specialist Martin Bucknavage lists foods most likely to harbor foodborne pathogens.

March 2, 2012

Daniel Ciolkosz, senior extension associate in agricultural and biological engineering, has advice for farmers on what to think about when considering a solar array.

March 1, 2012

The Somerset County Commissioners pass a proclamation honoring Pennsylvania 4-H for 100 years of positive youth development.

February 27, 2012

Greg Martin, extension poultry specialist, explains how dairy and other farmers can increase income with contract poultry production.

February 27, 2012

Coverage of a forage-quality workshop featuring Marvin Hall, professor of forage management.

February 27, 2012

In Penn State Extension's "Franklin County Gardening" column, extension educator Karen Hack discusses fruit-tree pruning, soil temperature and more.

February 27, 2012

Greg Krawczyk, entomology senior research associate at the Fruit Research and Extension Center, says growers have done a good job of managing the Asian stink bug.

February 24, 2012

Linda Secrist, Penn State Extension Master Gardener, explains how mild winters with many freeze-thaw cycles can cause plants to uproot.

February 17, 2012

In the first segment of his show, host Colin McEnroe chats with John Hayes, assistant professor of food science, about why some peoples' sense of taste is sharper than others.

February 17, 2012

Vi Stailey, a Penn State Extension Master Gardener, explains the wonders of seeds.

February 13, 2012

Helena Bunker, Penn State Master Gardener in Berks County, recommends native plants, placed in the right spot.

February 13, 2012

In his weekly gardening column, Bill Lamont, professor of vegetable crops, explains how the nutrients in fertilizer become available for plant growth.

February 10, 2012

Nancy Sakaduski, Master Gardener coordinator for Chester County, and Laurie Nemec, apprentice master gardener, are quoted.

February 10, 2012

In the weekly "Masterful Gardening" column, horticulture extension educator Connie Schmotzer explains how smart landscaping can save on energy bills.

February 9, 2012

John Hayes, assistant professor of food science, is quoted in a story about a report from the Centers for Disease Control on the leading sources of dietary sodium.

February 8, 2012

Marcia Weber, family and consumer sciences extension educator, provides tips for food safety during power outages.

February 6, 2012

A summary of a study by plant pathologists Dylan Short and David Geiser that revealed the prevalence of disease-causing fusarium in sink drains.

February 6, 2012

Extension educator Tom Ford and two Blair County growers talk about how Penn State Extension assists residents and agricultural businesses.

February 6, 2012

Extension educator Bob Leiby and food scientist Luke LaBorde inform the debate over the use of treated sewage sludge on cropland.