"Scott Radley Show," CHML Radio, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada: Insane food waste, and the health issues with goop

January 31, 2020

Ted Jaenicke, professor of agricultural economics, is a guest for the first half of this talk show, discussing his recently published study of household food waste.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Dwarf tomatoes fit in small spaces but offer big fruit and flavor

January 31, 2020

Penn State Master Gardener Steve Piskor authored this column.

WPSU-FM, University Park: New Pollinator And Bird Garden will expand Penn State Arboretum by 60%

January 31, 2020

Kim Steiner, professor of forest biology and director of The Arboretum at Penn State, discusses an addition to the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens. This story also appeared on WITF.org, Harrisburg.

Yahoo News: Coronavirus question -- What is a super spreader? A scary infectious disease

January 30, 2020

This article, written originally for The Conversation by Beth McGraw, professor of entomology and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, appeared in nearly 40 news outlets nationwide.

National Science Foundation News: Insecticides are becoming more toxic to honeybees

January 30, 2020

This article highlights research led by Christina Grozinger, director of the Center for Pollinator Research and distinguished professor of entomology.

Onward State: Penn State’s Student Farm is growing

January 30, 2020

This article quotes Agricultural Science major Whitney Ashead, the Student Farm Club’s director of campus outreach.

Morning Ag Clips: Contaminant levels influenced by stream flows, seasons

January 30, 2020

This story quotes Heather Preisendanz, associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering.

Elwood City Ledger: Spotted lanternfly egg masses found in Conway

January 29, 2020

Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology, comments on the feeding habits and spread of the spotted lanternfly.

Scientia: TunnelBerries -- Enhancing the sustainability of berry production

January 29, 2020

Kathy Demchak, senior extension associate in plant science, describes a project that examines the benefits of growing berries in high and low plastic tunnels.

Woodworking Network: Technology that destroys pests in wood moves closer to commercialization

January 27, 2020

John Janowiak, professor of wood products engineering, processing and manufacturing, Kelli Hoover, professor of entomology, and Karolina Szymona, postdoctoral scholar in entomology, are quoted in this article, which also appeared in Morning Ag Clips.

Bloomberg Law: When is a pesticide not a pesticide? When it coats a seed

January 27, 2020

John Tooker, professor of entomology, comments in this story.

Beaver County Times: Over the Garden Gate -- Use plants as buffers to help clean waterways

January 27, 2020

This article was authored by Susan Boser, water resources extension educator.

Southwest Daily News, Sulphur, La.: More states growing hops

January 27, 2020

The number of hop farms in a state is related to its number of craft breweries, says Claudia Schmidt, assistant professor of agricultural economics.

The Abington Journal: Penn State Extension in Lackawanna County offers family program

January 27, 2020

This article previews the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth.

Lancaster Newspapers: New initiative wants Pennsylvania landowners to set fire to their woods

January 26, 2020

This story quotes Jesse Kreye, assistant professor of fire and natural resources management.

Somerset Daily American: For water quality -- creating woods instead of lawns

January 26, 2020

Authored by Jim Finley, professor emeritus of forest resources, this article promotes Penn State Extension's Woods In Your Backyard program and explains how forested land can help protect water quality.

KYW Newsradio, Philadelphia: Study warns spotted lanternfly is costing Pennsylvania's economy millions of dollars, hundreds of jobs

January 25, 2020

This story quotes Jay Harper, professor of agricultural economics and director of the Fruit Research and Extension Center. Similar coverage appeared in WHYY.org, Philadelphia, WITF.org, Harrisburg, American Agriculturalist and via the Associated Press in the Philadelphia Sunday Sun and media nationwide.

Lancaster Newspapers: Spotted lanternflies confirmed in a new state as PA gears up for another season

January 25, 2020

This story quotes Tim Elkner, horticulture extension educator.

The River Reporter, Narrowsburg, N.Y.: What’s new for PA hemp growers in 2020

January 24, 2020

This article cites information provided by Penn State Extension.

WJAC-TV, Johnstown: Dairy industry facing continued uncertainty

January 24, 2020

This story highlights a local congressman's recent visit to Penn State and the Berkey Creamery.

U.S. News and World Report (and others): Americans waste $240 billion in food each year

January 23, 2020

Ted Jaenicke, professor of agricultural economics, talks about the results of a recently published study he led, which used a novel approach to find that the average U.S. household wastes nearly a third of the food it acquires. Similar coverage appeared in more than 100 outlets, including Forbes, the New York Post, the Daily Mail (London, U.K.), CNBC, WebMD, Harrisburg Patriot-News, RFD-TV, Martha Stewart Living, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Yahoo News, among others.

Science News: Collectors find plenty of bees but far fewer species than in the 1950s

January 22, 2020

Margarita López-Uribe, assistant professor of entomology, comments on a study conducted by scientists at the Biodiversity and Environment Research Institute in Argentina.

USDA "NIFA Update": A composite antimicrobial film could take a bite out of foodborne illnesses

January 22, 2020

This newsletter item highlights research conducted by Cathy Cutter, professor of food science, and Abdelrahim Hassan, former visiting scientist in Cutter's lab.

Newsweek: Insecticides have become more toxic to bees over the last 20 years

January 22, 2020

Christina Grozinger, Distinguished Professor of Entomology and director of the Center for Pollinator Research, talks about the results of a recently published study.

Science Daily: Novel composite antimicrobial film could take a bite out of foodborne illnesses

January 21, 2020

Cathy Cutter, professor of food science, and Abdelrahim Hassan, former visiting scientist in Cutter's lab, describe research on packaging materials that could reduce the pathogens on meats and other foods.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Penn State wants to burn Pennsylvania forests to make them better

January 20, 2020

Jesse Kreye, assistant professor of fire and natural resources management, talks about the importance of prescribed fire in managing forest land. Similar coverage also appeared in the Bradford Era and other outlets.

Washington Post: Why getting enough vitamin D in wintertime is so important

January 19, 2020

This article, authored originally for The Conversation by Margherita Cantorna, Distinguished Professor of Molecular Immunology, also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and dozens of other outlets.

Forbes: Are rural communities (untapped) hotbeds of innovation?

January 16, 2020

This article features research led by Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural and regional economics and director of the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development.

Greene County Messenger: Greene County coyotes: fact or fiction?

January 16, 2020

Walt Bumgardner, livestock extension educator, comments on the prevalence of coyote attacks on livestock.

Associated Press: Study -- Spotted lanternfly costing Pennsylvania $50M annually

January 16, 2020

Jay Harper, professor of agricultural economics and director of the Fruit Research and Extension Center, comments on the economic impact of the invasive spotted lanternfly. This story and similar coverage appeared in nearly 200 outlets across the country, including the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, U.S. News and World Report, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Harrisburg Patriot-News, the San Diego Union Tribune, WITF.org (Harrisburg), and the Minneapolis Star Tribune, to name a few.

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