Hazleton Standard-Speaker (via Yahoo News): Penn State Extension to provide vaccine education to underserved communities

May 28, 2021

This story quotes Katherine Cason, Penn State Extension assistant director for food, families and health programs, and Maria Luisa Tejada de Rivero Sawers, extension educator in food, families and health. The story also appeared in Morning Ag Clips.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Like Jack's beanstalk, home gardening hobby grows to new heights across Western Pa.

May 28, 2021

Mandy Smith, Master Gardener coordinator in Westmoreland County, says there has been a definite increase in calls to the county's garden hotline this spring.

NJ Advance Media via NJ.com: 2021 cicadas -- Will my dog get sick if he eats cicadas? Here’s what experts say.

May 26, 2021

Amy Korman, horticulture and entomology extension educator, comments on pets' propensity to eat periodical cicadas. This story also appeared in the Easton Express-Times (via lehighvalleylive.com).

Agri-Pulse: U.S. propels vision of global farm tech solutions to climate change

May 26, 2021

This article quotes David Blandford, professor emeritus of agricultural and environmental economics.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: So you have woolly adelgid, now what?

May 24, 2021

Brian Wolyniak, urban forestry extension educator, offers recommendations for managing woolly adelgids, which are threatening hemlock trees across Pennsylvania.

WFMZ-TV (69News), Allentown: Cicadas set to emerge after 17 years

May 24, 2021

Amy Korman, horticulture extension educator, comments on the emergence of periodical cicadas this year in parts of the Northeast.

New York Times: Stop kissing and snuggling chickens, C.D.C. says after Salmonella outbreak

May 24, 2021

Emily Shoop, poultry extension educator, says the best way for small-flock owners to prevent Salmonella infection is to wash their hands after touching chickens, their manure, their eggs or their meat.

WNEP-TV, Wilkes-Barre: Cicada invasion -- What to expect from Brood X in northeast PA

May 24, 2021

Michael Skvarla, assistant research professor of arthropod identification, explains the life cycle and behavior of the periodical cicada.

Clearfield Progress: Rural communities vie for increased broadband access

May 24, 2021

Harry Crissy, business and community vitality extension educator, discusses his work to help bring broadband internet service to rural communities.

Boston Herald: Why does the CDC always tell people to stop kissing chickens?

May 22, 2021

Although chickens are not inherently dirty animals, the Salmonella bacteria they may be carrying can make you sick, says Emily Shoop, poultry extension educator.

National Science Foundation research news: Corn gene boosts sugar in leaves and seeds, may lead to better crops

May 20, 2021

This article highlights NSF-funded research by Surinder Chopra, professor of maize genetics.

Mashed: The scientific reason Reese's taste really good

May 20, 2021

Gregory Ziegler, professor of food science, says the concept of "dynamic sensory contrast" explains why some simultaneous sweet and salty foods taste good.

Allentown Morning Call: Help for Gardeners -- How to control the spotted lanternfly?

May 20, 2021

This gardening Q&A column cites a Penn State Extension news story and other extension resources with tips for managing SLF infestations.

WPSU-FM, University Park: What's the buzz? A Penn State Extension agent on the Brood X cicadas

May 19, 2021

Tom Ford, commercial horticulture extension educator, answers questions about this year's emergence of periodical cicadas.

American Agriculturist: After fast start, farmers playing catch-up

May 17, 2021

Jeff Graybill, agronomy extension educator, comments on how weather conditions have affected the progress of fieldwork for Pennsylvania farmers this spring.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Spotted lanternfly eggs are now hatching across much of Pennsylvania

May 17, 2021

Extension educators Emelie Swackhamer and Amy Korman offer advice on identifying and managing SLF infestations in home landscapes.

Town & Gown, via StateCollege.com: Rooted in history -- Penn State’s heritage trees stand for more than just natural beauty

May 16, 2021

This article quotes Bill Elmendorf, professor and Ibberson Chair in Community and Urban Forestry, who also serves on the State College Borough Tree Commission.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Spotted lanternflies are hatching and here to stay in Philly region

May 14, 2021

Brian Walsh, horticulture extension educator, talks about the damage caused by spotted lanternflies and efforts to manage SLF populations.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Eat it or toss it? What those food expiration dates really mean

May 14, 2021

Martin Bucknavage, senior food safety extension associate, helps explain the meaning of "use by" and "sell by" dates on food packaging. This story also appeared in Yahoo News.

The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio: Golf course grass ‘remembers’ if It was mowed, Penn State professor finds

May 14, 2021

David Huff, professor of turfgrass breeding and genetics, and Chris Benson, doctoral candidate in plant biology, discuss their recently published study.

Daily Collegian: Penn State researchers receive grant to expand turkey breeding

May 14, 2021

This story about recently awarded funding for poultry research quotes Paul Bartell, associate professor of avian biology. Similar coverage appeared in Morning Ag Clips.

WPMT-TV (Fox43), York: Spotted lanternfly nymphs are emerging; here's what you can do before they become a bigger problem

May 13, 2021

Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, offers advice for managing spotted lanternfly populations.

Morrisons Cove Herald: Pennsylvania 4-H leadership looks toward resumption of in-person activities

May 13, 2021

Josh Rice, Penn State Extension assistant director for 4-H programs, explains how 4-H adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic as it readies for a return to in-person events. This story also appeared in Morning Ag Clips.

Phys.org: Staph infection turf study yields insight in coronavirus survivability on fields

May 12, 2021

This story, which also appeared in Morning Ag Clips, quotes Andy McNitt, professor of soil science and director of the Center for Sports Surface Research.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Penn State Master Gardeners use trial gardens at North Park to test plants for hardiness

May 12, 2021

This story, which also appeared in Yahoo News, quotes Penn State Master Gardener volunteer Brenna Wist and Glen Bupp, Master Gardener coordinator in Allegheny County.

Morning Ag Clips: Forest-products professionals to gather for Timber 2021

May 12, 2021

This story promoting the 2021 Forest Products Equipment and Technology Exposition quotes Jesse Darlington, show manager.

Morning Ag Clips: Extension educators explain spotted lanternfly life cycle, offer management tips

May 11, 2021

This story quotes horticulture extension educators Emelie Swackhamer and Amy Korman.

Phys.org: CRISPR tech could enable early diagnosis of devastating citrus disease

May 11, 2021

Yinong Yang, professor of plant pathology, and Matt Wheatley, postdoctoral scholar in plant pathology and environmental microbiology, explain the results of their recently published study. Similar coverage appeared in Fresh Plaza and Morning Ag Clips.

Altoona Mirror: Penn State research may aid dairy farmers

May 10, 2021

This news brief quotes Heather Karsten, associate professor of crop production and ecology.

NPR.org (via WPSU.org): Will my sense of smell ever return? Olfactory insights from COVID and beyond

May 8, 2021

John Hayes, professor of food science and director of the Sensory Evaluation Center, helps explain the causes and effects of smell loss.

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