Phys.org: Warming Midwest conditions may result in corn, soybean production moving north

May 4, 2020

Armen Kemanian, associate professor of production systems and modeling, discusses a recently published study. Similar coverage appeared in several other outlets.

Clearfield Progress: First hatches reported -- Spotted lanternfly expert provides tips for management

May 4, 2020

This story, which also appeared in the Clarion News and other outlets, includes quotes and recommendations from Heather Leach, spotted lanternfly extension associate.

Science Daily: Malaria risk is highest in early evening

May 4, 2020

Matt Thomas, professor and Huck Scholar in Ecological Entomology, and Eunho Suh, postdoctoral scholar in entomology, discuss recently published research. Similar coverage appeared in International Business Times and other outlets.

Owensboro (Ky.) Messenger-Inquirer: Addressing concerns about meat supply

May 4, 2020

Jonathan Campbell, associate professor of animal science and meat extension specialist, comments on the safety of meat and the meat-processing workforce during the coronavirus pandemic. This story appeared in several other outlets, mostly in Kentucky.

Pottsville Republican Herald: Colorful plate = healthy meal

May 4, 2020

Kim Woodford, Nutrition Links nutrition education adviser, provide advice for a healthy diet that can help the immune system fight off infections such as COVID-19. This story also appeared in the Hazleton Standard-Speaker.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Have gardening questions? Master Gardeners’ hotline has answers

May 4, 2020

This story quotes Mandy Smith, Master Gardener coordinator in Westmoreland County.

Pittston Sunday Dispatch: Nutrition Corner -- Meatless meals during COVID-19

May 3, 2020

This column was authored by Mary Ehret, nutrition links supervisor in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Carbon, Schuylkill, Sullivan and Bradford counties.

Reading Eagle: A mild winter does not mean a bug-free spring

May 3, 2020

This article quotes Michael Skvarla, head of the Insect Identification Lab, on the effects of winter weather on arthropod populations and features advice from the Penn State Extension Master Gardener program.

United Soybean Board Podcast: Using cover crops for weed control

May 2, 2020

This podcast features John Wallace, assistant professor of weed science.

Lancaster Newspapers: Master Gardeners thank hospital workers in the Penn State system with free plants; Here's how to help

May 1, 2020

Nancy Knauss, state coordinator of the Master Gardener program, talks about the effort to provide garden plants in appreciation of health care workers.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: May is National Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May 1, 2020

Joyce Sakamoto, assistant research professor of entomology, talks about the results of a study that examined the historical distribution of tick species in Pennsylvania.

Country Living: How much mulch do I need? Here's the easiest way to find out

May 1, 2020

John Esslinger, horticulture extension educator, explains the benefits of mulch in flower beds and vegetable gardens.

Bradford Era: Watch out for rise in scams during COVID-19 pandemic

May 1, 2020

Denise Continenza, food, families and health extension educator, offers tips for avoiding scams. Similar coverage appeared in several other Pennsylvania news outlets.

Dairy Herd Management: Handwashing on dairy farms is not just during a pandemic

May 1, 2020

Ginger Fenton, dairy extension educator, authored this article.

Lower Bucks Times: Farmers markets prepared to safely serve PA amid COVID-19

April 30, 2020

Brian Moyer, extension education program associate in business and community vitality, is quoted in this story, which also appeared on ABC27.com (WHTM-TV, Harrisburg), Fox43.com (WPMT-TV, York) and in other outlets.

WHYY-FM, Philadelphia: Make your pandemic garden bloom -- Free resources, online supply stores and more

April 30, 2020

Erin Kinley, Master Gardener area coordinator, comments for this story.

WCED-FM, DuBois: Gardening tips for beginners from Penn State Extension Master Gardeners

April 29, 2020

This talk show featured Cheryl Shenkle, Master Gardener coordinator in Jefferson County.

Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine: Invasion of the invasives

April 28, 2020

This article on the spotted lanternfly features insights from Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology.

Bradford Era: Dairy industry has future, despite shrinkage, damage from COVID-19 outbreak

April 28, 2020

Dave Swartz, Penn State Extension assistant director for animal systems programs, discusses the long-term outlook for Pennsylvania dairy industry. Similar coverage appeared in Dairy Business and several other outlets.

Lancaster Farming: Penn State Extension cancels or postpones in-person events through June 19

April 27, 2020

This story quotes Brent Hales, director of extension, and Josh Rice, assistant director for 4-H youth development programs. Similar coverage appeared in several other outlets across the state.

Lancaster Farming: Foodservice decline leads to flock culling

April 24, 2020

This story quotes Gregory Martin, poultry extension educator.

Lancaster Farming: DFA adds base program as sales fall

April 24, 2020

This story quotes Mat Haan, dairy extension educator.

Centre County Gazette (via StateCollege.com): Pandemic puts the squeeze on dairy farmers

April 24, 2020

This article quotes Ginny Ishler, dairy extension specialist, and Travis Edwards, Dairy Unit co-manager.

Bradford Era: 4-H program continues to mentor local youth during crisis

April 23, 2020

Patty Anderson, 4-H extension educator, talks about how 4-H has shifted to virtual program delivery in the wake of COVID-19.

Allentown Morning Call: Spotted lanternfly season has begun; 2020 could see ‘significant populations’

April 23, 2020

This article quotes Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology, and cites an economic impact study led by Jay Harper, professor of agricultural economics and director of the Fruit Research and Extension Center.

WNEP-TV, Wilkes-Barre: Penn State Master Gardeners offer free online workshops for Earth Day

April 22, 2020

Vinnie Cotrone, urban forestry extension educator, talks about free online resources available from Penn State Extension during the COVID-19 pandemic.

KYW Newsradio, Philadelphia: They’re back — first spotted lanternfly hatch of the year located

April 22, 2020

Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, comments on the reemergence of spotted lanternfly in the Philadelphia area.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Invading spotted lanternfly eggs are hatching in Pennsylvania

April 22, 2020

This article contains several mentions of Penn State Extension and Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: No squeezing the tomatoes, but the region’s farmers markets are almost ready to come back

April 21, 2020

Maria Graziani, senior extension educator in business growth and development, is quoted in this story.

WESA-FM, Pittsburgh: What two shuttered meat plants mean for PA's agriculture industry

April 20, 2020

Jonathan Campbell, associate professor of animal science and extension meat specialist, talks about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the meat supply and livestock producers.

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