Bay Journal: Use of switchgrass growing in popularity for ag conservation

October 19, 2020

Tom Richard, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, and Stephanie Herbstritt, doctoral candidate in agricultural and biological engineering, commented for this article, which also appeared in the Daily Times (DelmarvaNow.com), Salisbury, Md., and other outlets.

PhillyVoice: Penn State spotted lanternfly study reveals insights on effective use of insecticides

October 17, 2020

The spotted lanternfly has proven extremely difficult to control due to its life cycle and the complexities of its preferred environments, says Dean Rick Roush.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Fall foliage at home, struggling evergreens, and composting -- This Weekend in the Garden

October 16, 2020

This article highlights, and links to, Penn State Extension resources -- such as webinars and the Plant Disease Clinic -- related to gardening and plant health.

Chambersburg Public Opinion: Minority-owned businesses make groceries more accessible in Chambersburg

October 16, 2020

Jay Eury, marketing and market development extension educator, is quoted in this story, which also appeared in the Hagerstown (Md.) Herald-Mail.

Morning Ag Clips: Grant supports study of how carnivorous plants repurpose genes to digest prey

October 16, 2020

Tanya Renner, assistant professor of entomology, says funding from the National Science Foundation will enable her team to study how prey digestion among distantly related carnivorous plants has evolved and is regulated.

Farm and Dairy: PSU Extension Butcher School fills gap in workforce training

October 16, 2020

Jonathan Campbell, meat extension specialist and associate professor of animal science, and Dan Brockett, community development extension educator, talk about a new program to train prospective meat processing employees.

Farm and Dairy: Meat processors face uphill battle to meet demand

October 16, 2020

This story quotes Jonathan Campbell, associate professor of animal science and extension meat specialist.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pollinators love these late summer bloomers

October 16, 2020

This article was authored by Penn State Master Gardener Michelle Keane Domeisen.

WTAJ-TV, Altoona: Penn State researchers work on new way to sniff out COVID-19

October 16, 2020

John Hayes, professor of food science, discusses the "Stop. Smell. Be Well." campaign to raise awareness of smell loss as a symptom of COVID-19.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Don’t kill that large mosquito -- It’s just a crane fly looking for sex

October 15, 2020

Ben McGraw, associate professor of turfgrass science, comments on the large number of crane flies residents are observing in western Pennsylvania. A version of this story also appeared on the website of Pittsburgh television station WPXI.

Morning Ag Clips: Penn State Extension’s Tree Fruit Production Guide wins national award

October 14, 2020

This story quotes Rob Crassweller, professor of horticulture and tree fruit extension specialist.

Bedford Gazette: Poultry isolators to boost capacity to study avian infectious diseases in Pa.

October 13, 2020

Suresh Kuchipudi, clinical professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences and associate director of the Animal Diagnostic Lab, talks about the acquisition of equipment that will aid in the study of avian diseases.

Farms.com: Enrollment open for Dairy Margin Coverage program

October 13, 2020

Craig Williams, dairy extension educator, offers advice for producers about enrolling in the Dairy Margin Coverage program offered by USDA.

Solar Power World: Penn State study finds opening community solar market could generate $1.8 billion in economic impact for Pennsylvania

October 13, 2020

Tim Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics and co-director of the Center for Economic and Community Development, says the construction of community solar projects should create economic opportunity for residents of every county in Pennsylvania. Similar coverage appeared in Pittsburgh Business Times.

Medical Xpress: Sensory scientists encourage smell checks to fight COVID-19 spread

October 12, 2020

This story quotes John Hayes, professor of food science and director of the Sensory Evaluation Center, about the prevalence of anosmia, or loss of smell, among those infected with COVID-19 and highlights the newly launched "Stop. Smell. Be Well." website. Similar coverage appeared in the Milton Standard-Journal, Butler County Radio Network website, Morning Ag Clips and other outlets.

Treehugger: Crickets and katydids sing louder in the suburbs

October 12, 2020

Christina Grozinger, Publius Vergilius Maro Professor of Entomology, and D.J. McNeil, postdoctoral fellow in entomology, are quoted about their recently published study.

The Western Producer: Cropping methods can mislead ducks

October 12, 2020

Franny Buderman, assistant professor of quantitative wildlife ecology, discusses a recently published study that she led.

India West: Indian American researchers at Penn State use bovine adenovirus for COVID vaccine

October 10, 2020

This story quotes Suresh Kuchipudi, clinical professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences. Similar coverage appeared in the Bradford Era, Huntingdon Daily News and other outlets.

Nursery Management: Do birds eat spotted lanternflies? Penn State explores potential

October 10, 2020

This brief, which quotes Kelli Hoover, professor of entomology, links to a college news story highlighting a project to identify natural predators of spotted lanternfly.

The State, Columbia, S.C.: Amish cheesemaker preserves tradition with online sales

October 10, 2020

This story, which appeared originally in the Philadelphia Inquirer, quotes Kerry Kaylegian, associate research professor of food science.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Why acorns are everywhere this year

October 8, 2020

Brian Wolyniak, urban and community forestry extension educator, comments on a bumper crop of acorns falling from oak trees this year in southwestern Pennsylvania.

American Agriculturist: Grant supports nitrogen tool for organic corn growers

October 8, 2020

Jason Kaye, professor of soil biogeochemistry, discusses a grant his research team recently received.

Huntingdon Daily News: Researchers hear more crickets, katydids 'singing in the suburbs'

October 8, 2020

This story quotes D.J. McNeil, postdoctoral fellow in entomology, and Christina Grozinger, Publius Vergilius Maro Professor of Entomology.

Grit: Weathering woodstove woes

October 7, 2020

Dan Ciolkosz, associate research professor of agricultural and biological engineering, comments on how to address four common problems in operating and maintaining a woodstove.

News-Medical.net: Researchers hope to develop an effective COVID-19 vaccine using bovine adenovirus

October 7, 2020

Suresh Kuchipudi, clinical professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences, talks about a project aimed at creating an effective COVID-19 vaccine using an adenovirus commonly found in cattle as a vector.

Meadville Tribune: Working group seeks solution to meat farming problems

October 7, 2020

This story mentions Penn State Extension's involvement in a project to find solutions to meat processing bottlenecks that hinder producers in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Pharmacy Times: Chewing gum effective for vitamin delivery

October 7, 2020

Josh Lambert, professor of food science, comments on a recently published study that he led.

WPMT-TV (Fox43), York: Summer drought creates headaches for farmers across Pennsylvania during the peak of the growing season

October 6, 2020

Justin Brackenrich, agronomy extension educator, explains how this year's dry conditions have affected crop growth and yield.

DuBois Courier Express: Penn State Creamery fall contest aims to ‘scoop and score’ with fans

October 5, 2020

This article quotes Jim Brown, Berkey Creamery assistant manager.

York Dispatch: Shady days to come -- 275 trees planted at Jackson Township golf course-turned-park

October 5, 2020

This story, which also includes an embedded video, quotes Jodi Sulpizio, Master Watershed Steward coordinator in York County.

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