Bradford Era: USDA grant to support expansion of online tool for bee conservation

April 16, 2021

Christina Grozinger, Publius Vergilius Maro Professor of Entomology, talks about plans to use funding from USDA-NIFA to expand the online Beescape.org tool. This story also appeared in Morning Ag Clips.

WHYY-FM, Philadelphia, "Radio Times": Getting back to the garden

April 16, 2021

Among the guests on this program is Erin Kinley, area Master Gardener coordinator.

Daily Mail (U.K.): Can eating chocolate help you to LOSE weight? Substituting cocoa for other snacks could help obese people to drop the pounds, study claims

April 15, 2021

Josh Lambert, professor of food science, talks about his recently published research. Similar coverage appeared in the New York Post, Futurity, ScienceBlog, News-Medical.net and Morning Ag Clips.

Progressive Farmer: DTN retail fertilizer trends

April 14, 2021

This article about high fertilizer prices quotes Charlie White, assistant professor and extension specialist in soil fertility and nutrient management, from an article he wrote about soil testing and crop nutrient requirements.

Daily Local News, West Chester: Rep. Houlahan vows to eradicate spotted lanternfly in Pennsylvania

April 13, 2021

This coverage of a media event in Kennett Square quotes Dean Rick Roush, and related stories also appeared in The Mercury (Pottstown), the Phoenix Reporter & Item (Phoenixville) and Pennsylvania Business Report. Similar coverage in the Unionville Times quoted Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology.

Allentown Morning Call: If you see foresters cutting down trees on South Mountain, here’s why

April 12, 2021

David Jackson, forest resources extension educator, explains how selective cutting of timber can help in forest management.

Roanoke (Va.) Times: Homestead Creamery looks to cows' genes to broaden milk's appeal

April 10, 2021

In a story that also appeared in the Martinsville (Va.) Bulletin, Chad Dechow, associate professor of dairy cattle genetics, explains the science behind the trend toward A2 milk.

Centre Daily Times, State College: Want to turn your yard into a pollinator-friendly habitat? Penn State Master Gardeners can help

April 10, 2021

This story quotes Connie Schmotzer, coordinator of the Pollinator Garden Certification Program and former consumer horticulture extension educator, and Shari Edelson, director of operations at The Arboretum at Penn State.

Altoona Mirror: Pa. sees drop in farmland acreage

April 10, 2021

This story cites a report created by the Center for Economic and Community Development in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education.

WFMZ-TV (69News), Allentown: Experts discuss what to expect as spotted lanternfly season approaches

April 9, 2021

Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, provides an update on efforts to manage SLF populations

New York Times: As locusts swarmed East Africa, this tech helped squash them

April 8, 2021

David Hughes, professor of entomology and biology and founder of the website and mobile app PlantVillage, explains how the technology can help farmers respond to locust infestations and challenges brought on by climate change.

AZoLifeSciences.com: New study to examine the influence of plant domestication on ecology and pollinator evolution

April 8, 2021

Margarita López-Uribe, Lorenzo L. Langstroth Early Career Professor and assistant professor of entomology, talks about the research that will be supported by her newly awarded National Science Foundation CAREER grant. This story also appeared in Morning Ag Clips.

Morning Ag Clips: Irmak to lead Penn State Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

April 7, 2021

Rick Roush, dean of the college, and Suat Irmak, a faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, comment on Dr. Irmak's appointment as head of Penn State’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, effective July 1.

Daily Collegian: Penn State wastewater testing shows potential for future coronavirus monitoring

April 7, 2021

Heather Preisendanz, associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering, and Michael Shreve, post doctoral researcher in agricultural and biological engineering, describe efforts to do surveillance for COVID-19 by testing effluent from campus.

Altoona Mirror: Assessing alfalfa stands for winter injury

April 7, 2021

This column was authored by Zach Larson, agronomy extension educator.

Centre Daily Times, State College: How bad are ticks this year and how can you protect yourself? Here’s what a Penn State expert said

April 6, 2021

Erika Machtinger, assistant professor of entomology, offers advice on how to avoid tick bites and Lyme disease.

Pottsville Republican Herald (via Yahoo News): Noisy cicada brood to emerge this spring in Schuylkill County

April 6, 2021

This story quotes Tom Reed, Master Gardener coordinator in Schuylkill County.

Morning Ag Clips: Stability of the food supply a huge factor in COVID vaccinations for ag workers

April 5, 2021

Dave Swartz, Penn State Extension assistant director for animal systems programs, and Troy Sutton, assistant professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences, talk about the importance of COVID vaccinations for food, farm and related workers.

The Scientist: U.S. pesticide use is down, but damage to pollinators is rising

April 5, 2021

Patterns in U.S. pesticide use and toxicity data should be a cautionary tale for the rest of the world, says John Tooker, professor of entomology.

WPMT-TV (Fox43), York: Americans waste a lot of food. Here's what can be done

April 5, 2021

Martin Bucknavage, senior food safety extension associate, explains how understanding shelf-life dates on food packaging can help consumers waste less food.

Lancaster Farming: Educator retires after 26 years as friend to growers

April 3, 2021

This article profiles John Esslinger, horticulture extension educator, upon his recent retirement.

State Impact Pennsylvania (via The Allegheny Front): More rain means more towns adopting stormwater fees

April 2, 2021

Andy Yencha, water resources extension educator, comments on the environmental impact of untreated stormwater runoff. State Impact Pennsylvania is a public media collaboration among WPSU, WITF (Harrisburg), WHYY (Philadelphia) and The Allegheny Front (Pittsburgh) covering the fiscal and environmental impact of Pennsylvania’s energy economy.

Lancaster Farming: Getting the most out of riparian buffers

April 2, 2021

This coverage of a recent Penn State Extension webinar quotes Jennifer Fetter and Danielle Rhea, water resources extension educators, and Tyler Groh, assistant research professor in Ecosystem Science and Management and watershed management extension specialist.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Penn State researchers looking for insights through wild trout coloring

April 1, 2021

Sara Mueller, doctoral candidate in wildlife and fisheries science, describes survey research -- led by junior wildlife and fisheries science major Eamonn Powers -- aimed at helping scientists understand the genetic diversity of threatened Eastern trout species. Similar coverage also appeared in the Reading Eagle, The Mercury (Pottstown), the Centre Daily Times and Morning Ag Clips.

Daily Collegian: How Penn State Dairy Farms are continuing operations amid coronavirus pandemic

April 1, 2021

Nadine Houck, co-manager of Penn State Dairy Barns, Johnna Calvert, senior animal science major, and Travis Edwards, co-manager of the Dairy Barns, discuss how COVID-19 has affected the staff and students who work at the barns.

New York Times: Do you have nafas, the elusive gift that makes food taste better?

April 1, 2021

This story quotes John Hayes, professor of food science and director of the Sensory Evaluation Center.

American Agriculturist: New test can identify fatal strep zoo in pigs

April 1, 2021

A newly developed diagnostic assay for "Strep zoo" can return results in less than four hours and is the first test that can detect virulent S. zooepidemicus selectively in pigs, says Suresh Kuchipudi, clinical professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences and associate director of Penn State’s Animal Diagnostic Laboratory.

ZME Science: The bedrock under forests also affects carbon storage

March 30, 2021

Margot Kaye, associate professor of forest ecology, says conserving forests growing on shale with higher species diversity will likely lead to forests that are resilient to stressors and can grow more vigorously.

Harrisburg Magazine: How does your garden grow? Master Gardeners plant seeds of knowledge for novices and pros alike

March 30, 2021

Catherine Scott, horticulture extension educator and Master Gardener coordinator in Dauphin County, talks about the benefits of the program.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Master Gardeners about to pass 1,000 certified pollinator gardens in Pennsylvania

March 30, 2021

This story quotes Penn State Master Gardener and former consumer horticulture extension educator Connie Schmotzer, who coordinates the Pollinator Certification program.

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