Popular Mechanics: We must destroy the spotted lanternfly, a useless garbage insect

September 20, 2019

The spotted lanternfly's broad range of host plants makes it difficult to contain, says Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology.

Bradford Era: Water testing, well construction and maintenance focus of clinic

September 20, 2019

Danielle Rhea, water resources extension educator, and Bryan Swistock, senior water resources extension associate, provide advice on the testing and treatment of private water supplies.

Daily Collegian: Rooted in Penn State soil -- The Arboretum celebrates 10 years

September 20, 2019

This article quotes Kim Steiner, Arboretum director and professor of forest biology, Shari Edelson, Arboretum curator and director of horticulture, and Kate Reeder, Arboretum event and marketing coordinator.

New York Times: ‘Squash it! Smash it!’ -- Pennsylvania implores residents to kill an invasive bug on sight

September 19, 2019

Entomology Extension Associate Heather Leach comments on the spread of spotted lanternfly into urban areas such as Philadelphia.

TIME: This year's biggest apple release has nothing to do with iPhones

September 19, 2019

Rob Crassweller, professor of horticulture and extension tree fruit specialist, says a new apple variety developed at Washington State University could be a "game changer."

KYW Newsradio, Philadelphia: Pennsylvania pressing training for spotted lanternfly permits

September 19, 2019

Amy Korman, entomology extension educator, talks about the SLF permit training offered by Penn State Extension in person and online.

Wall Street Journal (log-in required): Spotted lanternfly vs. Pennsylvania -- The bug is winning

September 18, 2019

This story quotes Heather Leach, spotted lanternfly extension associate.

Wall Street Journal (log-in required): How do farmers make money on corn? By charging to shoot it from a cannon

September 18, 2019

Farm-linked recreation -- a.k.a. "agritainment" -- was a nearly $1 billion business in 2017, said Claudia Schmidt, assistant professor of agricultural economics.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Here’s what Pennsylvania is doing to address climate change — and why politics is making it difficult

September 18, 2019

Tom Richard, professor of agricultural and biological engineering and director of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment, says Pennsylvania's carbon output accounts for about one half of 1% of all carbon emitted globally.

Onward State: This bee-focused gen ed that could save the world

September 18, 2019

This article about the course, ENT 222: Honey Bees & Humans, quotes Harland Patch, assistant research professor of entomology.

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