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October 22, 2010

Penn State alumna Victoria Kilbert dove head first into the job market and resurfaced in the Chesapeake Bay. Sort of. After graduating from the College of Agricultural Sciences in 2008 with a degree in environmental resource management, Kilbert tried various jobs before arriving in Annapolis, Md., where she now works as part of a Chesapeake Bay ...

October 19, 2010

Penn State hydrogeologist and extension associate David Yoxtheimer and Tony Gaudlip of Range Resources will be featured speakers during a free Web-based seminar titled, "Water Use and Water Reuse/Recycling in Marcellus Shale Gas Exploration and Production," which will air Thursday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m.

October 15, 2010

Every weekend since the end of August, a group of Penn State wildlife and fisheries science students have been learning to band birds along the edge of a wooded area at the Arboretum at Penn State. The students are working under the direction of Emily Thomas, a 2009 Penn State graduate and a master's candidate in wildlife and fisheries science. To ...

October 15, 2010

You might have already noticed -- Pennsylvania apples in stores and markets this fall are more vividly colored and tastier than usual. That's just a sweet end to a very strange fruit-growing season, according to a Penn State tree-fruit specialist. ...

October 14, 2010

A hot, dry summer this year may have affected pumpkin crops in some regions of Pennsylvania, but that doesn't mean consumers will have trouble finding the right gourd for their Halloween jack-o-lanterns, according to a Penn State horticulture specialist. ...

October 13, 2010

Fruits and nuts are high-value crops in the Mid-Atlantic states and are being heavily impacted by honeybee shortages for pollination. A new $1.4 million grant from the USDA NIFA Specialty Crops Research Initiative (SCRI) program to Penn State will look into future impacts on fruit pollination and the development of alternative pollinators to ...

October 13, 2010

Three College of Agricultural Sciences faculty members will be honored by Potomac State College of West Virginia University for alumni achievement.

Dennis vanEngelsdorp
October 8, 2010

Dennis vanEngelsdorp, senior extension associate in entomology, has been recognized for his work by the Eastern Apiculture Society.

October 7, 2010

Transgenic corn's resistance to pests has benefited even nontransgenic corn, according to agricultural researchers and entomologists....

October 7, 2010

James Grace, deputy secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, was recently selected as the new Maurice K. Goddard chair in forestry and environmental resource conservation in Penn State's School of Forest Resources....

October 6, 2010

On weekdays, John Siefert's day begins at 7 a.m. He has to feed the animals, prepare labs and answer e-mails. No, Siefert isn't a farmer, or a researcher. He's a teacher at Conrad Weiser High School in Berks County, Pennsylvania....

October 5, 2010

The pace and extent of Marcellus Shale development across Pennsylvania can be "seen" in animated maps produced by the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research. Based on data from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the animations show both the number of drilling permits issued for the Marcellus Shale target and ...

October 4, 2010

Visitors flocked to Penn State's Great Insect Fair on Saturday, Oct. 2. Sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences' Department of Entomology, the fair featured games, educational displays, insect-related arts and crafts, a butterfly tent, an insect petting zoo and of course, the Insect Fair's insect deli, where visitors were able to sample ...

October 4, 2010

Many homes and orchards in the mid-Atlantic region have been overrun by the brown marmorated stink bug, the latest in what seems to be a steady stream of exotic, invasive insects that have found their way into the United States in recent years. And as with many of its fellow interlopers -- such as the Asian longhorned beetle and the emerald ash ...

October 1, 2010

Denise Gardner knew she liked wine before she even tasted it. The Reading, Pa., native, who grew up in tiny Robesonia, Pa., was sure of her interest in the wine industry when applying to college. When Gardner decided to attend Penn State, she chose to major in Food Science and minor in Horticulture. She knew her education would prepare her well ...

September 28, 2010

Pennsylvania's recently declared drought watches and warnings present a dilemma for the state's home gardeners and professional landscapers: How do they satisfy thirsty landscapes and the state Department of Environmental Protection at the same time? A horticulturist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences said that any drought tactics ...

September 24, 2010

After months of very little rainfall, and with long-term weather forecasts predicting little improvement through fall and early winter, well owners across the state have begun to grow uneasy, according to a groundwater expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences....

September 24, 2010

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has honored eight of its graduates with 2010 Outstanding Alumni Awards. The awards recognize alumni for their achievements and provide opportunities for recipients to interact with the college's faculty, students and other alumni....

September 24, 2010

Pennsylvania farmers dealing with a precipitation deficit approaching 9 inches below average are trying to make the best of a parched situation, according to experts in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences....

September 23, 2010

Hilary Peterson came to Penn State in 2005 to major in Food Science and ended up with a sumptuously sweet deal four years later. After graduating in 2009, she took her dream job with the Mecca of candy corporations, the Hershey Company. ...