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April 17, 2010

Three graduate students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have been honored with University-wide awards this spring to recognize excellence in teaching, outreach or research. Robert D. Cameron, doctoral candidate in horticulture, received the Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award. Matthew R. Ryan, doctoral ...

April 16, 2010

The grass sometimes looks greener on the other side of the fence -- or in the other corner of the state -- not necessarily because it actually is greener, but because a disturbance in one's own backyard makes the local situation lose its luster. That's the case with some property owners in southwestern Pennsylvania as they compare their situations ...

April 15, 2010

Dave Mortensen, professor of weed ecology/biology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has been chosen to receive the Alex and Jessie C. Black Award for Excellence in Research....

April 14, 2010

"Salute to the Military Child," a free event in support of children and youth in local communities whose parents are serving in the military, will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, at the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg, Pa....

April 14, 2010

Bryan Burhans, president and CEO of the American Chestnut Foundation and certified wildlife biologist, will present this year's Umbaugh Lecture at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, April 23, at Penn State DuBois.

April 12, 2010

The College of Agricultural Sciences' Office of Multicultural Programs will present "In Their Own Words," from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 19 in 324 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building.

April 12, 2010

When hip hop artist Drake brought "The Far Away from Home Tour" to Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center on April 9, college students got to take part in more than a party. They also participated in several events designed to raise awareness of environmental issues and promote sustainability....

April 9, 2010

The Penn State Extension Portable Classroom, titled “Natural Gas Drilling and Private Water Supplies,” won a Gold Award from the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals.

April 9, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Crabgrass is the number-one weed problem in Pennsylvania lawns and can turn your picture-perfect turf into a real mess by late summer. But crabgrass can be controlled if you choose the right herbicide and apply it at the correct time of year, according to a turfgrass specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural ...

April 9, 2010

Some say there's nothing new under the sun, but researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are finding new ways to squeeze more out of it every year by extending Pennsylvania's growing season. They're also squeezing more out of this geographic growing zone by producing exotic fruits and vegetables normally found in more temperate ...

April 9, 2010

Having a knowledgeable and committed group of residents serving on a municipal tree commission is the best way to assure that public trees receive proper maintenance and contribute to a community's quality of life. To provide the training required to be an effective tree-commission member, Penn State Extension is partnering with several other ...

April 9, 2010

A renewable-energy team co-led by the College of Agricultural Sciences is being honored by the university's Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment for its effectiveness.

April 7, 2010

When viewers tuned in to watch the Master's the weekend of April 10 -- whether to see how Tiger Woods would play after his recent troubles, or just to watch the greatest golfers in the world perform on arguably the game's most prominent stage -- many no doubt marveled at the beauty of the Augusta National Golf Club....

April 7, 2010

Bryan Swistock is sort of the Dr. Phil for pond owners -- they call him when they are having problems. And this time of year, he has a lot of patients. ...

April 6, 2010

A recently completed, four-year Penn State study of male wild turkey harvest and survival rates in three northeastern states shows that game managers and hunters have a choice to make. Do they want more spring hunting opportunity at the risk of fewer adult gobblers available for harvest? ...

April 6, 2010

The Centre Region Bed Bug Coalition is holding Landlords vs. Bed Bugs, a free workshop from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on April 21 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. Local apartment managers, fraternity house operators and housing officials will learn and discuss potential litigation issues, cost implications and warning signs caused by the tiny ...

April 5, 2010

Supervising golf courses, sports complexes and other turfgrass facilities is becoming increasingly challenging with every turfgrass scientific and technological advance. Professionals now need more education to successfully manage these facilities. Penn State's new Master of Professional Studies in Turfgrass Management -- the first-ever online ...

April 5, 2010

Dennis Calvin, interim director and associate dean of cooperative extension in the College of Agricultural Sciences, discussed why cooperative extension is vital to communities and offers his vision for all of the educational programs housed under the network that is Penn State Cooperative Extension....

April 2, 2010

Looking back, it's a good thing Curtis Frederick, a recent Horticulture graduate in the College of Agricultural Sciences, took his bicycle with him while interning in Ireland. Turned out, on a whim, he decided to spend the two months following his semester abroad cycling through Europe....

April 2, 2010

A team of food scientists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has shown that an edible film can be used for wrapping ready-to-eat meat products to deliver a slow release of a naturally occurring antimicrobial agent capable of killing a foodborne pathogen. ...