Penn State Extension kiosks at produce auctions provide information for growers

May 25, 2018

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Penn State Extension has set up kiosks at produce auctions across the state to provide growers with timely information on disease and pest identification and management, invasive species alerts, and food safety.

University Staff Advisory Council honors outstanding staff

May 24, 2018

“It was difficult to select just one winner in each category because each nominee brought such talent to Penn State," said USAC Awards Committee chair Megan Gilpin. "But Corinna Fisher, Jamie Perryman, and Kristy Bryan rose to the top.”

Extension to hire phorid fly liaison for residents, researchers, mushroom farms

May 24, 2018

In an effort to ease the predicament of southern Chester County neighborhoods besieged by mushroom phorid flies, Penn State Extension will hire an entomologist to serve as a liaison between residents, the researchers trying to solve the fly problems, and mushroom farmers.

Four honored for commitment to diversity in College of Agricultural Sciences

May 23, 2018

Four individuals have received the 2018 Dr. William Henson Diversity Achievement Award from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, an honor that recognizes distinctive and outstanding teaching, research, extension or creative work that advances diversity in the college.

Petrunak receives 2018 Excellence in Academic Advising Award

May 23, 2018

Dianne Petrunak, academic adviser for the Department of Plant Science, has received the Excellence in Academic Advising Award from the College of Agricultural Sciences for 2018.

Penn State-led consortium to support agricultural, economic growth in Ukraine

May 23, 2018

To help Ukraine realize its agricultural potential, Penn State has assembled an elite group of experts from Ohio State University, Kansas State University, University of Missouri and Louisiana State University, to form the Consortium for Ukraine's Rural and Agricultural Development, or CURAD.

Holsteins born at Penn State to improve genetic diversity are 'udderly' amazing

May 21, 2018

The six bundles of Holstein joy born at the Penn State Dairy Barns in April of last year — the outcome of a research project to improve genetic diversity in the breed — have garnered a fan following.

Human Health and the Environment seed grant recipients announced

May 21, 2018

Human Health and the Environment seed grants for 2018 have been awarded to eight interdisciplinary teams of Penn State researchers. The seed grants were funded through a collaboration of Penn State Institutes and the College of Medicine, which collectively contributed more than $400,000.

City Lights: Experience the ingenious power of partnership

May 16, 2018

A series of interactive, TED-talk-style City Lights events will showcase Invent Penn State next month, as the annual series will visit Harrisburg; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia and Pittsburgh from June 18-21.

Wasp warriors: Entomologists on samurai mission to slay stink bugs

May 16, 2018

Hillary Peterson is every brown marmorated stink bug's worst nightmare. The Penn State doctoral degree student does not intend to rest professionally until she and other entomologists devise a way to reduce burgeoning populations of the invasive insect, originally from Asia, which are damaging crops and aggravating people. The goal of their research is to develop biological controls to interfere with the pest's reproduction.

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