Research Impacts

Real-world solutions to real-world problems.

Research at the College of Agricultural Sciences is at the very heart of Penn State’s land-grant mission: directing our minds and assets at solving the problems and seizing the opportunities facing the people of our state, our country, and the world.

Priority impact areas and corresponding research

Resiliency | Characterizing and mitigating biotic and abiotic stressors to improve resiliency and productivity.

Invasive Species | Detecting and rapidly responding to biological invasions.

Soil and Water | Reducing soil degradation, improving soil fertility, and minimizing inputs.

Intensification | Sustainably increasing agricultural productivity.

Vector-borne Disease | Mitigating the spread of vector-borne pathogens with minimal environmental impact.

Functional Foods | Improving human and animal health through mechanisms of bioactive compounds.

Biotechnology | Using biotechnology to develop sustainable, value-added products.

Infectious Diseases | Protecting against infections and decreasing disease incidence.

Office for Research and Graduate Education


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