Research yields test to predict bitter pit disorder in Honeycrisp apples

November 1, 2017

Test could prevent millions of dollars worth of wasted fruit annually

Ag Sciences student explores global food practices, nutrition

October 13, 2017

Emily Seiger, a community, environment and development major in the College of Agricultural Sciences, is gaining insight into problems related to food safety, hygiene and food security around the world.

University leadership's plea to Penn Staters: write to legislators

October 13, 2017

State budget stalemate creates angst for Penn State and state-related universities, as effect on tuition is considered

World Food Prize: Grad students look forward to expanding knowledge at symposium

October 13, 2017

This year, two graduate students from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, Ilse Huerta and Celize Christy, will represent the University at World Food Prize events in Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 18-20.

Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences adds five new faculty members

October 10, 2017

Adrian Barragan and Hayley Springer have joined Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences as extension veterinarians and research associates, Troy Sutton and Molly Hall as assistant professors and Tamer Sharaf El Din as clinical assistant professor.

Penn State launches interdisciplinary Center for Security Research and Education

October 9, 2017

Penn State has announced the creation of a new center designed to bring together the University’s many strengths in all aspects of national, homeland and global security.

Graduate training program in pollinator ecology gets a boost with USDA grant

October 9, 2017

A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will enhance an innovative Penn State graduate training program in entomology and ecology aimed at helping to solve the multifaceted problem of pollinator decline.

New Mobile App Diagnoses Crop Diseases in the Field and Alerts Rural Farmers

October 3, 2017

Researchers who developed a new mobile application that uses artificial intelligence to accurately diagnose crop diseases in the field have won a $100,000 award to help expand their project to help millions of small-scale farmers across Africa.

Networking Event Promotes Microbiome Research Collaborations

October 3, 2017

Those interested in learning about or participating in microbiome research at Penn State are invited to attend a networking event sponsored by the University's Microbiome Research Center.

New biomaterial could replace plastic laminates, greatly reduce pollution

September 21, 2017

An inexpensive biomaterial that can be used to sustainably replace plastic barrier coatings in packaging and many other applications has been developed by Penn State researchers, who predict its adoption would greatly reduce pollution.

Whole food diet may help prevent colon cancer, other chronic conditions

September 20, 2017

A diet that includes plenty of colorful vegetables and fruits may contain compounds that can stop colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases in pigs, according to an international team of researchers.

$4.92M gift to Penn State for industrial biotechnology education, research

September 19, 2017

CSL Behring, a global specialty biotherapeutics leader, has committed $4.92 million to Penn State over the next six years to create the multidisciplinary Center of Excellence in Biotechnology, and to revitalize the Shared Fermentation Facility, an engine for collaboration and innovation in biological training and research on the University Park campus.

Grant supports research to enhance epithelial barrier function, immune response

September 15, 2017

A faculty member in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has received a $7.3 million grant for innovative research on a cellular protein that could be a target for enhancing immune function in response to a variety of diseases and environmental toxins.

Forest experts: All signs point to a banner year for Pa.'s foliage display

September 15, 2017

The rainy summer in Pennsylvania has set the stage for what could be an awesome autumn foliage display, according to forest ecologists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Fruit and vegetable intake influences obesity risk in Mexican-American children

September 13, 2017

Potential disparities in fruit and vegetable intake in Mexican-American children may be placing them at greater risk for obesity and related health problems, new research suggests.

NEWBio project concludes, advances biomass energy efforts

September 12, 2017

The land stretching between New England and the Ohio River is a critical region dominated by agriculture and forests, but also hosts four of the largest metropolises in the nation with rapidly increasing demand for sustainable energy.

Report addresses flooding and flood insurance impacts on rural Pennsylvania

September 8, 2017

A newly released report examines how flooding and recent changes to the federal flood insurance program are impacting rural Pennsylvania in unique ways.

Safe, comfortable housing for cage-free chickens is goal of Penn State research

September 8, 2017

An increasing number of today's consumers are scanning egg cartons for the words "cage-free," "natural," "free-range" and the like.

Penn State researcher's work empowers youth to be change agents

September 5, 2017

Young people's voices often are not heard, especially if they are on the "fringe" of society.

Leaf sensors can tell farmers when crops need to be watered

September 5, 2017

Plant-based sensors that measure the thickness and electrical capacitance of leaves show great promise for telling farmers when to activate their irrigation systems, preventing both water waste and parched plants, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

More research needed on effects of maternal stress in wild animals

September 5, 2017

If a human mother is stressed while pregnant, research shows her child is much more likely to have emotional, cognitive or even physiological problems, such as attention deficit, hyperactivity, anxiety, language delay, obesity, diabetes and hypertension.

Pathway's power to boost, halt tumors may be promising cancer therapy target

August 30, 2017

A protein, called inositol-requiring enzyme 1 — IRE1 — may serve as a key driver in a series of molecular interactions that can both promote and, paradoxically, inhibit tumors in certain types of cancers, such as non-melanoma skin cancers, according to a team of molecular biologists.

Three faculty members join the Institutes of Energy and the Environment

August 28, 2017

The Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) announced the addition of three new cofunded faculty members who will join Penn State during the 2017–18 academic year. The faculty members are Kristina Douglass, Jonathan Duncan and Jillian Goldfarb.

Penn State pilot program for hemp research is yielding production insights

August 28, 2017

Hemp is hip again in Pennsylvania, and researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are among a select group tasked with exploring the potential economic benefits to the Commonwealth of this important — yet maligned — crop.

New report on farm sales and income graphically shows 'where the action is'

August 23, 2017

Many would argue that bigger doesn't necessarily mean better. But when it comes to the profitability and survival of Pennsylvania farms, size apparently matters, according to a report compiled by economists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Wood frogs research clarifies risks posed to animals by warming climate

August 23, 2017

As conditions warm, fish and wildlife living at the southern edge of their species' ranges are most at risk, according to Penn State researchers who led a major collaborative study of how wood frogs are being affected by climate change.

Potato waste processing may be the road to enhanced food waste conversion

August 23, 2017

With more than two dozen companies in Pennsylvania manufacturing potato chips, it is no wonder that researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have developed a novel approach to more efficiently convert potato waste into ethanol.

Injecting manure instead of spreading on surface reduces estrogen loads

August 23, 2017

With water quality in the Chesapeake Bay suffering from excess nutrients and fish populations in rivers such as the Susquehanna experiencing gender skewing and other reproductive abnormalities, understanding how to minimize runoff of both nutrients and endocrine-disrupting compounds from farm fields after manure applications is a critical objective for agriculture.

Reducing reliance on herbicides the objective of research at Penn State

August 8, 2017

For farmers, weed management is an ongoing battle, especially as the number of herbicide-resistant weeds seems to grow each year. And when weeds invade crops, everyone loses, from the grower, who loses money on damaged crops and herbicides that don't work, to the consumer, who might have to pay higher prices at the grocery store as a result.

Video: Penn State researchers find new solution to combat age-old bedbug problem

August 8, 2017

As the summer travel season kicks into high gear, Penn State researchers have found a potential solution to those unwanted guests that can turn a relaxing vacation into a skin-crawling nightmare.

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