Rasgon named Huck Chair of Disease Epidemiology and Biotechnology

July 12, 2022

Jason Rasgon, professor of entomology and disease epidemiology, has been named Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Disease Epidemiology and Biotechnology. 

International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health, Policy slated for 2023

July 12, 2022

By Chuck Gill

International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health, Policy slated for 2023

July 12, 2022

Online registration and submission of abstracts now are open for the fifth International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy, which is scheduled for June 3-6, 2023, at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center on the University Park campus.

Managing habitat for flowering plants may mitigate climate effects on bee health

July 12, 2022

By Chuck Gill

Penn State unit partner projects highlight awareness, importance of pollinators

July 12, 2022

By Jodie LeMaster

Jared Ali named director of the Penn State Center for Chemical Ecology

June 29, 2022

Jared Ali, Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair of Chemical Ecology and associate professor of entomology in the College of Agricultural Sciences, has been named director of the Penn State Center for Chemical Ecology.

Entomologist named Huck Chair of Chemical Ecology

June 27, 2022

Jared Ali, associate professor of entomology in the College of Agricultural Sciences, has been named the Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair of Chemical Ecology by the University’s Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. 

Penn State unit partner projects highlight awareness, importance of pollinators

June 23, 2022

Penn State's Center for Pollinator Research and the Insect Biodiversity Center, and the Department of Graphic Design in the College of Arts and Architecture, have formed a partnership, funded by the Apes Valentes Program, to develop, design and produce materials to help increase awareness of pollinator biodiversity, the importance of pollinators to food security and ecosystem health, and strategies that can be used to support pollinators in urban, agricultural and natural landscapes.

Student Research Spotlight - Casey Cruse

June 20, 2022

This is the second of eleven short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.

Penn State Extension publication offers guidance on managing spotted lanternfly

June 6, 2022

A new publication from Penn State Extension is a must-read for those who want the latest information about the invasive spotted lanternfly.

Managing habitat for flowering plants may mitigate climate effects on bee health

June 1, 2022

Warm, wet weather conditions and changing climate negatively influence the nectar intake and nutritional health of honey bees, but maintaining large tracts of grassy natural habitat with flowering plants around apiaries may help to mitigate the detrimental effects of climate, according to a new study by an international team of researchers.

Student Research Spotlight - Elena Gratton

May 31, 2022

This is the first of eleven short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.

Seth Bordenstein named director of the Penn State Microbiome Center

May 26, 2022

Seth Bordenstein, Centennial Endowed Professor of Biological Sciences; professor of biological sciences and pathology, microbiology and immunology; associate director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Infection, Immunology and Inflammation; and director of the Vanderbilt Microbiome Innovation Center, Vanderbilt University, will take the reins of the Penn State Microbiome Center in the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences in the fall of 2022. 

Studying honey bee migration in Kenya

May 20, 2022

Ecology and CPR graduate student Darcy Gray discusses her research on honey bee colony management in Kenya

It's tick season: Learn to protect yourself and your animals with free webinars

April 29, 2022

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lyme disease, caused by a tick-borne pathogen, affects more than 400,000 people each year. To educate the public about tick risk and tick bite prevention for people and their animals, Penn State Extension will offer the spring 2022 “Tick Webinar Series.”

SAFES seed funding boosts agricultural research data capabilities

April 25, 2022

Four research teams in the College of Agricultural Sciences have tapped in to the computing and software engineering expertise at the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences' Research Innovations with Scientists and Engineers (RISE) team. Agricultural Sciences faculty are invited to apply for the 2022 SAFES-RISE Seed Grant Program; applications are due May 10.

PlantVillage Team awarded $1M in Elon Musk XPRIZE Carbon Removal Competition

April 22, 2022

An international team led by David Hughes, founder of Penn State’s PlantVillage project, has been named among 15 milestone winners of the latest round of the XPRIZE and Musk Foundation’s Carbon Removal Competition.

Smallholder Farmers are the Champions for Climate Change Mitigation

April 14, 2022

Ecology graduate student and Insect Biodiversity Fellow Edward Amoah discusses the PlantVillage Carbon Capture System for agroforestry in Kenya.

PlantVillage receives Cisco Foundation grant to help communities capture carbon

April 13, 2022

PlantVillage has been awarded $300,000 from the Cisco Foundation to promote regenerative agriculture on African farms to help them adapt to climate change.

Gamma Sigma Delta lauds outstanding College of Ag Sciences faculty, students

April 5, 2022

The Penn State chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the agricultural honor society, recognized Penn State faculty and students during its annual meeting, which was held March 31.

Cover crops more effective than insecticides for managing pests, study suggests

March 31, 2022

Promoting early season plant cover, primarily through the use of cover crops, can be more effective at reducing pest density and crop damage than insecticide applications, according to a Penn State-led team of researchers.

Bee Monitoring workshops seek input on native bee conservation strategies

March 28, 2022

Penn State employees traveling in lanternfly quarantine zone must take training

March 28, 2022

The spotted lanternfly continues its trek across Pennsylvania, prompting the state Department of Agriculture to add 11 counties to the spotted lanternfly quarantine zone, including Centre County, where the infestation is limited to College Township.  

Friday's entomology seminar will be held in-person at the Arboretum at Penn State

March 28, 2022

Penn State Extension educator secures grant to aid honey bees and beekeeping

March 15, 2022

A $217,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program will enable Robyn Underwood, apiculture educator with Penn State Extension, to develop an extension program on honey bee queen rearing and artificial insemination.

Registration Open for 2022 Maymester Beekeeping Course!

March 14, 2022

Bug of the Month: March

March 1, 2022

'Stick’ around to read about the common walkingstick!

Entomologist of the Month: March

March 1, 2022

Marina Dmitrievna Zerova was a Ukranian entomologist and ecologist, who was fascinated by the parasitic wasps

Colleagues mourn internationally renowned chemical ecologist James Tumlinson

February 16, 2022

Penn State's Department of Entomology, the College of Agricultural Sciences and the University community are mourning the loss of James H. Tumlinson, Ralph O. Mumma Professor of Entomology, who died Feb. 9 at the age of 83 after an extended illness.

New video series highlights game-changing life sciences researchers

February 16, 2022

The Huck institutes of the Life Sciences has launched a new monthly series of short video essays to feature highly innovative Penn State researchers who are pushing boundaries and forging new pathways in their respective fields. “Life From All Angles” tells the stories of these risk-takers in a condensed, easy to digest, 5-minute format.