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2018

Penn State Beekeepers Club fosters importance of honey bees
October 15, 2018
A club in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is creating quite a buzz around campus.
Crawling Dead: How Ants Turn Into Zombies
October 10, 2018
Allow us to explain the gruesome process by which ordinary ants become the pawns of an insidious and spectacularly clever fungus.
Duquesne, Penn State researchers genetically alter mosquitoes to fight malaria
October 10, 2018
Preventing malaria requires multiple approaches — vaccine development, new pesticides and bed-net technologies with a current focus on sterilizing male mosquitoes and manipulating the genomes of female mosquitoes to kill off the malarial parasites they carry.
Grape growers feeling brunt of spotted lanternfly effects
October 10, 2018
Expert says adult spotted laternfly females are currently laying eggs for next year.
Penn State Altoona students help protect monarch butterfly species
October 9, 2018
Every fall, hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies make their way from the United States and Canada to overwintering sites in Mexico. In recent years, this phenomenal migration is threatened by habitat loss in North America and at their overwintering grounds, so people across the continent have been setting up monarch way stations to help protect this species.
America Isn’t Ready for the Lanternfly Invasion
October 3, 2018
A bizarre pest from Asia is spreading fast and putting billions of dollars’ worth of resources at risk.
The Pest Management Professional Magazine has announced their 2018 Hall of Fame
October 2, 2018
The Pest Management Professional Magazine (PMP) staff is pleased to announce the five newest nominees for the PMP Hall of Fame.
Report spotted lanternfly sightings
September 26, 2018
In the past week, there have been numerous sightings of spotted lanternfly in Ephrata Borough, Ephrata Township, Akron Borough, West Cocalico Township and Clay Township, according to Chief William Harvey, Ephrata borough emergency management coordinator and spotted lanternfly instructor for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
Master Gardeners lend expertise, support to spotted lanternfly fight
September 26, 2018
With home gardening season now in the rear-view mirror, Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Berks County thought calls to their garden hotline would wind down a bit, as in years past.
Fruit research and extension projects receive funding from industry groups
September 24, 2018
The State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Apple Program recently awarded nearly $233,000 in funding to support new and ongoing fruit research and extension projects in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Andrew Read named director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
September 21, 2018
Andrew Read has been appointed director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State effective Jan. 1, 2019. Read is an Evan Pugh University Professor of Biology and Entomology, Eberly Professor of Biotechnology and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics.
Great Insect Fair will put bugs on center stage at Penn State
September 19, 2018
Everything insect, from edible bug-based treats to bug-centered games and crafts to an insect zoo of strange creatures, will pack Snider Agricultural Arena at Penn State's University Park for the Department of Entomology's annual Great Insect Fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, September 22.
Pest Management Recommendations for Spotted Lanternfly
September 19, 2018
Penn State University Extension recently updated conventional spray recommendations for spotted lanternfly in both grape and tree fruit.
Tracking the Health of Feral Bees in PA, 2018
September 17, 2018
Since 2016 the López-Uribe lab has been leading a citizen science project that aims to map and characterize the health status of feral bees across Pennsylvania
Program combines mobile devices and the outdoors in an unlikely pairing
September 13, 2018
In the age of digital technology, mobile devices are good for more than just text messaging and playing games. According to Penn State College of Education researchers, the combination of technology and the outdoors is getting children and their families outside to learn more about science and their communities.
Will Hurricane Florence smash the monarch butterfly migration in Pennsylvania?
September 12, 2018
Nearing the end of what anecdotally appears to have been a strong summer for the monarch butterfly population in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, the butterflies are coming up on time for their fall migration to mountains in central Mexico, just as Hurricane Florence is expected to smash into the region.
Spotted lanternfly expert provides tips for home management of pest
September 12, 2018
With Labor Day come and gone, many people are starting to dread the thought of cold temperatures and snowy days to come.
How Humans Are Messing Up Bee Sex
September 12, 2018
From pesticides to land development to electromagnetic pollution, humans often harm the ability of honeybees to reproduce.
Sterner, Grozinger recognized as outstanding postdoc and mentor
September 10, 2018
The Penn State Postdoctoral Society has announced postdoctoral researcher Glen Sterner III and Distinguished Professor of Entomology Christina Grozinger as the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Postdoc Award and Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award, respectively.
Healthy Soil Can Suppress Plant Pests, to a Point
September 5, 2018
Healthy soil + happy plants = healthy soil, unhappy pests. It’s a formula that seemingly works as a growing number of America’s farmers are using soil health management systems to improve the function of their growing medium.
Lanternfly Researchers Seek Numbers on Damage
September 5, 2018
Strictly speaking, one spotted lanternfly in Pennsylvania is one lanternfly too many.
What makes spotted lanternflies tick? Researchers hope to learn
September 5, 2018
Researchers and bureaucrats bent to examine the blackened leaves of poplar trees and inspected the ailing Virginia creeper racing up the walls of a Berks County home.
Tick-Borne Disease on the Rise in Centre County
September 4, 2018
Centre County residents have more than just Lyme disease to worry about when it comes to tick bites, as Mount Nittany Medical Center has reported an increase in cases of anaplasmosis in recent months.
Brandywine professors raise awareness about Pennsylvania's newest pest
August 31, 2018
There’s a new insect causing a “buzz” in the northeastern United States — and two Brandywine faculty members have joined a University-wide effort to educate the public.
Penn State asks visitors to help 'stop the spread' of spotted lanternfly - Insect poses nearly $18 billion threat to Pennsylvania agriculture
August 30, 2018
The start of the academic year and football season brings thousands of students, families and fans to University Park, and Penn State wants to make sure those visitors are not chauffeuring a certain unwanted guest.
TREE Fund grant allows rights-of-way research to continue
August 29, 2018
Penn State Altoona has been awarded a grant for year one of a four-year research project from the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund. The grant will support research evaluating long-term effects of electrical right-of-way vegetation management on floral and faunal communities.
Plant virus alters competition between aphid species
August 23, 2018
In the world of plant-feeding insects, who shows up first to the party determines the overall success of the gathering; yet viruses can disrupt these intricate relationships, according to researchers at Penn State.
The Entomological Society of America Names Winners of 2018 Professional and Student Awards
August 22, 2018
Please join us in congratulating Margarita Lope-Uribe who is the recipient of the Early Career Research Award. This award recognizes a student transition or early professional who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of entomology.
Beer, wine at risk from spotted lanternfly invasion
August 22, 2018
As the invasive insect also has a proclivity for fruit plants, particularly grapes, that means the main ingredients of both beer and wine are now in its sights.
Genetically modified mosquitoes may be best weapon for curbing disease transmission
August 20, 2018
Mosquitoes are some of the most deadly creatures on the planet. They carry viruses, bacteria and parasites, which they transmit through bites, infecting some 700 million people and killing more than 1 million each year.
Penn State helps to assemble expert task force to combat spotted lanternfly
August 13, 2018
Led by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, interdisciplinary group ramping-up research, public awareness efforts
New technology improves CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing in mosquitoes, other species
August 13, 2018
A technology designed to improve CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing in mosquitoes and other arthropods succeeds with a high degree of efficiency, while eliminating the need for difficult microinjection of genetic material, according to researchers.
Native? Exotic? Do We Care? Squash Bees
August 8, 2018
Entomologist and urban bee specialist Doug Sponsler joins Billy and Tony early in the morning in a community garden spot in West Philadelphia to observe squash bees and talk about what counts as native. Squash are not strictly native to Philadelphia. They were introduced by Indians before European colonization. The bees followed the squash cultivation from its original distribution. Are they native? How much does it matter?
2019 Graduate Student Recruitment Weekend
August 7, 2018
By invitation only - Travel expenses for eligible applicants will be paid by the Penn State Entomology Department. Apply by December 14th for priority consideration!
Spotted lanternfly headlines College Exhibits Building at Ag Progress Days
August 3, 2018
The looming threat posed by the invasive spotted lanternfly will take center stage in the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building and Theatre during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16.
Gluttonous grubs: Insecticide efficacy in turfgrass is focus of study
August 3, 2018
Lack of "cute factor" aside, what athletic field managers, golf course superintendents and homeowners find most repulsive about these tiny beetle larvae is their voracious appetite for grass roots, and the insidious way they go about satisfying their craving, feeding below the surface, undetected for months.
What you need to know about the new invasive tick species found in Centre County
August 2, 2018
State health and agriculture officials are urging the public to be vigilant in checking humans and animals for ticks after a new invasive species was found in Centre County.
Faculty Spotlight: Cristina Rosa
August 1, 2018
This is the 10th of eleven short news articles written by students, during the professional development class. This year we had the students interview their advisor(s), in an effort to help them better understand the larger context of their projects.
Helping pollinators highlighted at Ag Progress Days Yard and Garden Area
July 31, 2018
The benefits of creating pollinator-friendly landscapes is a focus of the Yard and Garden Area this year at Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16.
Dr. Christina Grozinger elected as Fellow of the Entomological Society of America
July 31, 2018
The Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) has elected 10 new Fellows of the Society for 2018. Election as a Fellow of ESA acknowledges outstanding contributions to entomology in research, teaching, extension and outreach, administration, or the military.
Pollinator Panic: Interdisciplinary team creates pollinator education video game
July 30, 2018
Communicating the intricate structure of pollinator communities can be a difficult task, but thanks to a collaboration between the School of Visual Arts and the Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State, there is a new tool that could have success both inside and outside of the classroom.
Survey: Pollination Services of Blueberries in the Mid-Atlantic Region
July 30, 2018
If you grow blueberries on your farm, please consider participating in this short survey.
Experts: Invasive tick likely in state
July 30, 2018
An exotic tick turning up in some neighboring states has yet to be documented in Pennsylvania, but two Penn State professors researching the invasive bloodsucker say it’s probably here, too.
Calvin assumes new leadership role in combating spotted lanternfly threat
July 20, 2018
Dennis Calvin, director of Penn State Extension and associate dean in the College of Agricultural Sciences since 2009, has assumed a new role overseeing the college's efforts to combat the invasive spotted lanternfly. His appointment, which comes with the title of associate dean and director of special programs, was effective July 1.
Faculty Spotlight: David Hughes
July 18, 2018
This is the 9th of eleven short news articles written by students, during the professional development class. This year we had the students interview their advisor(s), in an effort to help them better understand the larger context of their projects.
Art of Discovery - Zombie Ants augmented reality
July 13, 2018
Zombies are real—and they'll be at Penn State's Art of Discovery Booth at the Arts Festival from 11 to 1 p.m on July 13. Learn how a parasitic fungus turns ants into its mindless zombie servants through multimedia sculpture and augmented reality!
Buzzworthy: Dickinson College using grant to save bees
July 13, 2018
A field of flowers in Carlisle isn't being grown for its beauty. It's a pollinator garden and is now being used for bigger research.
Faculty Spotlight: Margarita López-Uribe and Heather Hines
July 12, 2018
This is the 8th of eleven short news articles written by students, during the professional development class. This year we had the students interview their advisor(s), in an effort to help them better understand the larger context of their projects.
Buzzing Hard, Part 2
July 10, 2018
It’s not just about honey. Cities are full of bees, and in this double episode we hear about Brisbane bees and the Australian native alternative to European honey bees from Tim Heard of Sugarbag Bees, we talk with urban bee researcher Scott MacIvor from Toronto, and we go on an urban bee field trip on top of a chocolate factory with researcher Doug Sponsler and bee keeper Don Shump of the Philadelphia Bee Company.
Penn State faculty members use visual arts, multimedia, and technology to communicate research in new ways.
July 10, 2018
David Hughes, Penn State professor of entomology and biology, studies the effects of something that sounds like it’s straight out of a science fiction story: a fungus that infects living ants, takes control of their muscles against their will, and forces the ant to become a mindless zombie driven to help spread the fungus to take over even more ants. Now, “The Zombie Ant Experience,” an installation in the Millennium Science Complex at University Park, brings this research to life through art.
Keep an eye out for the spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect found in PA
July 5, 2018
Some of you may have heard of the spotted lanternfly. Even if you have, I want to revisit this insect pest to enlist you in the effort to monitor its movement in our area.
Insect Invaders: Perils of Global Trade
July 5, 2018
As Japan rebuilt its economy in the decades following World War II, it shipped goods to U.S. consumers who loved the low prices. In more recent decades, China has taken Japan’s role as the low-cost shipper to the U.S. The way Hannah Burrack sees it, it just makes sense we have all these invasive pests from Asia.
Faculty Spotlight: Matt Thomas & Beth McGraw
June 28, 2018
This is the 7th of eleven short news articles written by students, during the professional development class. This year we had the students interview their advisor(s), in an effort to help them better understand the larger context of their projects.
Why it’s time to curb widespread use of neonicotinoid pesticides
June 27, 2018
Planting season for corn and soybeans across the U.S. corn belt is drawing to a close. As they plant, farmers are participating in what is likely to be one of the largest deployments of insecticides in United States history.
An invisible world: Explore the life of 'Zombie Ants' at the Arts Festival
June 26, 2018
When Daryl Branford — one of the minds behind the groundbreaking multimedia instillation “The Zombie Ant Experience” — first came to Penn State in the 90s, it was the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts that convinced him Penn State was the place for him.
'Nuru' becomes African farmers' newest ally against fall armyworm
June 26, 2018
Penn State and the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization launch new mobile app to fight fast-spreading pest
Scientists find evidence of 27 new viruses in bees
June 22, 2018
Study represents largest effort to date to identify novel pathogens in global bee populations. An international team of researchers has discovered evidence of 27 previously unknown viruses in bees. The finding could help scientists design strategies to prevent the spread of viral pathogens among these important pollinators.
Spotted Lanternfly impacts eastern vineyards
June 21, 2018
The spotted lanternfly is starting to sour the grape and wine industries in southeastern Pennsylvania, and research underway in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences aims to spoil the invasive pest's party.
State, federal agriculture officials will host live Q&A on invasive spotted lanternfly
June 21, 2018
What do you want to know about the invasive spotted lanternfly?
Lanternfly's penchant for -- and potential to harm -- grapevines focus of study
June 15, 2018
The spotted lanternfly is starting to sour the grape and wine industries in southeastern Pennsylvania, and research underway in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences aims to spoil the invasive pest's party.
Faculty Spotlight: John Tooker
June 14, 2018
This is the 6th of eleven short news articles written by students, during the professional development class. This year we had the students interview their advisor(s), in an effort to help them better understand the larger context of their projects.
Extreme form of mange spreading among Pennsylvania black bears
June 13, 2018
An army of microscopic critters is interrupting life for many of Pennsylvania’s black bears.
Vineyard helping researchers understand damage lanternflies can do
June 13, 2018
Winery owner Darvin Levengood is no fan of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect that can wreak havoc on grapes.
What Can Bees Teach Us About Building Better Urban Ecosystems?
June 11, 2018
Vacant land and urban agriculture are rejuvenating wild bee populations. Bees love cities. What can cities do to love them back?
Penn State scientists spotlight spotted lanternfly research on Capitol Hill
June 8, 2018
As the emergence of the spotted lanternfly continues to threaten portions of Pennsylvania’s agricultural industry, two researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences who are studying the invasive insects joined colleagues from more than 20 universities on Capitol Hill today (June 6) to show members of Congress and their staffs the importance of funding agricultural research.
$90,000 state grant to help study infestation of Chesco mushroom flies
June 7, 2018
On Thanksgiving 2015, Margo Woodacre had to send her family home on empty stomachs. A month later, Barbara and David Runkle were unable to put up their Christmas tree. In the years since, neighbors have worn out vacuum belts, spent untold amounts of money on black lights, and become amateur experts on homeopathic pesticides.
Zombie fungus enslaves ants based on climate conditions
June 7, 2018
A fungus that turns ants into zombies has survived the global shift from tropical to temperate forests by subtly altering its victims’ behaviour.
Zombie ants’ final resting place sealed by the trees
June 7, 2018
A fungus that turns infected ants into powerless ‘zombies’ has adapted to climate conditions in different locales by modifying its victims’ behaviour.
Ticks and mosquitoes are bringing more diseases. How can you protect yourself?
June 4, 2018
Cases of vector-borne disease have more than doubled in the U.S. since 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported, with mosquitoes and ticks bearing most of the blame.
AlumnInsider Exclusive: Nina Jenkins Will Share the Ingenious Power of Penn State at City Lights
June 1, 2018
In an exclusive story for AlumnInsider, Nina Jenkins shares insight into her groundbreaking research.
Faculty Spotlight: Beth McGraw
May 31, 2018
This is the 5th of eleven short news articles written by students, during the professional development class. This year we had the students interview their advisor(s), in an effort to help them better understand the larger context of their projects.
Climate change forced zombie ant fungi to adapt
May 30, 2018
Zombie ants clamp on to aerial vegetation and hang for months spewing the spores of their parasitic fungi, but researchers noticed that they do not always clamp on to the same part of the plant. Now the researchers know that the choice of leaves or twigs is related to climate and that climate change forced the fungi to adapt to local conditions.
Native Bees prove their worth
May 23, 2018
Story and photos by Jim Hale
Mange in Bears in Pennsylvania Reaches Epidemic Rate
May 23, 2018
Over a lifetime, some Lancaster County residents may have seen a fox with mange. Hunters may have glimpsed an infected coyote. It's a horrible sight with clumps of hair missing from the beautiful animals.
Answer for controlling stink bug population may rest with other pests
May 23, 2018
Penn State researchers think they might be able to solve, or at least control, the invasion of stink bugs — those shield-shaped invaders from the Far East that seemingly have become permanent residents in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
A caterpillar outwits corn defenses by gorging on fattening ‘junk’ food
May 23, 2018
The crop plants recruit zombie-maker wasps, but one pest has a desperate work-around
PDA Joins USDA, Penn State to Combat Spotted Lanternfly
May 23, 2018
On the heels of the first Spotted Lanternfly hatch of the season, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the United Stated Department of Agriculture, and Penn State University today warned of its potential $18 billion impact on the commonwealth’s businesses, trade and economy.
Ticks and mosquitoes bringing more diseases – what can we do?
May 23, 2018
Cases of vector-borne disease have more than doubled in the U.S. since 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported, with mosquitoes and ticks bearing most of the blame.
Lanternflies Eat Everything in Sight. The U.S. Is Looking Delicious.
May 21, 2018
To most people, the buds and sprouts of April are welcome heralds of spring. But to some farmers and scientists in the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania, these signs mark the beginning of a long season of dread.
Wasp warriors: Entomologists on samurai mission to slay stink bugs
May 18, 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.
SciArt: Interacting with Zombie Ants
May 18, 2018
The Huck Institute for the Life Sciences will present the first in a series of 'SciArt@TheHuck' exhibits when 'The Zombie Ant Experience' opens at the Millennium Science Complex May 21. Sculptor Talley Fisher is leading a team of artists, and scientists, as they finalize the interactive display.
Leach named spotted lanternfly extension associate at Penn State
May 18, 2018
In this newly created position, Leach is responsible for coordinating spotted lanternfly outreach and response efforts for the college, working in collaboration with state and federal agencies such as the state Department of Agriculture, Game Commission, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In addition, she will help ensure that Penn State Extension personnel are prepared to field inquiries and handle routine reporting duties.
Editorial: Let's turn tide in fight against spotted lanternfly
May 17, 2018
Researchers and regular folks each can play a role in eradicating the invasive insects.
Is Malaria's Peculiar Odor Key to Its Conquest?
May 17, 2018
he smell attracts mosquitoes, and may help identify hidden cases - One of the more disturbing things about parasites is an ability to manipulate their hosts, sometimes to suicidal extremes. The classic example is the liver fluke. It infects an ant as an intermediate carrier, then drives the insect to climb a blade of grass where it is likelier to get eaten by the parasite’s adult-stage host: a cow or other grazing ruminant.
Penn State Master Gardener programs promote pollinator populations
May 16, 2018
When it comes to the importance of bees, Connie Schmotzer does not mince words. "Without bees, the world's food supply would be cut drastically, threatening the survival of many plants, animals and humans," said the Penn State Extension Master Gardener coordinator and horticulture educator. "Life, as we know it, would be much different — and not for the better."
Faculty Spotlight - Ben McGraw
May 16, 2018
This is the 4th of eleven short news articles written by students, during the professional development class. This year we had the students interview their advisor(s), in an effort to help them better understand the larger context of their projects.
How to avoid tick bites or treat them if they occur
May 10, 2018
As we head into the summer months, there are growing concerns about tick bites. Channel 11 reached out to a bug expert from Penn State to find out what people need to know to protect themselves this tick season.
Bedbugs a ‘part of your future’
May 10, 2018
Infestations common problem for first responders. Bedbugs, unlike mosquitoes, don’t spread illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — nor are they found only amidst squalor.
Spotted lanternfly swarm about to hit Berks again (PHOTO GALLERY)
May 10, 2018
They're preparing to hatch, and wreak havoc on the county, as officials mull new ideas to control them.
Researchers aim to develop best practices for organic beekeeping
May 10, 2018
A nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will support Penn State researchers in determining best management practices for organic beekeeping by comparing organic and chemical-free to conventional management systems.
Faculty Spotlight: Jason Rasgon and Christina Grozinger
May 3, 2018
This is the 3rd of eleven short news articles written by students, during the professional development class. This year we had the students interview their advisor(s), in an effort to help them better understand the larger context of their projects.
Penn State Insect Research Represented at the 2018 Eastern Branch Entomological Society of America Meeting
May 2, 2018
Students and faculty from Penn State’s Departments of Entomology, Biology, and Plant Science attended the 89th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America (EB ESA). The meeting was held March 17-19, 2018 at the Westin Annapolis Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland, where the National ESA Headquarters is located.
Virus inhibits immune response of caterpillars and plants
May 2, 2018
It is well known that certain wasps suppress the immune systems of their caterpillar hosts so they can successfully raise their young within those hosts. Now researchers at Penn State show that, in addition to suppressing caterpillar immune systems, wasps also suppress the defense mechanisms of the plants on which the caterpillars feed, which ensures that the caterpillars will continue to provide a suitable environment for the wasps' offspring.
Entomology professor mentors summer interns to awards, success
April 30, 2018
A summer intern from Virginia State University — working in the lab of James Tumlinson, Ralph O. Mumma Professor of Entomology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences — has presented an award-winning lecture in the Emerging Researchers National Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Washington, D.C., on the research they conducted during their summer at Penn State.
Pennsylvania bear mange epidemic focus of Penn State and Game Commission project
April 26, 2018
Pennsylvania's black bear population is experiencing a mange epidemic, and a Penn State research team will work with the state Game Commission to gain a better understanding of the disease and develop strategies to manage it.
Andrew Read elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 19, 2018
Andrew Read, Evan Pugh University Professor of Biology and Entomology in Penn State's Eberly College of Science and the College of Agricultural Sciences, has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS).
Busy Bees: Penn Staters share how they protect pollinators
April 19, 2018
Most people have probably seen the phrase “bees are dying at an alarming rate” on the internet. Most pass it off as a joke, but one Penn State organization is taking it to heart.
Faculty Spotlight - Julie Urban
April 19, 2018
This is the 2nd of eleven short news articles written by students, during the professional development class. This year we had the students interview their advisor(s), in an effort to help them better understand the larger context of their projects.
Penn State Extension, ag officials look to slow spread of spotted lanternfly
April 17, 2018
With spring and the accompanying emergence of insects upon us, grape growers, orchardists, nursery operators, homeowners and others in southeastern Pennsylvania are bracing for infestations of spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest from Asia that appeared for the first time in the United States in Berks County nearly four years ago.
Lanternfly Research to Aid Grape Growers
April 11, 2018
When the spotted lanternfly showed up in Berks County four years ago, grapes were one of the first crops researchers worried about.