Fang (Rose) Zhu Lab

The primary emphasis of our research is to understand the mechanisms of insects adaptation to chemical stresses in their environment.

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Fang (Rose) Zhu Lab

The primary emphasis of our research is to understand the mechanisms of insects adaptation to chemical stresses in their environment.

Fang (Rose) Zhu Lab News

A community service-learning course at Penn State provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to teach English to Latino immigrant dairy-farm workers. Here, sophomore Sophia Noel conducts a tutoring session.   Image: Penn State
Undergraduate students engage with Latino farmworker community through course
February 7, 2019
Because of significant labor shortages, Pennsylvania's dairy farms rely on Spanish-speaking immigrants as a key source of labor. However, cultural differences and language barriers can leave employers and workers lost in translation. A new, innovative community service-learning course — "Service-Learning with Pennsylvania Farmworkers" — offered by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is aimed at breaking down those barriers.
In a four-year study, shallow-disk injection of manure was found to result in less phosphorus loss in runoff from farm fields compared to broadcasting or spreading manure. The research findings have implications for Chesapeake Bay water quality.   Image: Melissa Miller / Penn State
Manure injection offers hope, challenge for restoring Chesapeake water quality
February 6, 2019
Widespread adoption by dairy farmers of injecting manure into the soil instead of spreading it on the surface could be crucial to restoring Chesapeake Bay water quality, according to researchers who compared phosphorus runoff from fields treated by both methods. However, they predict it will be difficult to persuade farmers to change practices.
Ed Kaiser, research technologist, of the Penn State Mushroom Spawn Lab. "Penn State has amassed one of the most extensive collections of commercial and wild mushroom strains, representing varieties from all over the world," he said.    Image: Penn State
'A fungus among us': Penn State Mushroom Spawn Lab aids industry
January 29, 2019
Commercial mushroom farms, academic researchers and mushroom hobbyists from near and far rely on the Penn State Mushroom Spawn Lab in the College of Agricultural Sciences to advance their operations.

Rose's Bio

Fang (Rose) Zhu
Assistant Professor of Entomology
121A Chemical Ecology Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Email:
Phone: 814-863-4432