An interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers has received federal funding to test whether a nanotechnology device can be used to trap and concentrate plant viruses, with an eye toward providing early detection that could help protect crops from disease and reduce pesticide use.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $832,830 in grants for two new projects, one that empowers veterans, older Americans and others with disabilities to pursue or maintain careers in agriculture, and another to deliver farm safety education to youth seeking employment or already employed in agricultural production.
Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences had the second largest contingent of students attend the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in September, many returning with awards at the event that pairs students with 7,500 industry professionals from 91 countries.
Animal and agronomic research has provided many tools and practices over the past decades that have assisted producers in doing their job better and easier. A direct transfer of the results to real world does not always equate to the same positive results. It is easy to get caught up on the potential benefits conveyed from research in either increased milk production, improved health, higher crop yields, better fiber digestibility and the list could go on. There are several key factors that come into play when determining how much a farm may benefit from a new product or management practice.
Penn State’s Poultry Judging Team placed first in the nation at the 51st National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest held November 7-8 at the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, making it two years in a row Penn State students have topped the competition.
Drinking water and clean watersheds were the focus this fall for water programming that took place throughout Western PA.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists identified water-quality and environmental factors related to cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms at beaches in Ohio. This information was collected as part of a long-term plan to develop site-specific predictive models for microcystin concentrations.
An unprecedented 40-year experiment in a 40,000-acre valley of Yosemite National Park strongly supports the idea that managing fire, rather than suppressing it, makes wilderness areas more resilient to fire, with the added benefit of increased water availability and resistance to drought.
Every year in the U.S., a whopping 20 billion barrels of water are generated as a byproduct of domestic oil and gas recovery, according to the U.S. Department of Energy
No one can predict exactly when a coal mine will collapse, but a $1.1 million grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health aims to change that, according to a Penn State mineral engineer.
Governor Tom Wolf announces new program to provide funding for making Pennsylvania’s natural gas available to its residents, manufacturers, and pad-ready sites.
The winter months are a great time to update or replace first aid kits for your farm operation. Expired items should be replaced and refilled with supplies that were used during the year.
The making of a soldier, airman, sailor, or Marine. When a person enters the armed forces, they are trained and conditioned for what lies ahead. Everyone goes through a basic training program to be successful for graduation. Officers and drill sergeants have the tremendous job of turning a civilian into a qualified military service person.
The Penn State Master Watershed Steward Program received a two year grant from the York County Community Foundation through the Codorus Creek Watershed Foundation to increase local capacity by training conservation minded volunteers to conduct public outreach and carry out projects in the Codorus Creek watershed.
With much of the eastern US experiencing dry and mild weather since the first of November, the next week will bring shots of some colder air to the state but with very little in the way of widespread precipitation.
Many have inquired about how late an herbicide application can be made in the fall and still be effective. Below are some comments about controlling perennials and winter annual weeds at this time of year.
Tips to identify ear rot and action to take if you suspect it on your corn crop.
The warm fall coupled with timely planting has resulted in excellent growth of many small grain and cover crop fields across the state. While this is a bonus if you were looking to take a late fall harvest, it is not necessarily a good thing for winter survival.
The Pennsylvania Corn Silage Hybrid Evaluation Program team has released 2016 results available to download.
Mark your calendar! The 2017 Forage Conference will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Grantville Holiday Inn.