Penn State to help Northeast agriculture adapt to potential climate change
November 19, 2014
Penn State is one of 12 land-grant universities that will collaborate with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Northeast Climate Hub to give the region's farmers, foresters and land managers better access to information and tools for adapting to climate and weather variability. As part of the agreement, the College of Agricultural Sciences will partner with Cornell University to develop, implement and evaluate decision-support materials for producers that describe how best to cope with -- and even take advantage of -- increasing weather-related risks.
Shale gas webinar to look at response to challenges of Bakken oil development
November 17, 2014
Community challenges related to the growth of the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota are similar to those generated by development of the Marcellus Shale gas play in Pennsylvania, according to experts familiar with both situations.
Entomologists hope vigilance, research stop newly discovered spotted lanternfly
November 14, 2014
People seeing the spotted lanternfly for the first time are struck by its sometimes-flashy appearance. But don't let its colorful, butterfly-like veneer fool you, caution entomologists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. This exotic, invasive insect poses a potential threat to several important agricultural commodities in Pennsylvania.