Sustainable Agriculture News
March 21, 2013Starting a seed is the same no matter where that seed will be planted. For urban growers, there can be several considerations to take into account during the development of a production area. In early July 2013, over twenty faculty, staff, and members of Penn State's Sustainable Agriculture Working Group traveled to Pittsburgh, PA to learn about the challenges faced by urban growers and how several innovative farms are responding to them.
March 21, 2013Researchers at Penn State, Iowa State, and University of Kentucky are testing different methods to control cucumber beetles in organically managed cucurbit fields.
March 21, 2013Natural enemies are beneficial insects that prey upon pests in agricultural landscapes. Entomology graduate student Ian Grettenberger created a video series to highlight the stunning and graphic encounters that take place when these predators meet their prey.